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Re: Hawks sign Jabari Parker 

Post#42 » by Yungsta404 » Fri Jul 12, 2019 12:58 am

Not a fan of this signing at all. Why are we bringing in another defensive liability? Our D is going to be trash.
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Post#43 » by atlantabbq99 » Fri Jul 12, 2019 1:59 pm

So basically Spell is out as the backup PF and Jabari is now the backup PF of the future... I'm okay with this.
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Post#44 » by Jamaaliver » Fri Jul 12, 2019 3:18 pm

Jabari Parker joins Hawks with eye on player development and medical staff

As Jabari Parker enters his sixth NBA season, the promising career of the former No. 2 overall pick has been twice derailed by a knee injury. When choosing a free agency destination, Parker said he chose the Hawks, in part, because of the training staff.

“I thought this was a great opportunity as far as my player development goes and as far as my health concerns everything pretty much aligned,” Parker said Thursday from the Hawks practice facility.

The Hawks medical staff, led by Chelsea Lane, is highly regarded around the NBA. Parker said he has already had “good dialog” with Lane and called her reputation “definitely an attraction.”

Parker said he is ready and willing to do what the Hawks ask. He believes his offensive game fits perfectly and that, after coming off the bench with other teams, has no problem doing the same with the Hawks.

If anything that I can improve upon it’s my defense,” Parker said. “It’s a thing that I continually do is to input the same amount of effort on offense as defense. It’s up from here. When I was a rookie, very lost. Year two, I was trying to get better. I think I’ve become pretty (good) and I’m trying to improve my game that way.”

Parker said he was excited about the direction of the Hawks. He said they whole league noticed how they overachieved last season with a talented but young core of players.
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Re: Hawks sign Jabari Parker 

Post#45 » by Radioblacktive1 » Fri Jul 12, 2019 3:25 pm

Excited for him.
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Re: Hawks sign Jabari Parker 

Post#46 » by atlantabbq99 » Fri Jul 12, 2019 4:54 pm

Jabari has shown that in spurts, he can be as good as Millsap on offense, but he can't sustain it, either due to injury issues or talent issues.

Coming off the bench to back up Collins seems like a good idea. You won't lose too much production when Jab comes in.

I'm also interested to see if Trae's PG skills could maybe elevate Parker's game or not?
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Re: Hawks sign Jabari Parker 

Post#47 » by Jamaaliver » Mon Jul 15, 2019 11:41 am

What to expect from newest Hawks Jabari Parker

Jabari Parker wanted to play for a team that wanted him. That was his ultimate priority in free agency. When he met with the Hawks in Las Vegas last week, he realized that Atlanta was the team that wanted him the most.

Parker fits quite well with how the Hawks operate on offense. They played with the quickest pace in the league this past season, and Parker thrives in transition offense. He turned out to be a legitimate threat on the fast break for the Wizards this past season whether he was driving to the basket or facilitating for others. He was elite at finishing in the restricted area, making 71 percent of his shots. That lines up nicely for the Hawks because head coach Lloyd Pierce’s offense calls for most of the Hawks’ offense coming at the rim or from 3-point range.

He knows his role with the Hawks is to be a bench scorer, and he’s content with it.

“I figured that starting is pretty much a distraction,” Parker said. “I’ve been on the bench for two seasons in my career. The productivity that I have is pretty good. As long as I’m climbing and doing what I can [in] the moments I’m out there, I’ll be in a good position. Coming off the bench, I’ve been cool with that.”


Parker knows that the priority for this Hawks team is for the young players to get the bulk of the minutes available, but he said he’s excited to be a part of a core that’s looking to grow in this league.
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Re: Hawks sign Jabari Parker 

Post#48 » by Radioblacktive1 » Tue Jul 16, 2019 6:59 pm

Love what I’m reading. Hope he works out because I wouldn’t mind keeping him for the foreseeable future.
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Re: Hawks sign Jabari Parker 

Post#49 » by jayu70 » Fri Aug 9, 2019 7:53 pm

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