Report: Jabari Parker not ready to play quite yet

Will Jabari Parker be ready for opening night?
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Milwaukee Bucks forward Jabari Parker is still recovering from an ACL injury that ended his rookie season prematurely, and his status for Milwaukee's opening game is still in question. 

Parker is making progress and has been participating in training camp and practices, but it's unclear when he'll be ready to play in an actual game again.  

Parker tore his ACL on December 15th.  

Here's more from Charles F. Gardner of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel:  

Nobody is saying when Jabari Parker will return to game action for the Milwaukee Bucks. That may be because nobody really knows yet. 

Parker is making steady progress in his comeback from major knee surgery in January and is practicing with his teammates. Right now, that's enough for the 6-foot-8 forward and the Bucks. 

“I'm feeling my legs getting underneath me,” Parker said after going through practice Thursday. “It's going to be a grind. “I'm looking long-term. I really don't want to risk going back and lingering on if I'm not ready. I just want to be as productive as possible. “There's no use in me playing if I know I can't contribute the way I want to.”

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