Jabari Parker was the second overall selection, by Milwaukee, in the 2014 NBA Draft. The one-and-done Duke product entered the 2014-15 season as a 19-year-old, yet often played like the veteran. Parker made his NBA debut on opening night, Oct. 29th at Charlotte, and promptly received 37 minutes of run. During the close loss, Parker posted eight points, four rebounds, one assist and one steal. Parker started the Bucks' first 25 games and delivered per game averages of 12.3 points, 5.5 rebounds, 1.7 assists and 1.2 steals per contest. On the second game of the season, Parker registered his first career double-double with 11 points and 10 rebounds in a home win over the 76ers. On Nov. 1, the rookie grabbed a career-high 11 rebounds during a loss at Washington. On Nov. 14, Parker scored a career-high 23 points, to go with seven boards and two steals, during a win over the Nets. But serious difficulties would arise during a Dec. 15 road game at Phoenix. Parker would injure his left knee and immediately exit the game. A day later it was announced Parker had torn the ACL of his left knee and would miss the remainder of the season. Surgery was delayed until early January with a concern that the injury could force Parker to move games in 2015-16. The Bucks would finish the year at an even 41-41 and lose to the Bulls in the first round of the playoffs.2015
After a rookie season cut short by a torn ACL, the NBA community was very happy to see Jabari Parker play in 76 games (with 72 starts) during his sophomore season in Milwaukee. The knee injury prevented Parker from playing in Summer League or pre-season games. His left knee also forced Parker to miss the first four games of the season. But on Nov. 4, the Bucks eased Parker back with 16 minutes of run during a home win over the 76ers. From Nov. 4 to Dec. 4, the Bucks limited Parker's minutes to 23 per game with two games off. On Dec. 5, the second of a back-to-back, Parker played 37 minutes and produced 17 points, seven boards, two assists, two steals and a block in a win over the Knicks. Parker went on to score in double digits over the next ten games and started to flash the talent that made him the number two overall pick in last year's draft. On Feb. 20, Parker grabbed a career-high 13 rebounds, plus scored 28 points, in a win at Atlanta. On Feb. 29, the 6-foot-8 forward scored a career-high 36 points, to go with five assists and two steals, during a home win over Houston. A healthy Parker appeared in the last 71 games of Milwaukee's season. The Bucks finished at 33-49 and missed the playoffs.2016
Expectations were big for Jabari Parker entering the 2016-17 season after the Duke product played in 78 games last year after a big knee injury that cut short Parker's rookie season. And Parker delivered. From October through February, Parker registered career-high per game averages in points (20.1), rebounds (6.2) , made three-pointers (1.3) and assists (2.8). The 6-foot-8 forward also shot an impressive 49.0 percent from the field. On Nov. 10, Parker scored a season-high 33 points, plus grabbed nine boards, in a loss to the Pelicans. On Jan. 27, Parker grabbed a career-best-matching 13 rebounds, and added 21 points, in a loss at Toronto. Parker was cruising when his left knee suffered yet another big injury on Feb. 8 in a home loss to Miami. On the following day, Parker's knee was diagnosed to yet again have a torn ACL. Surgery followed on Feb. 15 and the Buck's announced that Parker would be out for roughly a year. It was a devastating blow for Parker who missed 57 games his rookie season due to the same injury. The Bucks finished at 42-40 and lost to the Raptors in the first round of the playoffs.2017
Parker's fourth NBA season was cut short, as he only played in 31 games following a lengthy recovery from a torn ACL he suffered in February of 2017. The former No. 2 overall pick made his return on Feb. 2, and the Bucks were careful to ease him back into action. Parker played fewer than 20 minutes in five of his first six games, and he only picked up three starts all season. Despite a career-low 24.0 minutes per game for the year, Parker was still able to contribute offensively, averaging 12.6 points per game on 48.2 percent shooting from the field. The Duke product went off for a season-high 35 points in a loss against Denver on Apr. 1, where he played a season-high 39 minutes. He also experienced two other games scoring in the 20s. Parker added 4.9 rebounds and 1.9 assists per game. He grabbed a season-high 12 rebounds in a win over the Knicks on Apr. 7 and also counted 16 points for one of the three double-doubles he posted during the season. His season high for assists was five, something he did on two different occasions. Defensively, Parker averaged 0.8 steals and 0.3 blocks per game.2018
Parker signed with the Chicago Bulls last offseason, and the former No. 2 overall pick parlayed increased opportunity with a hot start to the year. Parker averaged 17.4 points, 7.7 rebounds and 2.6 assists during the month of November. He was dealt to the Washington Wizards in early February. Parker peaked for the Wizards during March, averaging 17.5 points, 7.4 rebounds and 2.4 assists in 28.5 minutes per tilt. Parker ended up appearing in 64 games in total, the second-highest total of his five-year NBA career. On the season, Parker still managed 14.5 points, 6.6 rebounds and 2.4 assists per contest. He shot a career-best 55.6 percent on two-point shots. One of his best games of the season occurred on March 27 in a three-point win over the Suns. Parker posted 28 points on 9-of-16 shooting, 15 rebounds and three assists in 32 minutes. He accumulated eight double-doubles on the year. Parker posted at least 20 points on 17 occasions, grabbed at least 10 boards in 10 games, and handed out more than four assists seven times. On defense, he racked up three-plus steals three times, and he recorded at least one block in 25 contests.
June 26, 2014Drafted by the Milwaukee Bucks in the 1st round (2nd pick) of the 2014 NBA Draft.
July 8, 2014Signed a multi-year rookie contract with the Milwaukee Bucks
July 14, 2018Signed, as a free agent, a one-year agreement with the Chicago Bulls.
February 6, 2019Traded by the Chicago Bulls with Bobby Portis and a 2023 2nd round draft pick to the Washington Wizards for Otto Porter. (Protections removed in trade on 7/7/19)
July 11, 2019Signed a two-year agreement with the Atlanta Hawks.
February 6, 2020Traded by the Atlanta Hawks with Alex Len to the Sacramento Kings in exchange for Dewayne Dedmon and draft considerations