After signing a contract with Mark Cuban at a Dallas night club, Chandler Parsons became the Mavericks’ chief recruiter for Deandre Jordan. That… didn’t quite work out. In this Ride Along, Chandler recounts the tug-of-war over his longtime friend, his growth from a petulant and overlooked kid at the University of Florida to a respected NBA veteran, and his thoughts on facing Kobe one last time at the Staples Center.
Chandler Parsons will get his chance to torment the Mavericks next season as a member of the division-rival Memphis Grizzlies.
The only remaining question is whether he’ll be joining point guard Mike Conley – and every sign suggests he will.
Parsons, who spent two years in Dallas before opting out of his contract last month, agreed to a maximum contract with the Grizzlies that is expected to be worth about $94 million over four seasons.
Several reports stated that the small forward and Grizzlies agreed quickly after meeting on Friday. A league source confirmed the deal. Parsons had met late Thursday night in Los Angeles with representatives of the Portland Trail Blazers.
It had become clear earlier this week that Parsons would not be returning to the Mavericks, who were hesitant to offer a full, max salary to a player who has had knee surgery in each of the last two seasons. Parsons tweeted at Mark Cuban and the Mavericks on Friday afternoon.
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