WATCH: Chandler Parsons gives us more cowbell
OCT 1, 10:32a ET | Jimmy Traina
Rotowire: Sep 28 / 12:25p ET
News: Parsons (knee) may be ready for the Mavericks' opener Oct. 28 against the Suns, Brad Townsend of the Dallas Morning News reports.
Impact: This news comes via coach Rick Carlisle, who sounded very non-committal when speaking about the statuses of Parsons and Wes Matthews, respectively. Parsons will not be ready when training camp begins -- he still hasn't been cleared for contact -- but he hopes to ramp up his activity soon and work his way up to full speed by the end of October. Interestingly, Carlisle also noted that Parsons may see some minutes at point guard this season for the new-look Mavs. "I think we'll be able to play small and big," Carlisle said. "At some point, you might even see [Chandler] Parsons at point guard."
Rotowire: Sep 21 / 7:44a ET
News: Parsons (knee) will not be available at the start of training camp, ESPN Dallas reports.
Impact: Parsons is recovering from surgery to address a cartilage problem in his right knee. Parsons, along with teammates Wesley Matthews and JaVale McGee, will be handled conservatively to start the season with each player carrying a different timeframe. He will enter the year with a fair amount of risk but could be available by the start of the regular season.
Rotowire: Aug 23 / 2:21p ET
News: Parsons (knee surgery) posted a video on Instagram last week that showed him taking low-impact three-point shots.
Impact: It's unclear what this means for Parsons' recovery, and it's particularly hard to pinpoint his recovery timetable, because the Mavs never released exactly what procedure Parsons underwent to fix his knee injury. Rumors of microfracture surgery have put a spectre over his return timetable, leaving some to believe the Mavs are covertly tanking this season after they signed Wesley Matthews this offseason, whom is coming back from a ruptured Achilles. If you're drafting anytime soon, it's probably best to let someone else draft Parsons and assume the risk currently associated with his return from surgery. Until the Mavs lay all the cards on the table or we see Parsons in five-on-five action, it's hard to recommend drafting him this season.