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.
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.
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