Parsons agreed to a four-year max contract with the Grizzlies Friday, Tim MacMahon of ESPN reports. The deal is expected to be worth $94 million over those four years, as Parsons will provide Memphis with scoring on the wing that has been absent over the past few years. The 27-year-old out of Florida is coming off a season that saw a slight dip in production, as he averaged just 13.7 points after three-straight seasons averaging over 15 points per game. That, on top of knee injury concerns, leaves some with their reservations surrounding the value of Parsons, but it was clear from the start that the only way to obtain him would be with a maximum offer. Parsons should serve as a focal point of the Grizzlies' offense alongside Marc Gasol and Mike Conley, should he re-sign with the team.
Parsons will opt out of the final year of his contract and become a free agent, Dwain Price of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports. Despite owner Mark Cuban's best efforts to convince Parsons to opt in to his third and final year, with the salary cap set to rise massively for the 2016-17 season, Parsons will look for a pay raise from the $16 million he was set to make next season. If the Maverick's wish to keep Parsons aboard, they'll need to give him that significant pay raise.
Parsons (knee) recently shared an Instagram video of himself shooting three-pointers at the Mavs' practice facility, Adam Grosbard of The Dallas Morning News reports. The forward's second season with the Mavericks came to an early end in March when he underwent surgery to repair a torn meniscus in his right knee, but the fact that he's back in the gym working out suggests he'll enter the upcoming campaign at full health. Parsons will be a free agent this offseason after opting out of his contract, and it sounds as though he's interested in re-signing with the Mavericks.
Parsons underwent arthroscopic surgery on his right knee Friday and will be out for the season, Earl Sneed of Mavs.com reports. As expected, Parsons underwent a procedure to address a problem with his right medial meniscus. Parsons will miss the remainder of the 2015-16 season, and his rehab figures to run into the offseason. The 27-year-old holds a $16.1 million player option for next season, so it'll be interesting to see if the procedure affects his decision.
Parsons (knee) will miss at least the Mavericks' next four games as the team explores treatment options, Brad Townsend of the Dallas Morning News reports. ESPN's Tim MacMahon reported earlier Tuesday that Parsons is expected to undergo season-ending knee surgery in the near future, though it appears the Mavericks have not yet made that decision official. Chandler will hang back in Dallas while the team embarks on a four-game road swing, and while he'll seek another opinion on the knee, it still seems rather likely that Parsons, who's already had microfracture surgery on the same knee, will be done for the season.
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