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Jabari Parker | Forward

Team: Milwaukee Bucks
Age / DOB:  (20) / 3/15/1995
Ht / Wt:  6'8' / 240
College: Duke
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Jason Kidd said that Jabari Parker (knee surgery) has looked great in practices, but he has still not been cleared to play by the Bucks' medical staff.
The Bucks haven’t offered much on a potential return date for Parker, but if one thing is clear, it's that he'll be brought along very, very slowly. If you decide to use a late-round flier on Parker, do it with the understanding that you'll need to be extremely patient as the Bucks' slowly integrate him back into the rotation. Oct 13 - 7:05 PM

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It's becoming "increasingly apparent" that Jabari Parker (knee surgery) will not be ready for a "full-time role" when the season begins.

Parker, who has said that he will not rush the process, is taking the long-term approach. The sophomore is still a ways away from his one-year injury anniversary date of December 15, and he didn't have his surgery until January 5, 2015. "We don't know," said Jason Kidd when asked for a timetable. Between the uncertain return to action, playing time and role when he ultimately does, Parker is likely going to be drafted higher than he should be.
Oct 12 - 10:58 AM

Jabari Parker (knee) will not play on Saturday.

He's moving along at practice, but the Bucks aren't quite ready to put him out there in a game situation. Parker will be a risky pick with a somewhat lower upside due to lower defensive numbers and treys.
Oct 10 - 7:36 PM

Jabari Parker, who is still recovering from ACL surgery on his left knee, said he isn't going to rush the recovery process.

"I'm feeling my legs getting underneath me," Parker said after Thursday's practice. "It's going to be a grind. I'm looking long-term. I really don't want to risk going back and lingering on if I'm not ready. I just want to be as productive as possible. There's no use in me playing if I know I can't contribute the way I want to." The Bucks haven't set a timetable for Parker's return to game action, but it's still possible that he could be ready for opening night. Parker is going to be a very risky pick this season, so prospective owners may want to wait until the later rounds.
Oct 9 - 10:53 AM

Jabari Parker, who is recovering from knee surgery, may still be a couple weeks away from playing for the Bucks.

"We are not going to put a timetable on it," Coach Jason Kidd said of his injury. "There's less than a year from the injury and he's doing a lot of good stuff. We want to make sure when it is time for him to come back, it's not where he's in and out, and that he's back for the long haul." Parker could still be ready for opening night and his absence on Tuesday will clear the way for rookie Rashad Vaughn to start.
Oct 6 - 7:40 PM

Jabari Parker (knee) will not play vs. the Bulls on Tuesday.

Parker went through a full practice on Monday and he's progressing well, but the Bucks are approaching his return from ACL surgery with the utmost caution. GM John Hammond already said the Bucks will limit Parker's playing time ("If we think he can play 30 minutes, we'll probably play him 15") and owners should view him as a risky pick toward the end of drafts.
Oct 5 - 2:46 PM

Coach Jason Kidd said Jabari Parker (knee) "is getting better each time he takes the floor."

Parker scrimmaged on Saturday, and Parker had a game-high 15 points. The Bucks continue to say that they're going to bring him along slowly, and that really limits his season-long upside in fantasy leagues. Assuming good health, Parker could make for a nice buy low target at the appropriate time later this season.
Oct 5 - 9:50 AM

Jabari Parker (knee) will scrimmage on Saturday.

Parker was a full participant during Thursday's practice, so it's a good sign that his knee has held up well so far. The Bucks have made it clear that they will limit Parker's minutes as a precaution, so he is shaping up to be a risky mid-round pick.
Oct 2 - 4:37 PM

Jabari Parker was a full participant during Thursday's practice.

Head coach Jason Kidd said that Parker wanted to go through the Bucks' second practice on Wednesday, but he decided to hold him out as a precautionary reason. He will again hold Jabari out of Thursday's second practice, and the Bucks will continue to be extremely cautious with Parker as he recovers from the torn ACL. He's not someone that you should aggressively target on draft day.
Oct 1 - 3:42 PM

Jabari Parker (rest) will not practice in Wednesday's afternoon session.

It's just scheduled rest for last year's No. 2 pick. Parker looked fantastic in the NBATV broadcast of training camp. He was getting to the basket and didn't look to be limited in any way. The Bucks do have some depth at the forward spots with John Henson and maybe using Giannis Antetokounmpo at the four, so expect Parker to be brought along slowly. Fantasy owners shouldn't be too aggressive in targeting him.
Sep 30 - 3:50 PM

Jabari Parker (knee) went through a full practice with the Bucks on Tuesday.

"The big thing is he made it through the whole practice today and we'll see how he feels tomorrow," said head coach Jason Kidd. Parker is coming off a major knee injury and will likely have his minutes limited during the early portion of the 2014-15 season. There are a lot of mouths to feed in the Bucks offense with Kris Middleton, Greg Monroe and Giannis Antetokounmpo all vying for touches, so Parker isn't worth much more than a late-round flier on draft day.
Sep 29 - 3:54 PM

The Bucks may choose to limit Jabari Parker's (knee) minutes during the early goings of the 2015-16 season.

"If we think he can play 30 minutes, we'll probably play him 15," general manager John Hammond said of Parker. "Wherever he might be, we're always going to be cautious with him." The No. 2 overall pick of the 2014 draft class will likely be handled with "Kidd" gloves as he's eased back into the rotation after his rookie year ended with an ACL tear. He's on track to enter training camp 100 percent healthy, but given that he's coming off a pretty major injury, it's likely he'll start off very slow. He's not worth much more than a late-round selection on draft day.
Sep 24 - 6:06 PM

Jabari Parker (knee surgery) is expected to participate in Bucks training camp.

To what extent Parker will participate is currently unclear, but the team is expected to be cautious with him. "He looks extremely good," said head coach Jason Kidd. "His body has changed and his spirits are extremely high right now, being on the court." While Parker has plenty of upside, he's a bit of a risk coming off an ACL tear and can be left for the later rounds of fantasy drafts.
Sep 22 - 2:00 PM

Jabari Parker (knee) has been doing "everything under the sun" and should return "sooner rather than later," according to Gery Woelfel of the Racine Journal-Times.

So those Gatorade commercials were true after all? Kidding aside, Parker reportedly looks great and a source said he's "going to be better than ever" this season. He's still not a lock to start the season and it's not easy to bounce-back from an ACL tear the next year. He's more of a late-round target in standard formats.
Sep 10 - 12:26 PM

Jabari Parker was spotted dunking and draining 3-pointers on the Bucks' official Snapchat account.

Parker has been dunking for a while now and he didn't take a single 3-point attempt in his final 11 games last season, so this isn't big news. All signs point to him being ready for the start of the season, but he will be a risky pick considering the Bucks are going to ease him back into action.
Aug 21 - 2:20 PM

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4Tyler Ennis
SG1Khris Middleton
2Rashad Vaughn
3O.J. Mayo
4Jerryd Bayless
SF1Giannis Antetokounmpo
2Damien Inglis
PF1Jabari Parker
2Miles Plumlee
3Chris Copeland
4Josh Powell
C1Greg Monroe
2John Henson
3Johnny O'Bryant