After five months of grueling rehab, Chandler Parsons could make his season debut on November 1 against the Los Angeles Lakers, per ESPN's Tim MacMahon.
Chandler Parsons' season debut could come as soon as Sunday against the Lakers. He's working hard to catch up on conditioning.— Tim MacMahon (@espn_macmahon) October 28, 2015
The cloud of mystery surrounding Parsons' injury during the offseason created a lot of uncertainty on when he would be available during the season. Parsons underwent a hybrid micro fracture surgery in May and the Mavericks never gave an exact timetable for his return. Miraculously, Wes Matthews will start the season before Parsons just seven months after tearing his achilles. It appears that Parsons isn't far behind, which means the Mavericks will have their dynamic wing duo for the majority of the season.
It will take a bit of time for both Matthews and Parsons to work themselves in to game shape, but their early return from injury bode well for this Maverick team. Once again, Mavs head trainer Casey Smith proves to be a warlock.