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Chandler Parsons | Forward | #25

Team: Memphis Grizzlies
Age / DOB:  (27) / 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 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. Jul 13 - 9:49 AM
Source: ESPN

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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

Unrestricted free agent Chandler Parsons was "really impressed" with Portland's presentation, according to Tim MacMahon of

Parsons has a meeting set up with the Grizzlies on Friday, but the Blazers should be considered as the favorites. They had owner Paul Allen, coach Terry Stotts, general manager Neil Olshey and Damian Lillard in the presentation to help show their vision for Parsons. He's coming off a big knee injury, but Parsons was fantastic after the break with averages of 17.6 points, 5.6 boards, 4.1 assists, 1.3 steals and 2.4 treys on a sterling 63.5 true shooting percentage.
Jul 1 - 2:45 AM

Unrestricted free agent Chandler Parsons is meeting with the Blazers, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports.

According to the report, the Blazers are going to offer a four-year max. General manager Neil Olshey, coach Terry Stotts, Damian Lillard and owner Paul Allen will be meeting with Parsons. He's done with Dallas and the Blazers seem to be the heavy favorite to add him. Signing Parsons would make it less likely the Blazers can re-sign Allen Crabbe and/or Moe Harkless.
Jul 1 - 12:42 AM

There is reportedly "no chance" that Chandler Parsons will return to the Mavs as an unrestricted free agent this offseason.

Out of all the reports of the teams that will be pursuing Parsons this offseason, not once has Dallas' franchise cropped up into the conversation, so it appears that Parsons' days as a Maverick are over. The Blazers will reportedly get a face-to-face sit down with Parsons, while the Knicks, Lakers and Grizzlies also remain in the running. Parsons' departure from Dallas will open up a ton of opportunity for Justin Anderson, assuming the Mavs don't bring in another small forward via free agency.

Portland will reportedly have a face-to-face meeting with Chandler Parsons when free agency opens up on July 1, and Damian Lillard will be in attendance.

The Lakers, Grizzlies and Knicks will also be vying for Parsons' services, and interestingly, the Mavericks have not been mentioned to be amongst the teams in pursuit of the fifth-year swingman. Parsons will be looking for a max-deal this summer, and it'll be interesting to see if a team out there will take the risk in granting him such an offer after he was forced to undergo two surgeries on his right knee this past season.
Jun 30 - 5:37 PM

The Lakers are interested in free agent Chandler Parsons, according to Tim MacMahon of ESPN.

Parsons will have a fair share of suitors as the Mavericks focus their free agent attention elsewhere. The Grizzlies and Knicks have already been rumored to be interested in Parsons and the Lakers look to be in on the action now as well. We'll keep an eye on reports surrounding the 27-year-old, but he'd be a nice mid-round fantasy option with some upside if he ends up in Los Angeles.
Jun 30 - 12:49 PM

The Grizzlies are interested in free agent Chandler Parsons, according to Marc Stein of ESPN.

While the Mavericks would like to keep Parsons, they are believed to be prioritizing other free agents so this could provide the Grizzlies an opportunity to swoop in and sign Parsons. Parsons is coming off arthroscopic surgery on his knee, but should continue to be a mid-round fantasy option with upside no matter where he signs (as long as he can stay healthy).
Jun 30 - 9:55 AM

The Knicks are reportedly likely to have a face-to-face meeting with unrestricted free agent Chandler Parsons.

The Mavs have made Hassan Whiteside and Mike Conley their primary free agent targets, so they could potentially lose Parsons during the early goings of free agency. With Carmelo Anthony and Kristaps Porzingis on the Knicks' roster, Parsons would be a rather strange fit, and it wouldn't be an ideal landing spot for him in terms of fantasy hoops.
Jun 29 - 12:26 PM

The Mavs are reportedly willing to take the risk of letting Chandler Parsons sign with another team while they pursue Mike Conley and Hassan Whiteside during free agency.

If the Mavs are able to land both Conley and Whiteside during free agency, they won't have enough money to realistically re-sign Parsons, and that's apparently a risk they are willing to take. Parsons had a down year this past season as he recovered from modified micro-fracture knee surgery, and was then required to again go under the knife for arthroscopic surgery on the same knee later in the year, but he's still sure to command plenty of interest on the open market.
Source: ESPN
Jun 23 - 6:45 PM

Chandler Parsons will decline his player option for the 2016-17 season.

He would've made $16 million next season if he opted in, but his decision will make him an unrestricted free agent on July 1. Despite coming off knee surgery, Parsons is still going to get a ton of interest due to the rising salary cap and the Mavs will have to give him a significant raise in order to keep him.
Source: ESPN
Jun 21 - 9:31 PM

Chandler Parsons (knee) posted a video of himself on Instagram getting up some jumpers.

Parsons appears to be on track in his recovery from arthroscopic knee surgery, and the health of his troublesome right knee is going to be a significant factor for him as an unrestricted free agent this offseason. There are no guarantees that he'll be back with the Mavericks, but if Parsons can come into the 2016-17 season healthy, he could make be an extremely appealing value pick on draft day as a guy with top-30 upside.
Source: Sports Day
Jun 1 - 12:29 PM

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