MEMPHIS, Tenn. - The Memphis Grizzlies have traded Chandler Parsons to the Atlanta Hawks.
According to sources, the former Grizzlies forward has been traded for Hawks' forward Solomon Hill and center Miles Plumlee.
The announcement was posted via Twitter this morning via ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.
Memphis has agreed to trade Chandler Parsons to Atlanta for Solomon Hill and Miles Plumlee, league sources tell ESPN.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) July 3, 2019
Sources also said Parsons and the Grizzlies were unable to agree on a buyout number, which resulted in the trade.
Memphis and Parsons were unable to agree on a buyout number, so Grizzlies made the trade with Atlanta. As @BobbyMarks42 says, it's easier to move out salaries by breaking Parsons' $25M into two smaller contracts. Hawks free a roster spot. https://t.co/guRiX905mW— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) July 3, 2019
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The lack of time spent actually playing in games rubbed fans the wrong way. Knee injuries limited Parsons to 95 games out of a possible 246 for Memphis.
There's also the case of money. Parsons was making a lot of it.
Back in 2016, the Grizzlies’ front office thought the 6-foot-10 forward would bring some offensive firepower. That explains the $94 million max contract.
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