Chandler Parsons #25

Houston Rockets rookie forward Chandler Parsons will reportedly play in France during the NBA lockout.

According to Sam Amick of Sports Illustrated (via Twitter), “Houston rookie forward Chandler Parsons will be signing with Cholet in France, according to his agent, Mark Bartelstein. The 38th pick out of Florida had reportedly turned down a chance to play in France just three weeks ago. Parsons’ deal is guaranteed for two months, with an opt-out that starts on October 3 in case the NBA lockout ends.”

Per Amick: “They’re a really good team (with) terrific history,” Parsons’ agent Mark Bartelstein said. “They’ve won the French League the last couple years and are trying to qualify for the Euroleague right now.”

Parsons is a 6-10, 220-pound forward who went to college at Florida.