Bulls Having Jabari Parker Trade Talks


The Bulls have engaged in trade talks with "several teams" regarding forward Jabari Parker, according to the Chicago Tribune's K.C. Johnson.

On Thursday night, just 29 games into his contract, Parker saw just four minutes of action and has reportedly lost his spot in the rotation.

Chicago's on-court issues this season go well beyond Jabari Parker but, after only one-third of the season and 28 games of a two-year contract, it appears his time as a meaningful contributor to the Bulls could be over.

Boylen has made a decision to drop Parker from his regular rotation, ESPN's Malika Andrews reported Thursday, citing sources.

Part of the problem with Boylen's hard-handed style is his requirement that the players do unconventional drills at the National Basketball Association level such as running suicides.

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I know what you're thinking. It's about the team, and you play your minutes when you're in there, and when you're not, you support the guys who are.

"It is a surprise because I did everything I could in the time I was given", Parker said. If the Bulls decide to follow through on a Parker trade, here are 5 teams that might be interested.

Jabari Parker became the Bulls' highest-paid player when he signed a two-year, $40-million deal in July that included a team option on the second season. "You can't pout. You just got to keep moving".

Parker's averages of 15.8 points and 7.1 rebounds per game are second on the team but his playing style doesn't fit Boylen's desired structure. "It's about playing your minutes the best you can", Boylen said.

After the game, new coach Jim Boylen didn't commit to Parker moving forward in any way, saying there may some opportunity for small forward minutes down the line, but Justin Holiday and Hutchison are now ahead of him on the depth chart.