Jabari Parker didn’t have his rookie season go quite exactly to plan. The then 19-year-old Parker tore his ACL in December 2014, causing him to miss the remainder of his rookie season, giving Andrew Wiggins an easy path for rookie of the year.
The Bucks are being patient with Parker as he recovers, and with NBA training camps to open soon, Parker will be ready for the Bucks training camp, but the Bucks are still going to be cautious.
Coach Jason Kidd said Parker has been meeting individual goals in the recovery process.
“He looks extremely good,”Bucks head coach Jason Kidd said. “His body has changed and his spirits are extremely high right now, being on the court. We’ll see how it goes before training camp to see if he’s able to do things.
“We’re not going to rush him back. This is a bigger picture. We would love to have him on the floor as much as possible. Hopefully, we get him on the floor in training camp and go from there.”
In the 25 games that Parker played in, he averaged 12.3 points and 5.5 rebounds per game. Bucks wing Khris Middleton says Parker is only getting better.
“He’s put in all the work,” Middleton said. “He definitely wants to be one of the greatest out there. His work ethic is unbelievable right now.”
Middleton emerged with Parker out last year. It should be good to watch them play alongside each other in 2015-2016.
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