Ramifications of the Atlanta Hawks Trade for Chandler Parsons

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How Trading for Parsons Impacts the Hawks

Chandler Parsons is still a capable shooter, when his legs allow it. However, he won’t be asked to do much in Atlanta. He may be able to squeeze out a few mins as a floor spacer, should one of the teams wings, suffer an injury.

Parsons may also find minutes, if the team uses a small ball lineup often, thus opening up more minutes on the wing. However that is if Parsons accepts a bench role.

There is still a possibility of a buyout, if Chandler can find a championship contender interested in his services. Particularly if that interest comes with a promise of playing time.

According Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN, Chandler Parsons was unable to reach a buyout with the Memphis Grizzlies. He also stated that the  main purpose of the trade for the Atlanta Hawks was to clear a roster spot.

The move now gives the Atlanta Hawks 13 players under contract. This includes the contract of Jaylen Adams that is not guaranteed. The Atlanta Hawks roster now looks like this:

Point Guard: Trae Young, Evan Turner, Jaylen Adams

Shooting Guard: Kevin Huerter, De’Andre Bembry, Allen Crabbe

Small Forward: De’Andre Hunter, Cam Reddish, Chandler Parsons

Power Forward: John Collins, Omari Spellman

Center: Alex Len, Bruno Fernando