Report: Chicago Bulls progressing on a deal with Jabari Parker

It seems as though Jabari Parker’s time with the Milwaukee Bucks will be coming to an end this offseason just four years after they drafted him.

The forward was selected with the second overall pick by the Bucks in the 2014 NBA Draft, but has largely been ineffective for the team due to injuries.

Parker, 23, has suffered two different ACL tears in his left knee during his career and, as a result, hasn’t exactly been a perfect fit in Milwaukee during the first four years of his NBA career.

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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. The Bucks have 48 hours to match it.

Milwaukee isn’t expected to match this offer sheet, and there have been reports that they could pull his qualifying offer to allow him to become an unrestricted free agent, but this is yet to happen.

Parker is a Chicago native and reportedly has interest in joining the Bulls, so this could be a good deal for both parties. 

Chicago will be hoping they’ll be able to turn Parker’s career around and turn him back into the player that went second overall just four years ago, and the player that had a great 2016-17 season for the Bucks.

During that season, the forward averaged  20 points, six rebounds and nearly three assists in 50 games before suffering a knee injury. He only played in 31 games for the Bucks last season.

If he signs, the Bulls would add him to a young core that includes Lauri Markkanen, Wendell Carter Jr., Kris Dunn, and Zach LaVine, who just agreed to a four-year, $80 million deal with Chicago this offseason.

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