As Jabari Parker enters restricted free agency this offseason, here are five potential landing spots for him.
Thus far in his career, Jabari Parker has half as many torn left ACLs (two) as seasons played (four). Those two major knee injuries have shortened and impacted three seasons of his career in some fashion, with less than 60 games played three times.
But the second overall pick in 2014 is still young (23 years old), and he’s a restricted free agent this summer. The Milwaukee Bucks ultimately control where he’ll go, with the right to match any offer sheet he gets from another team. But it’s easy to see that proposition getting rich for the Bucks very quickly, with five eight-figure salaries already on their books for next season.
Parker is not a defensive stalwart, and he openly complained about his minutes just two games into Milwaukee’s first-round playoff series against the Boston Celtics. As it was, he totaled 167 minutes over the seven games (23.9 per game), averaging 10 points, 6.1 rebounds and 1.4 assists per game.
Exactly what Parker’s market bears will be interesting to watch, and here are five potential free agent destinations for him.