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Report: Chandler Parsons hoping to return against Detroit Pistons

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Chandler Parsons has been out of action for a month (since Nov. 18th) due to knee issues, but it sounds like he will be ready to go Wednesday against Detroit.

Injuries have riddled Memphis for some time now, but the Grizzlies small forward told ESPN NBA Reporter Tim MacMahon that he hopes to make his return tomorrow against the Pistons.

Parsons, who hasn’t played due to a bone bruise in his left knee, will participate in a pregame workout Tuesday night and be re-evaluated Wednesday morning. But it sounds like he is optimistic that he will be cleared to play.

"We'll see how I feel tomorrow, but I hope to play," Parsons told MacMahon.

Parsons has been dealing with knee injuries throughout his NBA career.

The Former Maverick and Rocket has played in just six games this season after signing a four-year, $94 million contract with Memphis in the off-season. He missed the first six games of the season after his recovery from a March surgery on his right knee, which was the second major operation on that knee in a two year span.

Although Memphis has been without their starting small forward — along with absences by several other key players, including point guard Mike Conley, who recently returned after missing three weeks due to a back injury — the Grizzlies are 18-11.

The Grizzlies must slowly work Parsons back into the rotation. They cannot afford to make a mistake with their most valuable wing player. Memphis invested in Parsons in the off-season, it cannot make a major mistake by rushing him back too quickly.