National Basketball Association (NBA) side Chicago Bulls has announced that the team has signed forward Jabari Parker. In accordance with team policy, terms of the contract were not disclosed.
The 23-year-old Chicago native was selected second overall by the Milwaukee Bucks in the 2014 NBA Draft and has played all four seasons in Milwaukee.
During his tenure with the Bucks, Parker appeared in 183 games and averaged 15.3 points, 5.5 rebounds, 2.0 assists and 1.00 steals in 30.7 minutes per game and shot .490 from the field, .352 from downtown and .747 from the free throw line.
Bulls general manager Gar Forman stated that they signed Parker because he is a proven scorer at NBA level.
“Jabari is a 23-year-old player who is a natural fit with our young core, and is a proven scorer at the NBA level. We look forward to welcoming him back to his hometown,” said Forman.
The Bulls also announced the release of guard Julyan Stone and forward Paul Zipser as they prepare for the 2018/19 NBA season.
Stone, who is a shooting guard, was traded to the Bulls in a three-team deal by Charlotte Hornets in August 2017. He has since been waived by the Bulls.
Zipser, who is also a shooting guard, joined Bulls from German side Bayern Munich in 2016 and he struggled to establish himself.
The new NBA campaign is set to start in October and Bulls will be hoping to win their first title since 1998.