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Chicago Bulls lose to Orlando Magic in Mexico City

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Jabari Parker and Quinn Cook on the floor against NC State

The fifth-year veteran, who signed a two-year, $40 million contract with the Bulls this summer, has averaged 15.8 points and 7.1 rebounds in 31 minutes per game this season.

While it's been clear that Boylen doesn't have the managerial clout or the experience as a head coach to pull that off on a whim, he does have the institutional support from the front office, as the duo of Gar Forman and John Paxson vehemently backed him up during a Sunday morning meeting with the players in the practice facility.

Parker only played four minutes off the bench in Thursday's 97-91 loss at the hands of the Magic.

Orlando Magic and Chicago Bulls players also received customized masks with their team colors on them as part of the NBA Mexico City Games 2018.

The idea of playing games in an worldwide setting such as Mexico City is viewed as an opportunity to grow the National Basketball Association by various management figures in the front offices of the Orlando Magic and the Utah Jazz.

Parker will play in the matchup against Orlando because Bulls rookie Chandler Hutchison is out with an illness.

"It is a surprise because I did everything I could in the time I was given", Parker said, via the Chicago Tribune.

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With Lauri Markkanen returning to the lineup from an elbow injury recently, minutes in the Bulls' frontcourt are hard to come by alongside the Finnish sophomore, Wendell Carter Jr. and Robin Lopez. He failed to score a point in the four minutes he was on the floor during the loss. Only time will tell, but it's very possible that Parker's Bulls career may be over after just 29 games.

"At the moment we confirmed to the people of who's coming to the game, folks were really excited about the Utah Jazz because they saw them play in the past season during a great playoffs and everything", said NBA Mexico Vice President and Managing Director Raul Zarraga.

The 23-year-old forward signed a two-year deal in free agency, but has struggled to find his niche with his hometown team.

I don't think Fred Hoiberg ever had a shot, first of all.

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