Report: Hawks waive Chandler Parsons and his $25.1 million deal to complete 4-team trade
The Atlanta Hawks are waiving Chandler Parsons in the wake of Wednesday’s four-team mega-deal in order to complete the trade, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. Parsons is making $25.1 million this season in the final year of his contract, and he’s currently out indefinitely after suffering serious injuries in a car crash.
The Hawks finally got their man in Clint Capela, as they now have a legitimate center to pair alongside cornerstone superstar Trae Young. In the process, they parted ways with Evan Turner and his expiring deal, as well as a 2020 first-round pick (from the Brooklyn Nets). That’s quite the steal for Capela, who averaged 13.9 points (on 62.9 percent shooting), 13.8 rebounds, 1.2 assists, 0.8 steals, and 1.8 blocks in 39 starts for the Rockets this season.
Veteran big man Nene is also heading to Atlanta in the deal, so the Hawks had to clear up a roster spot to bring in two new players, regardless if they intend to waive Nene. With Parsons sidelined, it only made sense to remove him from the books.
Parsons made only five appearances for the Hawks this season after coming over from the Memphis Grizzlies in a trade involving Solomon Hill and Miles Plumlee. Parsons averaged 2.8 points and 1.4 rebounds in 10.8 minutes per game of action. He will be turning 32 this season, and at this point, his time in the NBA may be over.