3:58pm: Executives around the league expect the Mavs to tender Parsons a “major offer sheet” at some point, according to USA Today’s Sam Amick.
MONDAY, 8:28pm: Dallas is waiting for confirmation that they won’t be able to land James or Anthony before extending an offer sheet to Parsons, a source tells Eddie Sefko of the Dallas Morning News.
2:46pm: The Mavs are making a push to sign restricted free agent Chandler Parsons to an offer sheet, sources tell Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports (Twitter link). Dallas can come to an agreement on the offer sheet at any time, but Houston’s three-day window to match wouldn’t start until Thursday, the first day after the end of the July moratorium.
Parsons has been a popular man since free agency began with the Bulls, Wolves, Lakers, Suns, and Celtics also showing varying degrees of interest in the Rockets’ restricted free agent. The ramped up pursuit of Parsons could be a sign that Dallas feels they’re on the outside looking in when it comes to LeBron James and Carmelo Anthony. Luol Deng has also been mentioned as a possible Plan B for the Mavs if they were unable to land one of this summer’s top two free agents.