Bucks rumors: Milwaukee not expected to match offer sheet for Jabari Parker
Parker, a Chicago native, isn’t expected to have an offer sheet matched by the Milwaukee Bucks. The team has discussed allowing Parker to become an unrestricted free agent by pulling his qualifying offer, but that has yet to happen, league sources said.
After being the second overall pick in the 2014 draft, the Bucks thought he was the star that they could build around. Two ACL injuries later and a falling out with the team, it appears that his time in Milwaukee is coming to a close.
Parker when healthy has shown glimpses of how well he can play, and how elite of a scorer he can be, but at times keeping him on the court is tough. He has only played in 183 games in his four-year career, but the Bulls are banking that the injuries are a thing of the past.
The Bulls are building a solid foundation even though it’s still probably a few years away before they are a contender again. In a weak Eastern Conference, if everyone can stay healthy, they could be a playoff team as early as this year.
The terms of the contract haven’t been disclosed yet, but according to Wojnarowski, the deal could be signed as early as Sunday. The Bulls will have the right to match the contract, but that doesn’t seem to be the plan, at least not yet.