Parker hits free agency after Bucks rescind qualifying offer

Parker, 23, has suffered two different ACL tears in his left knee during his career and, as a result, hasn't exactly been a flawless fit in Milwaukee during the first four years of his National Basketball Association career.

"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. "We look forward to welcoming him back to his hometown".

Parker, who missed the first 50 games of the 2017-18 season while recovering from his second ACL surgery, appeared in 31 games for the Bucks, averaging 12.6 points and 4.9 rebounds per game in 24.0 minutes.

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"We really love Jabari and wanted to work with him on this, because we weren't going to match an offer sheet", Jon Horst said.

Local sports anchor Scott Grodsky was able to get some video of Parker playing in the pickup game, which he shared on Twitter last night.

The forward was selected with the second overall pick by the Bucks in the 2014 NBA Draft, but has largely been ineffective for the team due to injuries. The Bulls want to add him to a young core that includes Lauri Markkanen, Wendell Carter, Zach Lavine and Kris Dunn.

The son of former National Basketball Association player Sonny Parker, Jabari Parker was one of the most highly touted prospects to come out of IL. The 2013 SLAM All-American is widely considered the be the most illustrious player in Chicago high school basketball history.

Of course, knee injuries derailed his run in Chicago.

Chicago cleared roster space by releasing guard Julyan Stone and forward Paul Zipser.

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