Bulls in Talks With 'Several Teams' for Jabari Parker


Parker only played four minutes off the bench in Thursday's 97-91 loss at the hands of the Magic.

The Chicago Bulls have been a laughingstock lately.

After the Bulls struggled, former coach Fred Hoiberg shifted Parker to a reserve role after three games in the preseason.

"Well, I think it's a matchup thing", Boylen said.

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.

He's averaging 15.2 points and 6.9 rebounds so far this season, with theoretical ability to play both forward spots, and he's still just 23 years old.

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"At the moment we confirmed to the people of who's coming to the game, folks were really excited about the Utah Jazz because they saw them play in the past season during a great playoffs and everything", said NBA Mexico Vice President and Managing Director Raul Zarraga.

It remains to be seen as to whether Parker will rejoin the rotation at some point but, given the reporting here, it comes as no surprise that ESPN also indicates that a buyout "could become an increasing possibility closer to the trade deadline".

The biggest hurdle to trading Parker is his salary. Will they be desperate enough to take a first-round pick or an expiring contract just to get him off the roster?

"Going forward, he's part of our team, and it's not about the individual, it's about the team".

During the summer, the Bulls signed Parker to a two-year, $40 million deal. "It's about playing your minutes the best you can", Boylen said, per ESPN.