Chandler Parsons, the Houston Rockets' second-round pick this summer, has agreed to a two-month deal with Cholet in France. It sounds like a great deal for Parsons to get some solid experience, and the contract will end in time for the start of Houston's training camp if the lockout is over. If the lockout continues, Parsons could still play for Cholet if he chooses to.
"It's great for the team and it's great for Chandler," Parson's agent, Mark Bartelstein said. "He can play two months for a really good team and we'll see what happens in the world. We're very excited for him."
Even though Parsons' skill set and size matches several other Rockets on the roster, it looks like Daryl Morey and Coach McHale have lots of confidence in him. They initially included this draft pick in the Jonny Flynn deal with Minnesota, but they liked Parsons so much that they bought the pick back to select the small forward out of Florida.
Parsons averaged 11.3 points a game last year with the Gators, but he could go down as one of the most clutch college basketball players of recent memory. If he can improve on defense, I think he could be a nice bench staple for the Rockets down the road.