Heading into the offseason, the Milwaukee Bucks have a major situation to sort out regarding one of their young core players in forward Jabari Parker, who is now a restricted free agent.
There is no clarity yet on whether the team plans to bring him back on a new contract this summer to keep him in the fold for the long term. According to u/cheeseburger111122 on Reddit, Parker made the decision to unfollow Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Bucks on Instagram and blocked their biggest team fan page.
It’s an intriguing decision on Parker’s part to unfollow both his teammate and the team’s social media page. Between the two, it’s more interesting that he no longer follows Antetokounmpo given that the two have spent the past few seasons together on the Milwaukee court.
It may just be a decision to shut down his social media, but it’s hard not to delve into that meaning, as the position between him and the organization may not be where he would like it to be. The Bucks have the final say on where they want to bring him back or not, as he is a restricted free agent, giving them the ability to match any offer he receives.
Despite two ACL tears, Parker has shown plenty of promise to become a key player in the franchise. He quickly proved to be a capable goalscorer who has only continued to develop his game to become a more versatile attacking threat, but there may still be concerns about his health given the pair of significant knee injuries he has suffered. he has already suffered during his first four years. in the league.
With the free agency period now underway, things could quickly change with the emerging market for restricted free agents who could see him get a serious contract offer.