Jabari Parker receiving ‘last-minute interest’ from other teams

Tanya Simon
July 14, 2018

Restricted free-agent forward Jabari Parker and the Chicago Bulls are progressing on an offer sheet deal, league sources told ESPN on Friday.

The Bucks selected Parker out of Duke with the second-overall pick in the 2014 NBA Draft. The Chicago native averaged 20.1 points, 6.2 rebounds and 2.8 assists per game during the 2016-17 season for the Bucks, though he only played in 51 games.

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Though Parker has alternated between power and small forward, the Bulls' initial plan is to start him at small forward, a position of need. The 2012 Gatorade National Player of the Year is actually from Chicago, as HoopsHype's Alex Kennedy noted when free agency began. Central to pull their qualifying offer, which would make Parker an unrestricted free agent. He entered the league with a questionable outside shot, but he has also steadily improved his 3-point shooting over the past two seasons.

"If either Chicago or Sacramento offers a large contract to Parker, it may be hard for the Bucks to match". Don't be surprised if they try to bring Parker home.

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