Chandler Parsons is set to rejoin the Memphis Grizzlies and be inserted into the rotation following the All-Star break. This comes after the franchise was not successful to find a suitable deal to move the forward by the trade deadline.
Parsons said, "I've been eager to get back on the court since I was cleared to play on Dec. 21. I'm glad the Grizzlies are giving me that opportunity. I've been training hard in Los Angeles for the last month and hoping I'd get a chance to play again this season. I'm ready to get back to Memphis and help my team win any way I can."
Parsons, in a bid to return to full fitness, has been training extensively in Los Angeles for the past month due to a mutual decision with Grizzlies general manager Chris Wallace regarding his path to return to NBA action. This was following a lengthy absence due to soreness on his left knee.
Parsons was given green signal to play on December 21. However, Wallace suggested him twice to go on extended assignments with the G League's Memphis Hustle with no guarantee of a return to the Grizzlies' active roster -- requests that were met with negative response from Parsons.
Parsons told, "I am extremely disappointed that I didn't get to finish this season alongside my teammates and the Memphis coaching staff. Unfortunately that option wasn't presented to me. The Grizzlies training staff medically cleared me to play 5-on-5 in mid-December, and I have been practicing with the team ever since. I will continue to work out and train until my agent and the team reach a resolution. I am ready to play and committed to getting back on the court."
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