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Chandler Parsons | Forward | #25

Team: Memphis Grizzlies
Age / DOB:  (28) / 10/25/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'10' / 230
College: Florida
Drafted: 2011 / Rd. 2 (8) / HOU
Contract: view contract details

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Chandler Parsons (knee rehab) will not play in season opener.
Parsons is recovering from surgery to his right knee and had been making progress. There was some hope that he would be ready for the season's first game, but coach David Fizdale told reporters on Monday that Parsons would not be available. Afer signing Parsons to a max deal this summer, the Grizz are understandably taking a cautious approach with their $94.4 million investment. Oct 24 - 3:15 PM

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Chandler Parsons (knee) has fully participated in the last two practices, but has yet to be cleared for game action.

"No problems at all with the knee," Parsons said to ESPN. There is still some hope Parsons can get out there for the opener, but the Grizzlies will take it easy on their max guy. He's going to slide in fantasy drafts big time, but he does have value after the middle rounds.
Oct 21 - 9:00 PM

Chandler Parsons (right knee surgery) will not play on Wednesday vs. the Wolves.

This was his final chance to play in the preseason, so this is disappointing. The Grizzlies won't provide a timetable, but Parsons has been spotted running and getting some shots up. For now, we'll consider him closer to doubtful for the season opener.
Oct 18 - 7:13 PM

Chandler Parsons (right knee surgery) will not play on Saturday vs. the Rockets.

No revenge game for Parsons here. The new max contract man continues to rehab, but the concerning part of that is how the updates on his potential return have been few and far between. There may not be a bigger high-risk, high-reward target in fantasy basketball right now. At this juncture, we're considering Parsons very questionable for opening night.
Oct 15 - 3:33 PM

David Fizdale said that he gets daily reports on Chandler Parsons (knee rehab) progress, but he won't put a firm timetable on Parsons' potential debut.

It is slightly concerning that Parsons is still rehabbing despite being seven months removed from his last procedure, and the fact that he still hasn't gone through any full contact work is putting his status for the opening night in serious jeopardy. Parsons is going to be stepping into the largest role of his career with the Grizzlies, so there's a ton of upside here, but the injury concerns can't be overstated. He's the quintessential risk-reward selection this season.
Oct 11 - 7:12 PM

Chandler Parsons (right knee) and Tony Allen (right knee) will not suit up for Tuesday's preseason game against the 76ers.

Parsons remains questionable for Memphis' regular-season opener, so chances are, he's not going to get out there for any preseason action. Knee issues have been a major issue for Parsons over the past two seasons, but he's looking at a golden opportunity with the Grizzlies with head coach David Fizdale saying he'd like to utilize him in the same way the Heat used LeBron James in Miami. He's a high-risk, mid-round target with top-20 upside. Allen is only worth a late-round look in deep leagues for those seeking a steals specialist.
Oct 11 - 3:42 PM

Grizzlies coach David Fizdale said he wants to use Chandler Parsons (knee) like the Heat used LeBron James in Miami.

"When I said I want to play him like LeBron, I do," Fizdale said. "I really do want to use him, because there's not many guys in the league at that size that have that skill set, and there's no reason why I should put a cap on his abilities because his name isn't LeBron James. I just see the same skill set." Fizdale is getting a little carried away, but added that he wants to use Parsons at several different positions and doesn't want to "put a ceiling on him." His status for opening night is still unclear, but he has been doing some non-contact work and will be re-evaluated every week.
Source: ESPN
Oct 8 - 9:38 AM

Chandler Parsons (knee surgery) only went through the non-contact portions of Tuesday's practice.

Parsons' status for opening night remains murky at best, as it's unclear exactly when he'll be fully cleared to take contact. It is concerning that he's still being limited despite being six months removed from the arthroscopic procedure, but this could also be Memphis exercising some extreme caution with their big offseason acquisition. There's top-25 upside here, but the very real injury concerns will likely cause Parsons to slide deep into the middle rounds.
Sep 27 - 5:03 PM

Chandler Parsons (knee surgery) doesn't have a set timetable to return according to Grizzlies GM Chris Wallace.

"He's progressing," Wallace said. "He had a good offseason. I just saw him in the weight room doing some things. He's back on a limited basis now; not totally fully cleared but has been progressing well." Wallace added that it's still unclear if Parsons will be ready for opening night. The versatile forward will be limited to non-contact drills early in camp, and he will continue to be reevaluated on a weekly basis. His upside is very real, but so are the durability concerns.
Sep 26 - 2:39 PM

Chandler Parsons (right knee) will be limited heading into the Grizzlies' training camp and preseason.

Parsons is "participating in limited court activity" and will be re-evaluated weekly. He radiated optimism in a recent interview, saying that he was "building up that strength [in his knee] and getting more comfortable with it," but this is still an unnerving report for fantasy owners leery about his durability. His potential top-40 upside is diminished by two straight seasons marred by knee surgery, resulting in a quintessential risk-vs.-reward pick late in the middle rounds.
Sep 21 - 8:37 PM

Chandler Parsons said that he expects to operate with a higher usage rate under head coach David Fizdale.

"I think [Fizdale] is going to obviously bump [my usage rate] up," said Parsons, "and with the personnel that's on the roster right now for Memphis, it's a perfect fit." If Parsons can stay healthy in Memphis, he could be in for a career-year. Through 14 games after the break this past season, Parsons compiled averages of 17.6 points, 4.1 assists, 1.3 steals and 2.4 triples per contest on 51.7 percent shooting. He's expected to be 100 percent for training camp, and he could make for a nice value pick on draft day.
Source: ESPN
Jul 13 - 9:49 AM

Chandler Parsons (right knee) has begun shooting and said recently, "I fully expect to be better than I was before."

Grizzlies GM Chris Wallace added that Memphis has "all the faith in the world" that Chandler Parsons will stay healthy after season-ending knee surgeries the past two years. He most recently had arthroscopic surgery to repair the meniscus in his right knee, but it sounds like he's on pace for training camp. He'll be a featured part of the offense in Memphis, but injury concerns make him a risky target on draft day.
Jul 11 - 2:23 PM

Chandler Parsons said that he plans on recruiting players to Memphis in the future.

"Being the first big-name free agent to come here, I think that's special, and I want to be a trendsetter here," Parsons said. "I'm going to work extremely hard to be the best basketball player I can be. But ... next summer you best believe I'm going to be with [GM Chris Wallace] recruiting more talent to Memphis." Parsons is coming off another knee surgery, but he was excellent after the All-Star break last season with averages of 17.6 points, 5.6 boards, 4.1 assists, 1.3 steals and 2.4 treys. However, the durability concerns means that he might be available at a discount in fantasy drafts.
Source: AP
Jul 9 - 10:18 AM

Unrestricted free agent Chandler Parsons has agreed to a four-year, $94 million max deal with the Grizzlies.

The Blazers offered him the max on Friday morning, so the Grizzlies knew where they stood and made the deal. This deal should also help add Mike Conley with Memphis being in an "ultra-strong position," per ESPN. Parsons one of the most efficient players after the break last year and should have more shots going his way. After the break last year, only three of the 100 players with at least 30 minutes per game had a better true shooting percentage than Parsons (Stephen Curry, Hassan Whiteside and DeAndre Jordan). He does have some risk with his knee, but he'll be an early-round target in standard leagues as he heads into his age-28 season.
Jul 1 - 3:19 PM

Chandler Parsons and Mike Conley have reportedly had multiple conversations about teaming up in Memphis.

It's worth noting that they haven't discussed playing together in Dallas, though Conley does have a meeting planned with the Mavs. Parsons has all but ruled himself out of a possible return to Dallas, and right now it sounds like the Blazers and Grizzlies are the favorites. Portland has already offered a four-year max and it sounds like the Grizzlies could do the same. In case you missed it, Parsons will meet with the Grizzlies on Friday afternoon.
Source: ESPN
Jul 1 - 10:35 AM

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