Memphis Grizzlies general manager Chris Wallace met with the media Monday and updated the status of forward Chandler Parsons, who had surgery in March to fix the partial tear of the medial meniscus in his left knee.
“We expect Chandler to be here fully participating in training camp in late September. We’re optimistic about him this year,” Wallace told Grizzlies.com. “Physically, he’s where he should be. This should be his first real offseason in a few offseasons. He’s always been coming back from a knee injury. Last year was free agency and he had to see how that unfolded. So he’s doing his rehab and is now into his basketball. He’s now pretty close to being full steam ahead with basketball. We check in with him constantly.”
Parsons had an injury-plagued first season with the Grizzlies after signing a four-year, $94 million contract. In 34 appearances, Parsons averaged just 6.2 points and 2.5 rebounds.
— Nick Silva