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08:06 AM ET 07.12 | Rookie forward Chandler Parsons is considering playing in Europe. With the NBA in a lockout, Parsons' agent said it makes sense for his client to look at playing overseas. "We have teams from Europe who have inquired about Chandler," said Mark Bartelstein. ... "He is the prototype player for Europe. He's perfect for their game." And Bartelstein said there's a good chance Parsons would not be able to return to the Rockets this season once the lockout ends, if he chooses to sign with a European team. "If Chandler goes to play in Europe it would be for a high-level team and those teams are not interested in their players leaving during the season and rightly so because they are playing for a championship," Bartelstein said.

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July 12, 2011  08:36 AM ET

Go Gators.

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July 12, 2011  08:41 AM ET

Who?

July 12, 2011  09:02 AM ET

At least you'll get paid, Bro.

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July 12, 2011  10:47 AM ET
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'Prototype player for Europe "?tall and soft?is that supposed to be a compliment?

LMAO!! U beat me to it

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July 12, 2011  11:31 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

'Prototype player for Europe "?tall and soft?is that supposed to be a compliment?

That's one way to put it. He was "soft" even in college as far as physical play but he can definitely shoot with range and does other things well. A good fit for Europe and a bad for for the NBA. Probably would have gone to Europe eventually anyway regardless of the labor situation.

July 12, 2011  01:23 PM ET
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'Prototype player for Europe "?tall and soft?is that supposed to be a compliment?

lol!

July 12, 2011  02:04 PM ET

I think more news worthy is if a 2nd round pick stayed. Is there a reason for any 2nd round pick to not go to Europe? At least first rounders get a guaranteed contract.....2nd rounders aren't given anything but a shot at a roster.

July 12, 2011  03:24 PM ET

Wouldn't it help to be a "high level player" in order to play for a "high level team"? I mean, who is this guy?

July 12, 2011  05:02 PM ET

Who is this guy? He was the SEC Player of the Year.....idiot

July 12, 2011  05:52 PM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Go Gators.

so what

July 12, 2011  05:52 PM ET

let dude go

July 12, 2011  08:34 PM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Go Gators.

so true

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July 12, 2011  09:22 PM ET
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'Prototype player for Europe "?tall and soft?is that supposed to be a compliment?

Yeah it's a compliment. A backhanded one but a compliment nonetheless. Why not play in Europe where he'll probably make more than what he would with the Rockets anyway.

July 13, 2011  06:28 AM ET
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Who is this guy? He was the SEC Player of the Year.....idiot

That might mean something if he played football.

July 13, 2011  08:02 AM ET

Frankly, if I could live in one of the beautiful European cities why in hell would I rather play in Cleveland or Salt lake City. Given the choice I'd rather be over there than in some awful city in the US. Minnesota? The Twin Cities might be a nice place to live, but the winter weather isn't that nice.

 
July 13, 2011  08:06 AM ET

This assumes I'm offered a job some place I want to be and not Helsinki, where it's cold, or some godawful provincial town in Greece. (I'd love to be in Greece, but not now with the turmoil.)

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