The Chicago Bulls announced today that the team has signed forward Jabari Parker. The former Duke Blue Devil signed a two-year deal worth $40 million.
A Chicago native, Parker (6-8, 250) was selected second overall by the Milwaukee Bucks in the 2014 NBA Draft and has played all four seasons in Milwaukee. During his tenure with the Bucks, Parker appeared in 183 games and averaged 15.3 points, 5.5 rebounds, 2.0 assists and 1.00 steals in 30.7 minutes per game and shot .490 from the field, .352 from downtown and .747 from the free throw line.
Parker was a restricted free agent, but Milwaukee rescinded their qualifying offer, making him an unrestricted free agent.
“Jabari is a 23-year-old player who is a natural fit with our young core, and is a proven scorer at the NBA level. We look forward to welcoming him back to his hometown,” said Gar Forman, Chicago Bulls General Manager.
The Bulls also announced the release of guard Julyan Stone and forward Paul Zipser.