The Bulls are banking on revitalizing Parker's career, restoring him to top condition and fulfilling his promise as the No. 2 overall pick in the 2014 National Basketball Association draft.
Jabari Parker is interested in playing for his hometown team.
National Basketball Association league sources tell ESPN that restricted free agent forward Jabari Parker and the Chicago Bulls are progressing on a deal. Parker's inability to play the 3 limits the number of teams with a positional need for him.
Their roster could use help at small forward too, considering the lineup most often used by Chicago featured Denzel Valentine at small forward. Parker has shown the promise to be an elite scorer in the league. The Bulls don't yet know if they're signing Parker to a deal as an unrestricted free agent or to an offer sheet as a restricted free agent.
According to Gerry Woelfl of The Journal Times, while the Bulls and Parker are seemingly headed towards an inevitable partnership, there are other teams looking to intercept that deal by showing interest in the versatile forward. Don't be surprised if they try to bring Parker home.