Ramifications of the Atlanta Hawks Trade for Chandler Parsons

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The 411 On Chandler Parsons

In Chandler Parsons, the Atlanta Hawks get a third small forward and another wing shooter. Injures have derailed, what was once a very promising career for Chandler.

Five years ago Chandler Parsons was at his pinnacle of his career. He averaged 16.6 points, 5.5 rebounds, and 4 assists. He shot a 37 percent from three-point range. Three years ago he shot a blistering 41.4 percent from beyond the arch.

Chandler seemed destined to be a future all-star. Prior to his free agency year, he was one of the players that fans wanted to see the Atlanta Hawks sign the most. He played well with the Dallas Mavericks for two seasons, before signing a mega deal in Memphis.

Prior to signing with the Grizzlies, Chandler Parsons had his first knee surgery in 2015. He has had knee troubles since, even having a mild form of micrco-fracture surgery. That is a surgery that no NBA player has had and regained his same effectiveness.

Chandler Parsons may have chronic knee problems for the rest of his career, after having a plethora of surgeries. Zach Cronin of The Basketball Network, chronicles the derailment of Parsons’ career due to injuries. Yet if and when he is healthy, he will provide shooting for the Atlanta Hawks.

Parsons played in only 25 games last season, with three starts. He posted per game totals of 7.5 points, 2.8 rebounds and 1.7 assists. He had a down year shooting wise, making just 31 percent of his shots from downtown.

The year prior during the 2017-18 season, Chandler played in 36 games and made 42 percent of his three-point tries.