Chandler Parsons SF DAL 1 month ago

Parsons (knee) is off his crutches and says he'll be ready for the Mavericks' season opener, Earl Sneed of Mavs.com reports.

Parsons' availability for training camp remains up in the air, but the words of encouragement and the reported improvement in his recovery are still a very good sign for the Mavericks. Considering how valuable Parsons is for the future of this team, the Mavericks aren't going to take any chances and rush him back. It wouldn't be surprising to see him miss a bunch of time leading up to the season.

Chandler Parsons SF DAL 2 months ago

Parsons (knee) is expected to play a larger role in the Mavs' offense next season, the Mavs' official site reports. "As the season went on, his responsibilities grew. And they will continue to grow going forward," coach Rick Carlisle said.

Monta Ellis can opt out of the final year of his deal and become an unrestricted free agent this offseason, and while he fit in well with the Mavs over the last two seasons, there's a good chance Ellis will look to move on to another team this offseason. If he leaves, Parsons could be asked to be the Mavs' go-to option on offense next season, serving both as a facilitator and scorer. Putting a bit of a damper on this good news is the fact that Parsons underwent arthroscopic surgery on his right knee May 1st, and he's unsure if he'll be ready for the start of training camp. Any missed time in training camp could open the door for someone else to eat away at the scope of Parsons' role next season. It'll be worth keeping an eye on going into training camp.

Chandler Parsons SF DAL 2 months ago

Parsons (knee) said he's unsure if he'll be ready for the start of training camp, Dwain Price of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.

Parsons underwent surgery earlier this month, but the team is curiously declining to say what type of procedure took place. When asked Thursday if he underwent microfracture surgery, Parsons said, "I don't think they want me to answer whether it was or not." That's certainly not an overly encouraging statement, and it leads to the belief that Parsons' injury could have been more severe than the team was letting on. Either way, Parsons will be sidelined for most of the offseason, and it sounds as though Dallas is prepared to begin camp without him.

Chandler Parsons SF DAL 3 months ago

Parsons (knee) underwent arthroscopic surgery on his right knee Friday, Earl Sneed of Mavs.com reports.

The procedure will address a cartilage injury, which cost Parsons a number of games down the stretch. The team is yet to provide a recovery timetable, but the fact that he only had the knee scoped - there was a chance he would need microfracture surgery - means the recovery timeline shouldn't be more than a couple of months. That said, it's best to wait until the team hands down an official timetable.

Chandler Parsons SF DAL 3 months ago

Parsons will see a specialist in Chicago next week to receive a third opinion on the procedure required for his knee issue, ESPN reports.

Parsons stated earlier that he's unsure about his status for the beginning of training camp next season. The final visit to the doctor could clear things up a bit, as he remains without a timetable for surgery. Once the required operation occurs, a clearer picture of his status should be made available.

Chandler Parsons SF DAL 3 months ago

Parsons (knee) said no date has been set for surgery, but he noted that he's unsure if he'll be ready for training camp next season, Dwain Price of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.

The details as far as what injury, specifically, Parsons is dealing with are still murky, but the swingman did note that he has no torn ligaments or structural damage. While a date for surgery has not been set, the Mavericks will likely expedite the process as much as possible with the hope that Parsons is not limited when camp opens at the end of the summer. Parsons, of course, will not play again this season.

Chandler Parsons SF DAL 3 months ago

Parsons (knee) will miss the rest of the postseason and could require surgery, ESPN's Marc Stein reports.

Parsons, who played 37 minutes in the series opener, was held out of Tuesday's Game 2 after pain and swelling resurfaced in his right knee. The Rockets are yet to provide an official diagnosis, though the fact that surgery is being considered indicates that it's a fairly severe issue. In his absence, Richard Jefferson will likely continue to fill in as the starting small forward, while Al-Farouq Aminu should pick up some extra run off the bench. Aminu and Jefferson each played 23 minutes Tuesday, scoring nine and seven points, respectively.

Chandler Parsons SF DAL 3 months ago

Parsons (knee), who was ruled out of Tuesday's Game 2, could be at risk of missing the remainder of the Mavericks' first-round series with the Rockets, Eddie Sefko of the Dallas Morning News reports.

Coach Rick Carlisle announced a few hours before Tuesday's game that Parsons wouldn't play after his knee failed to respond as quickly as the team had hoped. Parsons will now be subjected to a visit with the team doctor Wednesday morning for a more thorough assessment, after which the Mavericks should have a better idea on his availability for the remainder of the series. Richard Jefferson is expected to start in Parsons' place Tuesday, while Al-Farouq Aminu should also be the beneficiary of more minutes in Parsons' absence.

Chandler Parsons SF DAL 3 months ago

Parsons (knee) will not play Tuesday against the Rockets, ESPN's Calvin Watkins reports.

Parsons played 37 minutes in the series opener, but appears to be in danger of being limited for the remainder of the series. An official starting lineup has yet to be released, but look for small forwards Al-Farouq Aminu and Richard Jefferson to potentially see extra minutes in his stead. Parsons will join Devin Harris on the inactive list.

Chandler Parsons SF DAL 3 months ago

Parsons (knee) remains a game-time call for Tuesday's Game 2, Earl Sneed of Mavs.com reports.

Parsons is battling right knee soreness, and coach Rick Carlisle said an update won't come until later in the afternoon. If Parsons end up being held out, Richard Jefferson would fill in as the starter.