Bob Cooney of the Philadelphia Daily News on 97.5 The Fanatic: I just got off the phone with somebody who I really trust in the NBA, and he’s like there’s no way his agent is going to let him play this year. That’s an injury that you don’t mess around with, and he thinks he’s going to keep him off his feet all year.
July 27, 2017 | 3:11 pm EDT Update
Gary Washburn: The #Celtics are “working” on a two-way contract with second-round pick and former Cal standout Jabari Bird, according to league source.
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.”
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.”
Chris Bosh has some advice for Kyrie Irving and LeBron James — “Work it out.” Of course, Bosh knows firsthand what it takes to have a successful NBA relationship with James — the two won ‘ships together with the Miami Heat. Plus, they’re still good friends.