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Jabari Parker | Forward

Team: Milwaukee Bucks
Age / DOB:  (19) / 3/15/1995
Ht / Wt:  6'8' / 235
College: Duke
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Jabari Parker said on Saturday that he's "trying not to be that second pick bust."
"Everyday that I step on the court, I just remind myself that I have a long ways to go," Parker said. The Bucks were extremely high on him and he didn't disappoint at summer league. Parker will likely get plenty of minutes at both forward and his game should certainly translate on the stat sheet. He should be the first rookie off your board in redraft and dynasty leagues. Aug 16 - 3:34 PM

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Jabari Parker had his best game at summer league on Friday, making 8-of-15 from the field for 20 points with 15 boards, two assists and six turnovers in 30 minutes.

After the game, Parker said he only has about a "50 percent" understanding of how the Bucks will use him. That's not really an indication of how he's coming along and it's more about how much is up in the air with the Bucks. He really showed off his versatility on both ends and will be a candidate for Rookie of the Year.
Jul 18 - 6:59 PM

Jabari Parker has signed an endorsement deal with the Jordan Brand, according to Jeff Goodman of ESPN.

Goodman also mentions that top-10 picks Julius Randle and Aaron Gordon both signed deals with Nike. Parker was the second overall pick in the 2014 draft and is widely considered the best purer scorer of the incoming rookies. He will have an immediate impact on the Bucks and for fantasy owners as well.
Jul 16 - 11:11 AM

Jabari Parker shot 4-of-15 from the field for 11 points with 11 boards, two assists, one steal, two 3-pointers and six turnovers.

He wasn't going to the basket nearly as much and just kept settling for jumpers. Parker may have been under pressure a bit because of the Suns losing, so he'll get a pass here.
Jul 14 - 12:08 AM

Jabari Parker's offensive arsenal was on display vs. the Cavs on Friday, making 5-of-11 from the field for 17 points with nine boards, one assist, one steal and four turnovers.

It was an impressive showing for the No. 2 pick. He finished at the rim like a veteran and was able to use both hands well. Parker was the ball handler and roll man in pick-and-roll situations, so he's showing he can play both forward spots. On the downside, he did look a little lost on defense. He's shaping up to be the first rookie to be drafted in fantasy leagues.
Jul 11 - 10:07 PM

Bucks sign No. 2 pick, Jabari Parker, to rookie contract on Tuesday.

The rookie scale on Parker's contract is $4.9 million for the first year, making him the fifth-highest paid Buck, and he's one of the early favorites for Rookie of the Year. He's got $10.1 million guaranteed in the first two years of the contract, with team options on the final two years. He'll also be coached by Jason Kidd, who bailed on the Nets this summer to take over for Larry Drew in Milwaukee.
Jul 8 - 7:46 PM

Jabari Parker will play for the Bucks at Las Vegas Summer League.

NBA fans won't have to wait long for an elite matchup with Parker facing off against Andrew Wiggins and the Cavs on the first day of the event on July 11. Parker was reportedly a bit out of shape at workouts and he'll have to start getting ready for the 11-day event ASAP. Another interesting storyline to follow will be how he and Giannis Antetokounmpo co-exist while on the floor together in Vegas.
Jun 27 - 11:05 AM

With the No. 2 pick in the 2014 draft, the Bucks selected Duke F Jabari Parker.

Milwaukee shot 43.8 percent from the field as a team last season, including 35.5 percent from downtown, finishing the season with an abysmal 15-67 record. Parker is their consolation prize for all those losses, and he should be primed for a major role in the Bucks' attack all season. He faces negligible competition at the forward spots in Milwaukee, especially since Giannis Antetokounmpo can spend time at SG, and his arrival may make Ersan Ilyasova even more expendable.

Jabari Parker said on Wednesday that he thinks he'll be drafted No. 2 overall by the Bucks.

Parker looked to be in good shape when he showed up for his portrait photo session, and he's quickly silenced doubts about his fitness following a lackluster workout with the Cavaliers. His willingness to openly state that he doesn't expect to be taken No. 1 overall will fuel speculation that he doesn't want to be selected by Cleveland, but the Cavs are reportedly still torn between Parker and Andrew Wiggins.
Jun 25 - 11:47 AM

The Cavaliers are reportedly "leaning toward" drafting Jabari Parker with the No. 1 overall pick, despite Parker's unimpressive workout on Friday.

The Cavs also have "some interest" in an offer from the Magic, which would send the No. 1 pick to Orlando in exchange for Arron Afflalo and picks Nos. 4 and 12 in this year's draft. Andrew Wiggins is still in the mix for the top selection if Cleveland decides to keep the pick, as ESPN.com reports, "The Cavs also believe that although Wiggins is more of a risk and not as ready as Parker to contribute right away, he has the higher upside."
Source: ESPN.com
Jun 24 - 5:07 PM

Jabari Parker's father, Sonny Parker, refuted the claim that his son "tanked" his Cleveland workout in a recent interview.

"He would never do that," Sonny Parker said. "His character is different. He plays the same way regardless. He is very thankful to be in this situation. I’m sure he likes certain teams over other teams, but whoever picks him, that’s where he’s going to go... He has too much character and respect and love for the game to tank so they won’t pick him. That is not him." It's a bit silly to think that a player would gain 20 pounds and put in a poor effort during a workout in order to not be drafted by a team, especially considering the player could simply elect to not workout for that team, but it is what it is.
Jun 23 - 6:51 PM

Jabari Parker may have "tanked" his workout with the Cavs over the weekend, a source told Chad Ford of ESPN.com.

The "Sorry for Jabari" tanking storyline just took an interesting turn here. Parker reportedly came into the workout weighing in at a hefty 255 pounds, which is well above his listed playing weight of 235. CBS Sports reported that the Cavs are leaning to Parker, but maybe this will dissuade them after last year's massive letdown with out-of-shape Anthony Bennett.
Source: ESPN.com
Jun 23 - 1:01 PM

The Cavs are leaning towards selecting Jabari Parker with the top pick in the draft.

Parker was in the mix to be the top pick even before Joel Embiid's foot injury, so this isn't a surprise. Parker should have no problem getting into the starting lineup, unlike last year's top pick. He should have some decent fantasy value, but playing next to Kyrie Irving shouldn't give him the most room to grow as a scorer.
Source: CBS Sports
Jun 21 - 6:15 PM

Duke forward Jabari Parker is set to work out with the Cavaliers on Friday.

The Cavs just had Kansas guard Andrew Wiggins in for a workout on Thursday, so these two days are huge for their massive decision next week. The Twitter buzz has Parker slightly ahead of Wiggins right now, but it's all just a guessing game.
Jun 19 - 9:10 PM

Jabari Parker is scheduled to work out with the Cavs next week.

He is expected to work out on Friday June 20, which will come after Andrew Wiggins on Wednesday. Parker has an outside shot to go to Cleveland with the first pick, but he seems to be a fairly safe bet to go in the first three selections. His size gives him some extra versatility and he could contribute in his first season.
Jun 13 - 8:39 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Brandon Knight
2Nate Wolters
3Kendall Marshall
SG1Giannis Antetokounmpo
2O.J. Mayo
3Jerryd Bayless
SF1Jabari Parker
2Khris Middleton
3Damien Inglis
4Carlos Delfino
PF1Ersan Ilyasova
2John Henson
3D.J. Stephens
4Chris Wright
C1Larry Sanders
2Zaza Pachulia
3Johnny O'Bryant
4Miroslav Raduljica