When Parsons was playing exhibition games with Team USA this summer, several members on our staff -- myself included -- noticed that he seemed a little heavier than he did last year.
At media day, Parsons talked about how he's added some pounds so he can play power forward when Dirk subs out. From a Carlisle comment in practice, maybe not all those pounds were lean muscle.
Rick Carlisle not-so-subtly prods Chandler Parsons: "One man’s bulking up is another man’s not quite in shape yet."— Tim MacMahon (@espn_macmahon) September 30, 2014
Just so we're clear, though, this doesn't seem like a big issue. If Carlisle wanted to explicitly call him out, he would have and could have in much plainer language. And trust me, Parsons is still in WAY better shape than you or I.