The Atlanta Hawks are waiving veteran forward Chandler Parsons after he appeared in just five games for them this season. According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, the Hawks will cut ties with Parsons in order to create the extra roster spot needed to complete the four-team deal that was agreed upon Tuesday night.
Atlanta is waiving Chandler Parsons and his expiring $25.1M contract to create roster space to complete four-team trade, league sources tell ESPN.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) February 5, 2020
Once one of the better young assets in the league during his time with the Houston Rockets at the outset of his NBA tenure, Chandler Parsons has seen his career be placed in jeopardy over the last couple of seasons. Additionally, Parsons was involved in a car accident last month in which he was reportedly “seriously injured,” adding to his uncertain NBA future.
After his first three seasons with the Rockets, Parsons went on to join the Dallas Mavericks where he filled in as their starting small forward for two years. Parsons eventually signed a lucrative 4-year deal with the Memphis Grizzlies but has been unable to regain his momentum, largely due to various injuries.
In the deal Parsons is getting waived for, the Hawks received what they’ve been after for weeks now: a franchise center in Clint Capela. Along with Capela, the Hawks also acquired Nene while shipping away only Evan Turner, thus creating the need to free up a roster spot.
Whether Parsons gets another shot in the NBA any time in the future remains to be seen. Though the Hawks are eventually expected to waive Nene upon completion of the deal, NBA rules don’t allow a team to roster more than 15 players at any given time.