Chandler Parsons Plans To Return From Injury And Play Against The Rockets In Game 1
Chandler Parsons missed the last several games of the regular season because of an injury, but that is not going to make him sit out when it comes time to compete in the postseason.
It is even more important for Parsons to play in the match-up they were handed with the Houston Rockets, given that he was just playing for the opposing team less than a year ago. Tensions will certainly be heated between the players and fans as both teams get ready for the series.
The playoffs especially are all about key match-ups and there is nothing better than when a player signs with a new team and then travels to the city where he used to play in order to face his old team in the first round of the playoffs.
.@ChandlerParsons: "Everyone has a chance to win a championship, and that's the most exciting part. Not playing your former team."
— Earl K. Sneed (@EarlKSneed) April 17, 2015
Chandler Parsons recently suffered a knee injury that forced him to sit out the final six games of the regular season. He practiced on Friday for the first time since leaving their game on April 2nd in the 3rd quarter. He left the game with a sore knee days after the original injury, and ironically, that game was against the Rockets as well.
In a recent statement regarding his injury, the Mavericks forward said, “I definitely feel much better today. I was able to get through everything and went up and down and did all the contact stuff. I definitely made a lot of progress from the last couple of days until now. I’m feeling much better. Hopefully, no setback from now until tomorrow, but if all goes well, I should play.”
Over the course of the 2014-2015 season, he is averaging 15.7 points per game as the third-leading scorer on the team. Devin Harris, one of the team’s top bench players, was also forced to sit out the final game of the season but expects to play in game 1 on Saturday.
Chandler Parsons said that his minutes might need to be managed a bit more than usual at the start of the series at least, but he didn’t feel rusty at practice. The Mavericks will travel to Houston on Saturday night for game 1 of the best of 7 series.