File-This Dec. 10, 2018, file photo shows Memphis Grizzlies forward Chandler Parsons (25) in the first half of an NBA basketball game in Denver. Grizzlies general manager Chris Wallace said Sunday, Jan. 6, 2019, that Former Florida player Chandler Parsons has chosen to continue rehabilitation in Los Angeles out of the options Memphis gave the 30-year-old forward. Wallace issued a statement Sunday night after reported that the Grizzlies and Parsons had agreed to a split.(AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Chandler Parsons, Grizzlies Mutually Agree to Part Ways

Former Gator forward Chandler Parsons’ time in Memphis seems to have come to an end.

According to a report from ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski and Tim MacMahon, Parsons and the Grizzlies “agreed to a separation” on Sunday. Parsons will leave Memphis while his agent works with the team to come to an agreement on the rest of the contract. Parsons still has a $25.1 million cap hit for next season and is owed $38 million of his 4-year, $94 million max-contract.

Parsons, now 30, has only played 73 games with Memphis since signing over from Dallas in 2016. Parsons dealt with injury issues in his time with the Mavericks and that has continued into his time in Memphis.

He had surgery on his left knee in the spring of 2017. In the third game of this season, he exited with soreness in his right knee and hasn’t played for the team since. Parsons has been practicing and scrimmaging with the team since, and according to the report, had been expecting to re-join the team for a road game on December 21.

Management has been unwilling to let Parson rejoin the Grizzlies though. Instead, they are pushing him towards playing with the G-League affiliate Hustle.

Ultimately, the two sides couldn’t come to an agreement on his path to rejoining the Grizzlies, hence leading to the two sides separating ways.

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