December 13, 2018 | 9:40 pm EST Update
Boylen has experimented with playing Parker at small forward and power forward and said Parker has taken both roles in stride. “Jabari has been great,” Boylen said. “He understands. Jabari wants to make it about helping the team win. And that’s what I’ve asked him to do.”
With Parker out of the regular rotation, it’s unlikely that the Bulls would exercise the team option on the second year of his deal. There have been no conversations between Parker and his representatives on a potential buyout, but that could become an increasing possibility closer to the trade deadline.
Jeff McDonald: Clippers complaining about Marco Belinelli kicking his leg to draw a foul on that 3. “Every time, he kicks his leg,” says Patrick Beverley. Doc tells refs: “And you gotta know that.”
Jeff McDonald: Interesting point Doc Rivers brought up pregame: The Clippers haven’t played two straight games in the same city in nearly a month — since the Spurs left L.A. on Nov. 15, to be exact. “It will definitely test you,” Doc said.
Gerald Bourguet: Kokoskov heaped plenty of praise on De’Anthony Melton when asked about how he’s adjusted to such an expanded role, but said it’ll be “open” at that spot when Devin Booker returns. Sounds undecided about whether Point Book continues, said there were multiple pros and cons to it