“All the stadium staff, trainers, doctors, coaches, teammates, agents.”
“The most important thing is to support my fans, thank you.”
“I’m starting to miss those flying days at home and away.”
“But I know that I have to move on to the next stage in my life.”
On January 19, Taiwan time, former Eagles player Chandler Parsons, known as “Friend of Jeremy Lin” and “salary thief”, announced his retirement, ending his nearly nine-season NBA career.
Looking back on Parsons’ career, it is really full of ups and downs. About his career, it has been introduced in detail in Xiaotieda’s article, so I won’t go into details here. In this article, I want to talk about how his evaluation has gone from a highly anticipated all-round striker to a “salary thief” on a dry salary from his story, and talk about a few key reasons for ending his career.
Once, that “special” young man
“When I lived in Orlando, I used to go to nearby Lake Howell High School to watch football.”
“A lot of people were talking about local rising stars Joey Rodriguez, Nicky Calathes.”
“That’s when I said to my son: ‘They’re going to be great players in the future.'”
“‘But I think the white guy who plays with them has a chance to be a special player.'”
“‘His name is Chandler Parsons.'”
These words come from the mouth of NBA coach Doc Rivers.
Chandler Parsons was rated as a four-star high school student by the media when he was in high school. He led Lake Howell to the state championship in his senior season, and he was also selected as the sixth national high school small forward in 2007. He eventually entered the University of Florida. Three consecutive seasons reached the NCAA tournament twice.
“Versatile forward, 6-foot-9 allows him to play multiple positions.”
“The ball quotient is very high, and he is good at running without demands and connecting with the bottom line.”
“Having a level of passing vision gives him a point forward potential.”
“But as an attacker, his scoring was not consistent.”
“As a small forward, his dribbling ability has to increase; as a power forward, his strength has to increase.”
“Physical fitness is only average, which puts his finishing ability and defensive ability to the test.”
“But as a team player, Parsons is pretty good.”
“While he won’t be a top defensive lock and offensive machine, his versatility is the bench greenery a good team needs.”
Because the innate physical advantage is not at the top, it took Parsons four years in college to have the opportunity to challenge the NBA draft. But also because of the baptism of four years in college, Parsons has a very good sense of teamwork, which gives him the opportunity to become a green leaf player who can score, defend, organize, and move without the ball.
Ultimately, Parsons was selected by the Rockets with the 38th overall pick in the 2011 second round.
As a digression here, I used to have a draft bias, that is, players with these three characteristics usually have a harder time developing in the draft. First, white people; second, the height is between one or two or three or four; third, in college, he is an absolute ball-handling player. And Parsons accounted for two of them, but he completely slapped me, who was not optimistic about him, with his ball intelligence.
“I always thought I was going to be drafted by Boston.”
“Because when I was playing in high school, Doc Rivers, the Celtics coach, came to see me a lot.”
“But don’t get me wrong! I’m so excited to be in Houston, and I can’t wait to show my talents.”
In the new year, Parsons immediately squeezed out the white forward Chase Budinger of the same team, stood firm at the starting No. 3 position, and took advantage of his excellent off-the-ball movement and the characteristics of not taking the ball to replace himself with Luis Scola at that time. and Kyle Lowry’s offense.
He also used 9.5 points, 4.8 rebounds, 2.1 assists, and 1.2 interceptions to be selected for the Rookie Second Team of the Year.
“This summer, I strengthened my dribbling ability.”
“Now I can grab a rebound and push myself up the court to attack.”
In the second year, with the substantial reconstruction of the team, Parsons did not show any signs of hitting the wall. Instead, his enhanced dribbling skills during the summer vacation allowed him to switch between balls and balls more freely, which made him deeply trusted by the coaches. The big increase, and because of Jeremy Lin’s joining at this time, made Parsons well known to Taiwanese fans at this time.
“I used the pick-and-roll a lot when I was in college.”
“And this season, I’m putting myself in more of a starting point.”
“Last season, I shot about 34 percent from three.”
“This season, I hope my three-point shooting can improve to about 37%-40%.”
“As my perimeter ability grows, I believe I can pull the opponent’s defense out and create more opportunities for my teammates.”