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Jabari Parker Reportedly On Trading Block

Benny the Bull waving the Chicago Bulls flag.

CHICAGO - NOVEMBER 3: Benny the Bull, the Chicago Bulls mascot, waves the team flag at center court during a game against the Sacramento Kings at the United Center on November 3, 2006 in Chicago, Illinois. The Kings defeated the Bulls 89-88. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

The Chicago Bulls gambled on bringing in city native and former No. 2 pick Jabari Parker. It hasn't exactly worked out.

The former Duke superstar has fallen out of the rotation for the lowly Bulls. Now, he could be on the move again.

Parker is the subject of trade rumors. One potential destination is the Utah Jazz, a Western Conference team with high expectations that is off to a brutal start to the season.

The Chicago Tribune has reported that there is "considerable interest" in Jabari Parker.

From the report:

Heck, he might not be with them much longer. The Bulls, according to sources, have engaged in trade talks with several teams regarding Parker, who fell out of new coach Jim Boylen’s rotation Thursday.

There’s considerable interest in Parker, 23, who remains a versatile scorer. Finding the right match financially is the obstacle that needs to be cleared, but there’s motivation to get a deal done.

Now, according to The Ringer, the Jazz are looking into a move for Parker.

Utah was projected by many for a top three or four finish in the West, but at 14-17, sit in 14th place. Still, they're only three losses out of the eight seed, and a move could be seen as a beneficial shakeup for both sides.

The Utah Jazz are one of the teams interested in Parker, according to multiple league sources. Derrick Favors is an awkward fit next to center Rudy Gobert, and his $16.9 million on the books for next season is non-guaranteed, meaning he could be one of the pieces involved. Favors can’t be traded until January 15, so Chicago would have to wait. Would it be worth it? The Bulls are loaded with young bigs, so it’s hard to see them taking back Favors unless additional assets are included. Utah has all of its future picks, except for a 2020 second-rounder going to the Cavaliers, and has two other seconds incoming.

Parker’s value has diminished, but the Jazz are desperate for offense. They rank 23rd in offensive rating this season, and last in offensive rating in the fourth quarter. Parker doesn’t care about playing defense, but the rest of the team does; if they can help him get stops, maybe he can help them buy a bucket.

Parker is averaging 15.2 points per game for the Bulls, but his defense continues to be a major issue. He topped out offensive two seasons ago, when he averaged 20.1 points per game in 52 appearances for the Milwaukee Bucks.

[The Ringer]