Jabari Parker ready for Bucks training camp as ACL recovery continues
Bucks general manager John Hammond told reporters Tuesday that Parker will be able to participate in camp, but Milwaukee is preparing to handle last season's No. 2 overall pick with care.
“We've never had a target date, per se,” Hammond said, according to the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel. “We've always said he's making progress. Wherever he's at, if we think he can play 30 minutes, we'll probably have him play 15. Wherever it might be, I think we're always going to be cautious with him.”
Parker has been working out regularly since his January surgery.
In 25 games prior to his injury, Parker averaged 12.3 points and 5.5 rebounds. The Bucks made the playoffs without him in 2015, testing the Chicago Bulls in the first round before falling in six games.
“He looks extremely good,” said Bucks head coach Jason Kidd. “His body has changed and his spirits are extremely high right now, being on the court. We'll see how it goes before training camp to see if he's able to do things. We're not going to rush him back. This is a bigger picture. We would love to have him on the floor as much as possible. Hopefully, we get him on the floor in training camp and go from there.”
The Bucks open training camp on Sept. 29 at the University of Wisconsin.
- Jeremy Woo