Let's dig a little deeper into the numbers of the Mavericks' new $46 million man Chandler Parsons.
*Parsons was just one of six players who averaged at least 16.6 points, 5.5 rebounds and 4.0 assists last season. The other six were LeBron James, Kevin Durant, Kevin Love, Russell Westbrook, Gordon Hayward and Michael Carter-Williams.
*Add a field goal percentage of 45.0 or better to the above statistical category and the list includes only James, Durant, Love and Parsons.
*In terms of rebounding and facilitating, Parsons was one of just nine players to average both 5.5 rebounds and 4.0 assists last season. The others were James, Durant, Love, Joakim Noah, Nicolas Batum, Lance Stephenson, Russell Westbrook and Carter-Williams.
*He's going to get paid in the ballpark of $15 million per year. Looking at small forwards who hovered around $12-15 million last season (Andre Iguodala, Luol Deng and Paul Pierce), here's where they stack up statistically.
Iguodala: 9.3 points, 4.7 boards, 48 percent shooting & 57% True shooting -- $12.5 million
Deng: 16.0 points, 5.7 rebounds, 43% percent shooting & 52% True shooting -- $14 million
Pierce: 13.5 points, 4.6 rebounds, 45% percent shooting & 60% True shooting -- $15 million
Parsons: 16.6 points, 5.5 rebounds, 47% percent shooting & 56% True shooting
*Pace should come into play as well. Houston was one of the top teams in pace. Adjusting solely to per-100 possessions:
*Parsons delivered when teammates delivered the ball to him. He scored 64.4 percent of his points off assists.
*Parsons ran the break hard as 21.4 percent of his points came off fast breaks. He was second on the team in that department behind James Harden (27.3).