Watch out, the Grizzlies are getting healthy.
They have the best defense in the league, Marc Gasol has played as well as anyone in the league the past few weeks, but they have stumbled the last three games as the offense just can’t generate enough points.
That’s about to get a boost with the return of Chandler Parsons. Tim MacMahon of ESPN broke the news, Parsons basically confirmed it.
Parsons has played in only six games for the Grizzlies this season (he missed the start of the season coming off knee surgery), but in that small sample size the Grizzlies have been 8.3 points per 100 possessions better when he is on the court. His return plus that of Mike Conley recently should bring the Grizzlies offense up to decent — which with their defense should be enough.
It’s good timing for a team that could use some wins because seven of the next nine for Memphis are on the road.