Duke basketball: Jabari Parker looking to make NBA comeback

Duke basketball standout Jabari Parker (Photo by Steven Ryan/Getty Images)
Duke basketball standout Jabari Parker (Photo by Steven Ryan/Getty Images) /

Duke basketball great Jabari Parker is hoping to make a comeback to the NBA. 

The potential Jabari Parker had in his career was limitless even before he committed to the Duke basketball program but injuries nearly brought him to a screeching halt.

Now, he’s looking to return the NBA.

Chris Haynes of Bleacher Report stated that the Phoenix Suns were brining in the former Blue Devil for a workout on Wednesday as they look to try and fill out its roster with veterans which they can sign for a minimum.

The Suns recently traded for Washington Wizards standout Bradley Beal as they pair him with Kevin Durant, Devin Booker, and Deandre Ayton in hopes of winning a championship.

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As for Parker, he did not play in the NBA this season but played a total of 25 games for the Boston Celtics and Sacramento Kings since in 2020.

Duke basketball standout looking to prove he is healthy

Jabari Parker has only played more than 50 games in a season three times during his career, his second and third seasons in the NBA with the Milwaukee Bucks and when he split time in 2018-19 with the Chicago Bulls and Washington Wizards.

Parker tore his ACL just 25 games into his rookie season after he was the No. 2 overall pick in the 2014 NBA Draft and tore the same ligament in the same knee during his third season in the league.

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After four seasons with the Bucks, the Chicago native signed a two-year, $40 million deal with the Bulls but was traded to the Wizards during his first season with the organization.

Jabari Parker had a brief stint in Atlanta with the Hawks after inking a two-year, $13 million contract but was, again, traded during the first year of that deal to the Kings.

Parker has averaged 14.1 points, 5.5 rebounds, and 2.0 assists per game during his NBA career.

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