October 8, 2017, 7:39 am
The Grizzlies have tried playing Parsons at the four the first two preseason games and coach David Fizdale has been impressed by his ability to create mismatches. Parsons said that he likes it a lot and he enjoys playing against bigger, slower guys as he feels comfortable with the small-ball lineup. Health has been the main issue for the Grizzlies forward who is coming off a third knee surgery in three years and this move seems logical from a basketball standpoint as he admittedly has lost a step and is slower against most of the league’s small forwards. Owners should approach with caution as Parsons needs to prove that he can stay on the court first.