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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
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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

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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.

Jabari Parker was punished on Saturday for violating a team rule that prohibits disclosing locker room discourse to the media.

The Bucks held a private team meeting on Friday in which Parker voiced "his frustration with the lack of togetherness," but then he revealed to the media what happened in the locker room which was against team rules. The Bucks have lost five straight games, but his benching during the first quarter on Saturday was likely a one-time thing. Parker is fully expected to return to the starting lineup on Monday vs. Houston.
Source: ESPN
Jan 22 - 10:06 AM

Jabari Parker came off the bench for violating team rules and scored 16 points with seven rebounds, four assists, one steal, and one block in 31 minutes of Saturday's 109-97 loss to the Heat.

Parker played well despite the benching and the fact he got 31 minutes was a savior if he was in your lineup tonight. He should be back in the starting lineup for the next one and even with tonight's benching, he's averaging 17.4 points, 7.0 rebounds, 4.4 assists, 0.8 steals and 1.0 3-pointers on 43 percent shooting over his last five. The only surprise here, albeit mild, was that Thon Maker, and not Michael Beasley, got the start.
Jan 21 - 9:58 PM

Jabari Parker has been benched for Saturday's game against the Heat due to a team rule violation.

Those are really all the details we have so far on this. Coach Jason Kidd is about as unpredictable as they come, so Parker could play anywhere from zero seconds to 47 minutes and 59 seconds. Thon Maker will get the start with Parker being punished. Obviously there's no long-term concern here, but DFS owners probably want to steer clear of this situation today. Although, you have to like Giannis Antetokounmpo even more.
Jan 21 - 6:27 PM

Thon Maker will start for Jabari Parker against the Heat on Saturday.

Coach Jason Kidd is at it again. The Bucks are on the road for the back-to-back set, so Jabari getting the night off clearly comes to mind here. There's an off chance the team just wants to get a look at Maker, but that's quite the sharp adjustment. We wouldn't suggest using Parker in DFS today.
Jan 21 - 6:14 PM

Jabari Parker scored 25 points with six rebounds, six assists and three 3-pointers in 38 minutes vs. the Magic on Friday.

The Bucks really struggled tonight but Parker was one of the few bright spots. He finished 8-of-17 from the field and 6-of-7 from the line, and this was his fourth game of January with three or more 3-pointers. It's going to be interesting to see how the rumored return of Khris Middleton (hamstring) will impact Parker's touches, but his owners have no reason to be concerned.
Jan 20 - 9:42 PM

Jabari Parker scored 23 points in Monday's loss to Philly, shooting 9-of-17 from the field and 3-of-5 from the line.

He continues to thrive from beyond the arc and hit a pair of triples on four attempts Monday, bumping his 3-point percentage up to 41.1 percent on the season. He added five rebounds, one assist and two steals in 35 minutes, and he's now scored 22+ points in five out of his last six games. He should feast in a great mathchup vs. Houston on Wednesday.
Jan 16 - 6:45 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Matthew Dellavedova
2Malcolm Brogdon
3Gary Payton II
SG1Tony Snell
2Khris Middleton
3Jason Terry
4Rashad Vaughn
SF1Giannis Antetokounmpo
2Mirza Teletovic
3Steve Novak
PF1Jabari Parker
2Michael Beasley
3Thon Maker
4Terrence Jones
C1John Henson
2Greg Monroe
3Spencer Hawes