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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
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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

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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.
Source: NBA.com
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

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

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.
Source: ESPN.com
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

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PosRoleName
PG1Mike Conley
2Wade Baldwin
3Andrew Harrison
SG1Tony Allen
2P.J. Hairston
3Vince Carter
4Troy Daniels
5Jordan Adams
SF1Chandler Parsons
2James Ennis
PF1Zach Randolph
2JaMychal Green
3Deyonta Davis
4Jarell Martin
C1Marc Gasol
2Brandan Wright