Bucks' Jabari Parker cleared to play, expected to return vs. Sixers
Guard Tyler Ennis is also expected to make his return from shoulder surgery.
“We’re very excited to have both Jabari and Tyler medically cleared to play for us,” Hammond said. “Both players have put in a tremendous amount of hard work during the rehabilitation process. It’s a real credit to their work ethic and the talents of our world-class medical team and terrific coaching staff to have them ready to go. I know our fans are thrilled to have them back and will give them both a warm welcome on Wednesday night.”
After the Bucks selected him with the second pick of the 2014 draft, Parker played in just 25 games last season before suffering an ACL injury that required surgery and forced him to miss the remainder of the season. Parker averaged 12.3 points, 5.5 rebounds and 1.7 assists. Parker earned Eastern Conference Rookie of the Month honors for October/November before the injury.
Parker did not play in any of the Bucks' 2015 pre-season games.
Parker has been activated but is not expected to play against the Brooklyn Nets on Monday night.
- Christopher Chavez