Memphis Grizzlies forward Chandler Parsons’ subpar season is (somewhat) mercifully coming to an end, as the forward is scheduled to undergo knee surgery on Monday to repair the partially torn medial meniscus in his left knee.
After leaving the Dallas Mavericks to sign a four-year, $94 million contract with the Grizzlies this summer, Parsons has found it difficult to stay healthy; it has been equally difficult for him to produce while on the floor. He has appeared in just 34 games this season, never playing more than eight consecutively.
Parsons has averaged 6.2 points, 2.5 rebounds, and 1.6 assists per game this year, down from his career averages of 13.6 points, 4.8 rebounds, and 2.9 assists. Additionally, while the 28-year-old used to be lauded for his long-range shooting, he has shot a dismal 26.9 percent from beyond the arc this season.
This marks the third straight year that Parsons’ season is coming to a premature conclusion due to knee surgery. It is worth noting, however, that the other two operations were on his right knee.