Chandler Parsons has played just six games for the Grizzlies this season, coming off summer knee surgery, but in that time the Grizzlies have been 8.3 points per 100 possessions better when he is on the court.
Which means they are going to miss him the next couple weeks while he recovers from a bone bruise. Via Tim MacMahon of ESPN:
Source: Chandler Parsons has a bone bruise in his left knee that could cause him to miss up to two weeks. That is not the knee that Parsons has had surgically repaired twice. The Grizzlies announced that Parsons will miss Monday’s game in Charlotte, the second straight game he will miss.
That it’s not the right knee is good news.
Parsons has played just 21 minutes a game, averaging 7.7 points and three rebounds a game since his return. However, his playmaking and ability to space the floor with his shot makes him important to the team going forward. Fortunately, this is not going to sideline him for long.