Published: Sat, July 14, 2018
Sport | By Gary Shelton

Bulls working to sign restricted free agent Jabari Parker to offer sheet

Bulls working to sign restricted free agent Jabari Parker to offer sheet

If the Bucks had rescinded their qualifying offer, Parker would've been an unrestricted free agent, free to sign with any team.

Jabari Parker #12 of the Milwaukee Bucks runs down court during the third quarter against the Boston Celtics at TD Garden on February 25, 2016 in Boston, Massachusetts.

The Bucks weren't going to match a Bulls offer sheet, and the deal - brokered with Parker's agent Mark Bartelstein - allowed a good-faith gesture for Parker to sign a shorter deal with the Bulls.

If Parker were to rebound well from injury and take the necessary steps in his development, the Bull's decision to poach would rank as one of the shrewdest moves in National Basketball Association history, but lets not get ahead of ourselves.

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Meanwhile, K.C. Johnson of the Chicago Tribune reports Parker's deal with the Bulls is "expected to be a two-year deal".

Parker, who was selected No. 2 overall in the 2015 NBA Draft, averaged 12.6 points and 4.9 rebounds per game last season.

The Bulls have been in talks with Parker's agent, Chicago-based Mark Bartelstein.

Parker, 23, has suffered two different ACL tears to his left knee in his career. Beyond that, though, the Bulls stand as one of the few teams with significant cap space too, making them Parker's best and perhaps last chance of a meaningful pay day this summer.

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