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Jabari Parker | Forward | #12

Team: Milwaukee Bucks
Age / DOB:  (22) / 3/15/1995
Ht / Wt:  6'8' / 250
College: Duke
Drafted: 2014 / Rd. 1 (2) / MLW
Contract: view contract details

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Bucks GM Jon Horst said that Jabari Parker (torn ACL) is doing "tremendous ... his body looks fantastic," but he added that "for Jabari and the Bucks, this is not about this year."
"This is about a 22-year-old kid who is one of the best young talents in the league, and making sure he comes back physically in the right way," Horst said. Parker has torn his ACL twice in three years and he has no clear return date, although Jason Kidd did float February as a possibility. Horst's recent quotes add to the uncertainty surrounding Jabari as a fantasy pick in 2017-18. Aug 6 - 7:27 PM

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Jabari Parker (knee) said he's attacking his rehab and is feeling great.

"I tell myself every day I couldn't be in a better situation because it's going to make me a great man at the end of the day," he said. "It's going to make me mentally tough and it's going to help me for the future." Parker said he doesn't want to return until he's 100 percent and added that he doesn't have a target date in mind yet. For what it's worth, coach Jason Kidd said earlier this month that he's expecting him back in February. He will also be limited upon his return and this is his second torn ACL in three years, so fantasy owners will have to be patient with him.
Source: ESPN
Jul 27 - 2:06 PM

On ESPN's broadcast during the Bucks vs. Cavs game, coach Jason Kidd said the Bucks are expecting Jabari Parker (knee) to be ready for game action in February.

This is pretty much a non-update, but the Bucks haven't updated their timetable in a while. Kidd added that Parker is doing some on-court shooting and he's been doing well in his rehab. Considering this is a re-tear of his ACL, the Bucks will be taking it easy on him next season.
Jul 7 - 7:06 PM

Jabari Parker (left knee) was spotted running and going through agility drills on Tuesday.

While it's nice to see that Parker is progressing in his recovery from a left ACL tear, it needs to be said that he's not even expecting to get back onto the court until February at the earliest. That would give him a maximum of around 40-50 games played during his 2017-18 campaign, and he'll very likely be brought along slowly once he is cleared to return to the court. In other words, Parker won't be worth much more than a late-round flier on draft day, and his owners will need to be patient.
Jun 20 - 2:27 PM

When asked about a possible contract extension for Jabari Parker, Bucks GM John Hammond said he wants the forward to remain in Milwaukee for the long term.

"That's the goal," Hammond said. "That always has been the goal. We have discussions, maybe they come from different directions right now as far as what we can do with him. We want Jabari here and he wants to be here." If the Bucks and Parker can't come to an agreement, Parker will become a restricted free agent in the summer of 2018. Parker's rehab from knee surgery is going "amazing" according to Hammond and the medical staff believes he's on pace for a return around the All-Star break in 2017-18.
May 7 - 10:59 AM

General manager John Hammond said Jabari Parker (knee) is progressing well and suggested the All-Star break as the earliest potential return time.

Last month, Parker said he was hoping to play in 40-50 games in the 2017-18 season. Parker suffered the ACL tear on Feb. 8 and had the surgery on Feb. 14, so it sounds like he's shooting for a 12-month rehab. Considering this is his second ACL tear, the Bucks will likely be careful with their 22-year-old forward.
May 4 - 3:18 PM

Jabari Parker (knee) said he hopes to be able to play 40 or 50 games next season.

Parker tore the ACL in his left knee on Feb. 8 and underwent surgery on Feb. 14. The Bucks initial timetable was set for 12 months, so Parker is aiming to beat that prognosis. "It's going to be fun, to tell you the truth," Parker said of his recovery program. "I love challenges. I love being in the position I am." Parker was having a terrific season before the injury, averaging 20.1 points and 6.1 rebounds while shooting 49%. However, Parker will be a player to avoid next season, as Milwaukee will limit his minutes even after he does return to the lineup.
Mar 10 - 9:23 AM

Jabari Parker underwent surgery on Tuesday to correct his torn left ACL and his timetable has been set at 12 months.

That pretty much rules out Parker for most of next season, so he should hit the waiver wire in all re-draft leagues, and he's probably not going to be worth drafting next season. Two ACL tears to the same knee in a two-year span is certainly concerning, but we'll be tracking Parker's progress every step of the way. Giannis Antetokounmpo is going to be a usage rate monster with Parker done for the year, and it'll be Thon Maker, Michael Beasley and Mirza Teletovic splitting most the PF minutes.

Jabari Parker (knee) suffered a torn left ACL and will miss the rest of the season.

This is a terrible blow for the third-year forward. He worked extremely hard to overcome his left ACL tear from back in 2014 and was trending up as one of the best scoring power forwards in the NBA. Parker’s first ACL tear was in December of 2014, and he finally had his minutes restriction lifted in early December 2015. That suggests he’ll likely be limited for the first two months of next season. His season will end with averages of 20.1 points, 6.2 boards, 2.8 assists, 1.0 steals, 1.3 treys and 0.4 blocks on 49.0 percent from the field. Without him for this season, the Bucks may shift Khris Middleton to the three little more than expected while Malcolm Brogdon benefits. Michael Beasley and Mirza Teletovic will split the remaining power forward work, but neither are great adds in standard leagues. Giannis Antetokounmpo is going to have to take over more than ever.
Feb 9 - 2:38 PM

Jabari Parker suffered a sprained left knee on Wednesday and will not return.

It did not look good. Parker's left leg buckled on a drive and he needed some help off the floor. This is the same left knee that needed ACL surgery during his rookie season. He's scheduled to have an MRI on Thursday. If he needs to miss time, Mirza Teletovic and Michael Beasley could be asked to step up. Giannis Antetokounmpo could also play more four to open up minutes for the wings. This is potentially awful news on what was an exciting day with Khris Middleton returning.
Feb 8 - 9:49 PM

Jabari Parker scored 27 points against the Nuggets on Friday with 11 rebounds, four assists, two steals, one block and two 3-pointers.

OK, so with Khris Middleton coming back, what might Parker's owners expect? Middleton actually wasn't a very high-usage guy last year at 22.9 percent on his usage rate. Last season, Parker's 20.9 usage rate with Middleton and Giannis Antetokounmpo is slightly higher to his overall 20.8 usage rate. The emergence of Giannis is certainly a factor, but it's not like Parker hasn't improved, too. Basically, we're not expecting Parker to take a noticeable hit with this team being a three-headed monster on offense.
Feb 4 - 3:28 AM

Jabari Parker made 2-of-13 from the field for four points with eight rebounds, one assist and three turnovers in 31 minutes against the Celtics on Saturday.

Yeah, go ahead and just throw this one out. Parker tried to count on his jumper a little more than usual and it just wasn't working out. He scored at least 20 in his three previous games on solid efficiency. The bad news is he gets a bad matchup against the Jazz on Feb. 2. He should coast as a mid-round guy all year.
Jan 29 - 12:18 AM

Jabari Parker scored 21 points on 8-of-17 shooting in Friday's loss to the Raptors, adding 13 rebounds, two assists and three turnovers in 37 minutes.

Parker won't be joining Giannis Antetokounmpo on the All-Star team, but coach Jason Kidd showered him with praise anyways. "He's on the cusp of being a star and one of the best," Kidd said. "He’s going through the process. He has to earn his stripes. He doesn’t want it to be handed to him." Parker is becoming more comfortable as a facilitator and his 3-point shot has grown by leaps and bounds. He’s shooting 46.4 percent on right-corner three-pointers and 40.6 percent on above the break threes, and he said he's hoping to make that a "strength" of his game. He's showing all the signs of becoming a superstar in fantasy and in real life.
Source: USA Today
Jan 27 - 11:08 PM

Jabari Parker returned to the starting lineup in style in Monday's 127-114 win over the Rockets, scoring 28 points on 11-of-19 shooting.

Before the game, coach Jason Kidd said Parker was benched for the first quarter of Saturday's game for "basketball reasons," but a report by ESPN indicated that he was being punished for violating a team rule that prohibits disclosing locker room discourse to the media. Whatever the case, this is all behind Parker now and he was a stud on Monday, adding eight rebounds with seven assists, three steals, one block and two triples in 39 minutes. Expect another monster performance on Wednesday vs. a 76ers team that will be missing Joel Embiid (knee).
Jan 23 - 11:45 PM

Jabari Parker and Matthew Dellavedova will start Monday vs. the Rockets.

Parker is back in the starting lineup after coming off the bench on Saturday for disciplinary reasons, which will send Thon Maker back to the bench, and Dellavedova will hold onto his starting spot over the impressive rookie Malcolm Brogdon. Miles Plumlee will also move into the starting lineup, which will send John Henson back to the bench. Jason Kidd hasn't been fiddling with his rotations as much this season, so we were do for this sort of unorthodox move. Parker is obviously a must-start.

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Malcolm Brogdon
2Matthew Dellavedova
3Gary Payton II
SG1Tony Snell
2Rashad Vaughn
3Sterling Brown
SF1Khris Middleton
2Mirza Teletovic
PF1Giannis Antetokounmpo
2Jabari Parker
3D.J. Wilson
C1Thon Maker
2Greg Monroe
3John Henson
4Spencer Hawes