Central Notes: Parker, Bucks, Pistons, Cavs

The Bucks have looked good since acquiring Eric Bledsoe, and they’ll get another infusion of talent in the coming months, with Jabari Parker working to return from an ACL tear. Gery Woelfel of The Racine Journal Times provides an update on Parker’s recovery, writing that the young forward is “running hard, cutting hard, doing pull up jumpers, and making crisp, sharp spin moves” in workouts at Milwaukee’s practice facility.

According to Woelfel, some Bucks officials “swear” that Parker would be capable of returning to the court right now. However, a source tells Woelfel that the team continues to take a cautious approach with the former second overall pick and will stick to a February target date for his return, as originally planned.

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21 thoughts on “Central Notes: Parker, Bucks, Pistons, Cavs

    • x%sure

      It’s amazing that nobody has has helped the Knicks with their Oquinn&Hernangomez problem and taken one off their hands! Especially a team whose only center is Ante Zizic.

  1. Thomas Swanson

    Brian Windhorst and Ramona Shelbourne of the Jump on ESPN do get a lot of rumors. I don’t like them being so pro Lakers. Steven A. Smith, Tony Kornhiser, and Mike Wilbon are my favorites.

  2. Thomas Swanson

    For the Cavs Nerlens Noel is a rim protecting center who is available December 15.

  3. x%sure

    “… Garnett worked closely with Thon Maker on Tuesday, and also put Giannis Antetokounmpo and Khris Middleton through [ELBOW EXTENSION] workouts.”
    Fixed it for ya

  4. x%sure

    The ChanningFrye/LBJ/KevinKorver trio on court together has an ORtg of about 149. The Knicks ran into that a couple days ago. So I would prefer Frye stays!

    • Thomas Swanson

      You can have J.R. and Shump both back and we’ll include Tristan for a 2027 2nd round pick. The Pacers had to send Roy Hibbert and his at the time max contract to the Lakers for a very future 2020 2nd round pick. I think these buddies of LeBron’s are stuck on the Cavs because no one wants their contracts.

  5. To answer the rim protection thing. Nope. As always you have to ask at what expense do you want a type of player whose skill set is not that important in today’s NBA. Like Monroe, who really needs him?

      • Thomas Swanson

        New York is the biggest market in the NBA and has the worst owner in the league. I can understand you not liking front office people.
        If you get a chance sometime, look up how much each owner is worth. The Cavs owner is worth $5.7 billion, one of the richest in the league. He can afford to throw money away. Some can’t.

  6. Thomas Swanson

    Monroe had 20 points last night, but Phoenix gave up “90 points in the first half to Phoenix.” For the Pacer thing, I hope Sabonis ends up in Portland like his dad. Domantas was born there and played for Gonzaga. Portland offered Roy Hibbert the max. Surely they can make omantas a good offer.
    For the rim protectors, I think Nerlens Noel will be the best available.

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