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

Jabari Parker scores on a layup in his first game back from his second ACL injury. | Tom Lynn  Associated Press

Jabari Parker scores on a layup in his first game back from his second ACL injury. | Tom Lynn Associated Press

In fact, with that hard cap in place, the Bulls even have an opportunity to come to terms with Parker on a deal that would effectively put him out of Milwaukee's reach.

"Jabari is a 23-year-old player who is a natural fit with our young core, and is a proven scorer at the National Basketball Association level", general manager Gar Forman said in a statement. The Bucks can match any contract Parker signs.

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. "We look forward to welcoming him back to his hometown". Maybe the Milwaukee Bucks chose to give Parker a sizable deal, or maybe another team will swoop in and pay the 25-year-old wing.

Parker has averaged 17.9 points, 6.4 rebounds and 1.1 steals per 36 minutes during his career. Valentine has averaged 8.0 points and 4.1 rebounds per game during his career and is a bit undersized since he's playing out of position; he's a more natural shooting guard.

Parker, even though he only played in 31 games last season, averaged just over 12 points per game and almost five rebounds on close to 50 percent shooting.

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Jabari Parker is a restricted free agent of the Milwaukee Bucks. "We appreciate everything Jabari has brought to our team and our community over the last four years and we wish him well". He only played in 31 games for the Bucks last season.

He figures to start at small forward, with Kris Dunn and Zach LaVine in the backcourt, Lauri Markkanen at power forward and either rookie Wendell Carter Jr. or veteran Robin Lopez at center.

We're nearly two weeks into free agency and Jabari Parker still has not found a home. He's an athletic big who can step out and hit the three.

Of course, knee injuries derailed his run in Chicago.

Parker, 23, has played his entire career thus far with the Milwaukee Bucks but could switch teams this offseason.

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