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Bulls, Parker agree to 2-year deal

14 July 2018

Hopefully 2018-2019 can be the year he establishes himself in the bigs, if not with a different club than the Milwaukee Bucks.

Jabari Parker, when healthy, has shown glimpses of how well he can play, and how elite of a scorer he can be, but at times keeping him on the court is tough. The Bucks would then have 48 hours to match the deal. "We appreciate everything Jabari has brought to our team and our community over the last four years and we wish him well". Those moves were needed to help with the $20M in salary cap space needed in signing Parker. As a restricted free agent, whatever deal the Bulls offer Parker, the Bucks have the opportunity to match it. Parker voiced his displeasure with the team toward the end of the season, and it felt as if the two sides weren't on the same page heading into the offseason.

Beyond that, there are other questions surrounding Parker as a long-term option in Milwaukee, though, and debate over his fit would certainly apply equally in Chicago.

The good news for Parker is that the restricted free agent market for a ton of players has been awfully slow, so his patience might be rewarded. But the answers to all of those questions will likely arrive sooner rather than later.

UPDATE: Wojnarowski notes Parker "isn't expected to have an offer sheet matched by the Milwaukee Bucks", and suggests the Bucks have "discussed allowing Parker to become an unrestricted free agent by pulling his qualifying offer".

Parker is from Chicago, so it makes sense that he's interested in the Bulls.