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The Memphis Grizzlies are gauging the trade market on a package of Chandler Parsons and the No. 4 overall pick, and the Dallas Mavericks are willing to take on Parsons’ immense contract if it nets them the fourth pick, according to a report from Mike Fisher of DallasBasketball.com.
Parsons, who arguably has one of the worst contracts in the NBA, is set to make $24 million in 2018-19 and $25 million in 2019-20. The 29-year-old only appeared in 36 games this past season for Memphis, averaging 7.9 points, 2.5 rebounds and 1.9 assists.
The Mavs have the fifth overall pick in the draft, so if they are able to pick up the fourth as well, they would be sitting pretty heading into draft night.
Parsons played for Dallas from 2014-16. He averaged 14.8 points per game during his two seasons there.
The former Florida Gator has been riddled with injuries the past few years. He has undergone multiple knee surgeries and hasn’t been a productive player since signing with Memphis.