Fred Hoiberg believes Jabari Parker is "a really good fit" for the Bulls

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Jabari Parker's four-year stint with the Milwaukee Bucks has come to an end after he signed with the Chicago Bulls on Saturday. 

The 23-year-old has penned a two-year, $40 million deal with the franchise after the Bucks allowed him to become an unrestricted free agent. 

The move sees Parker make a return to his hometown and it'll give him an opportunity to rebuild his career in familiar surroundings. 

The small forward suffered two ACL injuries in his four years in Milwaukee and he's been unable to truly fulfil his promise. 

He was selected with the number two overall pick in 2014 by the Bucks but they were not prepared to give him the big contract he wanted with concerns over his health problems. 

But the Bulls clearly believed in him by offering him a surprisingly generous deal. 


Head coach Fred Hoiberg must've had a big say in the team's decision to snap up Parker as he couldn't hide his delight at capturing him. 

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“We feel really good about it,” he said, per Darnell Mayberry of The Athletic. “It’s a guy that is a proven scorer in this league.

"I think he’s got a lot of versatility in his game. He can play multiple positions. He can play both forward spots.

"He’s a guy defensively that, with looking at the different ways that we played, experimenting these last couple of weeks, you can do some of that with Jabari on that end.”

The former Duke product has shown flashes of his undeniable talent, most notably in the 2016-17 season where he put up a career-high 20.1 points, 6.1 rebounds and 2.8 assists per game. 

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Over his four years in the NBA, Parker has averaged a respectable 15.3 points and 5.5 rebounds per game.

Hoiberg believes the Chicago native will be a perfect fit for the Bulls and has all the skills to elevate them next year. 

“He’s had success from all over the floor as far as a scorer,” added Hoiberg. “He’s great in transition.

"He’ll fit in very well with the way we want to play as far as getting up and down the floor with pace.

"He’s a guy that finishes above the rim. And he’s really improved his three-point shot over the course of his career. I think all across the board it’s a really good fit for us.”

This is a wonderful opportunity for Parker to showcase himself and take his game to the next level.

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