Former Houston Rockets forward Chandler Parsons had plenty of stellar performances in the Space City, especially on April 27th.
When the Houston Rockets drafted Chandler Parsons in the second round of the 2011 NBA Draft, they had no clue what they were getting. Sure Parsons had a successful collegiate career at the University of Florida, but how would that translate to the NBA?
After all, it’s not common that you come across a gem in the second round of the NBA Draft, as many of the players picked that late never actually play in the NBA. We tend to see late-round selections glued to a G-League roster, or even forced to carve out a career overseas.
But Chandler Parsons was a much different story, as he averaged nearly 10 points and five rebounds as a rookie, which is certainly not what anyone would have expected out of the 6-foot-9 forward. In fact, Parsons never even played in the G-League, as he established his worth and value from day one.
Parsons’ game ascended even more with the addition of James Harden, as the former Florida Gator became one of the top three scorers on the Houston Rockets during his second and third season in the Space City. Although Parsons turned in several great performances, many of his best games took place on April 27th.
Let’s revisit those performances.