Chandler 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.
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 a second 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 year.
Parsons was listed with a hamstring injury, but it turns out that the pain in his lower hamstring was caused by a torn meniscus in his right knee. He'll get a second opinion before officially confirming the surgery, which isn't expected to affect his offseason routine. Parsons had microfracture surgery on the same knee last year, and while it's somewhat concerning that he has an issue with the same area of his body, his current injury isn't nearly as serious as last season's cartilage damage. He's still expected to opt out of the final year of his contract this summer, having played well enough the past few months to warrant consideration for a max deal. With the Mavs still fighting for the playoffs, Dirk Nowitzki and Deron Williams will have to carry heavy workloads on the offensive end.
Parsons was upgraded to questionable earlier in the day, but it appears the
Chandler Parsons (hamstring) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Trail Blazers, Earl Sneed of Mavs.com reports.
As of Saturday, the Dallas Mavericks were listing Parsons as doubtful for Sunday's contest, so his upgraded status would seem to suggest some improvement with his condition. Even so, it's still very difficult to count on Parsons seeing the court Sunday, and if he does, there's a good chance he'll see his court time limited, making him a less-than-ideal DFS option. The Mavericks have been using smaller lineups lately featuring Parsons at power forward, but if the fifth-year player ends up sitting out Sunday, Zaza Pachulia could move back into a starting role in the frontcourt next to Dirk Nowitzki.
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