Bucks’ Parker Thinking Long Term in ACL Recovery Process

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“I’m looking long-term,” said the product of Chicago’s Simeon High and Duke University, the No. 2 pick in the 2014 Draft. “I really don’t want to risk coming back and lingering on if I’m not ready. I just want to be as productive as possible. There’s no use in me playing if I can’t contribute the way I want to.”

It’s becoming increasingly apparent Parker won’t be ready to handle a full-time role when the Bucks open their season Oct.28 against New York at Bradley Center. He participated in a public scrimmage the team had last week, driving for a dunk the first time he got the ball, but Parker did not play in Milwaukee’s preseason opener Tuesday at Chicago and isn’t expected to be on the court Saturday to face Detroit at the BMO Harris Bradley Center.

Source: Steve Aschburner of NBA.com

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