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Shooting touch has Parsons taking off in Houston

Houston is hosting this year’s All-Star Game on Feb. 17, and don’t be surprised if its former Gator is a representative. While James Harden and Jeremy Lin continue to get more national attention, Chandler Parsons continues to make headlines in Clutch City. Parsons, a second-team All-Rookie selection last season, is on the All-Star ballot this season as he’s taken his game to another level. The Rockets’ forward has gone from making 45.2 percent of his shots last season to 47.6… Read More »

With Lin, Parsons will hit new heights with Rockets

While the whole city of Houston will benefit from Linsanity’s landing, one of its Rockets may get the biggest boost of all. Small forward Chandler Parsons was gearing up for his rookie season when point guard Jeremy Lin was cut by the Rockets in training camp last December. Now, Parsons is thrilled that Lin is officially back after the Knicks decided not to match the Rockets’ three-year, $25.1 million offer for the restricted free agent. “I think it’s incredible,” Parsons… Read More »