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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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Gery Woelfel of The Journal Times said Jabari Parker (knee) "already appears to be game ready."
"He is running hard, cutting hard, doing pull up jumpers and making crisp, sharp spin moves while working out behind closed doors at the Bucks’ practice facility in downtown Milwaukee," Woelfel said. He added that some Bucks' officials "swear he could play real games right now," but that's not going to happen -- they want to err on the side of caution and stick with his February timetable. Regardless, this is great news if you're stashing Parker in your IR slot. Nov 16 - 11:48 AM

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Jabari Parker, rehabbing from a torn ACL, said that he is "a little bit ahead" of schedule.

Parker is already dunking and has been doing basketball-related work for over a month. "You look at him and say, 'Man, he's going to play tomorrow,'" coach Jason Kidd said. "That just shows you how good he looks and how hard he's been working. I think we're all excited by where he's at today." Still, both Parker and the team are preaching patience and sticking with February as a target date.
Sep 29 - 9:30 AM

Jabari Parker (left knee) said that he can do "everything right now," and he plans to be back on the court by February.

Parker is currently recovering from a torn ACL in his left knee, which is the same ACL that he ruptured back in 2014. While he may be able to get back on the court sometime after the All-Star break, he'll assuredly be eased back into things by Milwaukee with back-to-back sets being out of the question. In other words, it's unlikely he'll be able to help you that much in fantasy hoops this season, so we'd recommend avoiding him in re-draft formats.
Sep 25 - 5:50 PM

Jabari Parker will be seeking a max contract of five years ranging from $146 million to $175 million, according to beat reporter Gery Woelfel.

Like the other 2014 picks, Parker and the Bucks have an Oct. 16 deadline to extend the rookie scale contracts. Parker is coming off his second ACL tear in his career, so durability concerns will be an overshadowing issue in negotiations. Parker's agent, Mark Bartelstein, has called the negotiations "positive" so far, but wouldn't go beyond that. Parker isn't expected to be back until around the All-Star break.
Sep 8 - 3:09 PM

The Bucks were engaged in preliminary trade talks involving Jabari Parker, according to ESPN's Ian Begley.

The Knicks and Rockets were apparently attempting to find a third team to facilitate a Carmelo Anthony trade and approached the Bucks. However, the ESPN report is quick to point out that the talks were "very preliminary" and that "there was no traction toward a deal." Parker is just 22 years old and has shown remarkable upside when healthy, but is currently recovering from the second ACL tear of his young career.
Sep 5 - 12:40 PM

Jabari Parker (left knee) still can't do much more than going through dribbling and shooting drills.

Parker has been in the weight room all summer and has progressed to light running, but he's still a long ways away from getting back to the court. He might be able to return to action sometime after the All-Star break in February, but he'll likely be eased back into things, giving him very little fantasy appeal even as a draft-and-stash. In other words, we'd recommend avoiding Parker in most leagues on draft day.
Aug 30 - 10:24 AM

Malcolm Brogdon said that Jabari Parker (torn ACL) has been making "terrific progress," and he expects Parker to come back "at 100 percent."

Brogdon added that Parker has spent the entire summer in Milwaukee rehabbing, and he's also shed some pounds after cleaning up his diet, but the one thing Brogdon wouldn't comment on is when he anticipates Parker to actually getting back on the court. Unfortunately, Parker has torn the ACL in his left knee twice over a three-year span and considering that he suffered the most recent ACL tear in February of 2017, he's essentially guaranteed to miss a large chunk of the 2017-18 season.
Aug 23 - 1:37 PM

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

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.

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Eric Bledsoe
2Malcolm Brogdon
3Matthew Dellavedova
4Gary Payton II
SG1Tony Snell
2Rashad Vaughn
3Jason Terry
4Sterling Brown
5DeAndre Liggins
SF1Khris Middleton
2Mirza Teletovic
PF1Giannis Antetokounmpo
2Jabari Parker
3D.J. Wilson
C1John Henson
2Thon Maker