NBA rumors about Chandler Parsons indicate he underwent microfracture surgery this summer. Parsons has been active during the NBA offseason vocally, making a lot of comments about topics such as LA Clippers center DeAndre Jordan. A report from CBS Sports sheds some additional light on a procedure that Parsons went through this offseason. It has been kept under wraps by the Dallas Mavericks, with a lot of details still missing from the reports.
Originally, the procedure was called, “arthroscopic surgery to address a cartilage injury in his right knee,” but it seems to have been more than that. This new report states that the procedure”included a bone marrow transplant from Parsons’ right hip to help regenerate the cartilage damage from late last season that caused him to miss all but one game of the playoffs.” It’s something that Mavs fans and fantasy basketball owners will want to pay attention to when the NBA preseason begins.
Chandler Parsons has already addressed the NBA rumors about his injury and surgery, stating that he will be ready for the season opener. That’s exactly what shooting guard Wesley Matthews said after he signed a nice four-year, $70 million deal with the Dallas Mavericks this offseason. Matthews had to go through surgery on a torn Achilles tendon that kept him out of the 2015 NBA Playoffs. It’s not an injury that players bounce back quickly from, but he plans to recover from the March 5 injury by the first game of the 2015-16 NBA season.
During his first season with the Mavs, Parsons averaged 15.7 points, 4.9 rebounds, and 2.4 assists per game. His numbers were down across the board from what he was doing with the Houston Rockets, but he also failed to find a comfortable role early in the 2014-15 NBA season. Now that he is more familiar with his teammates and the system, Parsons could bounce back with more impressive numbers in the coming year.
It’s impossible to overstate how much the Dallas Mavericks need Chandler Parsons and Wesley Matthews to be healthy for the 2015-16 NBA season. The team doesn’t have a lot of offense on the roster and the loss of Monta Ellis means Parsons and Matthews have to put up a lot of shots. If either player falls off schedule and is forced to miss games to start the coming season, it could put the team in a really difficult position. It is because of their potential impact that more NBA rumors about the Mavs will come out during the coming preseason games.
[Image Source: Clive Brunskill/Getty Images]