The Hawks made an exciting move last night, acquiring Rockets center Clint Capela in a four-team trade. As a result, they will be waiving Chandler Parsons to facilitate the deal:
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
Parsons was acquired in a swap of expiring contracts this past offseason, with the Hawks shipping Solomon Hill and Miles Plumlee to Memphis. By doing this, Atlanta was able to open up a roster spot.
Once one of the up and coming young players in the league, Parsons’ career has been plagued by injuries. This season, he wanted an opportunity to show he was healthy and could still play, but the Hawks had young swingmen De’Andre Hunter and Cam Reddish, who were recently drafted in the NBA Lottery, receiving the majority of the minutes along the wing. Parsons ultimately only played in five games for Atlanta before sadly getting in a career-threatening car crash about a month ago.
Things surely did not work out for Parsons with the Hawks, but nevertheless, we wish him nothing but the best going forward. Hopefully, he can return to full health and carve out a role for himself elsewhere.
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