Jabari Parker headed to the Chicago Bulls
Free agent forward Jabari Parker has agreed to a two-year, $40M deal with the Chicago Bulls, league sources tell ESPN. Milwaukee rescinded Parker's qualifying offer moments ago, making him unrestricted.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) July 14, 2018
This is obviously a huge move for several reasons. The biggest of which is the addition for the Bulls, but also the idea — in theory from some NBA experts — of addition by subtraction by the Bucks. Not because Parker was awful, but due to his injury concerns and lack of time available for him on that roster.
He appeared in 31 games last season for the Bucks and averaged 12.6 points and 4.9 rebounds while shooting 48.2 percent from the field and making 1.0 3-pointer a game on a 38.3 percent clip.
Jabari 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. The forward 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.
For those who may have forgotten, while Parker has suffered numerous ACL injuries, he was once pegged as a player a team can build its franchise around. While those days seem long gone, and even if he has some iffy defense, a change in scenery can revitalize the kid’s career.