While there were rumors indicating that Parsons could miss the rest of the season, we can now officially confirm that, as Parsons will undergo a procedure on Monday. A timetable for recovery has not been provided, so it remains to be seen when he'll be able to resume basketball activities this summer. Parsons is locked in at a hefty $23.1 million guaranteed contract for the 2017-18 season, so he should be back with the Grizzlies as long as he's able to make a full recovery. Vince Carter has started the last four games for the Grizzlies and should continue to do so, while James Ennis is another guy who should pick up some added time for the final month of the season sans Parsons.
Parsons was diagnosed Tuesday with a partially torn meniscus in his left knee and will be sidelined indefinitely.
While it was Parsons' right knee that has previously required two surgeries in the past, he's been bothered by soreness in his left knee of late and previously missed time earlier this season while battling a bone bruise in the knee. After he was ruled out for the second time in three games ahead of Monday's tilt with the Hawks, it was determined Parsons had suffered a more serious setback with the left knee than anticipated, and it now seems quite likely he'll be at risk of missing the rest of the season. Fantasy owners in most formats probably bailed on Parsons long ago with the forward averaging 6.2 points (on 33.8% shooting from the field), 2.5 rebounds and 1.6 assists in just 19.9 minutes per game over 34 appearances on the season, and this news will only offer more incentive for those in single-season leagues to banish him to the waiver wire. With Parsons uncertain to play again this season, Vince Carter and James Ennis should be in store for added run over the next month.
Parsons (knee) has been ruled out for Monday's game against the Bucks, Peter Edmiston of the Memphis Commercial Appeal reports.
Parsons will be sidelined for the second time in the last three games while he continues to deal with soreness in his left knee, which previously gave him trouble earlier in the season. There's a chance Parsons will be able to play Wednesday against the Bulls, but in his place Monday, Vince Carter is expected to enter the starting five at small forward.
Parsons (knee) will start over Andrew Harris during Saturday's tilt against the Hawks, Rob Fischer of Fox Sports Southeast reports.
After sitting out Thursday's contest against the Clippers due to knee soreness, Parsons will play and start during Saturday's game. Over his last five outings, Parsons is averaging 5.0 points on 27.6 percent shooting to go along with 3.2 rebounds and 1.4 assists per game.
Parsons (knee) took part in practice Friday and is expected to play Saturday against the Hawks, Ronald Tillery of The Memphis Commercial Appeal reports.
After complaining earlier this week of some minor soreness in his left knee, which previously gave him trouble at the start of the season, Parsons ended up sitting out Thursday's loss to the Clippers. The Grizzlies labeled Parsons' absence as more of a maintenance day, and his participation in practice a day later seems to add credence to that notion. While Parsons is seemingly on track to play Saturday and should take back his starting role at small forward from James Ennis, he has yet to play more than 25 minutes in a single game this season and continues to struggle with his shooting. Over his last five appearances, Parsons is averaging 5.0 points on 27.6 percent shooting from the field to go with 3.2 rebounds and 1.4 assists.
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