• by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

    Mavericks F Chandler Parsons may miss entire preseason

    Mavericks forward Chandler Parsons (knee) may be sidelined for all seven of the Mavericks' preseason games, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.Parsons said prior to training camp that his primary concern was making sure he was fully healthy for opening night, and that objective hasn't changed. The forward isn't believed to have suffered any setbacks in his recovery from microfracture surgery, but he'll need to log at least a few full practices with the Mavericks before getting the green light to see game action.

  • by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

    Mavericks SF Chandler Parsons not ruled out of opener

    Mavericks forward Chandler Parsons (knee) may be ready for the Mavericks' opener, Brad Townsend of The Dallas Morning News reports. This news comes via coach Rick Carlisle, who sounded very non-committal when speaking about the statuses of Parsons and Wes Matthews, respectively. Parsons will not be ready when training camp begins - he still hasn't been cleared for contact - but he hopes to ramp up his activity in hopes of working up to full speed by the end of October. Interestingly, Carlisle also noted that Parsons may see some minutes at point guard this season for the new-look Mavs. "I think we'll be able to play small and big," Carlisle said. "At some point, you might even see [Chandler] Parsons at point guard."

  • by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

    Mavericks F Chandler Parsons still recovering from knee surgery

    Mavericks forward Chandler Parsons (knee) will not be available at the start of training camp, ESPN Dallas reports. Parsons is recovering from surgery to address a cartilage problem in his right knee. Parsons, along with teammates Wesley Matthews and JaVale McGee, will be handled conservatively to start the season with each player carrying a different timeframe. He will enter the year with a fair amount of risk, but could be available by the start of the regular season.

  • by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com

    Mavs F Chandler Parsons targeting opening night for return

    Mavericks small forward Chandler Parsons has begun basketball-related activities and is targeting opening night for his return, reports the team's official website. Parsons is recovering from knee surgery.

  • by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com

    Mavs forward Chandler Parsons begins light shooting

    Mavericks forward Chandler Parsons was recently able to conduct some light shooting drills, according to the team. Parsons is recovering from knee surgery.

  • by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer

    Mavericks F Chanler Parsons wants star role

    Mavericks small forward Chandler Parsons wants to take a star role with the team next season, and cites that as a reason for joining the organization in free agency before last season, per ESPN.com. "That's the reason I came here -- for a bigger role and to be a star," Parsons said. "I'm more than ready for that." Parsons averaged 15.7 points and 4.9 rebounds per game for the Mavericks last season.

  • by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer

    Mavericks to rely more offensively on SF Chandler Parsons

    Mavericks forward Chandler Parsons will have the ball in his hands a lot more during his second year with the franchise, the team announced on their website. Parsons, who averaged 15.7 points per game during his first year in Dallas, will be used as a featured scorer in next year's offense. "His game has grown a lot," Mavs coach Rick Carlisle said, via the team. "He's not only a shooter and a scorer, but he's a playmaker. He's a defender and a rebounder. He's one of our best all-around players. As the season went on, his responsibilities grew. And they will continue to grow going forward. This period where he's going to have surgery and recover, there are going to be plenty of things that he can do to refine his game, even if he's not on the court going 100 percent. I've had long discussions with him about that. There will be no time wasted, and he will continue to get better and be one of the best young players in the game." Parsons said he is ready to embrace a bigger role alongside Mavs legend Dirk Nowitzki. "I'm going into my prime," Parsons said. "I think I'm ready. I feel like this year was more of a year to get comfortable and get my feet wet. I had some big games. Next year, I hope for a much bigger role. I want the ball in my hands. I want good players around me. I think we have a chance to make some noise next year."

  • by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer

    Mavericks SF Chandler Parsons (knee) off crutches

    Mavericks small forward Chandler Parsons is showing improvement as he recovers from arthroscopic knee surgery, per ESPN.com. Chandler was spotted in New York City walking without the aid of crutches. In a public appearance a few weeks ago, Parsons needed crutches to maneuver around. Parsons, who reportedly will not miss any time this upcoming season, averaged 15.7 points, 4.9 rebounds and 2.4 assists per game in 66 games this season.

  • by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com

    Mavs F Chandler Parsons recruiting Rockets G Patrick Beverley

    Mavericks foward Chandler Parsons wants former teammate Patrick Beverley to stay in Texas. He is just trying to convince him to move from Houston to Dallas. Beverley is heading into free agency after a breakout season with the Rockets. He averaged 10.2 points in 31 minutes per game this season and thrived on the defensive end. And Parsons has made no secret to him his desire to make them teammates again. "I hear from Chandler every day," the point guard told the Houston Chronicle. "It's hard, but I try not to think about it. I can't talk about contracts. It's going to be a fun summer. I have put myself in position to be set for life and that's something that I never thought was possible growing up." Beverley will be a restricted free agent, which will allow Houston to match any offer made to him. He would like to stay with his current team, but he knows the business aspect of the sport comes into play. "This is the only team in the league - I am very loyal - that really took a chance on me," he said. "At the end of the day, I understand it's a business."

  • by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com

    Mavs' Chandler Parsons unsure if he'll be ready for training camp

    Mavericks forward Chandler Parsons recently underwent knee surgery and he said he's not sure if he'll be recovered in time to participate in training camp, reports the Star-Telegram. When asked if he had microfacture surgery on his knee, Parsons would not reveal the type of knee surgery he had. "I don't think they want me to answer whether it was or wasn't," he said.