Jabari Parker Suffers A Non-Contact Knee Injury
It’s hard to believe I’m writing this tonight. Usually, I let things play out a little bit but coming home tonight, I flipped back and forth with Bucks. Soon to find out that Jabari Parker, Bucks star, went down in a heap with a non-contact knee injury. It’s the same knee Parker hurt in 2014, and he went down in a similar fashion. Truly, there’s a feeling of being cursed on the night that Khris Middleton returns to the team, Parker goes down with what looks like another serious knee injury.
Bucks broadcast compares Jabari Parker's 2014 left ACL tear w/ his apparent left knee injury vs. Heat pic.twitter.com/3NK6lndXXi
— Ben Golliver (@BenGolliver) February 9, 2017
My guess is it’s an ACL. I’ll hope like hell that I’m wrong. It could be a meniscus tear where Parker might miss four to six weeks, but that’s probably the only other thing it could be. This is the same feeling I had when he went down in 2014 playing Phoenix, and it sucks even more than it did two years ago. If it is a massive injury, there’s no point in the playoffs and Bucks should roll out the tanks while trading away some of their assets before the February 23rd deadline in hopes of getting a star in a loaded draft to pair with Giannis because I’m not sure Jabari can be that guy.
There’s talent in this draft to pair with Giannis ranging from Malik Monk, Lauri Markkanen, Josh Jackson and Johnathan Issac all could be great options for Bucks moving forward.