Memphis Grizzlies small forward Chandler Parsons will be officially gone in a matter of time, as the two sides work a trade, but Parsons isn’t exactly thrilled with how things played out this season.
Parsons was officially medically cleared to return to action back on December 21st, but he never made it to the floor.
The Grizzlies instead wanted Parsons to play in the G League, and while Parsons was willing to do it, he wanted the team to have a clear plan for his return to action in the NBA.
In the end, the Grizzlies decided that Parsons being away from the team as they hunt for a trade is the best scenario.
“I am extremely disappointed that I didn’t get to finish this season alongside my teammates and the Memphis coaching staff,” Parsons said,according to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN. “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.”
Trading Parsons, who signed a four-year, $94.5 million max contract in 2016, won’t be easy for Memphis.
Rockets, Clippers Interested in Andre Iguodala
According to the report, the Grizzlies have tried to find a suitable trade partner to ship out Iguodala in the hopes of getting some value back, and have engaged in talks with the Dallas Mavericks and the Denver Nuggets at different points.
In regards to the Rockets, they are still not comfortable with the idea of going deep in the luxury tax just to land Iguodala.
The Clippers appear to be resistant in giving up newly acquired forward Mo Harkless in landing Iguodala.
Grizzlies’ Tyus Jones Excited for New Team, Thankful for Time in Minnesota
Memphis Grizzlies guard Tyus Jones is excited for what will come next in his career with his new team, but he is also appreciative of his time with the Minnesota Timberwolves, who gave him the chance to play in his home state.
“I’ve just got a lot of emotions right now,” Jones said, according to Jon Krawczynski of The Athletic.
“I don’t really know how exactly to feel. I’m just excited. I’m just ready for my next chapter of my career and my life.”
Jones showed his appreciation to the Wolves.
“I’m thankful. It’s a situation where I was fortunate enough to be able to play in my home state, and for four years at that,” Jones said. “A lot of people don’t get the opportunity to do that. For me, it’s a chance to play in my home state as my first taste of the NBA and to help me get acclimated to the NBA lifestyle.
“It was nothing but a blessing. I am very thankful for that and look at it as nothing but a positive. Now I get to take that next step in my journey and my career, and I’m excited for that.”
Clippers Could Be Interested in Andre Iguodala
The Los Angeles Clippers may not be done building their roster following the additions of Kawhi Leonard and Paul George.
According to ESPN’s Marc Spears, the Clippers have an interested in Memphis Grizzlies’ Andre Iguodala.
The Grizzlies appear intent on dealing Iguodala shortly after acquiring him from the Golden State Warriors earlier this offseason.
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