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.
Team physician T.R. Souryal performed the arthroscopic surgery. No timetable was given for his recovery.
After an up-and-down first year with the
Parsons dealt with foot, ankle and knee injuries in 2014-15. He is also expected to have offseason knee surgery.
“I’m going into my prime,” Parsons said, per The Dallas Morning News. “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.”
Parsons intends to take on more of a leadership role by helping the team lure free agents to Dallas over the summer.
“I’m officially shifting into GM mode,” he said. “I have great relationships with a lot of guys that are out there. I have a great relationship with a lot of guys that are currently on our team, so as a guy that will be here for a while and as one of the key guys going forward I will definitely be talking to management. Anything I can do to help I’ll obviously do.”
In his first season in Dallas, Parsons averaged 15.7 points, 4.9 rebounds and 2.4 assists per game.
"I still haven't decided when," Parsons said. "Hopefully, we keep winning. I want to keep being with the team. There's no way I want to go and do something and miss time and not be with these guys. I've been with them all year long. It's not what I want to do."
Parsons said there are various options that could fix his knee, but they won't know exactly what is needed until doctors can perform the surgery.
"There's a lot of opinions and a lot of different things out there, but really the doctors won't know anything until they open me up," Parsons said. "So I'm not going to say something is going to happen or not happen and then be wrong. I really won't know until they open me up."
Parsons options include an arthroscopic procedure, but a league source reportedly indicated microfracture surgery is also a possibility.
"I'm well aware of every scenario," Parsons said. "Obviously, some take more time and longer to recover than others. But even the doctor won't know until he gets in there."
It's not a definite as arthroscopic surgery is still a possibility. However, if microfracture surgery is required, the recovery period could last past the beginning of the 2015-16 season. Parsons' knee injury forced him to miss the remainder of the playoffs.
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