I can't imagine this is "fake".
At the same time, how can this not have been seen as a risk of playing him right now, if this is the result? We have got to have the crappiest medical staff in the league. Many of us could look at Parsons and tell that no matter what he said, what the staff said, he wasn't right. Some of it sounded mental, but I guess that has been disproved now.
Well - regardless of how it happened, this is probably a blessing in disguise for the Grizzlies. We were in a groove until Parsons was reintroduced into the lineup - after that it seems like we lost our brains, our mojo, whatever. Maybe now we can get it back.
I am STILL ok with this signing, because it was about more than just Chandler Parsons. It was a calculated risk. The Grizzlies knew it. We all knew it. And risks don't always pay off. But we have now seen that this team can play well without him. The Grizzlies should be able to get back to business now. And if Parsons never gets back to form, he will one day be a huge fat expiring, when that will mean something again.
What is unfortunate is that it is now evident that maybe we didn't have to swing for the fences with a signing this past offseason. Hindsight has never been more 20/20 than this. If this year was a transitional year, it is now apparent that we were a playoff team, even without Parsons. But there would have been no way of knowing that going in, which is why a Parsons seemed necessary. Not to mention how hard of a sell this team would have been without a splashy signing this year.