NBA free agency rumors: Bulls, Jabari Parker agree to 2-year, $40M deal

After help from Bucks, Parker signs with Bulls

NBA free agency rumors: Bulls
NBA free agency rumors: Bulls

The agreement comes after the Bucks rescinded Parker’s qualifying offer, which made him an unrestricted free agent.

Bucks GM Jon Horst tells ESPN that Bucks weren’t going to match offer sheet, and worked in good faith with Parker and his agent Mark Bartelstein to let them negotiate the unrestricted deal with Bulls.

The Bucks selected Parker out of Duke with the second-overall pick in the 2014 NBA Draft.

Parker missed most of last season after he suffered his second torn ACL in February 2017.

Parker is a career 35.2 percent 3-point shooter.

The Kings signed Bulls restricted free agent Zach LaVine to a four-year, $80 million offer sheet last week.

LaVine returned to Chicago after it matched the deal last week.


NBA free agency rumors: Bulls, Jabari Parker progressing on deal

NBA free agency rumors: Bulls, Jabari Parker progressing on deal

The Bulls are close to signing restricted free agent Jabari Parker to an offer sheet, according to a report from ESPN. The Bucks can match any contract Parker signs.

Restricted free agent forward Jabari Parker and the Chicago Bulls are progressing on a deal, league sources tell ESPN. Discussions over a number to topics still ongoing.

Definitely think there’s some smoke to Jabari Parker and the Bulls.

Parker is expected to sign a two-year offer sheet, worth around $40 million, with the Bulls, according to a report from the Chicago Tribune.

The Bucks selected Parker out of Duke with the second-overall pick in the 2014 NBA Draft.

Parker is a career 35.2 percent 3-point shooter.

The Kings signed Bulls restricted free agent Zach LaVine to a four-year, $80 million offer sheet last week.

After help from Bucks, Parker signs with Bulls

After help from Bucks, Parker signs with Bulls

The free-agent forward signed a reported two-year deal worth $40 million with the Chicago Bulls on Saturday afternoon, not long after Milwaukee Bucks general manager John Horst rescinded the team’s qualifying offer to Parker.

The Bucks were never expected to match any offer sheet Parker would have signed with the Bulls, but according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, rescinding the offer sheet was a “Good-faith gesture” that allowed Parker to negotiate a shorter deal with Chicago.

Parker was the No. 2 overall selection out of Duke in the 2014 NBA Draft, but his career has been marred by injury.

According to multiple reports, the second year of the Bulls deal is a team option, allowing Parker to prove he can stay healthy and be productive with minimal risk to the club.

In Chicago, Parker will join a young nucleus that includes Wendell Carter Jr., Kris Dunn, Lauri Markkanen and Zach LaVine.

“I am extremely grateful to the Bucks and the incredible fans of Milwaukee for showing me so much love and encouragement,” Parker said in the statement released by the Bucks.

In 183 career games, Parker has averaged 15.3 points and 5.5 rebounds, all with Milwaukee.

Report: Bulls, Jabari Parker progressing on deal

Report: Bulls, Jabari Parker progressing on deal

The Bulls are close to signing restricted free agent Jabari Parker to an offer sheet, according to a report from ESPN. The Bucks can match any contract Parker signs.

Restricted free agent forward Jabari Parker and the Chicago Bulls are progressing on a deal, league sources tell ESPN. Discussions over a number to topics still ongoing.

Definitely think there’s some smoke to Jabari Parker and the Bulls.

The Bucks selected Parker out of Duke with the second-overall pick in the 2014 NBA Draft.

Parker missed most of last season after he suffered his second torn ACL in February 2017.

Parker is a career 35.2 percent 3-point shooter.

The Kings signed Bulls restricted free agent Zach LaVine to a four-year, $80 million offer sheet last week.

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