UNCONFIRMED - remember unconfirmed - Parker staying at Duke.

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    UNCONFIRMED - remember unconfirmed - Parker staying at Duke.

    A former student of mine went to Duke.  He follows the team religiously.  He just announced that JABARI  (not Jacoby) Parker is staying at Duke next year.

    IF it's true - that is really too bad.........have to tank again next year.

    IF it's false - don't shoot the messenger - just wanted to be the first one for once.....LOL

     
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    I can think of several million reasons not to stay at Duke.

    I put my money on the money.

     
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    Re: UNCONFIRMED - remember unconfirmed - Parker staying at Duke.

    In response to Red-16Russ-11's comment:

    A former student of mine went to Duke.  He follows the team religiously.  He just announced that JABARI  (not Jacoby) Parker is staying at Duke next year.

    IF it's true - that is really too bad.........have to tank again next year.

    IF it's false - don't shoot the messenger - just wanted to be the first one for once.....LOL



    alot of people are saying he will stay in school...

     
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    Re: UNCONFIRMED - remember unconfirmed - Parker staying at Duke.

    Scouts reportedly think Parker could be back with Duke next year. (USATSI)Scouts reportedly think Parker could be back with Duke next year. (USATSI)

     

     

     

    More NBA: Power Rankings | Expert Picks | Latest news, notes

    ESPN reports via a chat with draft expert Chad Ford that Duke forward Jabari Parker is discussing returning for his sophomore season so much some scouts believe that will be his decision instead of declaring for the draft.

    Tommy (Philadelphia, PA)

    What's the latest info on whether or not Joel Embiid and/or Jabari Parker will enter the draft?

    Chad Ford (1:07 PM)

    Both are weighing their options. Both are seriously considering returning ... with Parker so much so that several scouts are claiming he's coming back to school. But I think that's premature.

    via Chat: Chat with Chad Ford - SportsNation - ESPN.

    Parker has several options, among them attending a mission trip as part of his Mormon faith, returning to develop for another year at Duke alongside his longtime friend Jahlil Okafor, or going pro. If he does enter the draft, he should go no later than third overall, despite questions about his defense we answered here.

    Parker possesses a rare skillset to go with his athleticism and could be a game-changing forward no matter where he's drafted, but his status as a draftee in June has always been in doubt. Fellow top prospect Andrew Wiggins announced his intentions to declare for the draft last week.

     
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    Latest Bernstein: Jabari Parker Might Be Crazy April 4, 2014 3:26 PM Share on email 22   View Comments Jabari Parker. (Getty Images)

    Jabari Parker. (Getty Images)

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    By Dan Bernstein-
    CBSChicago.com Senior Columnist

    (CBS) If some NBA scouts are correct that Jabari Parker is leaning toward returning to Duke for a sophomore season, perhaps Parker can take a basic economics class.

    In it, he’d learn the folly of working for free.

    This is a bad idea on so many levels that it almost defies rational analysis, but let’s try anyway, looking at financial upside, potential risk and basketball development.

    Parker is going to be an NBA player at some point, and that’s why he just spent a year in college, fulfilling the pointless requirement to provide his services without real compensation, only so a coach can add victories beside his own name, maybe even hanging a banner in his gym to aggrandize his program and burnish his legacy. And after that one year, he is poised to be a top-three draft pick.

    Based on 2013-14 NBA salary data, the No. 3 draft pick averages $3.565 million in his first year, $3.725 million in the second, $3.885 million for the third-year option and closer to $5 million for the fourth. Even we former English majors can determine that’s infinitely more than zero, with the big money – the generational wealth – waiting after the end of that rookie deal. It just makes no sense for Parker start that countdown a year late, all while facing enormous potential downside.

    He can purchase some NCAA-sanctioned insurance to guard against injury, but nowhere near enough for someone of his talent and current standing as a potential star set for a colossal payday from a major shoe company. He’d be one bad landing, one collision or one awkward step and audible pop away from a markedly different future. Even something minor that he endures stoically could be enough that scouts start muttering and future employers ask for another MRI before slotting their draft board. It’s not worth it.

    Beyond traumatic injury risk is the undeniable wear and tear of another season of heavy minutes as an amateur. An athlete has a finite amount of time at peak explosiveness and elasticity, and there’s no good reason to give any of that time away.

    College coaching monarchs love to believe that players become better pros under them, their games ripening only due to more time basking in the light of their magnificence. It’s not even close to true, with most players benefiting from a transition as soon as possible to their real-life work responsibilities both on the court and off. There’s the occasional knucklehead who busts out, but that’s exactly the wrong example to bring up in the case of Parker, who is by all accounts bright, motivated and well-parented. In other words, he’s ready for a job.

    Mike Krzyzewski needs Parker more than Parker needs him. Krzyzewski has to do better than two first-round defeats to double-digit seeds in three years, and he knows how good Parker is, even if he can’t figure out how to use him properly. It will be another year of standing in the corner, another year not polishing the pick-and-roll skills as both screener and ball-handler that are the essence of NBA play and perhaps another tournament disappointment after which his coach blames him for the loss, then gives a self-serving locker room postgame talk to the other team.

    Duke’s campus is teeming with future multi-millionaires in every kind of business. The vast majority of them will stay in school because they must to become what they eventually want to be. If an aspiring aeronautical engineer is plucked away by the government to work on a top-secret defense program before graduation, so be it. Same goes for the precocious screenwriter signing a deal with a major studio or the 20-year-old inventor of a trading algorithm that ignites aWall Street bidding war for his services. Find that kid up late in Perkins Library grinding away for a statistics final and tell him that he can make Goldman Sachs partner money right now. Watch what he does.

    Jabari Parker can be what he wants to be in mere weeks.

    If his goal really is to play in the NBA, there is, simply, no valid argument for him to return to school. He can do so, certainly, but that decision would have to be consciously irrational.

    Parker should find that kid in the library, actually, and ask him about risk and reward.

     
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    A:  I don't particularly think the likelihood is high that the Celts will have a high enough pick to grab Parker to begin with (I have no confidence in the lottery).

    B:  And that column exemplifies so much of what's wrong with contemporary culture in this country to begin with, that I don't want to get started.

     

     
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    A:  I don't particularly think the likelihood is high that the Celts will have a high enough pick to grab Parker to begin with (I have no confidence in the lottery).

    And that column exemplifies so much of what's wrong with contempoary culture in this country to begin with, that I don't want to get started.

     



    i agree with you 100%

     
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    In response to Number6Fan's comment:

    A:  I don't particularly think the likelihood is high that the Celts will have a high enough pick to grab Parker to begin with (I have no confidence in the lottery).

    And that column exemplifies so much of what's wrong with contempoary culture in this country to begin with, that I don't want to get started.

     



    The kid is more mature than the other youngins, comes from a very good family, is a devout Mormon and has things he wants to accomplish before he leaves Duke....The $$ is hard to turn down but it would not surprise me to see him graduate from Duke...

     
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    He will get the same rookie contract whether it is this year or next, and assuming he retires at the same age, he really will be losing out on one of the prime years for more than 10+ millions per year.  What is left for him to prove, and winning the NCAA is a long shot no matter what.  I guess it is only money if he has no problem throwing away ten plus millions.

     
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    welp if this is true I'd be upset

     
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    In response to joepatsfan111111's comment:

    welp if this is true I'd be upset



    if we get the 3rd pick? who we pick? with no parker in the draft?

     
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    Re: UNCONFIRMED - remember unconfirmed - Parker staying at Duke.

    i like randle from the start so..that's my pick

     
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    Whether Parker stays or not, the Celts will still be a lottery team next season.

    So it doesn't matter.



    it does matter..what if we get a topp 2 pick this year...and we draft parker this year...and next year we get a topp 2 pick agian? we would have parker and another topp player...every thing matters all the time...i don't care what anybody says...because it does matter.

     

     
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    Re: UNCONFIRMED - remember unconfirmed - Parker staying at Duke.

    being first and wrong isn't all that great in the end.... :) 

    he's not going to risk an injury, odds are very good he goes pro, just needs to hear the money advisors in his ear....

     
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    being first and wrong isn't all that great in the end.... :) 

    he's not going to risk an injury, odds are very good he goes pro, just needs to hear the money advisors in his ear....




    Ha ha, I hope I'm wrong.....I really do!!

     
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    In response to Mployee8's comment:

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    welp if this is true I'd be upset

     

     



    if we get the 3rd pick? who we pick? with no parker in the draft?

     

     




    and even if Embiid opts in he may be another potential back problem ala Sully. Do we really want two core roster players to be laden with back problems?

    Would you trade the pick to Detroit for Monroe?



    No

     
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    Re: UNCONFIRMED - remember unconfirmed - Parker staying at Duke.

    In response to raider3524's comment:

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    Whether Parker stays or not, the Celts will still be a lottery team next season.

    So it doesn't matter.

     



    it does matter..what if we get a topp 2 pick this year...and we draft parker this year...and next year we get a topp 2 pick agian? we would have parker and another topp player...every thing matters all the time...i don't care what anybody says...because it does matter.

     

     



    Let the balls fall and determine our position. Then see what happens. We will be going through this again next year unless Danny can make a trade for an all star. 

    The draft camps will let the draftees fall into position and allow others to step up. Some will be exposed and others will be found. 

     

     
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    Re: UNCONFIRMED - remember unconfirmed - Parker staying at Duke.

    I don't know how a guy walks away from being the potential #1 pick in the draft -- at worst, top 3.  Good for him if he's ok with postponing his NBA career because he loves Duke.  But I think he'll come to the realisation that one injury means he'll never be a top 3 pick again.  Maybe he should call Jay Williams to get his take on it. 

     
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