Report: Jabari Parker ‘Tanked’ Pre-NBA Draft Workout With Cavaliers

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It appears teams aren’t the only ones that can tank.

Jabari Parker has risen to the top of many draft boards and mock drafts ever since last week’s news that Joel Embiid, the previous presumptive No. 1 pick, had suffered a broken bone in his foot. But Parker¬†is not keen on the idea on going first, apparently.

The Duke forward “wasn’t great” in his workout with the Cleveland Cavaliers, who hold the top pick, according to ESPN.com’s Chad Ford. A source even told Ford he though Parker “tanked” the workout.

It seems Parker prefers playing for the Milwaukee Bucks, who hold the No. 2 pick, over the Cavs. Still, the Cavs are said to be considering taking Parker anyway, in the belief that the new front office and coach can change his mind once he arrives.

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