As the dust settles after Jason Kidd's midseason ouster in Milwaukee, insights into the dysfunction and friction that surrounded the ex-Bucks coach continue to trickle out.
Parker was drafted second overall on June 26, 2014, and tore the ACL in his left knee on Dec. 15 of the same year. That means Parker had been in the organization for under six months before Kidd apparently decided he'd seen enough. Kidd's alleged willingness to move Parker so soon after the Bucks used their most valuable draft asset in a decade to select him seems to illustrate a disconnect between the future Hall of Famer, the front office, and the locker room.
According to one unnamed former Bucks player, Kidd was "really tough on Jabari when I was there and he shouldn't have been. He had no reason to do that. Jabari is a good kid."