Disgruntled Jabari Parker says he’s thought about playing for the Jazz

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  • intrinsicrewards Salem, VA
    Jan. 14, 2019 11:22 a.m.

    Jabari could take a lesson from Jalen Hurts. Work hard in practice and in the off season and be ready to play when the opportunity comes. The cream rises to the top eventually. There are a few players like Jimmer Fredette that have a legit gripe against the NBA for lack of an opportunity. Jabari is not none of them and should have stayed at Duke to develop his game at least another year. He's making up for that decision now.

  • matman Provo, UT
    Jan. 14, 2019 8:48 a.m.

    I'd keep D Faves. He has been solid for us. Fave seems like he loves here in Utah and is in it for the long haul!

  • JD Las Vegas, NV
    Jan. 13, 2019 6:23 p.m.

    I feel bad for Parker, nobody should have to be on the same court with the worst coach in the history of college basketball and probably the NBA now as well. Boylen destroyed the Utes, we still haven't recovered from the mess he made. How in the world has Chicago gone to him as a coach, unbelieveable.

  • BrianB Greencastle, IN
    Jan. 13, 2019 2:59 p.m.

    I read an analysis of Parker's game prior to his trade to the Bulls. The analysis characterized him as a man without a position. He evidently has an unpredictable style that teammates have difficulty picking up on. They did better with his backup on the floor.

    It sounds to me like something that could have been worked on in college. With one and dones, there are a lot of fundamental things missing in players. I absolutely understand why he took the money. He will never want. But now he needs to work with a coach (probably in the offseason) who can help him become more readable. And he needs to get with a team that can work with what he offers. Is that the Jazz? I don't know. But if he is to be a role player, I would think he would be happier closer to home with the Jazz.

  • water rocket , 00
    Jan. 13, 2019 2:31 p.m.

    I would love to see Jabari in Utah as a Jazz man, but I also value players who are humble and team first oriented. I suspect that if Jabari came here he would still have to earn his playing time. He may not like that.

  • Taylor99 Salt Lake City, UT
    Jan. 13, 2019 12:05 p.m.

    Would never fit with the Jazz. Per local reporting, he has a bad attitude and plays no defense, Jazz wouldn't touch him with a ten-foot pole. It sounds to me like he needs to grow up and mature, and be grateful for the huge paycheck while not living up (remotely) to the promise he once had.

  • Doug10 Roosevelt, UT
    Jan. 13, 2019 11:51 a.m.

    Jabari got to play against the Jazz as they have been identified as a possible destination for him via trade.
    Here is hoping this young guy gets picked up by a team who can utilize his talents and hopefully he will make a career in the league

  • 76Cougar Raleigh, NC
    Jan. 13, 2019 11:39 a.m.

    Hmmmm, he played in only one of Chicago’s last 13 games. Then he plays 19 minutes agains the Jazz and finishes with 11 points and 7 rebounds. Think maybe they were marketing him to the Jazz?

  • xert Santa Monica, CA
    Jan. 13, 2019 10:46 a.m.

    If the Jazz pick up new players, I want them to be guys who's work ethic is impossible to criticize and who absolutely never display attitude problems. Guys who are so happy to have a job playing basketball for a wonderful organization, that they simply float into practice on a puffy pink cloud.
    Truthfully, what the Bulls are doing in adding to Boylen's contract is saying that the players will not tell this proud organization what they will and will not accept in the way of coaching. Boylen may not relate well with the players and they may not like him much. Fine. The man can run a practice, substitute players in and out and he's willing to work hard for a ten win team. You are starting to see real hustle out of this very young team. Unlike the TWolves who caved and fired Tom Thebideoux when a couple of players didn't appreciate his way of relating to younger players, the Bulls are saying, "Hey--this year's a wash. Let's use it to see who wants a job in the NBA and who doesn't."
    Todays paper had a fine article about Jerry Sloan. Can you imagine a player trying to dictate terms to him? Oh wait....DW.

  • gchris Rock Springs, WY
    Jan. 13, 2019 7:44 a.m.

    Jabari is a great guy and who had some bad breaks, but he did make a decision to enter the NBA before he had learned everything he might have from Coach K ( the real one). Now he is “disgruntled” sitting on the bench making $10 million year. I would happily take his place.