Chicago Bulls progressing on a deal with Jabari Parker

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Chicago Bulls progressing on a deal with Jabari Parker

Parker was the third-ranked recruit in the country in 2013, from Chicago's Simeon Career Academy.

"If either Chicago or Sacramento offers a large contract to Parker, it may be hard for the Bucks to match". Thus, it means that Bucks will have the opportunity to match the Bulls offer to Parker.

Jabari Parker and the Bulls agreed Saturday to a two-year, $40 million contract, bringing the talented and oft-injured forward to his hometown team.

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. Going into his second season with the Bucks, Wilson looks poised to take that leap into the rotation after appearing in only 22 games last season. This led to the Bucks having no interest in signing him for any real amount of money, as we now know they won't be matching the Bulls' offer. Parker has an enormous amount of talent when healthy, and the Bulls had money this year to spend anyway. The hope is that he can recapture his form last season prior to the injury where he was averaging a career-best 20.1 points on 49.0 percent shooting from the floor and 36.5 percent from beyond the arc along with 6.2 rebounds per contest. The Bulls had made two earlier moves, trading Jerian Grant and Julyan Stone in order to free up even more cap space.

Milwaukee Bucks player Jabari Parker puts on a "Cheese Head" hat during the game between the Green Bay Packers and the New York Jets at Lambeau Field on September 14, 2014 in Green Bay, Wisconsin.

Fans in the area flocked to the court and Parker played in some pick-up games with those that showed up.

In Chicago, Parker will join a young nucleus that includes Wendell Carter Jr., Kris Dunn, Lauri Markkanen and Zach LaVine.

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