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Jabari Parker is signing a two-year, $40 million deal with his hometown Chicago Bulls, according to ESPN.
The Milwaukee Bucks rescinded Parker’s qualifying offer, making him an unrestricted free agent.
Parker made it known to his camp that he wanted 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.
In 31 games in 2017-18 with the Bucks, Parker averaged 12.6 points, 4.9 rebounds and 1.9 assists while shooting 48.2 percent from the field and 38.3 percent from three. He missed most of the season recovering from his second ACL tear.
The Bucks selected Parker with the No. 2 overall pick in the 2014 draft. At the time, the franchise envisioned Parker as being the face of the organization for years to come. His injuries, however, coupled with the emergence of Giannis Antetokounmpo, changed Parker’s role and relationship with management.