And-Ones: Wizards, Thompson, Parsons, Grizzlies

The Wizards are conducting several interviews for their head of basketball operations opening this week. Former Hawks GM Danny Ferry met with the team on Tuesday and current Rockets executive VP of basketball operations Gersson Rosas is also in town for his meeting, as we relayed earlier today.

Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN (Twitter link) reports that Thunder VP of basketball operations Troy Weaver was in D.C. as well to interview for the position. Interim GM Tommy Sheppard is also under consideration.

Here’s more from around the league:

  • Marc Stein of the New York Times believes Klay Thompson is “100 percent staying put with the Warriors and will not consider external suitors,” as he writes in his latest newsletter. Thompson will be a free agent at the end of the season.
  • Chandler Parsons had some encouraging stretches for the Grizzlies and he hopes to build on that progress, as David Cobb of the Memphis Commercial Appeal passes along. “I’m going to continue to do all the right things this summer and put myself in the best situation to play a lot of games next year,” Parsons said. “Where that will be, I don’t know. You’ve got to ask the guys upstairs. But I’m fully committed to the team and coming back, if that’s what it’s going to be.”
  • Parsons has one year left on his four-year, $94MM deal and Cobb (same piece) wonders if the team will be able to trade the forward. The scribe believes the Grizzlies would have to attach an asset to Parsons in order to extract any value from a trade despite Parsons showing progress this season.
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11 thoughts on “And-Ones: Wizards, Thompson, Parsons, Grizzlies

  1. hiflew

    I doubt the Grizzlies would have to attach an asset simply because Parsons is a big expiring deal especially if they are willing to take back a multi year deal or two.

    I am thinking of Miami. Parsons and maybe a couple of non guarantees for Ryan Anderson and Dion Waiters. They can cut Anderson since he is not completely guaranteed and save some money and then just be on the hook for Waiters’ smaller deal for an extra year. Could help both teams a lot.

    • mcmillankmm

      What’s the benefit of an Anderson/Waiters for Parsons swap for Memphis?

      • hiflew

        Saving about $10 million by cutting Anderson. Plus, Waiters is arguably a better player than Parsons as well.

        • mcmillankmm

          Wouldn’t you rather just clear your books after 1 season of Parsons rather than have a $15M hit to your cap by cutting Anderson and then having Waiters for 2 seasons?

    • D$!LLKU$H-og

      I was thinking these 2 teams could do something big. Like Dragic, Whiteside and the 13th pick for Conley and Parsons. Memphis is essentially swapping Parsons expiring for Whitesides expiring and trading Conley for Dragic expiring and a lottery pick. Could shake things up.

  2. 94yankees

    Waiters has more upside than Parsons and will cost the same amount over 2 years. It’s not a horrible idea.

  3. Skip, Tampa

    Actually, Waiters is light years better than Parsons and would pair with Conley great at less than half the price. Anderson is just for salary match.
    Pending an opt-in, Whiteside for Parsons is also very worthwhile.
    Ether deal will still cost the Grizzlies a 2nd round pick.
    Just because Parsons is that bad.

    • hiflew

      I don’t even think it will cost them a pick. For salary matching, they would have to throw in a couple of non-guarantees like Rabb, Martin, and/or Brooks. Those players would take the place of any picks.

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