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Bulls’ Jabari Parker says he’s fatigued from illness, hopes to play Sunday

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Chicago Bulls small forward Jabari Parker says he is still feeling fatigued from the stomach illness he got when the team was in Mexico City last week playing the Orlando Magic.

Jabari Parker is currently out of the Bulls’ rotation, but with injuries to shooting guard Zach LaVine and power forward Bobby Portis, Bulls head coach Jim Boylen might have no choice but to play the former No. 2 overall pick when he’s 100 percent.

In 29 games this season for his hometown Bulls, Jabari Parker is averaging 15.2 points, 6.9 rebounds and 2.3 assists per game and shooting 45.5 percent from the field, 29.3 percent from beyond the arc and 72.4 percent from the free-throw line.

Parker’s defense has been abysmal, though, and that’s why Jim Boylen has taken him out of the rotation. Parker and his camp are reportedly working with Chicago’s front office to find a trade which works for both sides. Parker’s homecoming to The Windy City could be coming to an end soon.

The Bulls entered Friday with the worst record in the NBA at 7-25. It’s just been a disaster of a season in Chicago and Jabari Parker hasn’t helped with his lack of defensive effort. We’ll see when and where Parker gets traded.