Jabari Parker, Chicago Bulls making progress on offer sheet

Ruben Hill
July 16, 2018

His time at the Bucks though could soon be coming to an end as, according to ESPN, the Chicago Bulls are progressing on an offer sheet for the restricted free agent and a deal could be finalized as soon as Saturday.

There was a within the organization to retain Parker, but as Jordan Schulz of Yahoo! His most recent injury occurred in February 2017, which caused him to miss all but 31 games of last season.

The Bulls are taking a tremendous chance on the 23-year-old to show that he can be a piece they can build around for the future alongside their promising young core group of Zach LaVine, Lauri Markkanen, Wendell Carter Jr. and Kris Dunn. Parker spent his first four National Basketball Association seasons with the Milwaukee Bucks, has torn his left ACL twice.

It looks like Jabari Parker is headed to home to Chicago.

There's a concern as to whether Parker can fully bounce back from the injuries.

MILWAUKEE, WI - APRIL 26: Jabari Parker #12 of the Milwaukee Bucks runs across the court in the first quarter against the Boston Celtics during Game Six of Round One of the 2018 NBA Playoffs at the Bradley Center on April 26, 2018 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Reports have been made via Twitter by Gery Woelfel, stating that Jabari Parker may be done with the Milwaukee Bucks. Maybe the Milwaukee Bucks chose to give Parker a sizable deal, or maybe another team will swoop in and pay the 25-year-old wing. Worst case scenario, Parker gets hurt or doesn't fit well in Chicago and the team declines his player option next summer. That's what sets him apart from some players who view basketball as a one-way ticket out of town. "He never wanted to leave his roots".

Smith doesn't see any reason why Parker couldn't handle the pressure of playing for his hometown team. "It wouldn't bother him".

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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