Hawks' Chandler Parsons diagnosed with concussion, whiplash after car accident

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Atlanta Hawks forward Chandler Parsons (31) passes the ball during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Detroit Pistons, Friday, Nov. 22, 2019, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)
Chandler Parsons was traded to Atlanta last offseason. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

Atlanta Hawks forward Chandler Parsons was in a car accident on Wednesday and has been diagnosed with a concussion and whiplash, Yahoo Sports senior NBA insider Chris Haynes reports.

Parsons has already been ruled out for the team’s road trip to San Antonio.

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The injury likely won’t affect Parson’s playing time, as he had been a healthy scratch since Dec. 27. He has played only 54 minutes this season for the Hawks, scoring 14 points in five games.

The Hawks acquired Parsons in a trade last offseason that was more about the Memphis Grizzlies offloading his $25.1 million cap hit this season, the final year of a four-year max contract in the summer of 2016.

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