The list keeps growing and growing as more Milwaukee Bucks’ players are evaluated for their respective performances in the 2018 NBA season. Whether it has been the better players like Giannis Antetokounmpo, Khris Middleton or Eric Bledsoe, the list ranges from best to worst. So, who gets our next spot at #4?
The Man, the Myth, The Legend:
Jabari Parker. A player that was injured for a majority of the regular season, but still showed up when it counted down the stretch. He helped push the Bucks past the threshold of the playoffs and into late-April basketball. Parker may not have posted the greatest numbers that he’s capable of. Either way, he was still a vital part to this organization.
He averaged 12.6 points per game with 4.9 rebounds and 1.9 assists in just 31 regular season games. Parker was a very important piece to the puzzle in Milwaukee. His second knee injury may have slowed down his true potential for this season. If he stays in Milwaukee for the new season in the new arena, who knows?
Should he stay or should he go?
That’s the other important factor for Parker’s potential final season with the Bucks. Was his overall performance good enough to secure a new deal in the Cream City? The Greek Freak has gone on record saying that Jabari will stay in Milwaukee. As of now, there have been no reports of the Bucks’ front office and Parker talking contract extensions.
Regardless, Parker has battled relentlessly through the annoying and disappointing injuries during his time in Milwaukee. No one should forget that fact. If Parker leaves, the Bucks will lose what could have been a dynamic duo in Giannis and Jabari. Only time will tell. Parker gets my vote for a new contract in Milwaukee, but what do you think?