The Memphis Grizzlies signed 28-year old small forward Chandler Parsons to a 4-year, $94 million dollar deal last summer knowing that he might not be ready for the start of the 2016-17 season, due to the fact that he was still rehabbing from knee surgery. He will make his Grizzlies’ debut tomorrow against the Portland Trailblazers. Parsons played in 61 games (51 starts) for the Mavericks last year and he averaged 29.5 minutes, 13.7 points, 4.7 rebounds and 2.8 assists per game. He shot 49.2% from the floor, 41.4% from the three point line and 68.4% from the free throw line last year. Parsons coming back will bump 26-year old James Ennis to the bench. Ennis is playing really well for the Grizzlies so far this year. He has played in 6 games (all starts) for the Grizzlies so far this year and he is averaging 30.7 minutes, 11.5 points, 7.8 rebounds, 0.8 assists and 1.0 steal per game. Ennis is shooting 48.9% from the floor, 42.1% from three point range and 75% from the free throw line so far this year. Ennis will do a solid job off the bench and he will help the Grizzlies monitor Parsons’ workload until he is 100% healthy.
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