Jabari Parker, Chicago Bulls making progress on offer sheet

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Cleveland Cavaliers guard J.R. Smith (5) drives for the basket as Milwaukee Bucks forward Jabari Parker (12) defends during the first quarter at BMO Harris Bradley Center.

The Bucks themselves confirmed this move in a press release moments later with statements from Parker, his agent Mark Bartelstein and Bucks general manager Jon Horst.

The Bulls will now need to sign Parker to an offer sheet, which the Bucks will have 48 hours to match.

Parker was reportedly discussing contract details with the Chicago Bulls over the past few days.

Parker has suffered two ACL tears to his left knee in his career.




According to reports, the Chicago Bulls have signed unrestricted free agent power forward Jabari Parker to a contract worth $40 million over two years. "We appreciate everything Jabari has brought to our team and our community over the last four years and we wish him well". The 6-foot-11 center started last season with Cleveland but was traded to the Los Angeles Lakers on February 8 as part of a deal that sent Jordan Clarkson and Larry Nance Jr.to the Cavaliers.

This doesn't change the Bulls' plan to sign the former Simeon High star and No. 2 pick in the 2014 draft.

Part of the Bulls' pitch to Parker is that he would start at small forward. His best season was in 2016-17 when he averaged 20.1 points in 51 games before tearing his ACL a second time.

When healthy Parker has shown a versatile scoring skill set that's allowed him to average 15.3 points in four seasons. That will be a problem on the Bulls, who already have talented big-men in Lauri Markkanen, Wendell Carter Jr., and Bobby Portis.

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