MEQUON, Wis. (AP) — Forward Jabari Parker is expected to be on the floor when Milwaukee Bucks training camp begins next week, though the team will proceed cautiously with its star returning from a left knee injury.
The extent of what Parker can do and how much contact he will face remains uncertain with the Bucks opening camp on Sept. 29 in Madison.
Parker was the second overall pick in the 2014 NBA draft. He was playing well before tearing his left ACL in December, ending his rookie season after 25 games.
Coach Jason Kidd said at a team charity golf function on Tuesday that Parker looked good, but that the second-year forward wouldn’t be rushed back.
Parker is a cornerstone on a team that made a surprise run to the playoffs last year.