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Why the Suns should make a push for Chandler Parsons

(This is my First time posting anything resembling a wall of text, so it won't be that good at all)

Us Suns fans have thrown around the idea of signing Parsons as the SF to sign in free agency, to upgrade P.J Tucker. However, this would we would've had to trade with Daryl Morey and his sneaky, McDonough tendencies to pry away stars. (James Harden for essentially Jeremy Lamb and a year of Kevin Martin, anyone?) However, that all now changes, since Houston has declined the 4th year of his tiny, tiny contract , which was only worth. $964,750. Now, teams far and wide can salivate at the prospect of putting a male model one of the best all around SF's in their staring lineups.

Why Parsons?

I'll let Youtube explain that. I'm not that type of person, and I'm too lazy.

Parsons, as you can see, is a pretty decent player, which leads us to the next question.

What about Tucker? Hayward? Deng?

Let's look at their stats per 36.

Rk Player Season Age G GS MP FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% 2P 2PA 2P% FT FTA FT% ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS
1 Luol Deng 2013-14 28 63 63 2213 6.0 14.0 .431 0.9 3.1 .302 5.1 10.9 .468 3.4 4.4 .791 1.6 4.3 5.9 3.0 1.0 0.1 1.9 1.8 16.4
2 Gordon Hayward 2013-14 23 77 77 2800 5.5 13.3 .413 1.1 3.6 .304 4.4 9.7 .453 4.0 4.9 .816 0.8 4.2 5.0 5.1 1.4 0.5 2.7 2.0 16.0
3 Chandler Parsons 2013-14 25 74 74 2783 6.0 12.8 .472 1.7 4.5 .370 4.3 8.2 .528 2.1 2.9 .742 0.9 4.4 5.3 3.9 1.1 0.4 1.9 2.2 15.9
4 P.J. Tucker 2013-14 28 81 81 2490 3.8 8.9 .431 1.1 2.8 .387 2.8 6.1 .450 2.3 2.9 .776 2.3 5.3 7.6 2.0 1.6 0.3 1.5 2.9 11.0
Provided by Basketball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 6/4/2014.

Right away, we see that Parsons isn't that much of a distributor, compared to Hayward, and not as much of a beast on the boards as Tucker. However, he strikes a nice balance between those two, much like Deng, while being younger. He also takes and makes the most 3's, a pivotal part of the Suns offense.

Now, the advanced stuff, that you stat geeks love.

Rk Player Season Age G MP PER TS% eFG% FTr 3PAr ORB% DRB% TRB% AST% STL% BLK% TOV% USG% ORtg DRtg OWS DWS WS WS/48
1 Luol Deng 2013-14 28 63 2213 15.2 .517 .465 .312 .220 5.0 13.4 9.2 14.6 1.5 0.3 10.4 22.3 106 107 2.2 2.3 4.5 .098
2 Gordon Hayward 2013-14 23 77 2800 16.2 .520 .454 .369 .271 2.5 14.0 8.0 24.1 2.1 1.1 15.0 23.1 104 111 2.2 1.5 3.6 .062
3 Chandler Parsons 2013-14 25 74 2783 15.9 .565 .538 .224 .356 2.9 12.8 8.2 17.3 1.6 0.8 11.7 19.3 114 108 5.1 2.5 7.6 .131
4 P.J. Tucker 2013-14 28 81 2490 13.3 .540 .491 .327 .311 7.3 16.6 11.9 8.1 2.2 0.7 12.7 14.2 113 106 3.3 2.8 6.1 .117
Provided by Basketball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 6/4/2014.

Right away, Parsons shows how good he is offensively, having the highest eFG%, TS%, OWS, and ORtg. He also has the highest amount of win shares, which can probably be attributed to the fact that he has Dwight Howard And James Harden on his team. But these stats also show a very underrated facet of his game, his defense. His defensive win share is just a small margin below Tucker's, basically on par. However, his defensive rating is actually higher. Hayward's is too, but his DWS is the lowest of the group... something's going on there.

Parsons, in short, is a much better offensive option than Tucker, at a somewhat reasonable price, while not slacking off at defense. He would fit this system like a glove, if we can get him locked down.

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