Report: Jabari Parker has all but checked out from Bulls, hopeful a trade is imminent
Jabari Parker is no longer in the Bulls’ playing rotation and his representatives are reportedly working with Chicago’s front office to find a trade.
Sources have indicated that Parker has all but checked out, hopeful that a trade is imminent.
While the Bulls already have discussed moving Parker and his two-year, $40-million contract — there is a team-option on year two — there are few teams showing interest.
In 29 games for the Bulls this season, Parker has averaged 15.2 points, 6.9 rebounds and 2.3 assists per game while shooting 45.5 percent from the field, 29.3 percent from beyond the arc and 72.4 percent from the free-throw line.
Parker signed a two-year, $40 million deal with Chicago in the offseason, and his homecoming to The Windy City has been a disaster. The second season of Parker’s deal is a team-option and there is no chance the former No. 2 overall pick will be back next year with the team. With that said, the Bulls might as well trade the swingman and get something in return.
Parker has suffered two ACL tears in his young NBA career. There’s no doubt he can score the basketball, but Parker is arguably one of the worst defenders in the league.