The Boston Celtics are bringing back forward Jabari Parker on a new deal after sending the player to waivers two days ago (Oct 17). First reported by Shams Charania of The Athletic, Parker negotiated a new deal with Boston on Tuesday as their front office averted having to fully guarantee his multi-year agreement.
Parker first signed with the team back in April and was guaranteed $100,000 from his deal’s amount — unless Parker started the season on the active roster, which would make his contract fully guaranteed. He appeared in 13 regular season games last season: 10 of those games played with the Celtics.
For Brad Stevens‘ Celtics last season, Parker averaged 6.4 points and 3.5 rebounds on 13.8 minutes of playing time per game. Since getting drafted by the Milwaukee Bucks in 2014 with the second overall pick, Parker has gone on to play with five different teams.
With the Bucks, Parker averaged 14.8 points a game in four seasons (2014-18). In 2016-17, the 6-foot-8 Parker took the next step with 20.1 points per game, but saw his trajectory continually derailed by ACL issues.
The 26-year-old forward may have never amounted to his profile out of Duke, but the player still finds secondary roles on teams looking to make a deep playoff run.
Jabari Parker is officially 𝐁𝐀𝐂𝐊 ☘️ pic.twitter.com/vIIcgkMbYk
— Boston Celtics (@celtics) October 20, 2021