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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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Bucks' GM John Hammond said that he expects Jabari Parker (knee) to come back "bigger, stronger, and better."
The Bucks have high hopes for their No. 2 overall selection from the 2014 draft, but coming off a pretty severe knee injury, Parker is going to make for a risky selection in next year's drafts. He's expected to be ready for training camp, and we'll continue to track his progress closely. May 14 - 4:04 PM

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Jabari Parker (knee) is expected to be ready for training camp, a Bucks official told The Journal-Times.

Although Parker has said a couple of times that he has no timetable to return, he was previously hopeful to be ready for training camp, so this report meshes with those comments. Nobody will put public pressure on the No. 2 overall pick to be ready before he's ready, and although he should be ready to go for game one of next season, his rust, inexperience and knee injury will make him a risky proposition in fantasy drafts.
May 11 - 12:42 PM

Jabari Parker (knee) said during his exit interview that while he remains without an official timetable, he's hopeful to be ready by training camp next season.

Parker added that while he won't be playing in Summer League, he will be there to support his teammates from the sidelines. Parker only made it through 25 games his rookie season before sustaining a pretty major knee injury, and he'll make for a risky selection in next year's draft.
May 1 - 11:15 AM

Jabari Parker (knee) said he will not play in Summer League.

He is progressing from his his ACL surgery back in December. Parker should be ready for training camp and it'll be very interesting to see how the Bucks handle Khris Middleton's upcoming free agency.
Apr 20 - 7:30 PM

Jabari Parker (knee) is unsure whether he'll be ready for training camp next season.

"I don't know what my timetable is." Parker said. "I'm just getting better and improving... It's going to be a while of course, so I don't have any timetable." Parker has a long ways to go before training camp, and we're sure to get plenty of updates on his recovery between now and then, but his initial timetable of 9 months would have him returning sometime in October. He's a promising prospect, but it'll likely take some time before he feels comfortable going all-out on the basketball court after suffering such a major injury, meaning owners that draft him next season will need to be patient as he regains his footing in the NBA.
Apr 14 - 8:02 PM

Jabari Parker (knee) was taking some jumpers before Wednesday's game.

It's a great sign for his recovery and Parker should be able to return to action for at least some of training camp. With the Bucks seeing major improvement from Giannis Antetokounmpo this season, they may have the best under-21 forward tandem in the NBA. Parker is more of a mid-round pick for drafts next season, but that could change.
Apr 1 - 5:35 PM

Jabar Parker (knee surgery) was seen on the practice court with teammates and was walking without a noticeable limp.

Parker is expected to miss the rest of the 2014-15 season, but it's good news to hear that he was walking around the practice court and passing to teammates. While fantasy owners in standard leagues don't need to worry about picking up Parker this season, this is promising news for his dynasty owners.
Feb 10 - 1:24 PM

Bucks general manager John Hammond announced that rookie forward Jabari Parker (knee) underwent successful surgery today to repair his left ACL injury.

Parker is expected to miss the rest of the 2014-15 season as he recovers and rehabilitates his left knee and a timetable for his return will be established at a later date. We'll update Parker's progress as more information becomes available, but he can be safely dropped in standard fantasy leagues.
Jan 6 - 10:13 AM

Jabari Parker entered Monday's knee surgery with a confident mindset, and he's eager about his "journey."

"I'm pretty enthusiastic because this is a journey that will probably build me for the future and help in my career," Parker said. "I'm getting a better understanding of how the body works and the muscles. I just have to take the time out now so I can play as long as possible." Parker plans to work on himself, and it seems like his head is in the right place as he goes under the knife.
Jan 5 - 1:36 PM

Jabari Parker (knee) is likely to undergo surgery on Monday, and if all goes well he will be looking at a recovery time of around 9 months.

He had to postpone his surgery until the swelling went down in his knee, so there is no cause for concern here. Parker is expected to make a full recovery, but we will track his progress closely every step of the way. If all goes well, this current timetable will give him a shot to play at the beginning of next season and we wish him all the best as he rehabs his knee.
Jan 3 - 9:36 AM

Jabari Parker gave himself a "C" for his performance in his rookie season.

"I don’t think that I did too well," Parker said. "I have the future to make up for it." While he is being a little too hard on himself, he should be able to come back even stronger next season and he is expected to make a full recovery. He finished his season with averages of 12.3 points, 5.5 boards, 1.7 assists and 1.2 steals in 30 minutes per game. Parker is expected to have surgery this week as soon as the swelling goes down, and we will continue to pass along updates as needed.
Wed, Dec 24, 2014 09:28:00 AM

Jabari Parker reportedly suffered a "slight" ACL tear, and he won't have surgery for at least a week as they're waiting for the swelling in his knee to subside.

Parker remains out for the season, and we wish him a speedy recovery. The Bucks have been bit by the injury bug hard this season with Giannis Antetokounmpo (ankle), Ersan Ilyasova (nose), and John Henson (foot) all on the injury report, but those are the guys that will be asked to pick up the slack with Parker sidelined. Antetokounmpo is being listed as questionable for Thursday, but he'll be a nice plug-and-play option if he can give it a go. Stay tuned.
Thu, Dec 18, 2014 03:04:00 PM

Jabari Parker is out for the remainder of the season with a torn ACL.

This is brutal news for the promising rookie and we wish him nothing but the best. Parker will finish his rookie season with averages of 12.3 points, 5.5 boards, 1.7 assists and 1.2 steals in 30 minutes per game. Outside of keeper leagues, Parker can be cut across the board while Giannis Antetokounmpo will see an increase in his minutes and should be owned in all leagues.
Tue, Dec 16, 2014 10:44:00 PM

Jabari Parker (knee) has left the Bucks on their current road trip to return to Milwaukee where he'll get an MRI.

We'll be awaiting the results of his MRI, and will pass along updates as soon as they become available. The Bucks don't return to Milwaukee until Dec. 23, so Jabari could be sidelined for the rest of the week. Giannis Antetokounmpo is going to get plenty of opportunity as long as Jabari is out, and Ersan Ilyasova (nose) will be a name to watch when he's able to return to the rotation. Stay tuned.
Tue, Dec 16, 2014 07:19:00 PM

X-rays on Jabari Parker's left knee came back negative, according to Gery Woelfel of the Racine Journal Times.

This doesn't mean we're out of the woods just yet as Parker will still have an MRI on what is currently believed to be a knee strain on Tuesday. If Parker is forced to miss extended time, Giannis Antetokounmpo would become a must-own player in all fantasy leagues while Khris Middleton and Ersan Ilyasova (nose) would also see a boost to their minutes.
Tue, Dec 16, 2014 10:19:00 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Michael Carter-Williams
2Jerryd Bayless
3Jorge Gutierrez
4Tyler Ennis
SG1Giannis Antetokounmpo
2O.J. Mayo
SF1Khris Middleton
2Jared Dudley
3Damien Inglis
PF1Ersan Ilyasova
2Jabari Parker
C1John Henson
2Zaza Pachulia
3Miles Plumlee
4Johnny O'Bryant