"I wasn't desiring the max"

Jabari Parker opens up in must-listen interivew

Joe Zenzola
April 13, 2018 - 11:09 am

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Milwaukee Bucks Forward Jabari Parker had some revealing things to say in an exclusive interview with Bill Michaels, Steve 'Sparky' Fifer, and Steve Novak on the Milwaukee Basketball Hour Thursday night.

Back in February, ESPN's Zach Lowe reported that the Bucks had offered Parker a three year, $54 million extension in the off-season. When Parker was asked if that report was true, he responded with "I wish".

More from Jabari on his future in Milwaukee: "The team has to be professional about it, right? They have to understand there's strengths and weaknesses. As far as Milwaukee goes, its not like a huge target for free agents, and I was willing to take that into consideration because it's home to me; I turned it into home. So when it comes to a player like myself, I wasn't desiring the max...I just wanted security. That's all I wanted, but then, I get an offer that was not what I wanted; it was not fair."

Also discussed:

- What was his take on Jason Kidd as a coach?

- Does he view himself as "the best"?

- Has he figured out his role as a player?

- Is there enough communication on the floor? 

- Should the Bucks be shooting the 3-pointer more often?

Full interview below