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Report: Hawks waiving Chandler Parsons

After the blockbuster deal, Atlanta is dropping Parsons contract to create roster space.

Memphis Grizzlies forward Chandler Parsons reacts to a call from referee Ray Acosta during the fourth quarter against the Detroit Pistons at Little Caesars Arena. Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports

The Atlanta Hawks have waived F Chandler Parsons, ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported Wednesday morning.

As Woj mentions, this is a move to clear up a roster spot after Tuesday night’s 12-man trade involving four teams. The Hawks picked up Clint Capela and Nene from the Rockets and needed one spot to accommodate both.

Parsons is in the midst of a lawsuit after being hit by a drunk driver, causing him to suffer multiple injuries which were career-threatening. It’s unsure if Parsons will return to the NBA this season or in the future.