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This NBA Team Reportedly Interested In Trading For Former No. 2 Pick Jabari Parker

Jabari Parker being interviewed.

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Jabari Parker, the No. 2 overall pick in the 2014 NBA Draft, has fallen out of favor with the Chicago Bulls. He was recently removed from the rotation and is on the trading block.

Parker is on his second NBA team, having spent his first four seasons with the Milwaukee Bucks. However, he is still only 23, so you know another franchise will be willing to take a chance on him.

According to ESPN's Ian Begley, multiple teams have expressed interest in acquiring Parker, including the New York Knicks.

Recently, the Knicks have made a habit of signing or trading for guys who were lottery picks and might need a change of scenery. They did it with Emmanuel Mudiay, Mario Hezonja, Noah Vonleh, Michael Beasley and others. Unlike in the past, the Knicks have (smartly) been reluctant to trade first-round picks under their current regime. If they don't want to give up a first-rounder in the Parker deal (they shouldn't), perhaps dumping an expensive contract (Tim Hardaway Jr.? Courtney Lee?) would make sense as a return for the Bulls.

Parker is averaging 15.2 points and 6.9 rebounds in 30.1 minutes per game this season.