After opting out of the final year of his contract with the Dallas Mavericks, Chandler Parsons is reportedly heading to Memphis.
The Vertical reports the former Gators small forward has agreed to a four-year, $94 million contract with the Grizzlies.
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Parsons reportedly turned down a max contract from the Portland Trail Blazers earlier Friday. From ESPN’s Tim MacMahon:
“Parsons averaged 14.8 points, 4.8 rebounds and 2.6 assists per game during his two-year tenure in Dallas but was only able to play in one playoff game because of knee injuries that prematurely ended both seasons.
The 27-year-old Parsons had hybrid microfracture surgery on the knee in spring of 2015, and the rehab from that operation lasted well into the 2015-16 season. The arthroscopic operation Parsons underwent this spring to address a torn meniscus in the knee wasn’t nearly as serious as the previous surgery.
Sources say multiple renowned orthopedic specialists have given Parsons clearance to resume full basketball activities and expressed optimism that his knee would not prevent him from having a long, productive NBA career.”
ESPN reported the Los Angeles Lakers and Orlando Magic also expressed interest in the 27-year-old Parsons.
Now, the Grizzlies turn their attention to re-signing free agent point guard Mike Conley.
The Mavs, sources say, are meeting with Mike Conley in Dallas right now, still trying to pry him from Memphis and new prize Chandler Parsons
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