With the salary cap set to boom this offseason, it seems like a foregone conclusion that every quality player with an opt-out clause will utilize it in order to make more money on the open market.
“That's something that we've got to figure out,” Parsons told Tim MacMahon of ESPN, when asked if he'll be back with the Mavs. “Obviously, I've been extremely happy here, and I think I've made it very vocal that I love Dallas. I love the organization.”
Parsons has $16 million on the table for the taking, but he expects to make quite a bit more as a free agent. Apparently, he's looking at the max.
“We'll see what the value is,” said Parsons. “Obviously, the market is going very high up, and a lot of guys are getting paid a lot of money. You see where your value is, you see what the market is for free agents this summer around your caliber and your position. Last (contract), it was max, so we'll see what it is this summer.”
It's important to note that Parsons opting out doesn't necessarily mean he's leaving Dallas. In fact, it might lead to him continuing his career with the Mavericks for many more years to come.
“Free agency is a fun time, and obviously I have the opportunity here to opt out,” Parsons said. “That's not necessarily to leave Dallas. That's maybe to sign a longer-term deal here. There's a lot of options.”