For the second time during Mavericks training camp, Carlisle noted Parsons needed to trim down from his current 235 pound figure, which could be a result of his emphasizing weight-training during the offseason. The six-foot-nine-inch player was listed at 215 pounds during his tenure with the Houston Rockets.
Carlisle told ESPN.com's Tim MacMahon:
"He looked tired out there tonight to me, and his shot is short."
"He's working on losing some weight. He's a little bit heavier than he's been. He's up over 230, and we want to see him get down to at least 225. That's a work in progress, and tonight's one of those nights where I think the extra weight was a hindrance."
Parsons, however, doesn't exactly agree with his coach.
"His opinion of heavy is different than mine."
"We kind of go at it every day about it. At the end of the day, I respect his opinion. After training camp, my weight fluctuates. I'll get it down."
Parsons, who is No. 56 on SI.com's Top 100 players list, signed a three-year, $46 million deal with the Mavericks this off-season. He recently told reporters he would have accepted less money to stay with Houston. The Rockets' final offer to Parsons was a two-year deal worth more than $30 million.
- Will Green