Lateral quickness, will struggle guarding NBA small forwards
Tends to fall asleep defensively
Lacks NBA-level explosiveness at the rim
Summary: Jabari Parker is one of the most complete offensive players in college basketball, which is why he will be in the discussion for the top-overall pick in the 2014 NBA Draft. Parker may not have the athleticism or upside of Andrew Wiggins or Joel Embiid from Kansas, but Parker is ready to contribute right away at the next level. He should be a big-time scorer in the NBA due to his offensive versatility. The defensive end is where most concerns emerge about Parker.
Player Comparison: A mix between Luol Deng and Kevin Durant. Parker is a Luol Deng-type scorer with his versatility as an inside/outside threat, but Parker has better handles and can create for himself more than Deng. Sprinkle a bit of Durant or Carmelo Anthony in there as well since Parker shows terrific scoring ability already for a teenager, but I am not near ready to say Parker will consistently average 25-30 points per game during his career like Durant and Anthony have. Parker could ... but I'm not ready to go there. Therefore, he will be a better Deng, but not as good Durant/Anthony.
One, you're forgetting that Denver is carrying over 7.5 in cap. Denvers cap space is actually 40m next year, and goes to 50m when the cut Okung. No way do they lock him in at 12 something per year. He is worth bringing back at lower and shorter deal. They Broncos should sign Ricky Wagner and Kevin Zeitler. They are both good young players who fit Elway's MO of solid players getting their second deal so they spend their prime here. OJ Howard should be the first round target. Denver has guys at TE. Howard is going to be a Gronk/Kelse two way mismatch at TE. If Alabama actually bothered to use him, he'd be a top 10 pick. Sign Jonathan Hankins or Dontari Poe to play NT, and target a middle linebacker who can cover in the second.