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The Memphis Grizzlies are reportedly shopping the No. 4 overall pick in Thursday's NBA draft, though any interested teams might need to be prepared to take on Chandler Parsons' contract to facilitate a deal.
The Grizzlies are in discussions with multiple teams regarding the pick, according to a report from ESPN. An earlier report Wednesday from 247Sports.com keyed in on the Dallas Mavericks as a suitor that was discussing a trade for the pick and Parsons.
Other teams interested in the pick include Orlando, Chicago, New York, Denver, Boston and the Los Angeles Clippers, according to ESPN, which adds the Grizzlies don't expect suitors to become serious until they are on the clock Thursday night. The Grizzlies reportedly prefer to move back only a few spots instead of leaving the lottery altogether.
Parsons, 29, has been limited by lingering knee soreness to just 70 games total over the first two seasons of the four-year, $94 million max deal he signed with the Grizzlies in July 2016. He's owed roughly $49.2 million over the next two years.
Parsons, a 6-foot-10 forward, averaged 7.9 points in 36 games (eight starts) last season after averaging a career-low 6.2 points in 34 games (all starts) in 2016-17.
The Los Angeles Lakers swung a deal to acquire the 39th pick in the draft from the Philadelphia 76ers in exchange for the Bulls' 2019 second-round pick and cash considerations, according to a separate report from ESPN late Wednesday.
--Field Level Media