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Chandler Parsons
Chandler Parsons
Position: F
Born: 10/25/88
Height: 6-9 / 2.06
Weight:227 lbs. / 103 kg.
Salary: $22,116,750
Most new NBA coaches take over reclamation projects, but that is not the case with Fizdale. The Grizzlies return Mike Conley — the highest-paid player in league history — along with Zach Randolph and Marc Gasol, and have the newly signed Chandler Parsons. The Grizzlies will be expected to make a deep playoff run. “That was the only way I wanted it, to be honest with you,” Fizdale said. “I didn’t want to take over a restart. I’m not afraid to coach guys. But I am going to coach them to win and I am going to hold them to a high standard. I was OK with that. If I don’t have any other strength, I’m pretty good at building relationships. I don’t know if people were looking at that Memphis job the way it should have been looked at. A lot of guys in my situation very rarely get a situation with this many proven players.
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Matt Mosley: Mark, why did you essentially pick Harrison Barnes over Chandler Parsons? Parsons ends up getting very similar, if not the same money, from Memphis. Y’all had a great relationship. I saw quotes recently [where] you said, ‘It continues to be a great relationship.’ Did it simply come down to the knee, the medical, as comparing Barnes to Parsons or do you just feel like maybe Barnes has more upside? Mark Cuban: Can’t go into any details, but I’ll just say it wasn’t a basketball issue. Chandler obviously is a very, very skilled player. There’s a lot of great things to his game. But he’s, in essence, a different player from Harrison. Harrison is longer, more athletic, younger. Just like Chandler really didn’t get a chance to have his game blossom when he was with the Rockets. He just showed glimpses of it because of Dwight [Howard] and James [Harden] being there. I think Harrison was kind of in the same role. I think we’re going to give Harrison the opportunity and I know he’s excited about the opportunity to really shine and be a featured guy for us.
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On the loss of free agent Chandler Parsons: Cuban: “I’m still good friends with Chandler. We talked about it after he signed with Memphis. We exchanged texts and stayed friends and committed to stay friends. I like him a lot but there were other things other than basketball that went into the decision. And Chandler was aware of them and he made his decision. We gave him some options and he went in a different direction. That was his choice and I respect it and again, I think he’s a great guy and I hope he has a great season other than the four games we play him.”
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Chandler Parsons is clearly happy that his Memphis Grizzlies teammate, Mike Conley, just signed the largest contract in NBA history … but he’s not that impressed. FYI, Conley just inked a 5-year $153 MILLION deal … despite never making an NBA All-Star team. So, what does Parsons say to the people who claim Conley’s being wayyy overpaid? “It’s the market,” Chandler said … “The TV … the money’s going up. Everyone’s gonna be getting that.”