Bucks’ Parker ‘about a month away’ from return

Milwaukee Bucks forward Jabari Parker continues to make progress in his rehabilitation from a left ACL tear and the team is expecting him to return to the court in February.

Bucks head coach Jason Kidd told reporters Wednesday the franchise envisions Parker coming back near the All-Star break.

“I think we’re about a month away from having him back,” Kidd said. “He’s doing great. He’s doing everything. He’s practicing, he’s participating with the Herd [Bucks’ D-league affiliate]. So he’s getting a lot of basketball under his belt.”

Parker’s 2016-17 campaign came to an abrupt, bitter end after he tore his left ACL for the second time. In 51 games he played in last year, Parker averaged 20.1 points, 6.2 rebounds, 2.8 assists and 1.0 steals per game while shooting a blistering 49 percent from the field.

The Bucks enter Wednesday with a record of 21-18.