Now, this is no rumor. Chicago Bulls have recently been in contact with several teams interested in acquiring 23-year old Jabari Parker. If the deal goes smoothly with any of the teams, Parker may just be leaving his hometown team soon.
K.C. Johnson of Chicago Tribune confirmed this report on his Twitter page just yesterday. Stating that there has been considerable interest in the young player who was recently removed from Bull’s rotation by new coach Jim Boylen. And that Bulls have been involved in talks with a number of teams as regards Jabari Parker. According to him, all that delays the trade move is finding the right financial fit for both Parker and the Bulls.
The Athletic and Stadium’s reporter Shams Charania also made a tweet yesterday about the ongoing trade talks between the Bulls and teams interested in signing Parker.
Jabari Parker was signed to Chicago Bulls during the offseason for a $40 million dollars two-year deal. His move from Milwaukee Bucks to a club as the Bulls was supposed to help him improve and reach his full potential as a player, but his recent relegation to the bench by new coach has shown he has no future with the Bulls.
The 2018-2019 season has been really terrible for the Bulls. Every game has been a struggle. At the moment, the Bulls have NBA’s second-worst record and point differentials next to Phoenix Suns.
In a bid to up their game and give themselves a better chance of finishing the campaign well, the team’s board sacked coach Fred Hoiberg and had him replaced by Jim Boylen. With the hope that Boylen will bring the needed change. The new coach is yet to bring any significant change to the team. Maybe in time, he will.
Every new coach comes with his style of play and tactic, and Boyle is no different. In a bid to reform the team, he placed Jabari Parker on the bench. Other teams who understand Parker and know his potential haven’t wasted time to make their move in acquiring the proven scorer and rebounder, who would be looking to make a quick move from a team no longer in need of his services.
Parker is recorded to have averaged 15.2 points and 6.9 rebounds in 30.1 minutes this season.
Though Parker has a limitation on the defensive end, he makes up that in his amazing scoring abilities. Any team in dire need of a dependable scouring punch could employ the services of a still-developing player like Jabari Parker.