Chicago Bulls: 3 potential landing spots for Jabari Parker

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It is being reported that the Chicago Bulls are fielding offers for Jabari Parker, who they acquired via free agency during the offseason. Here’s a look at the potential landing spots for the fourth-year forward.

On the heels of a 2017-18 campaign that saw them produce just 27 wins, the Chicago Bulls came into Year 2 of the rebuild hoping to improve upon that win total.

After matching Zach LaVine‘s offer on a four-year deal and selecting Wendell Carter Jr. and Chandler Hutchison in the 2018 NBA Draft, the Bulls made another splash in the free agent pool by way of signing Jabari Parker to a two-year, $40 million deal, with a team option for the second year.

As was the case with Dwyane Wade back in 2016, this was supposed to be a happy homecoming for another NBA player who grew up in the Windy City. Following two ACL surgeries, Parker was hoping to resurrect his career as a member of the Bulls.

However, his return to Chicago has been anything but happy. For starters, under former head coach Fred Hoiberg, Parker was relegated to the bench during the preseason. The only reason he got playing time as a starter was because of Lauri Markkanen and Bobby Portis going down with injuries.

As if being moved to the second unit wasn’t bad enough, new head coach Jim Boylen, who was promoted to replace Hoiberg, has decided to remove Parker from the rotation altogether, as reported last week by ESPN‘s Malika Andrews.

Despite a difficult situation that seems to get worse by the moment, Parker has opted to take the high road and continues to just stay prepared. At the same time, that didn’t stop his camp from requesting a trade over the weekend.

With that being said, Parker’s days in a Bulls uniform are numbered and the two sides are looking to work out an amicable deal sooner rather than later. Bearing that in mind, here’s a look at a few potential landing spots for the fourth-year forward.