Milwaukee Bucks forward Jabari Parker will miss the remainder of his rookie season after an MRI revealed he had torn the ACL in his left knee, the team announced Tuesday night. Let's take a look at what the injury to the No. 2 overall pick means for him, the Bucks and the NBA Rookie of the Year race.
Impact on Parker's development
Two years ago, when Derrick Rose was rehabbing his torn ACL, I compared the performance of players during their first season after the injury to what my SCHOENE projection system would have forecast based on their age and past performance. The results suggested that players younger than age 25 tend to be less affected the following season, even after accounting for the typical development of young players.