Grizz Lose Big Free Agent Acquisition for Season
Santa is not a Memphis Grizzlies fan.
Seems like Chandler Parsons’ Christmas wish for healthy knees did not come to fruition. On Monday, the Memphis Grizzlies announced that the wingman has been shut down for the season with a torn meniscus and will most likely undergo season-ending surgery for the third straight year.
The left knee is not the same knee that was operated on in each of the past two years and a final decision on whether or not Parsons will require surgery will be made by the end of the week.
“To suffer a setback like this after working so diligently to rebound from the injury to his right knee is obviously tough,” general manager Chris Wallace said in a statement. “That said, we know he will continue to work tirelessly to return to the court with his teammates and contribute. Chandler has the full support of myself, Coach [David Fizdale] and the entire team, and we are all focused on getting him healthy.”
Parsons, who cashed in over the offseason, signing a four-year, $94-million contract with the Grizzlies has been limited to only 34-games, averaging 6.2-points and 2.5-rebounds per game, shooting 33.8% from the field over that span.
Good thing the Grizzlies have a 40-year old superstar balling out in Vince Carter.