Atlanta Hawks’ Jabari Parker out At Least Two Weeks

Looking at the news that Atlanta Hawks forward Jabari Parker will miss at least two weeks with a shoulder injury.

The Atlanta Hawks will be moving forward without Jabari Parker for at least two weeks, the team announced Tuesday afternoon.

The 24-year-old, first year Hawks underwent a non-surgical procedure on his right shoulder, an injury that kept Parker out of five of the Hawks’ last six games.

Analysis

Parker was probably the Hawks’ 2nd best player during the 25-game period that John Collins was suspended. In total, Parker has appeared in 32 games this season, starting 23. He’s averaged 15 points per game, third best on the team, adding 6 rebounds and 1.8 assists as well.

The Hawks were quite shaken up to end the 2019 calendar year, but have mostly recovered with Cam Reddish, John Collin and Trae Young all overcoming their short term injuries of late.

Parker will be the team’s second long term injury on the year, with Kevin Huerter missing about three weeks in November with a shoulder injury.

It’s worth noting that the statement on Parker says he’ll be re-evaluated in two week, not necessarily returning in two weeks.

It’s entirely possible that Parker could be out longer than the 14 days, leaving John Collins as the only active power forward on the roster.

Center Bruno Fernando has played down to the four a few times this season, but he’s on personal leave at the moment due to a family death.

De’Andre Hunter will likely get more play at the four, and Vince Carter will likely have to come off the bench a bit more to fill in.

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Parker, who’s basically in a contract year with a looming player option this summer, will miss at least 7 games, possibly more depending on how the re-evaluation goes.

The Hawks next play tomorrow against the Houston Rockets in Atlanta.

 

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