Jabari Parker says he played like ‘doo-doo’ in return to Milwaukee
Chicago Bulls small forward Jabari Parker made his return to Milwaukee Wednesday evening, and his performance couldn’t have gone any worse.
Parker, who played the first four years of his NBA career with the Bucks, signed a two-year, $40 million deal with his hometown Bulls in July. Milwaukee rescinded its qualifying offer on Parker, making him an unrestricted free agent and allowing him to sign with Chicago. The 23-year-old was a fan favorite in Milwaukee and was greeted with mostly cheers when he was introduced in the starting lineup.
The introductions were just about the only thing that went well for Parker. The former No. 2 overall pick out of Duke scored just two points and shot a woeful 1-of-12 from the field. After the game, Parker didn’t mince words when asked to describe how he played.
Jabari Parker: “I played like doo-doo.”
— K.C. Johnson (@KCJHoop) October 4, 2018
It’s just preseason, but Jabari Parker has struggled in his first two games with the Bulls. He is a combined 6-of-26 from the field. The rest of Parker’s teammates were putrid on Wednesday as well. Chicago lost to Milwaukee by a final score of 116-82. The Bucks led by as many as 34 points.
Parker will get a chance to redeem himself on Oct. 8 when the Bulls take on the Charlotte Hornets.