Well, we know that the Milwaukee Bucks are already making moves with the start of free agency upon us. For example, the Bucks already signed Ersan Ilyasova (a former Buck finally returning home) to a multi-year deal. Now that LeBron James has officially announced his decision to take his talents to the Los Angeles Lakers. Bucks fans’ dreams of having the King come to the Cream City are destroyed.
A more realistic offseason in Milwaukee:
Now that this far-stretched dream is officially dead for Milwaukee and its fan base, the Bucks can turn their attention towards more realistic acquisitions. One of those acquisitions that could very well backfire for Milwaukee is with restricted free agent, Jabari Parker. Drafted second overall in the 2014 NBA Draft, Parker has played four seasons in Milwaukee.
Although, he has encountered two significant knee injuries throughout his short and somewhat impressive NBA career. Parker is still looking to get paid over the foreseeable future. The Bucks have the chance to give the man what he wants. However, do the Bucks have enough interest in the former Duke star to re-sign him?
Will Jabari head back home?
Well, we’ll find out soon enough, because teams like the Chicago Bulls and Sacramento Kings are reportedly interested in adding Parker to their rosters for the upcoming 2019 season. Sacramento recently drafted fellow former Duke star, Marvin Bagley III, so adding Parker alongside the young and talented rookie could be destined for success.
However, Parker is from Chicago and went to Simeon Academy for high school. So, the Chicago native may want to go home and play for a franchise that he grew up loving. The offseason for Parker will definitely be a crazy one. We don’t truly know where he’ll end up. Milwaukee may have given away a key hint by signing Ilyasova, but we’ll see.