A day after Chandler Parsons’ agent offered a new twist to the ongoing saga involving his client and the Memphis Grizzlies, the $94-million man in the middle of it all had a lot he wanted to say.
So Parsons finished up morning shootaround ahead of Saturday’s game against the Boston Celtics, the 32nd game in a row he won’t play in, and decided to speak for the first time about the off-court drama that’s preventing him from making a return.
"The most confusing part for me is I'm healthy," Parsons told The Commercial Appeal. "I'm medically cleared by the people I work with every single day, that are experts at this kind of stuff, so it's frustrating to watch a team struggle and I'm sitting there on the bench healthy, dying to play."
What stopped Parsons' return?
Welcome back to the soap opera that is the Parsons era in Memphis.
Pardon me, Grizzlies fans, if you’ve heard a version of this story over the past two years. But this time it comes with more of a disconnect between player and front office than ever before.