Chandler Parsons (born October 25, 1988) is an American professional basketball player for the Memphis Grizzlies of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for the University of Florida and was drafted by the Houston Rockets with the 38th overall pick in the 2011 NBA draft.
Parsons in August 2014
|No. 25 – Memphis Grizzlies|
|Born||October 25, 1988|
|Listed height||6 ft 10 in (2.08 m)|
|Listed weight||230 lb (104 kg)|
|High school||Lake Howell (Winter Park, Florida)|
|NBA draft||2011 / Round: 2 / Pick: 38th overall|
|Selected by the Houston Rockets|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Stats at NBA.com|
|Stats at Basketball-Reference.com|
Parsons was born in Casselberry, Florida and attended Lake Howell High School in Winter Park, Florida, with future fellow Florida Gator Nick Calathes. Together, Parsons and Calathes helped the Lake Howell Silverhawks high school basketball team advance to the Florida Class 5A state basketball championship final four in 2005, 2006 and 2007, winning the state championship in 2007. As a senior, Parsons was a first-team all-state selection, and was recognized as the most valuable player of the state championship game after scoring thirty points and grabbing ten rebounds.
Parsons accepted an athletic scholarship to attend the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida, where he played for coach Billy Donovan's Florida Gators men's basketball team from 2007 to 2011. Parsons commented that playing for four years under Donovan gave him an advantage over other players who left the team early.
During his freshman season, Parsons played in 36 games averaging 8.1 points per game and 4.0 rebounds per game, but the Gators failed to make the NCAA Tournament. During the 2008–09 season, Parsons saw more playing time and his scoring, rebounding and assists all improved. The Gators once again failed to make the NCAA tournament, though.
In his junior season, Parsons averaged 12.4 points, 6.9 rebounds and 2.6 assists per game. On January 3, 2010, Parsons hit a seventy-five-foot shot with no time left on the clock in overtime to give the Gators a one-point victory over North Carolina State. The Gators were invited to the NCAA Tournament, but lost to BYU in the first round.
During the 2010–11 season, Parsons averaged 11.3 points and 7.8 rebounds in 34.1 minutes per game while leading the Gators to the best regular season record in the SEC. On January 23, 2011, the Gators trailed South Carolina by 1 when Parsons hit a three-point shot to give the Gators the win. On March 8, 2011, he was named the 2011 SEC Player of the Year, becoming the first Florida Gator to win that honor.
The Gators also made the NCAA Tournament for the second year in a row. In the first three rounds of the tournament, the Gators beat UC Santa Barbara, UCLA and BYU. In the Elite Eight, the Gators lost to Butler. Parsons was picked to the All-America fifth team by Fox Sports. Parsons graduated from Florida with a degree in telecommunications.
Houston Rockets (2011–2014)Edit
Parsons was selected by the Houston Rockets with the 38th overall pick in the 2011 NBA draft. After playing three games with French team Cholet Basket during the 2011 NBA lockout, Parsons signed with the Rockets on December 18. In the Rockets' season finale on April 22, 2012, Parsons scored a season-high 23 points against the Miami Heat. For the season, he was named to the NBA All-Rookie Second Team.
On November 12, 2012, Parsons scored a career-high 25 points against the Heat. On November 23, he set a new career high with 31 points against the New York Knicks. On March 3, 2013, Parsons scored a career-high 32 points on 12-for-13 shooting in a 136–103 win over the Dallas Mavericks.
On January 24, 2014, Parsons scored a career-high 34 points and made 10 3-pointers—all in the second half—in an 88–87 loss to the Memphis Grizzlies. He set an NBA record for 3s in a half and a franchise record for 3s in a game.
Dallas Mavericks (2014–2016)Edit
After the 2013–14 season, Parsons became a restricted free agent. On July 10, 2014, he received a three-year, $46 million offer sheet from the Dallas Mavericks. The Rockets declined to match the offer and Parsons signed with the Mavericks on July 15.
On December 17, 2014, Parsons scored a season-high 32 points against the Detroit Pistons. On March 8, 2015, Parsons returned to action against the Los Angeles Lakers after a seven-game absence with a sprained left ankle. Parsons missed the final six regular-season games due to a right knee injury. He played in game one of the Mavericks' first-round playoff series against the Rockets, then missed the rest of the series with the same knee injury. He subsequently had knee surgery on May 1.
Parsons returned to action in the third game of the 2015–16 season, then dealt with strict minutes restrictions for the first six weeks of the season. On January 24, 2016, he scored a season-high 31 points in a 115–104 loss to the Rockets. On March 25, he underwent successful surgery to address the torn meniscus in his right knee, ruling him out for the rest of the season.
Memphis Grizzlies (2016–present)Edit
On July 7, 2016, Parsons signed a multi-year contract with the Memphis Grizzlies. Heading into training camp, Parsons was on light duties coming off knee surgery. He did not play in the preseason or in the first six games of the regular season. On November 6, he made his debut for the Grizzlies against the Portland Trail Blazers, but in 22 minutes as a starter, he missed all eight of his field goals attempts. He appeared in six games for the Grizzlies before missing the next 17 with a bone bruise on his left knee, making his return to the line-up on December 21 against the Detroit Pistons. On March 13, 2017, he was ruled out indefinitely after he was diagnosed with a partial tear of the meniscus in his left knee. He subsequently missed the rest of the season with a third knee injury in three years.
On October 28, 2017, Parsons scored 24 points on 9 of 11 from the field and 6 of 8 from 3-point range in a 103–89 win over the Houston Rockets. Parsons' 24 points were his best in 39 games with Memphis. Chandler had an extended stint on the sidelines between late December and mid-February due to right knee soreness. Despite only appearing in 36 games during the 2017–18 season, Parsons shot a career-best 42% from 3-point range.
Parsons earned a starting spot for the 2018–19 season out of training camp, but only played in the first three games before being sidelined with right knee soreness. By the close of December, Parsons was still sidelined by order of the organization despite having been medically cleared to return on December 21. The Grizzlies were keen for Parsons to spend time in the NBA G League with their affiliate team, the Memphis Hustle, before deciding on returning Parsons to the active roster with the Grizzlies. Parsons had been willing to play in the G League but wanted a clearer plan and a timetable in place that would return him to the Grizzlies' active roster. As a result, on January 6, he left the team indefinitely as the two sides worked to structure a resolution on his future. On February 9, it was announced that Parsons would return to the Grizzlies after the All-Star break. On February 22, after having not played since the third game of the season, Parsons returned to the rotation, playing almost 20 minutes and scoring three points on 1-of-7 shooting in a 112–106 loss to the Los Angeles Clippers.
|GP||Games played||GS||Games started||MPG||Minutes per game|
|FG%||Field goal percentage||3P%||3-point field goal percentage||FT%||Free throw percentage|
|RPG||Rebounds per game||APG||Assists per game||SPG||Steals per game|
|BPG||Blocks per game||PPG||Points per game||Bold||Career high|
Off the courtEdit
In December 2013, Parsons appeared in print and video advertisements for Iconix Brand Group line Buffalo David Bitton with model Ashley Sky for the Spring 2014 line. In 2014, Parsons signed a sponsorship deal with Chinese shoe company Anta. The five-year deal is reportedly worth $1 million per year. Parsons has signed sponsorship deals with the Chinese telecommunications company, ZTE, and the California-based apparel manufacturer, Stance.
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- Chandler Parsons Stats
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- "Chandler Parsons 2011-12 Game Log". Basketball-Reference.com. Retrieved November 4, 2018.
- "Irving, Rubio headline 2011-12 NBA All-Rookie First Team". NBA.com. May 22, 2012. Archived from the original on August 28, 2012. Retrieved May 23, 2012.
- "Chandler Parsons 2012-13 Game Log". Basketball-Reference.com. Retrieved November 4, 2018.
- "Chandler Parsons nets 32 points as Rockets end skid vs. Mavs". ESPN.com. March 3, 2013. Retrieved November 4, 2018.
- "Chandler Parsons sets record with 10 3s in half in loss to Grizzlies". ESPN.com. January 24, 2014. Retrieved November 4, 2018.
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- Rockets Receive Mavs Offer Sheet For Parsons
- Mavs Submit Chandler Parsons Offer Sheet To Rockets
- Rockets on clock for Mavericks' Chandler Parsons offer
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- "Parsons headed to Mavs; Rockets not matching offer". NBA.com. July 13, 2014. Retrieved October 26, 2014.
- "Mavericks Sign Chandler Parsons". Mavs.com. July 15, 2014. Retrieved October 26, 2014.
- "Chandler Parsons 2014-15 Game Log". Basketball-Reference.com. Retrieved November 4, 2018.
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- Chandler Parsons' mysterious knee surgery is revealed 5 months later
- "Chandler Parsons 2015-16 Game Log". Basketball-Reference.com. Retrieved November 4, 2018.
- MacMahon, Tim (March 26, 2016). "Chandler Parsons has surgery to repair torn meniscus". ESPN.com. Retrieved November 4, 2018.
- Harden's triple-double leads Rockets over Mavericks 115-104
- "Mavericks forward Chandler Parsons undergoes right knee surgery". mavs.com. March 25, 2016. Retrieved March 25, 2016.
- "Grizzlies sign Chandler Parsons to multi-year contract". NBA.com. July 7, 2016. Retrieved July 7, 2016.
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- "McCollum matches career high, Blazers beat Grizzlies 100-94". ESPN.com. November 6, 2016. Retrieved November 6, 2016.
- "Gasol ties career high with 38, Grizzlies beat Pistons 98-86". ESPN.com. December 21, 2016. Retrieved December 22, 2016.
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- Cato, Tim (March 13, 2017). "Chandler Parsons suffers partial meniscus tear, his 3rd knee injury in 3 years". sbnation.com. Retrieved November 4, 2018.
- "Parsons, Grizzlies' bench leads Memphis past Houston". ESPN.com. October 28, 2017. Retrieved October 29, 2017.
- "George, Westbrook's triple-double lead OKC past Grizzlies". ESPN.com. February 14, 2018. Retrieved February 14, 2018.
- "Chandler Parsons 2017-18 Game Log". Basketball-Reference.com. Retrieved February 14, 2018.
- Ratliff, Greg (October 5, 2018). "Memphis Grizzlies 2018-19 Player Preview: Chandler Parsons". grizzlybearblues.com. Retrieved November 4, 2018.
- Wojnarowski, Adrian; MacMahon, Tim (January 6, 2019). "Chandler Parsons, Memphis Grizzlies agree to part ways". ESPN.com. Retrieved January 6, 2019.
- "Warriors use big third quarter to beat Grizzlies 117-101". ESPN.com. November 5, 2018. Retrieved November 5, 2018.
...F Chandler Parsons sat his sixth consecutive contest because of a sore right knee.
- "Grizzlies end 5-game skid by beating Lakers 107-99". ESPN.com. December 23, 2018. Retrieved December 24, 2018.
Parsons has missed 30 games because of soreness in his right knee.
- Giannotto, Mark (December 29, 2018). "Exclusive: Chandler Parsons says he's ready to play in NBA but that Memphis Grizzlies won't let him". commercialappeal.com. Retrieved December 30, 2018.
- Cobb, David (January 7, 2019). "Grizzlies GM Chris Wallace on Chandler Parsons: 'Definitely had good information'". Memphis Commercial Appeal. Retrieved January 18, 2019.
- "Grizzlies' Bickerstaff comments on Chandler Parsons' potential return". NBA.com. February 9, 2019. Retrieved February 9, 2019.
- "Montrezl Harrell scores 30, Clippers beat Grizzlies 112-106". ESPN.com. February 22, 2019. Retrieved February 22, 2019.
- Chandler Parsons models Buffalo jeans with the very hot Ashley Sky Archived February 16, 2014, at the Wayback Machine
- "ANTA Sports Signs Contract with NBA Star Chandler Parsons of the Houston Rockets". Anta Sports. February 26, 2014. Retrieved October 27, 2018.
- "Parsons: Anta remodeling shoes". ESPN. February 26, 2014. Retrieved October 27, 2018.
- "Chandler Parsons Adds To Smart And Sexy Endorsement Portfolio With Sock Partnership". Forbes. March 6, 2015. Retrieved October 27, 2018.
- "NBA Sponsorship: The Story of ZTE's American Dream". ZTE. August 31, 2015. Retrieved October 27, 2018.