Jabari Parker signs with Chicago Bulls after Bucks make him an unrestricted free agent
Parker was reportedly discussing contract details with the Chicago Bulls over the past few days. ESPN reports that Jabari agreed to a two year contract with the Bulls for $40 Million. The Bulls made the official announcement Saturday afternoon. “Jabari is a 23-year-old player who is a natural fit with our young core, and is a proven scorer at the NBA level. We look forward to welcoming him back to his hometown,” said Gar Forman, Chicago Bulls General Manager.
On Thursday night Jabari was out in Milwaukee playing basketball with the public in a spontaneous game.
“Jabari and I felt it was in the best interest of both he and the team to rescind our qualifying offer, making him an unrestricted free agent,” said General Manager Jon Horst. “We appreciate everything Jabari has brought to our team and our community over the last four years and we wish him well.”
Parker played in 183 career games for the Bucks over his four-year career. He averaged 15.3 points 5.5 rebounds and 2.0 assists per game, while shooting 49 percent from the field and 74.7 percent from the free throw line.
“I am extremely grateful to the Bucks and the incredible fans of Milwaukee for showing me so much love and encouragement,” Parker said. “Specifically, I’d like to thank Jon, Marc, Wes and Jamie for giving me my start in the NBA and supporting me throughout my career. Thank you to my teammates for being like brothers to me. Also, the medical and performance staff led by Troy Flanagan and Suki Hobson deserve my unending thanks for their dedication in helping me get stronger and healthier every day.”