Head coach J.B. Bickerstaff has announced that Memphis Grizzlies forward Chandler Parsons will return against the Los Angeles Clippers on Friday, for only his fourth game of the season.
Parsons played in the first three games of the season, but has not seen action since October 22, when he played just six minutes and did not score against the Utah Jazz.
The Grizzlies’ forward had a partial meniscus tear in his left knee, which was originally believed to be bad enough to keep him out for the entire season.
The Grizzlies could use as many minutes as Parsons can give them in Friday’s home game against the Los Angeles Clippers.
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Marc Gasol was moved to the Toronto Raptors at the trade deadline earlier this month and forward Kyle Anderson is not expected to play Friday because of a shoulder injury.
In addition, JaMychal Green and Garrett Temple now play for the Clippers after a trade-deadline deal.
The 30-year-old Parsons, a second-round draft pick of the Houston Rockets in 2011 out of Florida, has averaged 13 points and 4.6 rebounds in his eight-year career with stops in Houston and Dallas before coming to Memphis in the 2016-17 season.