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Chandler Parsons Injury: Updates on Mavericks Star's Hip and Return

Alec Nathan@@AlecBNathanFeatured Columnist

Jan 5, 2016; Dallas, TX, USA; Dallas Mavericks forward Chandler Parsons (25) dribbles the ball past Sacramento Kings forward DeMarcus Cousins (15) during the first quarter at the American Airlines Center. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports
Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

Dallas Mavericks swingman Chandler Parsons was forced to leave the showdown against the Sacramento Kings on Tuesday with a right hip injury. However, he's ready to return.

Continue for updates.


Parsons Active vs. Pelicans

Wednesday, Jan. 6

Earl K. Sneed of Mavs.com reported Parsons will play against the Pelicans.


Parsons' Offense Vital to Mavericks' Attack

The $46 million man experienced some success during his first season with the Mavericks as he averaged 15.7 points on 46.2 percent shooting from the field and 38 percent shooting from three, but he was limited to 66 appearances throughout the 2014-15 campaign. 

This year, Parsons' production has regressed significantly. Entering Tuesday's game, the 27-year-old was averaging a career-worst 8.9 points and 3.3 rebounds. He was also shooting 44.5 percent from the field and 33.8 percent from distance. 

According to NBA.com's stats database, the Dallas offense was 2.2 points better per 100 possessions with Parsons off the floor through his first 27 appearances this year. 

However, his versatility on the wing still makes the Mavericks more of a threat on the offensive end, especially if he's able to find his old form.

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