The Chicago Bulls have reached an agreement on a two-year deal with unrestricted free agent Jabari Parker. Here’s a look at the main takeaways from this recent development.
The consensus behind the team’s recent decisions signaled that the Bulls were on the verge of making at least one more move during the offseason.
The move in question took place on Saturday, in the form of coming to terms with Chicago native Jabari Parker. The two-year deal is approximately worth $40 million, as reported by ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski:
The Bulls and Parker’s camp had been in contact over the past several days, attempting to work out an amicable deal that would be beneficial for both sides. Once the Milwaukee Bucks opted to rescind their $4.3 million qualifying offer to Parker, this paved the way for the Bulls to negotiate with Parker without having to sign him to an offer sheet.
“Jabari and I felt it was in the best interest of both he and the team to rescind our qualifying offer, making him an unrestricted free agent,” Bucks general manager Jon Horst told the Journal Sentinel. “We appreciate everything Jabari has brought to our team and our community over the last four years and we wish him well.”
Now that Parker is bringing his talents to the Windy City, there are a myriad of questions that come to mind. Can he add value to the young core the Bulls acquired in last year’s draft-night trade? How will they utilize his skill-set? Based on Parker’s injury history, did the Bulls make a wise decision?
Bearing this in mind, here are the three main takeaways from this move.