Parsons excited to rejoin Grizzlies: I'm ready to 'help my team win'

The Memphis Grizzlies have agreed on a plan that will allow Chandler Parsons to rejoin the team after failing to deal the oft-injured forward ahead of Thursday's trade deadline, sources told The Athletic's Shams Charania.

Parsons, 30, who signed a four-year, $94 million contract in 2016, has expressed frustration with his role and spent time away from the team after the franchise made him a healthy inactive, even though he was cleared to play December 21 after missing two months with a knee injury.

Parsons has been training in Los Angeles for the past month due to a mutual decision with Grizzlies general manager Chris Wallace about his path to returning to National Basketball Association action after a lengthy absence caused by soreness in his left knee. "I'm glad the Grizzlies are giving me that opportunity".

During the 2016 offseason, Parsons signed with the Grizzlies on a four-year contract worth $94 million.

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According to an ESPN report from January, the final straw between Parsons and Memphis came when the team mentioned the possibility of assigning him to its G League affiliate. "Unfortunately that option wasn't presented to me. I am ready to play and committed to getting back on the court".

Parsons, 30, hasn't played for the Grizzlies since the third game of this season. Since signing the deal, Parsons has appeared in 73 total games across two-plus seasons with the team. He earned a starting job in training camp this fall but played only three games before knee soreness sidelined him again.

For his career, Parsons has averaged 13 points and 4.6 rebounds.

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