Jabari Parker Rumors

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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: $20,000,000
Asked if, after two left ACL tears, the former No. 2 overall pick is willing to take whatever role at this stage of his career, Parker didn’t miss a beat. “Uh, no comment,” he said. And while he said he has no issues with any coaches and used the move as a reminder to play more instinctively, it’s clear Parker views himself as a starter. “It would be a huge adjustment for me,” Parker said of a reserve role. “But I just have to change with the times.”
Parker’s $20 million payday landed in a reserve role for the Bulls’ 104-89 victory over the Pacers at the United Center, during which Zach LaVine continued his strong preseason with 22 points. Hoiberg downplayed the lineup change, which also featured rookie Wendell Carter Jr. starting over veteran Robin Lopez, as “just an experiment.” But sources said Hoiberg has held internal discussions with his staff about shelving the plan to start Parker at small forward.