Milwaukee Bucks forward Jabari Parker will miss the rest of the season after suffering a torn ACL.
Parker was the number two pick in the draft and was expected to lead the rookies in scoring this season. He struggled along with all the other rookies in this draft class.
However Parker was starting to find his groove. He was getting a better understanding of the game and he was making plays. He was second among rookies in scoring slightly behind Andrew Wiggins.
Parker improved his scoring from November to December but more importantly he improved his field goal percentage. While Wiggins also increased his scoring his field goal percentage was still below 40%. Parker shot 45% in November and was up to 58% in December.
On the season Parker was shooting about 49% which is good for a rookie. At 19 Parker should bounce back from this injury and be a stronger player.
It’s a shame this season has already claimed the Lakers 7th overall pick Julius Randle on opening night and now Parker is done.
The Bucks were a surprising 13-12 and currently 6th in the East. They have a young group of guys who were learning to play together. With Parker out Khris Middleton will get more time. He is a good shooter who will take advantage of more opportunities.