Bulls reportedly closing in on deal with Jabari Parker

Bulls reportedly closing in on deal with Jabari Parker

Cleveland Cavaliers guard J.R. Smith (5) drives for the basket as Milwaukee Bucks forward Jabari Parker (12) defends during the first quarter at BMO Harris Bradley Center.

Bartelstein needed the Bucks to rescind the qualifying offer because an offer sheet doesn't allow for an option by either side. Thus, it means that Bucks will have the opportunity to match the Bulls offer to Parker.

The Chicago Bulls and Sacramento Kings have been tied to Parker as of late.

Multiple outlets report that Parker had agreed to a two-year, $40 million contract with the Chicago Bulls, who were reportedly attempting to sign him as a restricted free agent.

Shortly after he hit unrestricted free agency, Parker thanked the Bucks for showing him so much support throughout his four-year professional career. "We appreciate everything Jabari has brought to our team and our community over the last four years and we wish him well". "The Bucks, according to several sources, have been feverish trying to trade one of their higher-paid players - most notable John Henson or Matthew Dellavedova - but haven't any success". The former Simeon star tore the ACL in his left knee twice since entering the league. The Bulls would add him to a young core that includes Lauri Markkanen, Wendell Carter Jr., Zach LaVine and Kris Dunn.

"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", Bulls general manager Gar Forman said in a statement.

Jabari Parker is a naturally talented player when healthy, averaging 17 points and five rebounds in his last two partial seasons.

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