Chandler Parsons out for rest of playoffs, likely will need knee surgery

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Murphy’s Law is hitting the Dallas Mavericks hard.

They are down 0-2 to the Houston Rockets in their first round playoff matchup. Rajon Rondo is now out indefinitely because he is a terrible fit with their team has a back injury and is seeking a second medical opinion on it.

Now this: Chandler Parsons is out for the rest of the playoffs with a right knee injury and is exploring surgical options, the team has announced.

There is no timetable on Parsons or word if he can return by the start of next season.

Parsons was the big free agent the Mavericks poached from the Rockets last summer. Also, he was key for them in this series — he’s the guy who could spend time guarding James Harden and, more importantly, make Harden expend energy on the defensive end. Parsons played 36 minutes in the series opener and had 10 points, but wasn’t the factor Dallas needed him to be.

It feels like the end is coming for Dallas sooner rather than later in this first round series.