Per Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports, the Milwaukee Bucks have agreed to a deal with Jabari Parker.
Milwaukee signed the NBA Draft’s No. 2 pick, Jabari Parker, to his rookie contract today, league source tells Yahoo.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) July 8, 2014
Jabari Parker has signed his rookie-scale contract with Bucks, source indicates. It will be worth $22.3 million over four years.
— cfgardner (@cf_gardner) July 8, 2014
As the second overall pick in the 2014 NBA Draft, Parker’s deal will be over the next five years with a team option in each year following the second season. According to the official NBA CBA, Parker is set to make ~$4.9 million during his rookie season. After the third, Parker will be able to sign a rookie extension which could qualify as the “Derrick Rose” max depending on Parker’s accomplishment’s up until that point.
Up until the NBA Draft, Milwaukee made it known that Parker was their guy. In a workout in Cleveland with Kansas forward Andrew Wiggins, Parker reportedly “tanked” the workout in hopes that Cleveland would pass him up as the number one pick allowing Milwaukee to select him with the second overall pick. On draft night he got his wish.
As the franchise player, Parker will be surrounded by the likes of Giannis Antetokounmpo, the second year forward out of Greece, Larry Sanders, Brandon Knight, and John Henson. And due to Parker’s all-around ability, head coach Jason Kidd will be able to use the forward in a bevy of ways, whether it be at the small forward or as the small-ball power forward with Sanders as the last line of defense.
During Parker’s lone season at Duke, the combo forward averaged 19.1 points on 47% shooting, 8.7 rebounds, 1.2 assists, 1.1 steals, and 1.2 blocks per game.