Vertical explosion doesn’t equal overall athleticism. Some players are far bouncier than they are fast, quick, and even dexterous, and Jabari Parker is among them.
That’s not as damning as it sounds, by the way. The Milwaukee Bucks are playing the No. 2 pick of the 2014 draft exclusively at power forward, where his unique physical attributes can be both exploited on one and hidden on the other.
And while the outcome of that decision won’t be seen for quite some time, it’s plays like this that suggest Parker could be the modern era’s perfect playmaking 4.