Jabari Parker RUMORS & NEWS

  • Jabari Parker not ready to play yet, but making progress

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "Nobody is saying when Jabari Parker will return to game action for the Milwaukee Bucks. That may be because nobody really knows yet. Parker is making steady progress in his comeback from major knee surgery in January and is practicing with his teammates. Right now, that's enough for the..." October 09

  • Report: Jabari Parker Expected to be Ready for Bucks Camp

    Black Sports Online "The Milwaukee Bucks made some noise in league last year under head coach Jason Kidd. They reach the playoffs with a 41-41 record. That was good enough for the 6th seed in the east and what was more impressive is that they accomplished this with Jabari Parker on the sideline. Parker was sidelined..." September 23

  • Jabari Parker is back, giving the Bucks one unusual lineup

    Sporting News "Jabari Parker was leading the NBA's rookie of the year race in mid-December. Then he tore his ACL, ending his season and candidacy. And the Bucks, amid a surprising 13-12 start after having the worst record in the NBA the season before, never broke stride. Season-ending injuries, especially to..." August 19

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    K.C. Johnson @KCJHoop

    Local product Jabari Parker on track with ACL rehab and giving back: At his basketball camp at Quest Multisport, running 9-12 next 2 days.

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    Marc J. Spears @SpearsNBAYahoo

    While Jabari Parker (knee surgery) is looking good, Bucks are being cautious as he is not on summer league roster & has no return timetable.

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    Andrew Gruman @AndrewGruman

    John Hammond on Jabari Parker: "We are going to bring him back cautiously knowing who and what he is to this organization long term."

  • Bucks' Parker on schedule to return next season

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "Jabari Parker has plans for the summer. Big plans. The Milwaukee Bucks forward had his promising rookie season cut short when he tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee in mid-December. But the 20-year-old Parker is looking forward to rejoining his teammates on the court and..." May 03

  • Parker sets no timetable for return to Bucks; Redd says be '130 percent' ready

    Fox Sports Wisconsin "Michael Redd knows exactly what Jabari Parker is going through. The former Milwaukee Bucks star twice went through the rigors of rehabbing a torn anterior cruciate ligament, with the second tear all but ending his NBA career after 12 seasons. Redd's main message to Parker? Don't rush to come..." April 14

  • Bucks' Jabari Parker does on-court work before game

    SI "Milwaukee Bucks rookie forward Jabari Parker participated in an on-court workout at the BMO Harris Bradley Center before Wednesday's game against the Chicago Bulls, the first time he has been seen doing so since having surgery to repair the torn ACL in his left knee in January. Parker sustained..." April 02

  • Bucks' Parker, Inglis to undergo season-ending surgeries Monday

    Fox Sports Wisconsin "Milwaukee Bucks rookies Jabari Parker and Damien Inglis will both undergo season-ending surgeries Monday. The surgery to repair Parker's torn anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) in his left knee will take place in New York. Parker traveled with the Bucks for Sunday's game against the Knicks and..." January 05

  • Bucks' Parker optimistic after season-ending surgery

    The Score "Milwaukee Bucks forward Jabari Parker isn't letting an ACL tear get him down. The second overall pick of the 2014 draft opened up prior to the Bucks' loss to the Charlotte Hornets on Tuesday. Parker, who will spend the remainder of this season rehabbing his injured knee, sounded positive about..." December 24

  • How will Bucks adjust without Jabari Parker?

    SB Nation "Jabari Parker and the Milwaukee Bucks had been one of the most pleasant stories in the NBA this season, winning games and turning heads despite starting off with middling expectations. Just six weeks into his career, Parker looked like a favorite for Rookie of the Year on a team that was rising..." December 18

  • Jabari Parker to miss rest of season with torn ACL, according to report

    SB Nation "Milwaukee Bucks rookie Jabari Parker is expected to miss the rest of the season after tearing the ACL in his left knee in the Bucks' win over the Phoenix Suns Monday, according to ESPN's Marc Stein and Yahoo! Sports' Adrian Wojnarowski. An announcement has not been made, but Parker has already..." December 17

  • Parker will undergo MRI Tuesday, teammates react to injury

    Brew Hoop "The Bucks won 96-94 last night in Phoenix on a wild buzzer-beater from Khris Middleton, but the bigger story was Jabari Parker leaving the game with a knee injury. Parker suffered the injury in the second half as he was trying to eurostep around P.J. Tucker. When Parker planted on his left foot,..." December 16

  • Jabari Parker sprains left knee

    ESPN "Milwaukee Bucks forward Jabari Parker left Monday's 96-94 win over the Phoenix Suns early in the third quarter because of a left knee sprain and did not return. Coach Jason Kidd said after the game that Parker will be further examined Tuesday. Parker's knee appeared to buckle on a drive to..." December 16

  • Bucks' Jabari Parker: 'I'm more comfortable with the 4 position'

    CBS Sports "Milwaukee Bucks rookie Jabari Parker, the No. 2 overall pick in this past June's draft, told Sirius XM NBA on Wednesday that he sees himself as a power forward, via the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel's Charles F. Gardner. "As of right now I'm more comfortable with the 4 position," he told..." September 25

  • Bucks’ Parker will attempt to join elite group of second overall picks

    NBA.com "Jabari Parker, on the night of June 26, 2014, became the most high-profile draft selection made by the Milwaukee Bucks since 1994, when they chose Glenn Robinson with the first overall pick. “The Big Dog” went on to become the franchise’s second-leading all-time scorer. Only time will tell..." July 08

  • Jabari Parker Agrees To Deal With Air Jordan

    College Spun "Jabari Parker will learn his professional basketball fate this evening, as the NBA Draft begins at 8 p.m. E.T. from New York City. The former Duke star already has his endorsement career off to a good start. Parker, expected by many to be either the No. 1 or No. 2 pick in tonight’s draft,..." June 26

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    Andy Katz @ESPNAndyKatz

    Well then: Jabari Parker, who looks fit, said he will be the No 2 pick. That's his prediction. Bucks. pic.twitter.com/wN5671suD5

  • Jabari Parker suggests he got a promise from the Bucks

    SB Nation "Jabari Parker said he's not against being drafted first by the Cleveland Cavaliers, but expects he'll be the second overall pick and land with the Milwaukee Bucks, according to Yahoo! Sports' Marc J. Spears. While meeting with the media in preparation for the NBA Draft, Parker said the Bucks have..." June 25

  • Cavaliers should make Jabari Parker top pick

    Sporting News "Jabari Parker spent one season at Duke before writing a lengthy letter declaring his intentions to forego his NCAA eligibility and declare for the NBA Draft. This was not a surprise, even though Parker seemed to be flirting with the idea of returning to school after Duke’s second-round loss to..." June 25

  • Cavs torn between Wiggins and Parker heading into draft

    ESPN "Just two days before the NBA draft, the Cleveland Cavaliers are split on whether to take Jabari Parker or Andrew Wiggins with the top overall pick, multiple sources told ESPN.com. "They are torn," one source close to the situation told ESPN.com. "They met for three hours, and all they talked..." June 24

  • Report: Jabari Parker prefers Bucks, might have 'tanked' Cavs workout

    CBS Sports "Jabari Parker had a poor showing at his workout with the Cleveland Cavaliers last Friday, and would rather go to the Milwaukee Bucks with the No. 2 pick in Thursday's draft, according to ESPN's Chad Ford: Parker came in to work out on Friday in front of the Cavs' front office and ownership...." June 23

  • Report: Cavaliers ‘leaning toward’ selecting Jabari with No. 1 pick

    Pro Basketball Talk "The Cavaliers have plenty of options after winning the Draft Lottery for the second consecutive year, although many believe that the injury suffered by Joel Embiid and the subsequent surgery it required have thrown things into a state of chaos. Embiid would have been a safe choice after..." June 22

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    cfgardner @cf_gardner

    League sources indicate Jabari Parker, Joel Embiid and Andrew Wiggins all will be in Milwaukee for #Bucks workouts this week.

  • Cavaliers schedule workouts next week with Andrew Wiggins, Jabari Parker

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Kansas freshman forward Andrew Wiggins will work out for the Cavaliers next Wednesday and Duke freshman forward Jabari Parker will do the same on Friday, an NBA source told The Plain Dealer on Friday. Those two, along with Kansas freshman center Joel Embiid, who visited this week, are..." June 14

  • Parker willing to play in Milwaukee

    Racine Journal-Times "Jabari Parker doesn’t have any qualms about playing in Milwaukee for the Bucks. So says two people who are quite close to him: his father Sonny and former Duke University teammate Rodney Hood. Jabari Parker is a consensus top-three prospect for the June 26 NBA draft and there is a strong..." June 07

  • Sixers Must Get 2014 Draft Right

    Basketball Insiders "The Philadelphia 76ers didn’t win the lottery as they had hoped, but that doesn’t mean they can’t drastically improve their team on draft night. With the No. 3 and No. 10 picks in the first round of the 2014 NBA Draft, the 76ers will have the opportunity to add two potential franchise cornerstones..." May 29

  • Jabari Parker measurements rival Randle, Gordon

    CBS Sports "Jabari Parker skipped the NBA combine, which means his measurements never became public knowledge. And while it's fun to mock the idea that measurements matter, your actual, physical dimensions do play a part in the NBA. At a recent workout, ESPN reports the Duke guard was measured and the results..." May 26

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    Bill Reiter @foxsportsreiter

    Sources tell me Rich Paul, LeBron's Agent, of @KlutchSports has signed Jabari Parker. Huge get for that group. Top 3 pick, maybe even No 1.

  • Freshman Parker leaving Duke to enter draft

    ESPN "Duke Blue Devils freshman Jabari Parker is passing up his final three years of eligibility to enter the NBA draft. The 6-foot-8 Parker, a consensus first team All-America selection, joins Corey Maggette, Luol Deng, Kyrie Irving and Austin Rivers as Blue Devil freshmen to enter the draft after..." April 18

  • Duke’s Jabari Parker will make 2014 NBA Draft decision on Wednesday

    College Basketball Talk "Duke freshman forward Jabari Parker was honored with the Wayman Tisdale Award as college basketball’s top freshman on Monday, but the 6-foot-8 forward will also decide on his future this week, according to a report from the AP. Parker — in Oklahoma City to accept the Tisdale Award — told the AP..." April 15

  • Duke’s Jabari Parker will make 2014 NBA Draft decision on Wednesday

    College Basketball Talk "Duke freshman forward Jabari Parker was honored with the Wayman Tisdale Award as college basketball’s top freshman on Monday, but the 6-foot-8 forward will also decide on his future this week, according to a report from the AP. Parker — in Oklahoma City to accept the Tisdale Award — told the AP..." April 15

  • Jabari Parker says he is unsure of going pro, will meet with Coach K

    ESPN "Duke freshman star Jabari Parker said Friday he still hasn't decided whether he will enter the NBA draft and will meet with coach Mike Krzyzewski next week to discuss his situation. Parker, who is ranked as the No. 2 draft prospect by ESPN.com's Chad Ford, said he has ruled out going on a..." April 12

  • Several scouts believe Jabari Parker will return to Duke

    Sporting News "Duke forward Jabari Parker — projected as the No. 1 pick by Sporting News — will be a surefire lottery pick if he chooses to enter the NBA draft. But that may not be enough for Parker, who is considering a second collegiate season, according to Chad Ford of ESPN.com (via Real GM). Multiple NBA..." April 02

  • Several scouts believe Jabari Parker will return to Duke

    Sporting News "Duke forward Jabari Parker — projected as the No. 1 pick by Sporting News — will be a surefire lottery pick if he chooses to enter the NBA draft. But that may not be enough for Parker, who is considering a second collegiate season, according to Chad Ford of ESPN.com (via Real GM). Multiple NBA..." April 02

  • Creighton's Doug McDermott leads Wooden All-America Team

    CBS Sports "Senior Doug McDermott is the headliners on the 10-member Wooden All-American Team announced Monday by The Los Angeles Athletic Club. The first team -- all finalists for the Wooden Award, presented by the LAAC to honor the college basketball player of the year -- features Creighton's McDermott,..." April 01

  • Johnson, Napier, Stauskas lead NABC All-America team

    CBS Sports "The National Association of Basketball Coaches named its 2013-14 All-America teams Thursday, with a trio of players still alive in the NCAA Tournament named to the first team. Arizona's Nick Johnson, UConn's Shabazz Napier and Michigan's Nik Stauskas join Creighton's Doug McDermott and Duke's..." March 28

  • Will Jabari Parker stay at Duke, team with Jahlil Okafor?

    CSN Chicago "A first-round exit to Mercer was not how Jabari Parker expected capping his freshman season at Duke. And it's because of that shocking upset in the NCAA tournament that many are speculating that Parker, who's expected to be selected as one of the top picks in the NBA Draft, might opt to stay in..." March 26

  • Jerryd Bayless: Wiggins, Parker can ‘learn just as well’ in NBA

    Boston Globe "Celtics guard Jerryd Bayless, who is taking part in a Boys & Girls Club charity event sponsored by Nesquick (details below), answered questions for Boston.com on the adjustment from college to the NBA for this year’s top draft prospects and on a difficult Celtics season. Question: You went to..." March 25

  • Jabari Parker finds a new home

    The Duke Chronicle "In his first—and likely only—season with the Blue Devils, Jabari Parker wasted no time becoming one of college basketball's household names. But Parker did not just come to Duke to score 19.3 points per game, learn from head coach Mike Krzyzewski and have a shot at hoisting a national championship..." March 20

  • Jabari Parker named Wayman Tisdale Freshman of the Year

    CBS Sports "Duke forward Jabari Parker has been named the Wayman Tisdale Freshman of the Year. Parker will be presented with the award on April 14 in Oklahoma City. Kansas' Joel Embiid, Syracuse's Tyler Ennis, Kentucky's Julius Randle and Kansas' Andrew Wiggins round out the Freshman All-America..." March 18

  • Basketball Writers Association names 13/14 All-Americans

    USBWA.com "The 2013-14 USBWA Men's All-America Team features seven seniors, including forward Doug McDermott of Creighton, who becomes just the 19th player in the 58-year history of the team to earn three-time USBWA All-America honors. Based on regular-season performance, the entire USBWA membership of..." March 12

  • Parker, Warren, Paige on all-ACC first team

    Durham Herald-Sun "A Duke program that’s seen so much excellence over the years experienced a rarity on Monday. On the same day he was named first-team all-ACC, Duke’s Jabari Parker joined Austin Rivers in 2012 as the only two Blue Devils freshmen to be named a first-team all-American. The Sporting News..." March 11

  • Parker scores career-high 30 as Duke stops North Carolina, 93-81

    Durham Herald-Sun "Just three nights earlier, Duke’s Jabari Parker fumed following the Blue Devils loss at Wake Forest. He blamed himself for not delivering winning plays and vowed to do so in the future. Consider that promised delivered. Parker scored a season-best 30 points as No. 4 Duke pulled away from..." March 09

  • Four freshmen listed among 15 finalists for Wooden Award

    CBS Sports "The Los Angeles Athletic Club announced on Saturday the 15 finalists for the 2014 John R. Wooden Award, which is given annually to the nation's top college basketball player. The 15 finalists are: (Players listed in alphabetical order) Kyle Anderson (UCLA) Cleanthony Early..." March 08

  • Duke's Parker hasn't made stay-or-go call

    ESPN "This could be it for Jabari Parker at Duke. His final game at Cameron Indoor Stadium could come Saturday night when No. 4 Duke hosts rival North Carolina -- if the freshman phenom jumps to the NBA after the season, as most outsiders always assumed he would do. Parker insists he still hasn't..." March 07

  • McDermott, Parker, Wiggins among 10 players still on Naismith list

    CBS Sports "The Atlanta TipOff Club on Friday announced the 10 national semifinalists for the 2014 Naismith Trophy. Listed alphabetically, they are: Tyler Ennis (Syracuse) Nick Johnson (Arizona) Sean Kilpatrick (Cincinnati) Doug McDermott (Creighton) Shabazz Napier (Connecticut)..." February 28

  • Parker Leads No. 5 Duke Past Georgia Tech, 68-51

    GoDuke.com "Jabari Parker had 16 points and 14 rebounds, and No. 5 Duke rolled past Georgia Tech 68-51 on Tuesday night. Rodney Hood sank four 3-pointers and scored 14 points for Duke, which never trailed and led by double figures for the final 28 minutes. The Blue Devils (21-5, 10-3 Atlantic Coast..." February 19

  • Sixers like Andrew Wiggins more than Jabari Parker?

    Newark Star-Ledger "With the Sixers at 15-39, the guessing game on who they will take in the upcoming draft has already begun. While that is just what it is -- guessing -- Chad Ford of ESPN recently offered his take on who he thinks the Sixers like more out of the two stellar freshman, Dukes' Jabari Parker and..." February 13