Parsons was traded to the Hawks on Wednesday in exchange for Solomon Hill and Miles Plumlee, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports. Parsons, who has been having repeated injury problems, hasn't played over 700 minutes since the 2015-16 season. The Grizzlies were likely anxious to get his salary off the books, as he's owed $25.1 million next season. This deal ultimately comes down to an exchange of bloated salaries, and it's unlikely Parsons plays a significant role in Atlanta.
Parsons (knee) will not play in Wednesday's game against the Warriors. With Parsons officially out, the Grizzlies will only have nine players available for their regular season finale. In a fairly surprising turn of events, Parsons has appeared in 22 straights games for Memphis while playing about 20 minutes per game off the bench, so it will be a well-deserved night off for him.
Parsons is listed as questionable for Wednesday's game against the Warriors with left knee soreness. The Grizzlies have already ruled out eight players for their season finale, so the team would have just nine bodies available for the contest if Parsons is shuttered. The oft-injured veteran has incredibly played in each of the Grizzlies' 22 games since rejoining the team after the All-Star break, but he looks like a shell of himself at this stage of his career. He's averaging just 7.7 points (on 37 percent shooting from the field), 3.0 boards, 1.9 assists and 1.2 triples in 20.5 minutes per contest since returning.
Parsons registered 10 points (3-15 FG, 2-8 3Pt, 2-2 FT), seven assists, five rebounds, one steal, and one block in 30 minutes during Sunday's 129-127 overtime loss to the Mavericks. Parsons was downright dreadful in terms of efficiency but filled up the stat sheet in this one, reaching double figures in scoring for the fourth straight game while handing out a season high assist total. He remains highly inconsistent overall and thus tough to trust for fantasy purposes, but those in deeper leagues could do worse given that he's at least back to earning decent minutes.
Parsons accrued 16 points (6-11 FG, 3-5 3Pt, 1-2 FT), two steals, a rebound, an assist and a blocked shot across 25 minutes in Wednesday's 116-89 loss to the Trail Blazers. With only 10 active players on the roster, Parsons found a way to slide in off the bench and put up a team-leading 16 points in this embarrassing blowout. The injury bug continued to plague Parsons yet again this season, as he's only managed to log 21 games. It's looking less and less likely that Parsons will regain the form he demonstrated in his campaigns with Houston and Dallas earlier in his career. He still has one year remaining on his contract, but it wouldn't be surprising to see him ending up in a different uniform at some point next season.
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