HoopsHype Jabari Parker rumors

September 25, 2014 Updates

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

September 16, 2014 Updates

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

August 16, 2014 Updates

“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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Michael Lee: If Andrew Wiggins & Jabari Parker go 1 & 2, as many expect, it would be first time sons of NBA players went in that order #NBAdraft Twitter @MrMichaelLee

Sam Amick: I'm not in the mock draft game this year, but if I were (based on intel from teams), I'd be going Wiggins, Parker, Embiid in top three spots Twitter @sam_amick

Adrian Wojnarowski: Barring an 11th hour offer, Cleveland plans to keep No. 1 pick and choose between Andrew Wiggins and Jabari Parker, source tells Yahoo. Philadelphia is no longer pursuing a deal with Cleveland for the No. 1 pick, league source tells Yahoo Sports. Twitter @WojYahooNBA

Alex Kennedy: Jabari: "I'd love if Carmelo came to CHI. My guy Derrick would have a scorer & that could bring championship to CHI." Twitter @AlexKennedyNBA

Where Embiid ultimately is selected isn't the only question. Which teams have his medical report is an even bigger one. League sources confirmed that the Cavaliers conducted the physical on Embiid while the Bucks, holding the second overall pick, did the medical work on Duke's Jabari Parker. The teams exchanged the reports. Embiid's injury was discovered during the course of his workout with Cleveland. CBSSports.com

June 25, 2014 Updates

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