Top Chandler Parsons News

  • Chandler Parsons: Announces retirement

    Parsons confirmed Tuesday via his personal Instagram account that he has retired from professional basketball.

    Parsons' announcement comes as little surprise after he failed to find work elsewhere in the NBA after being waived by the Hawks in February 2020. The 33-year-old failed to meet expectations after inking a massive four-year, $94.44 million contract with the Grizzlies in the summer of 2016, with recurring knee injuries and subsequent surgeries no doubt factoring into his demise. Parsons' career was already headed on the downswing before he suffered a traumatic brain injury and a disc herniation when his vehicle was struck by a drunk driver in January 2020. Shams Charania of The Athletic notes that Parsons has since received a substantial settlement for the career-ending injuries he incurred in the accident. Parsons wraps up his nine-year stint in the NBA with averages of 12.7 points, 4.5 rebounds, 2.7 assists and 0.9 steals in 30.1 minutes per game over 440 regular-season contests with the Rockets, Mavericks, Grizzlies and Hawks.

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  • Chandler Parsons: Will be cut loose

    The Hawks will waive Parsons (concussion) to complete the four-team, 12-player trade that was agreed upon Wednesday between Atlanta, Houston, Denver and Minnesota, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports.

    In the final season of the four-year, $94.44 million deal he inked in the summer of 2016, Parsons appeared in just five games for the Hawks before he was sidelined in January following a serious automobile accident. The veteran forward continues to experience concussion symptoms as a result of the accident, and the head injury coupled with the knee woes he's battled over the past few years could spell an end to his career. At the very least, Parsons isn't expected to play again in 2019-20 before he likely decides on his future in basketball this offseason.

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  • Hawks' Chandler Parsons: Remains in concussion protocol

    Parsons is still in the first stage of the league's concussion protocol, Chris Kirschner of The Athletic reports.

    Parsons was involved in an automobile accident earlier in the month and is still dealing with the aftereffects, which -- along with his ongoing concussion symptoms -- include whiplash and a cervical disc injury, and could ultimately end his playing career. He has yet to resume any sort of conditioning exercises and should be considered out indefinitely.

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  • Hawks' Chandler Parsons: Return to play unclear

    Parsons' (concussion) NBA future is unclear following injuries sustained in an automobile accident earlier in January, Chris Haynes of Yahoo Sports reports.

    Parsons' injury woes over the last several years have been well-documented, but until recently, chronic knee issues have been the primary culprit. Last week, Parsons' vehicle was struck by a drunk driver, and the incident resulted in "multiple severe and permanent injuries, including a traumatic brain injury, disc herniation and torn labrum," according to a statement from the law firm Parsons has retained for the case. The Hawks have since included him on the injury report with a concussion, but this latest update implies that he's likely to miss significant time, and there's a belief that his NBA career could be in jeopardy. Per the legal statement: "Chandler was in peak physical condition at the time of the wreck. He is now working with a team of doctors to regain his health, and at this time, his ability to return to play is unclear."

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  • Hawks' Chandler Parsons: Out Monday

    Parsons (concussion) has been ruled out for Monday's game versus Toronto, Sarah K. Spencer of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

    Parsons has yet to clear the concussion protocol after being involved in a car accident last Wednesday. The 31-year-old next chance to take the court will be Wednesday against the Clippers.

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  • Hawks' Chandler Parsons: Won't play Saturday

    Parsons (concussion) won't play in Saturday's game against Detriot, Kevin Chouinard of the Hawks' official site reports.

    Parsons remains in concussion protocol following a car accident Wednesday. His next opportunity to play comes Monday against Toronto.

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  • Hawks' Chandler Parsons: Enters concussion protocol

    Parsons was involved in a car accident Wednesday and diagnosed with a concussion and whiplash, Chris Kirschner of The Athletic reports.

    Parsons will enter the league's concussion protocol and won't travel with the Hawks to San Antonio for Friday's game. He hasn't played all month despite being healthy, so his upcoming absence shouldn't have an effect on Atlanta's rotation.

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  • Hawks' Chandler Parsons: Cleared to play

    Parsons (wrist) is available for Saturday's game against the Nets, Sarah K. Spencer of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

    Parsons has recovered from right wrist inflammation, though it's possible he doesn't end up taking the court. He's appeared in just four games this season, averaging 3.5 points, 1.5 rebounds and 1.0 steal in 10.5 minutes.

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  • Hawks' Chandler Parsons: Probable for Saturday

    Parsons is probable for Saturday's game against Brooklyn due to right wrist inflammation, Chris Kirschner of The Athletic reports.

    This appears to be a minor issue for Parsons, who's expected to be cleared prior to Saturday's tip. He's played in just four games since November 17, averaging 3.5 points and 1.5 rebounds in 10.5 minutes.

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  • Hawks' Chandler Parsons: Available Thursday

    Parsons (illness) is available for Thursday's game against the Jazz.

    Parsons is good to go after missing Tuesday's game due to an undisclosed illness. He's played in just four games this season, averaging 3.5 points, 1.5 rebounds and 1.0 steal in 10.5 minutes during those appearances.

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  • Hawks' Chandler Parsons: Questionable with illness

    Parsons (illness) is questionable for Thursday's game against the Jazz, Brad Rowland of Peachtree Hoops reports.

    Parsons missed Tuesday's game due to an illness and apparently still isn't 100 percent, leaving his status for Thursday's game in question. Even if he's cleared to play, Parsons doesn't figure to factor heavily into Atlanta's rotation.

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  • Hawks' Chandler Parsons: Out Tuesday

    Parsons has been ruled out for Tuesday's game against New York due to illness.

    Parsons hasn't played in the last two games as a result of his current role in the rotation, and he won't be available Tuesday due to illness. He could have a chance to return Thursday against the Jazz.

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  • Hawks' Chandler Parsons: Good to go Sunday

    Parsons (illness) isn't included on the injury report ahead of Sunday's game against the Hornets.

    Parsons' absence from the injury report suggests he's healthy again after flu-like symptoms prevented him from playing in the Hawks' previous game Wednesday against the Nets. Though he'll be available off the bench Sunday, Parsons isn't a lock to see the floor. He's been an inconsistent member of the rotation for coach Lloyd Pierce, appearing in just three games to date.

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  • Hawks' Chandler Parsons: Officially out Wednesday

    Parsons (illness) will not play Wednesday against the Nets, Sarah K. Spencer of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

    Parsons is battling flu-like symptoms and will miss at least one game as a result. He failed to take the court Monday against the Warriors due to a coach's decision, so his absence shouldn't have much of an effect on Atlanta's rotation.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-9, 230 lbs
Birthplace: Casselberry, FL, USA
Age: 33
School: Florida
Experience: 8