HoopsHype Jabari Parker rumors

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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

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That would be Parker, the No. 2 pick in last year’s draft and the odds-on favorite for the Rookie of the Year award. “There are a lot of good young players coming in, but I think he is the best I’ve seen,” one scout told Sporting News. “He has a comfort level out there that is just really, really natural. Other guys, you can see that they’re trying to figure out how to fit in. But he seems to know he belongs out there and that allows him to just go and let his talent speak for itself.” Sporting News

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It's becoming more evident with each preseason game. Bucks rookie Jabari Parker is settling in at the power forward position. His quickness is giving bigger opponents plenty of trouble and he is rebounding well. The 6-foot-8 Parker still can switch over to small forward if necessary. But his best fit right now is at the 4 spot and it enables the Bucks to play fellow 19-year-old Giannis Antetokounmpo at small forward. "It looks like power forward, yeah," Parker said after the Bucks shootaround Monday morning at Madison Square Garden. "I played some 3 against the Cavs. It depends on the team, I'd say. Mostly my speed (is an advantage), because those guys are a bit stronger down there, those forwards." Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel

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Parker was asked about playing small forward or power forward in the pros and answered candidly: "As of right now I'm more comfortable with the 4 position," he told interviewer Nancy Lieberman. "That's where I played previously, before getting drafted, at Duke. I played a lot of 4. Even in high school. I know this is a different level. "But in coach's style of play, it's more a stretch 4. That's where I like to play my game, even though I like to post up a little. Just being on the perimeter, setting screens and popping, that's what we've been doing so far. That's what coach Kidd has been anticipating me playing that role." Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel

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The Milwaukee Bucks visited the Green Bay Packers game Sunday, and the team had a special surprise for the rookies. No. 2 overall pick Jabari Parker, a Chicago native and huge Bears fan, was forced to walk around wearing a cheesehead. He was not pleased. For The Win

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“There’s been a lot of second pick busts,” Parker said Saturday morning, at the grand opening of the redesigned Jordan space inside Nike Chicago. “I’m just trying not to be that bust. Everyday that I step on the court, I just remind myself that I have a long ways to go. If I want to be one of those guys in the first tier of the NBA, like a LeBron, like a Kobe, like a [Blake Griffin], then I have to have that mentality starting off from the ground, and work my way up.” NBCSports.com

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