The Chicago Bulls are close to reaching a deal with Milwaukee Bucks forward Jabari Parker, ESPN's Adrian Wajnarowski reported on Friday afternoon. The potential for greatness is still possible, but with every passing day, a shred of optimism passes through the drain.
Parker was selected by the Milwaukee Bucks with the second-overall pick in the 2014 NBA Draft. Based on their actions in the past, Milwaukee would likely pass on the opportunity to extend their restricted free agent.
According to Gerry Woelfl of The Journal Times, while the Bulls and Parker are seemingly headed towards an inevitable partnership, there are other teams looking to intercept that deal by showing interest in the versatile forward.
Jabari Parker has interest in signing with the Chicago Bulls.
Parker, a Chicago native, has torn his ACL in his left knee twice during his career. My hopes and desires are with Parker bucking the trend.
Parker, 23, has played his entire career thus far with the Milwaukee Bucks but could switch teams this offseason. His best season came in 2016-17 when he averaged 20.1 points and 6.2 rebounds in 51 games.