Jabari Parker agrees to 2-year, $40 million deal with Bulls

Jabari Parker agrees to 2-year, $40 million deal with Bulls

Jabari Parker agrees to 2-year, $40 million deal with Bulls

It's official: Jabari Parker's time with the Milwaukee Bucks has officially come to a close.

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. Parker has played his best ball at the power forward spot, which is now anchored by second-year pro and potential franchise star Lauri Markkanen. Chicago matched the Sacramento Kings' offer sheet with RFA guard Zach LaVine earlier this month.

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

Parker is a Chicago native and reportedly has interest in joining the Bulls, so this could be a good deal for both parties.

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Unfortunately, Parker's young career has been mostly filled with knee injuries, as two torn ACLs have limited Parker to just 183 games in four seasons.

The Chicago Bulls announced Saturday Parker agreed to a two-year, $40 million contract. He only played in 31 games for the Bucks last season.

The 23-year-old Parker led Chicago's Simeon Career Academy to four state championships and starred for one season at Duke before the Bucks drafted him with the No. 2 overall pick in 2014. He averaged 15.3 points 5.5 rebounds and 2.0 assists per game, while shooting 49 percent from the field and 74.7 percent from the free throw line. Adding a talented player like Parker at a decent price never a bad thing, especially when having the option to have him for only one year like the Bulls do. This means that Parker is officially a member of the Bulls.

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