Four years later, he's a role player third in command to superstar Giannis Antetkounmpo and Eric Bledsoe.
That role leaves his future with the team in question.
“Honestly, it’s uncertain,” Parker said after a practice. “I know that, just looking from afar, [the Bucks] will be fine. But I just have to see what’s going to happen with my future, and that’s uncertain. But I know for them, they’ll be fine regardless. They’ve been doing well.”
Prior to the season, Parker declined a 3 year, $54 million deal on the basis of being low-balled. The same exact deal that was reportedly on the table right now.
Joel Embiid, the third pick in that same draft recently signed a five year, $148 million deal while Andrew Wiggins, the top pick, signed a max deal worth 150 million.
The 23-year-old Parker has played in 183 games over his four year career and has averaged 15 points, 5 rebounds and 2 assists per game.
Sunday will be his first even NBA Postseason action.