The Milwaukee Bucks lost forward Jabari Parker to the Chicago Bulls. Here are the three Bucks’ who are most impacted by this move.
The Milwaukee Bucks and former second overall pick Jabari Parker have officially parted ways. Parker agreed to a two-year, $40 million deal (with the second year being a team option) with the Chicago Bulls. That ended the roller coaster of a ride with the Bucks.
Given all the writing on the wall (apparent discontent between Parker and the Bucks, Parker not fitting into head coach Mike Budenholzer’s new scheme and Parker being from Chicago) this wasn’t a surprise to anyone. Chicago was also one of the only teams with the necessary cap space to sign Parker to a deal the Bucks wouldn’t and couldn’t match.
Still, it’s emotional to see Parker go, especially to lose him for nothing. When he was drafted in 2014, Giannis Antetokounmpo was far from what he is now. Because of that, all the hope for the future rested in Parker’s hands. Unfortunately, he failed to live up to that billing due to a number of factors and some that were out of his control.
With Parker gone, that means more opportunities for other players on the Bucks’ roster. Let’s take a look at three players in Milwaukee who are most impacted by Parker’s absence.