Jabari Parker goes to be an enchanting case when he hits restricted free company this summer time. Certain, Parker is barely 23 years previous and has proven when he’s at his greatest he’s a dynamic scoring risk. The difficulty is Parker’s historical past of knee accidents — a big crimson flag. It’s to the purpose that it’s honest to wonder if a group could be afraid of constructing a long-term funding in his means to remain wholesome.
Since getting back from an ACL harm earlier this yr, Parker has suited up 26 occasions. He’s usually struggled, averaging 11.9 factors in 22.7 minutes per recreation. Whereas these numbers aren’t reflective of how good a wholesome Parker has been over the course of his profession, they may very well be reflective of what he will likely be going ahead, which makes him such a novel participant to observe this summer time.
As for a way Parker is approaching free company, effectively, a quote he gave to Tim Bontemps of the Washington Submit positive makes it sound like he’s ready for the worst. Parker isn’t positive of what his future holds, however he is aware of that it doesn’t matter what occurs, the Bucks will likely be in a great spot.
“Truthfully, it’s unsure,” Parker mentioned after a latest observe, with reference to his future in Milwaukee and his restricted free company this summer time. “I do know that, simply trying from afar, [the Bucks] will likely be advantageous.
“However I simply need to see what’s going to occur with my future, and that’s unsure. However I do know for them, they’ll be advantageous regardless. They’ve been doing effectively.”
Parker is correct, the Bucks are going to be advantageous so long as Giannis Antetokounmpo is suiting up for them. However the group reportedly wouldn’t give him greater than $18 million a yr after they final sat all the way down to attempt to negotiate a deal, and it will likely be fascinating to see if that’s nonetheless the case this summer time, or if another group values Parker that a lot and is keen to gamble on him.
(By way of Washington Submit)
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