5:00pm: The Bucks have told Parker that they’re quite high on him, but they haven’t given him a promise, a source tells Marc J. Spears of Yahoo! Sports.
11:45pm: Jabari Parker says the Bucks told him they’d draft him at No. 2 if he’s available, as he said to reporters, including Marc J. Spears of Yahoo! Sports (Twitter link). Parker would prefer to play for Milwaukee rather than the Cavs, who hold the No. 1 pick, as Jeff Goodman and Chad Ford of ESPN.com report, though, as Adam Zagoria of SNY.tv tweets, he refutes the notion that he tanked his workout with Cleveland, a notion that one source raised to the ESPN scribes.
Bucks co-owner Marc Lasry indicated this week that the team would take either Parker or Andrew Wiggins, though GM John Hammond wouldn’t confirm that when asked Tuesday. The Cavs are reportedly conflicted as they attempt to decide between Parker and Wiggins, so Milwaukee will probably only be left with one of them to choose from.
Hammond said Thursday that while it would take a “very special” offer to trade the No. 2 pick, he’s nonetheless listening to offers for it. So, there’s no guarantee that Parker, who’s from Chicago, will end up an hour north in Milwaukee, particularly given the uncertainty surrounding the No. 1 overall pick.