The Dallas Mavericks better hope for a miracle his offseason with draft picks, trades, and free agents. Their starting small forward seems likely to jump ship this summer, so their player options are certainly slimming.

Chandler Parsons has reportedly opted out of his final year with the Mavs. Despite Mark Cuban‘s urging to remain on the team for the final year of his $46 million contract, Parsons looks to test the free agency market. With salary caps projected to around $94 million this year, he could potentially get a sweeter deal on another team.

chandler parsons
USA Today

Throughout the 2015-16 regular season, Parsons averaged 13.7 points, 4.7 rebounds and 2.8 assists in the 61 games he was able to play in. He had been dealing with a daunting knee injury that ruled him out for any postseason appearances. Despite these hindrances, Parsons managed to have his highest field goal (.492) and three point percentages (.416) of any of his regular seasons.

Although he has had to sustain impeding injuries in his last two years with the Mavs, the young 27 could see at least one more decade in this league if he plays his cards right. If the Mavs cannot work out a deal to have him stick around, then hopefully he finds a team in need of his talent.

[button width=”full” button size=”bigger” color=”custom” align=”center” textcolor=”#ffffff” texthcolor=”#ffffff” bgcolor=”#8b0000″ link=””]NEXT: Deron Williams joins Chandler Parsons and Dirk Nowitzki in free agency[/button]