Thursday night, the Bulls made the decision to remove Jabari Parker from their rotation. But it looks like they’re taking that next step. Per the Chicago Tribune’s K.C. Johnson, they are talking to several teams over a potential trade.
Bulls have engaged in talks with several teams regarding Jabari Parker, per sources. There’s considerable interest in Parker the player. Finding right fit financially is next.
— K.C. Johnson (@KCJHoop) December 14, 2018
Parker, of course, is in the first year of his two-year deal worth up to $40 million. But his 2019 season is a team option. So in other words, he’s not playing for the Bulls past this season. At this point, he might not be playing for the Bulls past this month. On the court, Parker is averaging 15.2 points, 6.9 rebounds and 2.3 assists per game. He’s also shooting 45.5 percent from the field and only 29.9 percent from long range.
As for his team, the Bulls are an Eastern Conference-worst 6-23. Only the Phoenix Suns out West (5-24) have a worse record. Over parts of five seasons, Parker is averaging 15.3 points per game. When you’re known as only a scorer, you’ve got to do a better job than that. Also thanks to two ACL tears, he’s already missed a bunch of time.
Where is his future in this league?