Jabari Parker Rumors

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Jabari Parker
Jabari Parker
Position: F
Born: 03/15/95
Height: 6-8 / 2.03
Weight:235 lbs. / 106.6 kg.
Salary: $6,782,392
With salaries having skyrocketed over the summer, thanks in large measure to an extremely lucrative television contract, multiple sources claim Jabari Parker will be seeking a contract similar to the one he expected to receive prior to his latest injury – a max contract of five years for anywhere between $146 million (25 percent of the salary cap) to $175M (30 percent of the cap). It will be perhaps the biggest assignment new Bucks general manager Jon Horst, who had been the team’s director of basketball operations before his shocking promotion to GM, will ever have deal with in his role. It won’t be for Mark Bartelstein, Parker’s new agent. Bartelstein, who heads up Chicago-based Priority Sports and Entertainment, is a longtime agent and regarded as one of the premier agents in sports.
Storyline: Bucks Front Office
Parker and Bartelstein wouldn’t comment on specifics on a potential new deal, but those familiar with both individuals insist that Bartelstein/Parker won’t settle for anything less than a max contract. If the Bucks and Bartelstein can’t reach a deal before the deadline, Parker would become a restricted free agent after this season. It would mean the Bucks could then match any offer presented to Parker and retain his services. If a settlement isn’t reached at that point, Parker would become an unrestricted free agent in the summer of 2019 and would be eligible to sign with any team – without the Bucks receiving any compensation.
The Milwaukee Bucks emerged as a potential third team at one point, per league sources, but there was no traction toward a deal. Milwaukee has been trying to shed salary so, in all likelihood, the idea of taking back the remaining money on Ryan Anderson’s contract (three years, $60 million) in a trade wasn’t enticing. One name that came up in those (very) preliminary talks? Bucks forward Jabari Parker, per league sources.
3 weeks ago via ESPN
“I am (coming along),” Jabari Parker said. “Just staying within my means and doing what I can control each and every day.” Over the course of the spring and summer, Parker has been in the gym lifting weights, doing some running and putting up shots as part of his rehab. The activities he can participate in are limited and he still can’t do much more than dribble and shoot when it pertains to basketball-specific skills. He insists, though, that the long hours out of competition aren’t making him stir crazy. “I’m not because anything is better than being on crutches,” Parker said. “I’ve been there and I’m just thankful for the little I can do. I can move forward. I like to conquer the task ahead of me.”
Of all the members of the Bucks’ roster, he’s the only one who certainly won’t play on Oct. 26. That’s because he tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee for the second time six months ago and the injury is expected to keep him out of game action until February. While Parker is remiss he won’t be able to fully take part in the event, he didn’t look any bit disappointed on Tuesday. He proudly stood in front of the assembled crowd at UWM Panther Arena, smiling next to the Nike Classic Edition uniforms he helped unveil while looking forward to the day this season he’ll get to compete wearing one.
Storyline: Jabari Parker Injury
Milwaukee Bucks forward Jabari Parker took the stage at Monday night’s anti-racism rally at Salt Lake City Hall, speaking briefly to the crowd of nearly 2,000 people about the importance of diversity and love in the wake of the violent white-supremacist gatherings over the weekend in Charlottesville, Va. “I want to set the record straight: we all came here to build, not to destroy. We came out here because we don’t hate them, we just don’t like them. But they hate us,” he said.