REPORT: Jabari Parker, Chicago Bulls progressing towards deal
Jabari Parker reportedly wants to be a member of the Chicago Bulls. That may soon become a reality because, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN, talks between the former No. 2 overall pick and the Bulls are trending towards an agreement.
Restricted free agent forward Jabari Parker and the Chicago Bulls are progressing on a deal, league sources tell ESPN. Discussions over a number to topics still ongoing.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) July 13, 2018
Parker has spent each of his first four seasons in the NBA in Milwaukee, but there’s a big probability that he will have to put his Bucks uniform in the closet for good with the Bulls seemingly taking an aggressive approach in trying to acquire the former Duke Blue Devils star. However, Parker is a restricted free agent as of the moment, meaning any offer the Bulls put on his table, the Bucks have the option to match it in order to retain the swingman.
If he can keep his body from breaking down and stay healthy, Parker is definitely can be big asset for Chicago. Parker can switch in three multiple positions with his ability to get buckets and create shots on his own. Standing 6-foot-8 with a 250-pound frame, Parker can cause huge headaches for opposing teams, partly because he can easily cause mismatches on the floor.
So far in his career, Parker is averaging 15.3 points, 5.5 rebounds, 2.0 assists, and 1.0 steal per game.
Of course, the biggest concern on Parker is his health. He’s has had two torn ACLs before, causing him to miss a ton of games. Last season, he returned to action after a lengthy recovery period from his second ACL injury and put up 12.6 points and 4.9 rebounds in 31 games for the Bucks.