Jabari Parker will make his 2017-18 season NBA
debut tonight when the Milwaukee Bucks host the
New York Knicks. Parker has not played since he
injured his knee on February 8 of last year.
The Bucks are hoping that Parker joining their
lineup with be a shot in the arm they need for a
spot in the post-season.
One thing fans seem to forget is that Parker is still a relatively young player
in the league. He joined the league as a teenager
out of Duke University and has already played
three seasons in the NBA. Yet, he has not turned 23
(he will be 23 on March 15).
At the time of his last injury, Parker was 21 and a
week from turning 22. He has played 152 games in
the league and has amassed 2,403 points, 847
rebounds, 314 assists and 150 steals in his brief
What makes these numbers all the more
interesting is that there are only a handful of
players who have reached the above career
numbers in points, rebounds, assists and steals
before the age of 22.
Here is a list of the 18 players in league history
that had 2,400 or more points, 800 or more
rebounds, 300 or more assists and 150 or more
steals before the age of 22, It’s a pretty impressive
Shareef Abdur-Rahim, Giannis Antetokounmpo,S
Carmelo Anthony, Chris Bosh, Kobe Bryant, Luol
Deng, Kevin Durant, Kevin Garnett, Dwight Howard,
LeBron James, Tracy McGrady, Lamar Odom, Jabari
Parker, Josh Smith, Antoine Walker, Russell
Westbrook, Andrew Wiggins and Marvin Williams.
It should come as no surprise that the Bucks are
excited to have Parker back on the floor.
Photo by GERY WOELFEL