Though Rockets forward Chandler Parsons still thinks of Doc Rivers’ Celtics as one of the teams that passed on him in the draft, Rivers has been proud to have seen Parsons’ potential long before most others, going back to Lake Howell High School near Rivers’ Orlando, Fla. home.

Still, Rivers had to admit that Parsons has exceeded his and most others’ expectations.

“I always brag about Chandler,” Rivers said. “He played on a heck of a team (with) Joey Rodriguez (who starred at Virginia Commonwealth) and Nicky Calathes (of the Grizzlies). Nicky got all the press and Joey was second. Chandler came later.