“I’ve been eager to get back on the court since I was cleared to play Dec. 21,” Parsons told ESPN on Saturday. “I am happy the Grizzlies are giving me that opportunity. I’ve been training hard in la for the previous month and hoping I would find a opportunity to play again this season. I am all set to get back to Memphis and also help my team win any way I can.”
Parsons has been training due to a decision to returning after a lengthy absence.
Parsons was removed to play Dec. 21, however Wallace twice asked him to go on extended assignments with all the G League’s Memphis Hustle with no guarantee of a return to the Grizzlies’ active roster — asks that Parsons refused.
Wallace then asked Parsons to teach by himself, either in Memphis or Los Angeles (where his offseason home is found ), and both parties believed during the time he wouldn’t play to the Grizzlies again.
“I am extremely disappointed I didn’t get to finish in 2013 along side my teammates and also the Memphis coaching team,” Parsons told ESPN at a statement a month past. “Regrettably that option wasn’t presented to me personally.
“The Grizzlies training team medically cleared me to play 5-on-5 at mid-December, and I have now been practicing with the team from the time. I will continue to work out and train until the team and my agent reach a resolution. I am all set to play committed to getting back on the court”
Parsons has just one season remaining on his Faculties, $94.4 million maximum contract he signed in the summer of 2016, when the Dallas Mavericks didn’t attempt to re sign him as a result of knee problems that demanded season-ending surgery the last two seasons.
The Grizzlies had negotiations at deals that were salary-dump prior to the deadline concerning trading Parsons but didn’t locate sources said. They declined one offer that could have cost Memphis two prospective second-round selections and accepting salary for next season back, ” a source said.
Since registering with the Grizzlies parsons has been restricted by 7 3 games, chiefly as a result of knee issues. He earned a starting job in training camp that autumn but played only three matches before knee soreness sidelined him again.
Sources said trainer J.B. Bickerstaff, who has already established an intimate partnership with Parsons since his rookie season with the Houston Rockets, had hoped to be able to reinsert the forwards into the Grizzlies’ spinning and believed Memphis would gain from his shooting his death.