Chandler Parsons took offense to the Rockets’ approach to free agency.

Really, he should take offense to comments by Dwight Howard and James Harden.

But Parsons is mainly irked by Houston’s search for a third star when he felt he could be that player. In the end, though, the Rockets’ decision not to match the Mavericks’ offer sheet had nothing to do with Carmelo Anthony or Chris Bosh. Those bigger stars were already headed back to their current teams before Houston had to decide on Parsons.

This simply came down to the Rockets not believing Parsons warranted a near-max contract.

However, their pre-free agency statements to Parsons – according to him, at least – took a different tone.

Parsons on KESN-FM 103.3, as transcribed The Dallas Morning News:

Before this whole process started, they had told me ‘You’ve earned this. You deserve this. Go and sign the best deal for your career. Just know in the back of your mind that we plan on matching.’ Throughout the process, I definitely thought they were gonna match the contract.