However, Heat reporter Ira Winderman suggested that Miami should be looking at their long-term future, saying that instead of chasing a star, the team should trade for cap space. I think the Heat will be willing to trade players for future cap space. I’ll give you one, trade for Chandler Parsons, not to play him, but he only has two years left on his deal. If you make a deal like that, James Johnson, three years left. Kelly Olynyk, three years left. Dion [Waiters] three years left. You could have more money for 2020 free agency. So instead of flipping them for a star, I could see by the trade deadline, the Heat flipping some of those contracts for salary cap space.
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Parsons — who is guaranteed $38 million in salary through the 2019-20 season — left the Grizzlies on Sunday to continue working out on his own in California. The Grizzlies and Parsons couldn’t agree on a G League assignment plan that would assure Parsons of his return to the active NBA roster this season. The sides will work to find a trade for Parsons, sources said.
The Dallas Mavericks and the Memphis Grizzlies have, sources tell me, talked about trade concepts that would sent the No. 4 overall pick in Thursday’s NBA Draft from Memphis to Dallas, with Chandler Parsons as the “salary dump” included in the swap. The Grizzlies began last weekend in the preliminary stages of shopping the idea, as first noted here, with DallasBasketball.com breaking the story on Dallas’ willingness in “taking on money in exchange for a top-10 pick,” as a source put it to us last Thursday.
Marc Stein: The Grizzlies, meanwhile, continue to receive significant trade interest in the No. 4 pick in scenarios where they would also send out Chandler Parsons. The Grizz are said to be taking more calls than they’re making, but staying in the high lottery is obviously crucial to Memphis twitter.com/TheSteinLine/s…
Mike Fisher: Source: #Mavs ‘not willing’ to include Harrison Barnes in #Grizzlies ‘Parsons + pick No. 4’ trade idea (vip)
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The Memphis Grizzlies have gauged the trade market on a package of Chandler Parsons and the No. 4 overall pick, league sources told The Athletic.
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