Jabari Parker out for season

Parker sustained the injury during the third quarter of Milwaukee’s win against the Suns.

      
 

 

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NBA Injury Comeback Stories for Jabari Parker and Other Sidelined Rookies

Don’t think of Jabari Parker‘s torn ACL as a major career setback. Think of it as a delay, which at 19 years old, he can afford. 

Parker is expected to miss the remainder of his rookie NBA season, per ESPN.com’s Marc Stein, after a promising first 25 games with the Milwaukee Bucks, who selected him No. 2 overall in last June’s draft. 

Half the 2014 lottery has now been hit by this destructive tidal wave of pain:

Of course, it’s the dreaded ACL injury that always seems to startle or frighten the most, given the usual one-year recovery timetable and the significance of knees in hoops. 

But the history books paint a pretty encouraging picture.

Unfortunately, we’ve seen a lot of guys go down with torn ACLs over the years. Check out how many before Parker, via The ACL Recovery Club:

While everyone’s body heals differently, recently, it doesn’t seem as though many players’ careers have been threatened or drastically derailed by this particular injury. 

Jamal Crawford won the Sixth Man of the Year Award twice since. Kyle Lowry has emerged as one of the top point guards in the league. Nerlens Noel seems to have the same hops he showcased at Kentucky. Rajon Rondo is back to tossing up triple-doubles. I even saw Lou Williams drop 36 points the other night in a win over the Cleveland Cavaliers

Sure, maybe some guys lose a hint of explosiveness. That might have been the case with Iman Shumpert two years back.

But the good news for Parker is that his game isn’t fueled by explosiveness. It’s fueled by polished skills, sound footwork, strength and offensive instincts.

He’s not like Shumpert, a guy who relies heavily on leaping and quickness. From a style-of-play standpoint, Parker draws comparisons to Carmelo Anthony and Paul Pierce, natural scorers who don’t require blow-by first steps or above-the-rim bounce.

And I wouldn’t be too concerned over how time off this early could affect his development—or any other injured rookie for that matter.

Missing his first true NBA season (fractured knee cap) didn’t stop Blake Griffin from coming back to win Rookie of the Year in 2011. And it sure didn’t mess with his development. Nick Collison missed his 2003 rookie year with shoulder injuries, and he’s played in at least 71 games in eight of the last 10 seasons (played in 63 of 66 games during 2012 lockout) since then.

James Worthy suffered a similar injury his 1982 rookie year as the one Julius Randle went down with (fractured tibia) earlier in November. Worthy bounced back to average 14.5 points in 82 games the very next season.

ESPN’s analytics guru Kevin Pelton shared some promising insight and analysis (subscription required) with regard to Parker’s outlook in 2015-16: 

Two years ago, when Derrick Rose was rehabbing his torn ACL, I compared the performance of players during their first season after the injury to what my SCHOENE projection system would have forecast based on their age and past performance. The results suggested that players younger than age 25 tend to be less affected the following season, even after accounting for the typical development of young players.

The only thing we can say for now is that this injury will push back Parker’s projected time of impact. It shouldn’t necessarily hurt his ability to make it, assuming all goes according to plan in terms of his rehab and recovery.

Quite frankly, Parker’s injury shouldn’t be too big of a blow to Milwaukee’s playoff chances. As Bleacher Report’s Grant Hughes points out, the Bucks actually have a better offensive and defensive rating when Parker is on the bench, per NBA.com.

Still, the timing of the injury is obviously unfortunate, as Parker was really starting to build a strong rhythm. Prior to the Phoenix Suns game in which he went down, he’d been averaging 14.3 points on 60.6 percent shooting in the month of December. 

But history tells us to bet on Parker returning just where he left off. It just might take a little bit of extra patience.

Something tells me he’ll be back to reestablish his potential as one of Milwaukee’s franchise cornerstones. 

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Jabari Parker out for the season

Parker sustained the injury during the third quarter of Milwaukee’s win against the Suns.

      
 

 

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Bucks F Parker out for season with knee injury (Yahoo Sports)

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK- DECEMBER 9: Jabari Parker #12 of the Milwaukee Bucks attempts a free throw against the Oklahoma City Thunder on December 9, 2014 at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, OK. (Photo by Layne Murdoch Jr./NBAE via Getty Images)

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Bucks rookie Jabari Parker will miss the rest of the season after tearing the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee during Monday night’s 96-94 win at Phoenix.


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Jabari Parker to miss remainder of season with torn ACL

This is a huge blow for a surprising Milwaukee Bucks team. Rookie first-round pick and likely future All-Star Jabari Parker is reportedly set to miss the remainder of the season with a torn ACL he suffered against the Phoenix Suns on Monday night.
ESPN’s Marc Stein was the first to report the unfortunate news. 
The No. 2 overall pick in the 2014 NBA draft apparently informed teammates of the bad news on Tuesday evening. The Duke product finishes his rookie campaign averaging 12.3 points, 5.5 rebounds and 1.2 steals per game.
Milwaukee is 13-12 on the season and in firm contention for one of the final playoff spots in a weak Eastern Conference. This injury, no matter how it’s going to hurt long-term as it relates to Parker’s progression, surely does hurt in the short term.
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Jabari Parker Out For The Season Due To Torn ACL

Fansided reports Milwaukee Bucks rookie Jabari Parker is expected to miss the reason of the season due to a torn ACL. The 19 year old  went down against the Phoenix Suns on Monday night with what looked like a very bad injury and as expected, the result was not pretty.
Parker has averaged 12.3 points and 5.5 rebounds per games in his first season. The Bucks forward was ranked #2 in our most recent Rookie Rankings.
With Jabari Parker out for the season, the pleasant surprise Milwaukee team will try to hold down a playoff spot in the weak Eastern conference.
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Jabari Parker Reportedly Will Miss Remainder of 2014-15 Season with Torn ACL

Jabari Parker, one of the brightest young stars in the NBA, has reportedly torn his ACL. 

ESPN’s Marc Stein first revealed the news, while Yahoo Sports’ Adrian Wojnarowski confirmed the report:

Early in the third quarter of Monday’s 96-94 win over the Phoenix Suns, Parker—as he so often does—led the fast break, but his knee buckled as he entered the lane, and he had to be carried off the court. 

The rookie out of Duke, drafted second overall by the Milwaukee Bucks in last June’s draft, was averaging 12.3 points on 49.0 percent shooting, 5.5 rebounds, 1.7 assists and 1.2 steals per game. One of the most hyped prospects in several years, he had already begun to show glimpses of a bright future and was the front-runner for Rookie of the Year.

His talent was matched by a professionalism and maturity not typically seen in 19-year-olds, and this is a devastating development. 

As CBS Sports’ Sam Vecenie noted, the 2014 draft class has been incredibly snakebitten:

Fortunately, if it’s possible to use that word, Parker is still young, and ACL rehab has come a long way even in the last couple of years. We saw with the Bulls’ Derrick Rose that returning to full strength can be a lengthy process, but everyone responds to injuries differently. 

Either way, Parker’s potential remains sky-high, but his ascent will have to be put on hold. 

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Jabari Parker Suffers Injury & Is Carried Off The Court By Bucks Teammates (video)

The promising rookie standout Jabari Parker exist early during Monday night’s game against the Phoenix Suns after suffering an unwelcoming left knee sprain. Uncomfortable to watch a young thriving athlete with star ability being carried by fellow teammates towards the locker room with a face of excruciating pain.

Oh no. Jabari Parker carried off the court pic.twitter.com/Zm001So6te
— Cork Gaines (@CorkGaines) December 16, 2014

Looks pretty bad from Parker’s facial expression, but sources are labeling it as just a knee sprain. Unfortunately we won’t know the correct diagnoses until a full MRI is done. For the Milwaukee Bucks and Parker’s sake he can bounce back freely quickly to avoid a lingering career injury.
 
 
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Jabari Parker injures knee against Suns (Yahoo Sports)

PHOENIX, AZ - DECEMBER 15: P.J. Tucker #17 of the Phoenix Suns is guarded by Jabari Parker #12 of the Milwaukee Bucks on December 15, 2014 at U.S. Airways Center in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo by Barry Gossage/NBAE via Getty Images)

PHOENIX (AP) — Milwaukee Bucks forward Jabari Parker left the Milwaukee Bucks’ game against the Phoenix Suns early in the third quarter because of a left knee sprain.


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Jabari Parker carried off court with knee injury (VIDEO)

Milwaukee Bucks forward Jabari Parker has put together a solid rookie campaign and could have a promising career ahead of him. But he was dealt an unfortunate blow in Monday’s game against the Phoenix Suns, as he appeared to sustain a knee injury while driving to the basket in the third quarter of the game.
Parker collided with P.J. Tucker as he attempted to dish the ball to a teammate. He stayed down on the court for awhile with what looked to be a left knee injury. He was then helped up and carried to the locker room…

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