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.
Parsons posted 17 points (5-11 FG, 1-4 3Pt, 6-6 FT), three rebounds, two assists and one steal across 24 minutes in the Grizzlies' 113-96 loss to the Clippers on Sunday.
Parsons finished as the second-leading scorer on the night with both Mike Conley and Jonas Valanciunas sitting due to ankle injuries, the latter suffering his in the third quarter. Parsons finally hit his stride during the latter portion of March, as he's now scored in double digits on five occasions over the last eight games. Considering how much time the veteran missed this season, he's likely to continue logging a solid amount of minutes off the bench for what remains of the campaign.
Parsons (illness) was not listed on the injury report prior to Sunday's game against the Clippers.
Parsons was forced to exit Saturday's game after dealing with an illness and was unable to return, however it seems as though the illness is no longer bothering him. He's averaging 20.0 minutes per game in the month of March, and he should return to his usual role Sunday.
Parsons is doubtful to return to Saturday's game against the Suns due to an illness.
Parsons has yet to play in the second half due to the illness, hence the doubtful designation. The Grizzlies have a quick turnaround against the Clippers on Sunday, and it remains unclear if the 30-year-old's status for that game will be impacted, assuming he remains out Saturday.
Parsons posted eight points (3-9 FG, 1-1 3Pt, 1-1 FT) and three rebounds in 25 minutes during Monday's 115-103 win over the Thunder.
Parsons has seen at least 20 minutes in each of the past five games, as he's been getting more run in the wake of injuries to his teammates. Across this stretch, he's averaging 12.2 points, 4.4 rebounds and 2.4 assists on 45.1 percent shooting. Parsons could function as a deep league flier for the fantasy playoffs, and he's also a viable punt option in DFS.
Parsons played 19 minutes in Wednesday's 109-107 loss to the Bulls, finishing with five points (2-4 FG, 1-2 3Pt), three rebounds and one assist.
After being shut down with an ankle injury in late October before going on indefinite leave from the team in January, Parsons rejoined the Grizzlies following the All-Star break when management couldn't find a suitor willing to take on his contract prior to the trade deadline. Coach J.B. Bickerstaff has since integrated Parsons into the regular rotation, but the extended time off doesn't seem to have done the 30-year-old much good. He's averaging 4.3 points and 3.5 rebounds in 19.0 minutes over his first four games back in action while shooting a miserable 21.4 percent from the field.
Parsons returned to action Friday against the Clippers, playing 20 minutes and finishing with three points, two rebounds and an assist.
Parsons continues to be plagued by knee issues, and Friday marked his first game action since Oct. 22. The hope is that he'll be able to be a regular part of the rotation going forward, though he's been in similar situations in years past, and the veteran simply hasn't been able to stay healthy for an extended period.
Head coach J.B. Bickerstaff said Thursday that Parsons will be part of the team's rotation, David Cobb of The Memphis Commercial Appeal reports.
Parons officially rejoined the team at practice Thursday, and while there was speculation as to whether or not Parsons would actually play, Bickerstaff confirmed that the former Florida standout will be featured in the rotation. Given how long it has been since Parsons last played, he will likely play very limited minutes in his return to action, as chances are it will be some time before he is up to speed and his conditioning is in order. The Grizzlies will also likely have an emphasis on their younger talent, and with Parsons not expected to be part of the team's long-term plans, guys like Justin Holiday and Bruno Caboclo are gonna take precedence over him.
Parsons (not injury related) is expected to report to the Grizzlies this week when the team reconvenes after the All-Star break, but isn't certain to capture a rotation spot in the team's first few games of the second half, Omari Sankofa II of The Athletic reports. "I think it'll be good that we're coming out of the break and we'll have a few days to practice just to get [Parsons] on the court, get him back with the group, see where he is," coach J.B. Bickerstaff said. "It's been a while since he's played as well. So it'll be good to have him on the floor, get up and down a little bit, see where he is physically and mentally and then we'll go from there."
Parsons hasn't suited up in a game for the Grizzlies since Oct. 24, but he was medically cleared to play just under two months later after making a full recovery from his recurring knee soreness. Shortly after gaining clearance, the Grizzlies announced that Parsons would remain away from the team indefinitely, but after Memphis wasn't able to find a taker for him prior to the Feb. 7 trade deadline, he'll now return to the fold. Due to his long layoff from competitive action, Parsons will probably require a few practices before Bickerstaff is comfortable turning to him for minutes. The oft-injured forward doesn't look to be a part of the Grizzlies' future plans, so even if he re-enters the rotation at some point, it's unlikely he'll be handed significant playing time.
Parsons (not injury related) is expected to rejoin the Grizzlies' rotation after the All-Star break, Shams Charania of The Athletic reports.
Parsons left the team indefinitely in early-January while his agent and management worked to structure a resolution for his future with the organization. Now that the trade deadline has passed without a move, he will rejoin the team following the All-Star break and is expected to be in the rotation. Knee injuries have severely limited Parsons' playing time and effectiveness in recent years, but with the Grizzlies poised to enter a rebuild, he could have a longer leash, if his body allows it.
Parsons is leaving the team indefinitely as Grizzlies' management and his agent work to structure a resolution for Parsons' future with the organization, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports.
Parsons missed a large portion of the early season with a knee injury, however he has been medically cleared to return for two weeks and hasn't seen any action yet. Since signing a massive contract with the Grizzlies two and a half years ago, Parsons has played in just 73 games.
Parsons (return from injury management) is listed as out for Saturday's game against the Spurs.
After an extended absence due to a knee injury, Parsons has been medically cleared to play for nearly two weeks but will continue to be held out of action indefinitely in what amounts to a coach's decision. Since signing a four-year, $94 million contract with the Grizzlies in the summer of 2016, Parsons has appeared in just 73 games and has shot 40.2 percent from the field in those contests.
Parsons (knee) has been medically cleared to play but will remain a healthy inactive for an indefinite amount of time, Shams Charania of The Athletic reports.
Parson has been out since late October with swelling in his right knee, but he was able to play in the team's scrimmage Saturday and could play in game. It looks like, however, that the Grizzlies aren't in any rush to bring the swingman back onto the floor. It's unclear exactly when the Grizzlies plan on bringing Parsons back into the rotation.
Parsons (knee) has gone through extensive on-court workouts before the Grizzlies' recent games and appears to be nearing a return to game action, David Cobb of the Memphis Commercial Appeal reports.
Prior to Friday's game against the Kings, the Grizzlies listed Parsons as out due to "return from injury management." That represented a departure from the Grizzlies' previous injury reports, which labeled Parsons as out due to "knee soreness" or "back soreness" when he was sidelined for the prior 27 games. That seemingly represents progress for the forward, but the Grizzlies have yet to issue a firm date for his return. He'll likely be evaluated on a game-to-game basis until the Grizzlies determine he's fit to play.
Parsons (knee) will be out two more weeks.
This is reminiscent of last season, where Parsons was essentially week-to-week all year. He hasn't played since the third game of the season.
Parsons (knee) will be re-evaluated in another two weeks.
Parsons has now been out for about five weeks, and there is no real update on his recovery. Parsons' knee issues appear to be a problem that the forward just cannot shake, and even if he is healthy enough to return at any point this season, he is not expected to be a consistent contributor for the Grizzlies given all the uncertainty that surrounds him and his health.
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