Jabari Parker Rumors: 76ers, Kings, Jazz Among Potential Suitors

Adam Wells@adamwells1985Featured ColumnistJune 29, 2018

Milwaukee Bucks forward Jabari Parker (12) in the second half overtime of an NBA basketball game Sunday, April 1, 2018, in Denver. The Nuggets won 128-125 in overtime. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
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As the Milwaukee Bucks mull what to do with restricted free agent Jabari Parker this summer, the 23-year-old will have no shortage of suitors on the market.

Per NBA reporter Gery Woelfel, the Philadelphia 76ers, Sacramento Kings and Utah Jazz are among the potential teams that could pursue Parker.

Other teams mentioned that could pursue Parker include the Chicago Bulls, Indiana Pacers, Atlanta Hawks, Phoenix Suns and Brooklyn Nets.

The Sixers, Pacers and Jazz were playoff teams last season and figure to be in the mix again. The Bulls have the most cap space among the teams mentioned with $39.5 million available, per Spotrac.

Woelfel noted the maximum offer Parker can receive from those teams is $108 million over four years, compared to $146 million over five years from the Bucks.

During a radio interview in March, Woelfel told 105.7 The Fan's Chuck & Winkler that Parker was "very, very close" to being traded by the Bucks at the trade deadline in February.

Parker was limited to 31 games this season after tearing his ACL during a game against the Miami Heat in February 2017. He was very effective after returning in February, averaging 12.6 points per game and shooting a career-high 38.3 percent from three-point range.


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