Chandler Parsons will be invited to Team USA's mini camp in July, according to ESPN's Marc Stein.
Parsons made a name for himself this season with his breakout play, and he's proven to be one of the best value contracts in the NBA. Parsons figures to be a key part in Houston's future and he should be even better than he was this season after spending valuable time around a talented pool of players in the offseason.
The Suns are expected to interview Kelvin Sampson for their head coaching position and are also interested in Quin Snyder.
Sampson has already interviewed with the Bucks and Bobcats, and he's expected to interview with the Suns and Sixers this week. Meanwhile, Snyder is drawing interest from both the Bobcats. It would be a surprise if Sampson isn't hired to be a head coach next season, and Snyder's name is gaining serious traction as well.
The Sixers have received premission to interview Rockets assistant Kelvin Sampson, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer.
The Bobcats and Bucks have already interviewed Sampson, a hot name in coaching circles with so many openings. According to the Inquirer, Jeff Hornacek is "another name that Hinkie is probably going to look at a little longer." The Sixers don't appear close to hiring a new coach.
The Bobcats interviewed Kelvin Sampson on Monday for their head coaching vacancy.
He was great for the Rockets as interim head coach while Kevin McHale had a leave of absence. Sampson has been interviewed by the Bucks and he's shaping up to be one of the more coveted coaching candidates. The Bobcats don't exactly make a great case for a prospective coach, so Sampson may be weighing his other options.
The Rockets are not expected to pick up Francisco Garcia's $6.4 million option for 2013-14.
This means Garcia will become a free agent, as expected, though he's already said he would "love" to re-sign with Houston. He is also the only substantial free agent for the Rockets this season, as GM Daryl Morey has constructed a playoff team brimming with talented young players on affordable contracts laden with team options.
Kelvin Sampson has had his coaching interview with the Bucks.
Sampson is drawing interest from a few different teams, and it's worth noting that he's already been in for his interview with the Bucks. He's certain to have a handful of other interviews, and we wouldn't be surprised if he got offered a head coaching job with his reputation as an excellent assistant in Houston.
Jeremy Lin revealed that he wouldn't mind coming off the bench next season if he plays the right "role."
Lin cited Jarrett Jack as an example of a bench player who plays starter's minutes, but it's clear Lin doesn't want to become an afterthought or backup in Houston. "I don't think your role is limited to starting or coming off the bench," he said. "So it just depends." According to CSN Houston, there are "no signs that Lin is headed to the bench."