Bulls on the verge of signing Jabari Parker


Though Parker has alternated between power and small forward, the Bulls' initial plan is to start him at small forward, a position of need.

League sources seem to indicate that an "offer sheet" deal could be signed as soon as Sunday, at which point the Milwaukee Bucks would have 48 hours to match the figures and term presented before them. He returned for 31 games and averaged 12.6 points and 4.9 rebounds. Parker has shown the promise to be an elite scorer in the league. His best season came in 2016-17 when he averaged 20.1 points and 6.2 rebounds in 51 games. The 2012 Gatorade National Player of the Year is actually from Chicago, as HoopsHype's Alex Kennedy noted when free agency began.

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Parker, a restricted free-agent, and the Bulls are now progressing on an offer sheet deal that the Bucks aren't expected to match, and they could have a deal finalized by Sunday, according to Wojnarowski.

According to Gerry Woelfl of The Journal Times, while the Bulls and Parker are seemingly headed towards an inevitable partnership, there are other teams looking to intercept that deal by showing interest in the versatile forward.