This is a swap of bad, expiring contracts that gives each team a little something. Very little, but it’s there.
This is essentially a cap-neutral swap, Atlanta saves about $200,000. It’s not a trade that really moves the needle either way for either team.
So why do it? For Memphis, they get two smaller contracts, which will be easier to trade than one big one. Atlanta gets a roster spot freed up.
It is the end of the Chandler Parsons era in Memphis, the guy they brought in to provide grit n’ grind some offensive spark, but he was never healthy enough to do that.