Parker has only played for 25 minutes in two games.
Milwaukee Bucks forward Jabari Parker is frustrated by the lack of playing time he's seeing during the first-round series against the Boston Celtics.
"I am human. I have a right to be frustrated," Parker told Stephen Watson of Wisconsin's WISN News 12's on Thursday. "I've waited two years for this."
Jabari Parker was very animated talking about his frustration right now with limited minutes. He mentioned the only way to see the floor more was to be on the “coach’s good side”. When asked if he was on Prunty’s good side, he smirked and said “I don’t think so.” #Bucks— Stephen Watson (@WISN_Watson) April 19, 2018
Parker on limited playing time:— Stephen Watson (@WISN_Watson) April 19, 2018
“I am human. I have a right to be frustrated. I’ve waited two years for this.”
During the Bucks's two playoff games against the Celtics, both losses, Parker has seen only 25 minutes of playing time and has scored just two points. He has one assist and four rebounds.
Parker returned in January from an ACL injury he suffered in February 2017. He could test free agency this summer.
Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo addressed Parker's frustrations and said the team has to pull together and not focus on time, according to Matt Velazquez of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
"It's not about playing time, it's not about minutes, it's not about nothing in the playoffs," Antetokounmpo told Velazquez. "It's about just winning."
"We've got to show up as a team and get this W," the forward continued. "I'm frustrated- I'm supposed to shoot the ball more...once we're all on the same page I think everything is going to be a lot easier for everybody to play."
The Bucks will play Game 3 on Friday night at the Bradley Center in Milwaukee, Wis.