The Memphis Grizzlies have ended the Chandler Parsons era, trading him to the Atlanta Hawks for forward Solomon Hill and center Miles Plumlee, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.
Wojnarowski says “the trade allows Memphis to move on from perhaps the biggest personnel mistake in franchise history. Largely because of chronic knee problems, Parsons has been unproductive since signing a four-year, $94 million maximum contract, averaging 7.2 points and 2.6 rebounds while playing only 95 games over the last three seasons.”
The Grizzlies and Parsons were unable to reach a buyout deal, so Memphis chose the trade with Atlanta.
After spending several weeks during the season working out on his own in Los Angeles, Parsons returned to the Grizzlies after the All-Star break and played the final 22 games, his longest games played streak of all his time in Memphis.
30-year-old Parsons, who had season-ending knee surgeries in each of his two years with the Dallas Mavericks, before signing with the Grizzlies, is due $25.1 million in the final season of his contract.
Hill and Plumlee are also both entering the final season of their contracts.
According to ESPN, 30-year-old Plumlee has averaged 4.9 points and 4.5 rebounds for five teams in his career. 28-year-old Hill has career averages of 5.9 points and 3.3 rebounds.