Kings have offered Parker similar deal to Bulls

Both the Sacramento Kings and Chicago Bulls are aggressively trying to sign Jabari Parker and have offered Parker similar deals, according to Gery Woelfel of the Racine Journal Times.

K.C. Johnson of the Chicago Tribune reported earlier that the Bulls and Parker are discussing a short-term deal.

Parker, a Chicago native, prefers to play for the Bulls. Living in Chicago will allow Parker to be with his family more often, as his mom and dad live in The Windy City.

The Kings and Bulls have roughly $20 million to spend on a free agent. Both franchises don’t know yet if they’re signing Parker to a deal as an unrestricted free agent or to an offer sheet as a restricted free agent, as there has been talk the Bucks might rescind their qualifying offer to Parker.

ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski is reporting Parker is not expected to have an offer sheet matched by the Bucks should he remain a restricted free agent.