Jabari Parker dropped from Bulls’ rotation
Jabari Parker’s time in Chicago is turning into a major bust.
Parker, the No. 2 overall pick in the 2014 draft, signed a 2-year, $40 million deal with the Bulls over the offseason. But his time with the team could be coming to an end soon as his role dwindles.
ESPN’s Malika Andrews reported on Thursday that Parker is being dropped from the Bulls’ rotation.
The 23-year-old has started 17 of Chicago’s 28 games this season, averaging 31 minutes per game. But he hasn’t played in more than 30 minutes in a game since Jim Boylen replaced Fred Hoiberg as head coach. He’s become a bench player and didn’t even crack 20 minutes in the team’s most recent game — a loss to Sacramento.
This news makes it clear that the Bulls will not pick up Parker’s option for next season. This is also a hint that Parker could be traded if other teams show interest.
The Bulls have become a mess. They fired Hoiberg, suffered their worst loss in franchise history, and players have revolted against Boylen and his practice methods. Now one of their biggest signings is seeing his role significantly reduced.