Jabari Parker on Lack of Playing Time: 'I Have a Right to Be Frustrated'

Adam Wells@adamwells1985Featured ColumnistApril 19, 2018

Milwaukee Bucks forward Jabari Parker (12) in the second half overtime of an NBA basketball game Sunday, April 1, 2018. The Nuggets won 128-125 in overtime. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
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Milwaukee Bucks star Jabari Parker is sharing his frustration at not being played as much as he would like through the first two games of the Eastern Conference playoffs against the Boston Celtics

"I am human," he said, via Stephen Watson of WISN 12 News. "I have a right to be frustrated. I've waited two years for this."

Parker has played a total of 25 minutes in each of Milwaukee's first two playoff games against the Celtics. He has scored just two points on 1-of-7 shooting with six rebounds. 

Gery Woelfel of 105.7 The Fan said last month that the Bucks were "very close" to dealing Parker at the trade deadline in February, and there was little chance the 23-year-old would be with the team next season. 

After tearing his ACL in February 2017, Parker returned to the Bucks on Feb. 2. He averaged 24 minutes per game with 12.6 points and 4.9 rebounds per contest. 

The Bucks return home Friday to host the Celtics for Game 3 of their Eastern Conference playoff series. 

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