Remember when Jabari Parker was drafted? He was heralded as a future Rookie of the Year and called a game-changing scorer. Here’s Micah Peters on Jabari’s NBA future right after he was drafted:
"Parker can be an offensive threat from almost anywhere; he can post up, he can shoot 3’s, and he’s got a mid-range jumper. He can also take it to the rack if he needs to. He’s the kind of player than could end up averaging 20 points per game."
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His three-point shot hasn’t yet caught up to the rest of Jabari’s skills, but otherwise this paragraph rings true. He was a mere 1.1 points away from averaging 20 per game after the All-Star break, and this season Parker should be ready to give that number a real shot.
It’s easy to forget, but Jabari shot 35.8 percent from deep as a freshman at Duke. If he began to consistently nail NBA threes, it would suddenly become very, very difficult for defenders to stop Jabari.
He can already dunk ferociously–he proved that 129 times over last season.
Even without a shot, it’s clear Jabari Parker already knows how to put up points in the NBA. That being said, he quietly shot 32.1 percent from three-point range after the All-Star break.
A third-year leap is likely for the potential-packed forward, and with that extra boost propelling him forward it seems tough for any member of the Milwaukee Bucks to match his scoring output going forward.