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Chandler Parsons Cracks Grantland's Top 10 Rookie List

In one of the more entertaining features on Grantland, Sebastian Pruti has been breaking down the top rookies in the NBA each week, ranking them and breaking down their games.

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After hanging around the fringes of the list, Rockets rookie forward Chandler Parsons finally cracked the Top 10. What did Pruti like about him?

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According to Synergy Sports, Parsons scores 1.269 points per possession on putbacks, placing him among the top 20 percent of all NBA players. This ability to turn missed shots into points is a big reason why Parsons is on the court for the Houston Rockets.

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While Parsons may never be a franchise player, the ability to do the little things, including putbacks and offensive rebounding, make him a great, cheap piece to the puzzle. Those little things are also a big reason why Parsons has carved out so much playing time.

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While everyone though Marcus Morris would be the rookie to watch this season, Parson has quickly become a great part of the Rockets team and more evidence that Morey knows what he's doing.

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