Free agent forward Parker signing two-year deal with Hawks

Jabari Parker appeared in 25 games with the Wizards last season, compiling a career-best rebounding average.

Free agent forward Jabari Parker has agreed to a two-year contract with the Atlanta Hawks, according to Chris Vivlamore of the Atlanta Journal Constitution.

The deal is reportedly for $13 million, with a player option at the end of the first season.

Parker, 24, was the second overall pick in the 2014 draft out of Duke but knee injuries have kept him from living up to some lofty expectations.

He spent his first three-and-a-half seasons with the Milwaukee Bucks, before landing with his hometown Chicago Bulls this past season. But things didn’t work out with the Bulls, and after 39 games he was sent off to the Washington Wizards.

Parker appeared in 25 games with the Wizards, averaging 15.0 points and a career-high 7.2 rebounds in experiencing a career revival of sorts.

The Hawks are hoping he can at least replace Omari Spellman, traded to the Golden State Warriors on Monday for center/power forward Damian Jones.

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