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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
Milwaukee Bucks forward Jabari Parker is pumping the positivity as he recovers from another torn ACL in his left knee, the second time he has suffered the injury in three seasons. “I feel great,” Parker told ESPN.com, while in Chicago promoting the Jordan Brand’s RE2PECT campaign on Thursday. “I tell myself every day I couldn’t be in a better situation because it’s going to make me a great man at the end of the day. It’s going to make me mentally tough and it’s going to help me for the future.”
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Parker, who initially tore his ACL in December 2014, is in what figures to be a year-long rehab process after tearing it again in early February last season. The 22 year-old says he does not have a target return date in mind at this point. “I don’t think so,” he said. “As of right now the way I treat my body, it doesn’t have a date. I can give you a little piece of information, I’m not the average person with this injury. Obviously I had it once but I’ve done stuff so far that’s exciting. But most importantly, I want to be able to jump as high, jump higher than I was, be faster than I was, that’s the only way I’ll play again.”
24 hours ago via ESPN
That was Feb. 8, and Parker’s injury was confirmed the following day. That was just two weeks ahead of the league’s trading deadline, which was significant because league sources told Sporting News the Bucks were considering including Parker in potential trades at the deadline. “His name definitely came up, and it was obvious they’d have a steep price, but they were willing to talk about him,” one league executive said.
Parker suffered his first ACL tear during his rookie season in 2014-’15 and played just 25 games that season. He made a strong recovery and played in 76 games in 2015-’16 and in 51 games this season. The soon-to-be 22-year-old had made a major improvement in his third NBA season as he averaged 20.1 points and 6.1 rebounds while shooting 49%. “It’s going to be fun, to tell you the truth,” Parker said of his recovery program. “I love challenges. I love being in the position I am. I didn’t really feel like talking, but I feel like God has given me this for a reason because he knows I can handle it. “So I take that burden, because I know a lot of people can’t go through this.”
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