Jabari Parker cleared to play Friday vs. New York Knicks

Almost a year after tearing his ACL, Parker has been medically cleared to play. In 51 games last season, he averaged 20.1 points and 6.2 rebounds per game.

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Per the team website (h/t Bleacher Report,) Milwaukee Bucks forward Jabari Parker will, at last, make his 2017-18 debut on Friday against the New York Knicks.

"Jabari has worked extremely hard with our medical, performance and coaching staffs to get to this point," says Bucks general manager Jon Horst.

He's passed all the tests and been cleared to return by our team physician Dr. William Raasch of the Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin health network. Just as important, Jabari feels ready to play and we're excited for his return to game action on Friday.

Jon Horst
General manager, Milwaukee Bucks

Per the NBA stat register, Parker was arching toward future All-Star before the injury and could be the in-team upgrade the Bucks need.

In 51 games last season, Parker averaged 20.1 points, 6.2 rebounds, 2.8 assists, and 1.0 steals in 33.9 minutes (2nd on team) per game. He scored in double figures 47 times, including 20-plus points in 28 games.