With a myriad of injuries devastating seasons lately, it's pretty awesome to say we've finally got someone coming back.
The Milwaukee Bucks announced on Monday that 22 year-old Jabari Parker will make his season debut Friday night against the Knicks, after missing about 11 months with a torn ACL.
With Giannis Antetokounmpo leading the way, the Bucks are almost a lock to make the playoffs this season. And with Jabari's return, a renewed hope for the future can give the team a new spark of life. Still, though, with his return imminent, we have to wonder if Parker will ever be able to live up to All-Star standards.
Having dealt with two ACL tears now, the young Buck will no doubt lose some athleticism and agility, making it harder for him to score and defend. And having averaged just a little over 20 points per game last year, he'll have a lot of catching up to do if he even wants to return to his previous state of play.
Regardless, this good news couldn't come at a better time for Milwaukee. Riding a 4 game win streak, the team is flying high en-route to a promising post-season. Whatever version of Jabari the Bucks get to see this season, it'll undoubtedly give them a boost going forward.