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Mavericks’ Parsons has successful arthroscopic knee surgery

Mavericks forward Chandler Parsons, right, drives to the basket against the Rockets’ Terrence Jones during Game 1 of the first-round playoffs. Parsons scored 10 points, his final points of the season.
Mavericks forward Chandler Parsons, right, drives to the basket against the Rockets’ Terrence Jones during Game 1 of the first-round playoffs. Parsons scored 10 points, his final points of the season. AP

Dallas Mavericks small forward Chandler Parsons underwent successful arthroscopic surgery Friday to address a cartilage injury to his right knee.

A timetable for his return to basketball activities will be determined at a later date.

The Mavericks’ team physician, Dr. T.O. Souryal, performed the surgery at Texas Sports Medicine.

Parsons started all 66 games he played in this season and averaged 15.7 points, 4.9 rebounds and 2.4 assists in 33.1 minutes per contest. But he missed the final six games of the regular season and the final four playoff games the Mavericks played against Houston stemming from an injury that occurred March 29 against the Indiana Pacers.

Parsons signed a three-year, $46 million free agent contract with Dallas last summer, and said this summer he wants to help recruit players to come to play for the Mavericks.

“Obviously there are free agents that we want to sign back and see what the situation is,’’ Parsons said. “But we’re definitely moving in the right direction and we have a lot of pieces that would fit well with the free agents out there right now, and we have a great coach.

“So I think we’re moving in the right direction. We’re a championship-caliber team. We’ve just got to get the right pieces.”

And get Parsons back up to speed.

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