76ers Among Potential Suitors for Jabari Parker?
While LeBron James and Paul George might be grabbing all the headlines in the upcoming NBA free agent period, there are other guys who are set to hit the open market, both unrestricted and restricted.
One name to keep an eye on for the Sixers, according to Gery Woelfel of Bleacher Report, is Milwaukee Bucks restricted free agent, Jabari Parker. The Bucks have extended Parker, the No. 2 overall pick of the 2014 NBA Draft, a qualifying offer to Parker, after he was limited to 31 games this season after tearing his ACL during a game in February 2017.
Woelfel mentions the Sixers, Pacers and Jazz as teams who might have interest the 23-year old.
He returned to the court, and averaged 12.6 points per game, while shooting a career-high 38.3 percent from three-point range.
Another NBA official speculated the Philadelphia 76ers, who have a ton of cap space, could come into play for Parker, especially if they fail in their bid to land a covet superstar like James, George or Kawhi Leonard. And that could indeed be the case as many NBA officials are convinced James, George and Leonard will be playing for the Lakers next season.
Keep in mind, Parker is coming back from his second left ACL tear, but still averaged 12.6 points, 4.9 boards, 1.9 assists per game on 38.3% shooting from three-point range in 2017-18.