Published: Sun, December 16, 2018
Sports | By Juana Wells

Bulls in Talks With 'Several Teams' for Jabari Parker

Bulls in Talks With 'Several Teams' for Jabari Parker

The Bulls have engaged in Parker trade talks with several teams recently, K.C. Johnson of the Tribune reported Friday.

The Jabari Parker introductory press conference was one of the oddest moments in a very confusing period for the Bulls.

After the game, Bulls coach Jim Boylen said Parker did not play much in the contest due to the matchup.

Prior to Thursday's game against the Orlando Magic, ESPN's Malika Andrew reported that the Bulls were planning on phasing Parker out of the team's rotation. ESPN suggested that Parker only saw those sparing minutes because Chandler Hutchison was out with an illness.

But following Sunday's events in which a group text exchange circulated with two or three players originally suggesting a boycott of Boylen's practice following a back-to-back and an intense week, Boylen went to players with the idea. The team only bet on Parker for one season, hoping he would bounce back from injuries. 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. If the Bulls decide to follow through on a Parker trade, here are 5 teams that might be interested.

Meanwhile, the NBA schedule demands the Bulls keep playing their scheduled games, and after leaving the 7,000 foot altitude of Mexico City, they'll head to San Antonio, where the Spurs are suddenly playing their best basketball of the season, winning four games in a row by double digits.

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

Parker joined his hometown Bulls last offseason on a two-year, $40 million contract with the expectation he'd be their sixth man, but things haven't gone to plan. "We'll see what his minutes are going forward".

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