The Memphis Grizzlies traded disappointing Chandler Parsons to the Atlanta Hawks on Wednesday, receiving forward Solomon Hill and centre Miles Plumlee in return, ESPN reported. Parsons signed a four-year, $94 million contract with the Grizzlies in July of 2016, but chronic knee issues largely have kept him off the court.
Now, 30, the 6-foot-10 Parsons played just 95 games (45 starts) in three seasons in Memphis, averaging 7.2 points and 2.6 rebounds per game. The Grizzlies and Hawks made almost an even swap in terms of dollars, with Parsons owed $25.1 million next season. Hill ($12.8 million) and Plumlee ($12.5 million) will earn a combined $25.3 million. Both Hill and Plumlee are entering the final seasons of their contracts.
The Hawks acquired Hill, 28, last month in a draft-night trade with the New Orleans. The 6-7 forward averaged 4.3 points and 3.0 rebounds in 44 games (15 starts) with the Pelicans in 2018-19. Injuries limited Plumlee, 30, to 18 games last season. The 6-11 centre averaged 4.4 points and 2.2 rebounds.
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