Jabari Parker was the No. 2 overall pick in last years NBA Draft, but ended up seeing his season end quickly due to a torn ACL. It has been a long and painful rehab process, but he is back and has been cleared to make his 2015-16 season debut for the Milwaukee Bucks on Wednesday night against the Philadelphia 76ers.
Jabari Parker will be activated tonight for first time since tearing ACL in December. Expected to make his debut Wed vs. Sixers.
— Brian Windhorst (@WindhorstESPN) November 2, 2015
This is awesome news for both Parker and the Bucks and should help the team get back on track this season after a bit of a rough start.
Last season before going down with the torn ACL, Parker was able to showcase a small part of his skill-set. He averaged 12.3 points, 5.5 rebounds and 1.7 assists per game in the 25 games that he participated in. Parker shot 49.0 percent from the field in those games, but just 25.0 percent from behind the three-point arc.
Jason Kidd couldn’t be happier to have his second-year forward back and likely has big things planned for Parker this season. Milwaukee is one of the more intriguing teams in the Eastern Conference this season, even though they have started the season off at 0-3.
Standing in at 6-foot-8 and weighing 250 pounds, Parker is going to be a force in the paint. He is also an excellent ball-handler and will continue improving as a playmaker for his teammates.
Expect to see Parker get a good chunk of minutes in his debut and to come out aggressive and looking to prove a point to the home fans.
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