Chandler Parsons’ lost season is finally over.
The Grizzlies announced Sunday that Parsons will undergo surgery Monday to repair a partial tear of the medial meniscus in his left knee.
It marks the third straight season the 28-year-old forward has had season-ending knee surgery. His previous two seasons with the Mavericks ended with surgery on his right knee.
“If you don’t have at least 10 years experience, get your a— playing. It’s not work, it’s called playing,” Malone told Steele. “Besides, tell our underpaid service members and police and first responders to rest. Dammit, they can’t.”
The issue of NBA teams resting healthy players has become a heated topic in the past week. The Warriors rested Stephen Curry and three other stars last Saturday against the Spurs, and last night, the Cavaliers rested LeBron James, Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love, although Irving and Love had lingering injuries. Cavaliers GM David Griffin later told ESPN that the NBA was “not happy” with the team’s decision to rest their three stars.
Naturally, fans who buy tickets to see the big-name players perform are not happy when they don’t play. The NBA must also worry about its TV partners, which see ratings fall when stars sit.
All of that is to say, yes, the Cavs have serious work to do on the defensive end after Order Cheap Jerseys finishing the 2016 season in the top 10 in both offensive and defensive efficiency Plain Cheap Jerseys and establishing a physical style, particularly in the Finals against the Warriors. Still, LeBron James and Co. aren’t looking at that little number next to their name.
“(Boston being close in the standings) doesn’t matter,” James said. “Nothing is promised at the end of the day. You gotta work for whatever you want. It’s all part of the process.”