Chandler Parsons active vs. Clippers, could make Hawks debut
Atlanta Hawks veteran swingman Chandler Parsons is finally active and he could make his Hawks debut on Saturday against the Los Angeles Clippers.
Parsons has yet to play this season due to soreness in both of his knees:
Lloyd Pierce says Chandler Parsons will be active tonight vs. the Clippers.
Says they're still working on Evan Turner, but hopefully he will be active and ready to go tonight as well.
Says the extra bodies are good to have around, with how short-handed the team is.
— Sarah K. Spencer (@sarah_k_spence) November 16, 2019
The Hawks acquired Parsons from the Memphis Grizzlies this summer. He has one of the worst contracts in the NBA. Parsons is making $25,102,511 this season, the final year of his contract.
The 38th overall pick in the 2011 draft out of Florida, Parsons has career averages of 12.8 points, 4.5 rebounds and 2.8 assists in 435 games with the Houston Rockets, Dallas Mavericks and Grizzlies. The small forward has had multiple knee surgeries.
The Hawks are 4-7 on the season. They are coming off a loss to the Phoenix Suns.
Second-year point guard Trae Young has been playing like a superstar so far this season. He’s putting up 27.3 points and 9.1 assists through the Hawks’ first 10 games while shooting 45.7 percent from the floor and 38.6 percent from the 3-point line.
Atlanta hasn’t made the playoffs since 2017. With Young leading the charge, the Hawks have a good chance of making the postseason in 2019-20.
It would be a lot of fun to watch Young play in the playoffs. He’s become must-see TV.