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Wizards’ Jabari Parker suffers left knee sprain vs. Bulls

Jabari Parker, Wizards

Washington Wizards small forward Jabari Parker suffered a left knee sprain on Wednesday against the Chicago Bulls.

The Wizards later announced Parker was done for the night:

Jabari Parker has suffered two ACL tears in his young career. With the Wizards’ season over, there’s no point for him to play if he’s not healthy.

Washington acquired Parker from the Bulls at the February trade deadline. The swingman is averaging 15.5 points, 7.3 rebounds and 2.8 assists with the Wizards.

Parker has a team-option worth $20 million for next season. Washington will likely decline that, but try to bring the talented Chicago native back on a more team-friendly deal. The former No. 2 overall had a tough homecoming with the Bulls, but he showed in the nation’s capital that he’s still an impact player when put in the right spots on the floor.

The Wizards are missing the playoffs this season. John Wall was lost for the season in December after undergoing heel surgery. The All-Star point guard also slipped at his house and tore his Achilles tendon.

Center Dwight Howard only played in nine games this season due to a back injury. The former All-NBA center had surgery. It’s a season Washington wants to forget.