On one side of the ball it is a joy to watch him play and on the other it is a terrible watch. Jabari Parker is one of the most offensively skilled forwards in the league.

Parker can run the floor and can be a point forward. Very underrated play maker and apart from his post game everything else in his arsenal is deadly.  Parker has shown some flashes of his dominance but his lack of effort on the defensive end will ultimately cost him a shot at playing for his hometown team the Chicago Bulls.  There is no reason why he should not be a superstar on both ends in this league.  He is 6’8 and 245 lb with a physical build to be able to defend his opponents.

“Look at everybody in the league. They don’t pay players to play defense. There’s only two players, historically, who play defense. I’m not gonna say that I won’t, but to say that’s a weakness is like saying that’s everybody’s weakness. I’ve scored 30s and 20s off of guys who say they try to play defense.”  said Parker in an interview on the 670 the scores Bernstein & Mcknight show on midday’s.


Now in his defense he did come back and around and basically say that players are Pro’s and are meant to score on you. Defense is there to contain and try to limit them.

Jabari Parker 18-19 Stats

15.2 ppg – 6.9 rpg – 2.3 apg – 45% fg – 29% 3p 

Here are some possible trades for Jabari


Lakers receive: 

Jabari Parker

Denzel Valentine

1st Round pick 

Bulls Receive:

Brandon Ingram

Kentavious Caldwell Pope 


Hornets Receive: 

Jabari Parker

Bulls Receive: 

Nicolas Batum

1st round pick


Washington Receives: 

Jabari Parker 

Cameron Payne 

Bulls Receive:

Bradley Beal

Jeff Green

The trades are built around not just matching cap space but at the same time these players would all fit into the system and make impacts on their new team.

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