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Jabari Parker to Participate When Training Camp Opens

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The last we heard of Milwaukee Bucks forward Jabari Parker, his recovery from a torn ACL was going very well. With training camp less than a week away, Bucks general manager John Hammond said Parker will be able to participate, according to Charles F. Gardner of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

While Parker will be able to participate when camp opens, it’s still unclear just how much he’ll do as he works his way back from the injury he suffered in December. The Bucks will be cautious with Parker, and Hammond said there’s never really been a target date for him to return:

“Wherever he’s at, if we think he can play 30 minutes, we’ll probably have him play 15. Wherever it might be, I think we’re always going to be cautious with him.”

Bucks head coach Jason Kidd echoed those sentiments and said Parker has been meeting all the goals in his recovery process. Bucks swingman Khris Middleton has been impressed with Parker’s work ethic, and the 20-year-old has added strength during his rehab.

Parker is expected to play a key role for the young Bucks as they look to build upon their surprising playoff run last season.

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