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December 17, 2014 Updates

Charles F. Gardner: Kidd on Jabari: "I thought he was doing everything as a rookie, being able to play both ends and help the team win... It's sad that a good kid like this who is doing all the right things and an injury like that takes him out for the season." Twitter @cf_gardner

Milwaukee Bucks forward Jabari Parker is expected to miss the rest of his rookie season after suffering a torn ACL in his left knee, the team announced Tuesday night. Parker, 19, will have surgery after suffering a complete tear -- not a sprain, as was initially diagnosed -- in the third quarter of the Bucks' dramatic 96-94 win Monday night in Phoenix. ESPN.com

Parker's knee buckled on a drive to the basket, after which he collided with the Suns' P.J. Tucker. He had to be carried off the court by teammates and underwent an MRI on Tuesday in Milwaukee that revealed the tear. ESPN.com

December 16, 2014 Updates

Bucks rookie forward Jabari Parker returned to Milwaukee on Tuesday and was scheduled to be examined by doctors to determine the extent of a left knee injury he suffered in the Bucks' 96-94 victory over the Phoenix Suns on Monday night. Parker was hurt early in the third quarter as he drove in transition. His left knee buckled before contact and he went to the floor holding his knee. He tried to get up and could not and was carried off the floor by two teammates. Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel

December 6, 2014 Updates

Parker is averaging 29.7 minutes per game through the first 20 games of the season. Monitoring Parker’s minutes at the current pace could keep him fresher for a longer period, but at what cost? “Kidd’s hurting Jabari by not giving him enough playing time,” an Eastern Conference scout told SheridanHoops. “He’s 19 years old. He should be playing at least 35 minutes a game. Instead, he’s playing 29. That sounds like not a big deal, but seven or eight minutes per game adds up. It’s a lot of experience.” SheridanHoops

“He has to create better shots for himself,” an Eastern Conference executive told SheridanHoops. At 6’8” and 240 pounds, Parker is considered a tweener at the forward position. “All those guys that have become big-time scorers have had better bodies,” an Eastern Conference executive told SheridanHoops. “He’s got to tone up.” SheridanHoops

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For example, Bucks top draft pick Jabari Parker, who spent one year at Duke University before going pro, signed a $22.3 million, four-year contract. "I want to help guys out to understand financially how to be in a better place," he said. "I know when I was 22 (years old), I made a lot of bad decisions." Business News

October 22, 2014 Updates

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