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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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The Grizzlies are hoping that Chandler Parsons (knees) will be a full participant when training camp opens in the fall.
Memphis signed Parsons to a four-year, $94 million contract (the richest incoming free-agent contract in franchise history) last summer, but injuries to both knees limited Parsons to just 34 games. He averaged career-lows in games, minutes, points, assists and rebounds. However, the Grizz are hoping that a full offseason of rest will help his knees recover. Parsons will be a boom-or-bust pick in fantasy drafts next October. He still has a high upside, but the injury issues are undeniably scary. May 16 - 10:01 AM

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Mike Conley said the No. 1 goal for the Grizzlies is to get Chandler Parsons (knee) healthy.

"Chandler Parsons is a major piece. We can't overlook that," Conley said. After getting the max, Parsons played just 34 games at just 19.9 minutes per outing with the Grizzlies. His injuries led to some fellow NBA players calling him out on Twitter for his contract not exactly looking great. Parsons will be coming at a heavy discount next year in drafts.
Apr 28 - 2:39 PM

Chandler Parsons will undergo a meniscectomy to repair a partial tear of the medial meniscus in his left knee.

The surgery will be on Monday and it will end his season. After getting the big contract last summer, Parsons had one of the biggest letdowns in recent memory. This is also the third year he will head into the offseason with knee issues. Even with the Grizzlies being very careful with him, he still couldn't stay healthy. Hopefully, he'll be able to resume his offseason activities in a couple months.
Mar 19 - 2:18 PM

Chandler Parsons has been diagnosed with a partial tear of the meniscus in his left knee.

We just heard rumblings from several Memphis beat writers that Parsons was likely going to be shut down, so now we know why. While this is not the knee that Parsons has had surgically repaired twice, it's still a major setback. He's "out indefinitely" and it's possible we won't see him again this season. With Parsons out, James Ennis, Vince Carter and Troy Daniels could see a bump in minutes, but there are no great pickups.
Mar 13 - 7:38 PM

The Grizzlies are reportedly considering shutting down Chandler Parsons (left knee) for the rest of the season.

Parsons is going to miss Monday's game with soreness in his left knee, which will be the second time he's forced to the sidelines over the past three games. It's worth pointing out that this is not the same knee that has required two surgeries in the past, but it is the same knee that forced him out for a month earlier in the year with a bone bruise. Parsons having this much trouble with his good knee is certainly concerning, and at this point, it's probably safe to declare this a lost year for Parsons.
Mar 13 - 7:07 PM

Chandler Parsons (knee soreness) will not play Monday vs. the Bucks, and Vince Carter will get the start in his place.

The Grizzlies aren't even on a back-to-back set, and Parsons was only on the court for 23 minutes on Saturday, but this is pretty much how Parsons' season has been going all year long. We're going to consider him questionable for Wednesday's game in Chicago, but the reality is, Parsons just isn't worth owning this season. This will be Carter's first start of the season, but he's not much more than a 3-point streamer in deep leagues.
Mar 13 - 6:39 PM

Chandler Parsons (knee, rest) returned to action on Saturday vs. the Hawks and scored five points on 2-of-7 shooting with three assists, two rebounds, one steal, one block and one triple in 23 minutes.

He's running out of paid sick days, so Parsons showed up to work tonight. All kidding aside, Parsons' knee still isn't nowhere near 100 percent and he may not reach the 30-minute mark before the end of the season at this rate. You should have several better options on your wire.
Mar 11 - 11:56 PM

Chandler Parsons will start against the Hawks on Saturday.

The Grizzlies continue to talk about taking it day by day with Parsons, but he's still nowhere near 100 percent. Fantasy owners can continue to ignore him in just about all leagues.
Mar 11 - 7:33 PM

Chandler Parsons participated in practice on Friday and is expected to play Saturday against the Hawks.

He did not play on Wednesday even when it wasn't in a back-to-back set. Parsons' knee is not getting better any time soon and it's basically been a lost season on the court. With him back, James Ennis figures to move back to the bench while Vince Carter and the other wings lose some minutes. This is a situation to avoid in most cases.
Mar 10 - 3:47 PM

Chandler Parsons (rest) will not play against the Clippers on Thursday night.

The Grizzlies have been a disaster lately with their defense and some of it is on Parsons. This game isn't even on a back-to-back set, so he's still way behind on his recovery. We should see James Ennis start, but don't be surprised if coach David Fizdale gets crazy and starts someone like Troy Daniels, Toney Douglas or Tony Allen. Daily Slant: It's still very much up in the air as to who will draw the start - Fizdale been experimenting with some different starters at multiple positions - but a few of the wings benefit here. Tony Allen and Vince Carter will likely eat up most of Parsons' minutes, but Mike Conley sees a 2.1% bump in usage without Parsons on the floor, so his ceiling is heightened as a result.
Mar 9 - 4:04 PM

Chandler Parsons played 22 minutes and had 12 points, one rebound, three assists, a steal and two 3-pointers in Monday's 122-109 loss to the Nets.

This was a bad loss for the Grizzlies, but it was also one of Parsons' better games of the season. He's now played in eight straight games and might be ready to finally start playing basketball, but it also may just mean his next day of rest is just around the corner. We'll need to see him start playing well on a regular basis before recommending him as a pickup, and he's just not there yet.
Mar 6 - 11:01 PM

Chandler Parsons was critical of his play after Saturday's loss to the Rockets.

"I suck right now. There’s no sugarcoating it," Parsons said. "It is what it is. I’m just going to continue to work, continue to grind." Parsons played in both games of a back-to-back set for the first time of the season on Friday and Saturday, but he scored a combined nine points on 4-of-16 shooting in that span. He's still trying to find his legs and simply isn't helping fantasy owners right now. He's just a stash in very deep leagues if you think he can find the form he had after the break last season.
Mar 5 - 9:34 AM

Chandler Parsons was held to two points on 1-of-5 shooting vs. the Rockets on Saturday.

He apparently wasn't interested in getting any revenge against his former team. This was the first time that he played both halves of a back-to-back set this season, but he only played 20 minutes tonight compared to 24 on Friday. He added seven rebounds and two assists, but simply hasn't played well and is just a stash in deeper formats.
Mar 4 - 11:57 PM

Chandler Parsons is expected to be available for Saturday against the Rockets.

Revenge game? Unless something changes, Parsons is going to play in both halves of a back-to-back set for the first time this season. He has been fighting through some pain and did not play well in his 24 minutes on Friday. He can't be counted on in fantasy until further notice.
Mar 4 - 3:35 PM

Chandler Parsons will play Friday night vs. the Mavs but he says he is still fighting through pain in his knees and may sit out Saturday vs. Rockets.

"I’m physically in pain. I’m well enough to play, obviously, but I’m going to go through soreness," said Parsons. He says there is "no doubt" he'll play in Dallas, but Saturday is a question mark. "It's not up to me. If I go, like, 24-26 minutes in Dallas, there’s a good chance they won’t let me play in Houston [on Saturday]." From all accounts, it sounds like he is working hard to get back to full strength but, unfortunately, it's looking more and more like a lost season for Parsons.
Mar 3 - 12:10 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Mike Conley
2Andrew Harrison
3Toney Douglas
4Wade Baldwin
SG1Tony Allen
2Vince Carter
3Troy Daniels
4Wayne Selden
SF1Chandler Parsons
2James Ennis
PF1Brandan Wright
2JaMychal Green
3Jarell Martin
4Deyonta Davis
C1Marc Gasol
2Zach Randolph