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Jabari Parker | Forward | #12

Team: Milwaukee Bucks
Age / DOB:  (21) / 3/15/1995
Ht / Wt:  6'8' / 240
College: Duke
Drafted: 2014 / Rd. 1 (2) / MLW
Contract: view contract details

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The Bucks have exercised their option on Jabari Parker.
It's a no brainer from his rookie deal. Parker is having an eye-catching preseason, averaging 16.8 points, 6.2 boards, 1.8 assists, 1.4 steals, 0.4 blocks and 0.8 treys. With Giannis Antetokounmpo set to run the offense and calling Parker an All-Star, good things should be coming for the third-year pro. Oct 19 - 3:54 PM

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Jabari Parker scored 21 points in 24 minutes on Saturday, adding six rebounds, one steal and one block.

He did not take any 3-pointers and lived around the basket, making 9-of-14 from the field. Parker also banged his head on the rim and needed to ice his face later in the game (video in link below). Parker is going to score a ton of points and should shoot the ball well, but he won't add much else.
Oct 8 - 11:47 PM

Jabari Parker scored 13 points with nine rebounds, one assist, one steal and one 3-pointer in 25 minutes against the Bulls on Monday.

He had one 3-pointer in the right corner tonight, which matches his total for all of last season in that spot. Parker clearly worked on his perimeter game and the Bucks will absolutely need him to be at least a threat from there without Khris Middleton (hamstring). Giannis Antetokounmpo thinks Parker could be an All-Star, so he should be getting the ball from him a ton. Parker doesn't have the biggest upside, but he's a decent pick in the middle rounds.
Oct 3 - 11:00 PM

Giannis Antetokounmpo said Jabari Parker will be an All-Star this year.

It's not that wild of a thought. The Bucks are really going to need a lot out of Parker, especially with Khris Middleton (hamstring) expected to miss most of the season. After the break last year, Parker played 80 percent of his minutes next to Antetokounmpo and Antetokounmpo will run the offense, so this is good to hear for Parker. What's more, he did get a handful of minutes at small forward late in the year. With some talk of Parker adding more treys, he might have success in that spot. He's a very interesting pick in the middle rounds of drafts.
Sep 26 - 3:27 PM

Bucks coach Jason Kidd said that Jabari Parker has looked "amazing" in workouts this summer.

"He's having a great summer," Kidd said. "His workouts have been off the charts. Physically he looks amazing. His spirit is very high and his hard work is paying off." Kidd also said that Parker is working extremely hard on his 3-pointers and went on to say that he has the potential to be a superstar and one of the best players in the world. Parker will likely cost fantasy owners a mid-round pick after averaging 18.9 points, 6.1 rebounds, 2.2 assists and 1.1 steals after the All-Star break and the promise of a 3-point shot is alluring.
Jul 10 - 11:04 AM

In an interview on NBATV, coach Jason Kidd said Jabari Parker is working extremely hard on his 3-pointers.

Kidd said Parker's focus is to expand his range this summer. He only attempted 0.1 treys before the break last year, but he upped it to 1.0 after the break. The Bucks started playing him at small forward more as the year went on, so that might be the plan with Thon Maker in the fold. He could be a mid-round pick with some upside.
Jul 8 - 7:23 PM

The Bucks reportedly view Jabari Parker and Khris Middleton as "untouchable."

The Celtics have been making calls around the league trying to deal away their No. 3 overall selection in the upcoming draft, but the Bucks have zero interest in giving up one of their franchise cornerstones in exchange for unproven talent. Giannis Antetokounmpo is also on Milwaukee's list of "untouchable" talent.
Source: ESPN
Jun 22 - 9:27 AM

Jabari Parker said he wants to play for Team USA in the future.

"One of the biggest dreams I have is a gold medal," Parker said. Parker said he can be a serious candidate for the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo. He'll be playing on the USA Select team this summer with hopes of being able to make an impact down the road. Parker can play both forward positions and played slightly more small forward later in the season than earlier in the year.
Jun 20 - 5:16 PM

Jabari Parker said he will shoot more 3-pointers next season, but it won't be his main focus.

"It wasn’t until here with the Bucks that I stopped shooting 3s," Parker said. "I won’t be shooting a lot of them [3s], but I want to shoot more of them and be able to make them. That’s not going to be my game." As Shaun Livingston proved in Game 1 of the Finals, the mid-range game is still relevant in the NBA and that's one of Parker's strengths. The 21-year-old forward looked awesome after the All-Star break this season with averages of 18.9 points, 6.1 rebounds, 2.2 assists and 1.1 steals, but the promise of a few more 3-pointers should boost his value even more.
Jun 3 - 1:17 PM

Jabari Parker is expected to join the USA Select Team.

It certainly makes sense after Parker enjoyed a full-fledged breakout in the second half of the 2015-16 season with averages of 18.9 points, 6.1 rebounds, 2.2 assists and 1.1 steals on 49.8 percent shooting following the All-Star break. Although he was just a late-round flier in fantasy drafts this past season, Parker should be targeted in the early middle rounds ahead of next year.
May 16 - 10:27 AM

Jabari Parker said that he will work on his 3-point shot this summer even though he loves taking midrange shots.

"Personally I'm not really a big fan of the three-ball," Parker said. "I love the midrange, I think it's more efficient for me, especially for me working back. But who knows? If I'm open I'm going to take it." Parker added that he wants to improve his fundamentals, post play, free-throw shooting and understanding of the team's schemes this summer. He looked fantastic after the All-Star break with averages of 18.9 points, 6.1 boards, 2.2 assists and 1.1 steals on 49.8 percent shooting, so he's going to likely cost you a mid-round pick next season.
Apr 17 - 10:39 AM

Jabari Parker scored 17 points with three rebounds, one assist and three turnovers in 37 minutes against the Magic on Monday.

He did go to the locker room after a bad fall, but Parker did return. He attempted two shots from beyond the arc in this game and that's been a trend to close out his sophomore season. One season after tearing his ACL, Parker is about to play 32 minutes per game, including a whopping 37.0 after the break.
Apr 11 - 9:24 PM

Bucks coach Jason Kidd is encouraging Jabari Parker and Giannis Antetokounmpo to shoot more 3-pointers.

"The game is changing quickly," Kidd said. "The 3-pointer is becoming more important than layups. You've got to look at those guys shooting and they're going to continue to shoot more threes. We're encouraging that and I think you'll see that they're comfortable shooting it." Parker wasn't taking many 3-pointers at the beginning of the season, but his confidence is growing and he's hit 7-of-23 since the All-Star break which is a step in the right direction. He should be a nice mid-round pick next season.
Apr 9 - 10:46 AM

Jabari Parker scored 18 points on 8-of-18 shooting Friday, to go with five boards, one assist and one turnover in 29 minutes.

Parker has showed a lot of promise during his sophomore season, and he’s been a steady mid-round asset since the break with averages of 19.2 points, 6.2 boards, 2.4 assists, 1.2 steals and 2.2 turnovers per game on 50.0 percent shooting. He’ll make for a fine mid-round selection in next year’s drafts.
Apr 8 - 10:40 PM

Jabari Parker finished Tuesday's 29-point loss to the Cavaliers with 19 points, four assists, two rebounds and two turnovers.

Parker shot 7-of-19 from the field and 5-of-10 from the line without any 3-pointers, steals or blocks, and he just couldn't get much going vs. the Cavs' defense. He's shooting 78.4 percent from the line this season, so tonight's mark was an aberration, but to take a leap in fantasy leagues next year he'll need to improve from the arc (25.9 percent) and contribute more assists (1.7), steals (1.0) and blocks (0.4).
Apr 5 - 11:04 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Matthew Dellavedova
2Malcolm Brogdon
SG1Giannis Antetokounmpo
2Khris Middleton
3Jason Terry
4Rashad Vaughn
SF1Tony Snell
2Mirza Teletovic
3Steve Novak
PF1Jabari Parker
2Michael Beasley
3Thon Maker
C1Miles Plumlee
2Greg Monroe
3John Henson