October 16, 2017, 7:40 am
Chandler Parsons is expected to come off of the bench this season, according to Ronald Tillery of The Commercial Appeal.
“I’m going to look at some other guys in the starting lineup, and that way I’ll put him in a position to have success since he’s coming back from (injury),” said Grizzlies head coach David Fizdale. “I’m still not going to have kid gloves on him. When it’s time to go, it’s time to go. Obviously, I’ll be pushing him to play great minutes for us.” James Ennis will instead be the starter at small forward, providing more defensive versatility and athleticism. While Parsons will come off the bench, he can still be viewed as a late-round target for added scoring and three pointers as he slowly works his minutes up.