It’s a tradition. Every August and September we try to catch up with the team’s players to find out what they’ve been up to as they unwind from the season before while simultaneously ramping up for the campaign to come. Last month Rockets.com’s Jason Friedman went one-on-one with Jeremy Lin provided an exclusive look at Dwight Howard’s workouts with Hakeem Olajuwon and caught up with sharpshooting rookie Isaiah Canaan and assistant coach J.B. Bickerstaff. Thus far this month has found rookie Robert Covington point guard Patrick Beverley and lead assistant coach Kelvin Sampson in the spotlight.

Taking his turn in the hot seat today: Chandler Parsons.

JCF: So now you’re dispensing love advice for Seventeen magazine eh? Were Tiger Beat and Bop not available?

CP: (laughs) Yeah that was my first experience with that sort of thing so it was fun. This summer I enjoyed getting to see all these different designers and the different shows and going to Glamour and Complex and Seventeen and Esquire and just having the opportunity to interview with all these different companies and magazines and giving people a chance to see this other side of me – it’s not just me in a basketball uniform.

JCF: But love advice? Do you really think you’re cut out for that sort of responsibility to our nation’s teens?

CP: Yeah I had to tone it down a little bit with it being Seventeen magazine. I think I’ve been through a lot. I have a lot of experiences to share. I have a good idea of what women like. So I just had fun with it.

JCF: When your girlfriend read it did she roll up the magazine and slap you upside the head with it?

CP: (laughs) No she didn’t. She kind of just rolled her eyes at me and walked away. She wasn’t upset about it though.

JCF: Has she started twirling her hair to get your attention since that’s apparently the way to win a man’s heart?

CP: No that’s how she got me in the first place so why should she be upset about it now? (laughs)

JCF: Well now that you’ve basically set your man card on fire let’s try to salvage this interview by talking about Breaking Bad. Are you all caught up?

CP: I watched the first two episodes this season so I haven’t seen the last five but I’ve seen all these tweets about how amazing it's been … I want to wait until they're all done and then watch them all.

JCF: Good idea but that's of no help to me today. So since we can’t talk about everything that’s gone down this season let me at least ask you this: If there’s a Walter White on the Rockets who would it most likely be?

CP: (laughs) Probably Omer. He’s like the last person you’d think would be doing something like that. He’s so nice. Who are you going with?

JCF: It’s obviously got to be somebody who’s got a well-hidden dark side who's very intelligent and very devious but also seems completely harmless …

CP: And that’s Omer. Half the time he’s overseas. We don’t know what he’s doing over there ...

JCF: Well what about Jeremy? Ivy League education. Nicest guy in the universe …

CP: (laughs) I know exactly what Jeremy’s doing. There’s no chance Jeremy’s doing that.

JCF: OK well I suppose instead of absurdly comparing the nicest guys on the team to one of TV’s most evil anti-heroes we should talk about you know basketball.

CP: If we have to …