Dallas has really missed Chandler Parsons during their first round playoff series with Houston — he was the guy supposed to match up on James Harden, but he has been out with an injured knee (he played in Game 1 but couldn’t continue after that).
Now they may be missing him a lot longer.
Parsons is going to undergo arthroscopic surgery on his right knee, but depending on what they find microfracture surgery could be next, reports Tim MacMahon of ESPN.
Dallas Mavericks small forward Chandler Parsons might need microfracture surgery on his right knee, sources told ESPNDallas.com, although there remains a possibility that the cartilage damage could be repaired with arthroscopic surgery.
If microfracture surgery is necessary, Parsons could be sidelined to begin next season.
Basically, the doctor is going to open him and see what the situation looks like up close.
Microfracture surgery usually takes six-to-eight months to recover from and return to the court. That would have Parsons back around the start of next season at the earliest, and the Mavericks likely would be cautious in bringing him back.
Parsons averaged 15.7 points a game last season (second highest on the Mavs), shot 38 percent from three and had an above-average PER of 16.3. Parsons had the third highest win shares on the team, trailing only Dirk Nowitzki and Tyson Chandler.