In his third season with the team, Parsons is the longest-tenured Rocket on the roster. The former 38th overall pick surprised everyone when he earned his way into Houston's starting lineup and wound up on the NBA All-Rookie Second Team in 2012.
Parsons has continued to improve his game every year and has become a household name in the NBA. He is crucial to the Rockets' success because of his strong outside shooting and athletic ability. His dual-threat ability on offense helps Houston space the floor and create a tremendously efficient offensive system.
Both on and off the court, Parsons represents the city of Houston well. He became a team leader during a dramatic playoff series against the Oklahoma City Thunder last season, and he led the charge in recruiting Dwight Howard over the offseason. He has become a franchise player in Houston, all for a very low price.
Parsons is still on his rookie contract, so general manger Daryl Morey will have to work his magic to lock Chandler up and keep him in Houston for a long time. Let's take a look back at Parsons' greatest hits thus far in a Rockets uniform.