The decision to pick up Parker’s option was always expected. He projects to play a huge role for the team this season and he will be eligible for an extension with Milwaukee next summer.
The 2014 No. 2 overall pick has averaged 13.6 points and 5.3 rebounds in 31.1 minutes per game over the first two years of his career. He’s appeared in 101 games over those seasons, starting 97 of those contests. During five preseason games this season, he is averaging a team-high 16.8 points.