Bucks’ Parker, Ennis medically cleared to play against 76ers
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Bucks forward Jabari Parker and guard Tyler Ennis have been medically cleared to play Wednesday at home against the Philadelphia 76ers.
Parker, the No. 2 overall pick in the 2014 draft, has been recovering from surgery in January to repair a torn ACL in his left knee. The Bucks have taken a cautious approach with him, which will continue in his return.
“He’ll be limited in minutes and we hopefully can build that. We have a plan,” coach Jason Kidd said before Monday’s game at the Brooklyn Nets. “We’ll see about the back-to-backs early on. He probably won’t play in the back-to-backs.”
Kidd said the minutes limit probably would be in the 15-20 range.
“That sounds pretty good,” Parker said. “Even 20 is a big number. I just go with what I’m given.”
Ennis was sidelined with a shoulder injury. The 21-year-old averaged 3.7 points, 2.2 points and 1.1 rebounds in 33 games last season with the Bucks and the Phoenix Suns. He was acquired from Phoenix in a three-team trade in February.