While some Chicago Bulls rumors try to guess why Jabari Parker fell out of the rotation, we take a look at five teams that could trade for him.
What a couple of weeks it has been for the Chicago Bulls. For as long as I have been a fan (my entire life), I cannot think of another time that has created so much apathy amongst fans. Seeing so many of them questioning whether or not to continue with this team as “their team” via social media is quite sad.
I don’t think Fred Hoiberg ever had a shot, first of all. He was too nice of a guy, and was given such an awful situation to step into after Tom Thibodeau was let go. The roster that was assembled (if you can call it that) from the get-go was set up for failure with Hoiberg.
Now, the Bulls seem to have a dictator at the helm in Jim Boylen. That’s perfect, right? A young, developing roster given to a stern, demanding and over-the-top type of coach? Oh yeah. This sounds like a great idea.
Now, the guy who is currently making the most money on the team can’t even carve out a role apparently.
Jabari Parker, the Chicago native, is likely on the move after falling completely out of the rotation within the past couple of days. For whatever reason, it was announced via ESPN’s Malika Andrews that the Bulls no longer plan to use Parker.
While he isn’t the best defensive player and has questionable work ethic at times, Parker still has a lot of talent to offer a team offensively. Even in the right system, under the right leadership, I believe he could be coached up to the type of player we thought he could be as a high school kid.
If there is “considerable interest” in Parker, as has been reported, now it’s about figuring out which teams might be involved. Let’s take a look at some of the teams who have been rumored to be active in the trade market this season.