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Grizzlies’ Chandler Parsons out Wednesday vs. Kings with knee injury

Chandler Parsons, Grizzlies

The Memphis Grizzlies will be without veteran forward Chandler Parsons for Wednesday’s game against the Sacramento Kings due to a knee injury.

According to Michael Wallace of Grind City Media, Chandler Parsons will be out for the team’s visit to Golden 1 Center after initially being listed as day-to-day because of right knee soreness. Parsons’ Grizzlies teammate Dillon Brooks is also doubtful to play in the game.

When the Grizzlies acquired Parsons, they expected him to be the scoring wing that they are sorely missing. However, injuries have hurt Parsons during the majority of his career with the team.

Since he came over to Memphis, Parsons has only played 73 total games. He failed to play in more than half of the Grizzlies’ game in the past two seasons, appearing in just 34 games in his first campaign with the team and 36 in the following season.

Those numbers are pretty astronomical if you think about it. Parsons will be a free agent in the summer of 2020. However, he’s already pretty set after agreeing to a four-year, $94.4 million deal with Memphis in the summer of 2016, which will make him $24 million this season and $25 million next year.

As it turns out right now, this is one of the worst contracts in the NBA.

For the Grizzlies sake, let’s hope Parsons is okay and recovers soon. Through three games of the season, Parsons is averaging 5.7 points, 1.3 rebounds and 0.7 assists per game. He is shooting 41.2 percent from the field and 30.0 percent from three.

The Grizzlies desperately need some offensive boost this season, so it will be interesting to see what the Grizzlies will do when Parsons returns from his latest injury.