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Celtics waive and then resign Jabari Parker
« on: October 17, 2021, 05:47:34 PM »

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From the Globe.

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The Celtics are waiving forward Jabari Parker, according to a league source. On opening night, $1.1 million of Parkerís $2.3 million salary would have become guaranteed. Boston now has one open roster spot and one open two-way contract slot.

President of basketball operations Brad Stevens said recently the team would likely wait to see what players became available before deciding how to use the second two-way spot. The Celtics, who are operating above the luxury-tax threshold, could simply keep the 15th roster spot open. In addition to being a cost-saving measure, it could also create options for two-for-one trades.

Also, two-way contract players are now eligible to be active for up to 50 games per season, essentially serving as end-of-roster depth at a lower price.

Several notable veterans have been cut in recent days, including Dante Exum, Avery Bradley, Kris Dunn, and Jordan Bell.

The Celtics signed Parker, the No. 2 overall pick of the 2014 draft, to a two-year deal last April, but just $100,000 of this seasonís salary was guaranteed. He played in 10 games with the Celtics last season, averaging 6.4 points and 3.6 rebounds per game. He started Bostonís preseason finale against the Heat on Friday, registering 4 points and three steals.

https://www.bostonglobe.com/2021/10/17/sports/celtics-waive-forward-jabari-parker/
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Re: Celtics to waive Jabari Parker
« Reply #1 on: October 17, 2021, 06:11:31 PM »

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Good. The guy is a dud. It has been abundantly clear for a long time now. What a waste of time and money it was keeping him around this long.

Re: Celtics to waive Jabari Parker
« Reply #2 on: October 17, 2021, 06:13:56 PM »

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Good. The guy is a dud. It has been abundantly clear for a long time now. What a waste of time and money it was keeping him around this long.

Yea get lost Romeo Langford

Re: Celtics to waive Jabari Parker
« Reply #3 on: October 17, 2021, 06:19:21 PM »

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I guess adding Juancho made Jabari expendable. G-Will was probably ahead of him in the pecking order as well.

Wouldn't be against signing Garrison Matthews on a vet minimum contract now that we have a roster spot available.

Re: Celtics to waive Jabari Parker
« Reply #4 on: October 17, 2021, 06:40:03 PM »

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I expected this because of the cap and the team having Juancho.

Team could use a defensive 4 doubt they can find one.

Re: Celtics to waive Jabari Parker
« Reply #5 on: October 17, 2021, 06:51:18 PM »

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I wanted them to keep him. Probably a cost-saving move.

Re: Celtics to waive Jabari Parker
« Reply #6 on: October 17, 2021, 08:05:37 PM »

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Good.  His selfish game is hard to watch.  He plays with no effort at all unless there are points to be had.

Re: Celtics to waive Jabari Parker
« Reply #7 on: October 17, 2021, 08:09:41 PM »

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The sudden development of Nesmith and Langford might be a factor. When them getting regular rotation minutes, there would be no more room for Parker on the team.

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« Reply #8 on: October 17, 2021, 08:25:26 PM »

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I guess adding Juancho made Jabari expendable. G-Will was probably ahead of him in the pecking order as well.

Wouldn't be against signing Garrison Matthews on a vet minimum contract now that we have a roster spot available.

I thought Jabari outplayed him in preseason. But canít cut Juancho contract.

Re: Celtics to waive Jabari Parker
« Reply #9 on: October 17, 2021, 08:32:44 PM »

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He started and played a lot during the Miami game. The Cs probably  gave him a chance to show what he could do with extended minutes. Unfortunately his performance was nothing great. He looked slow and lumbering throughout the pre season games. While it clearly is a cost cutting move by the Cs,  Jabariís overall performance didnít help him much as well. Iím a fan of Jabari but I guess itís time to move on.

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« Reply #10 on: October 17, 2021, 08:35:41 PM »

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This isnít terribly surprising.  He was non-guaranteed, and at more than the minimum salary (or, more than the minimum salary they can replace him with.)  He had to win a rotation spot in camp to be kept, and not merely be in the top 12 or 15 players.

Look for the Cís to sign a player or players to a non-guaranteed 1-year deal, as needed for depth issues.  Weíve heard of a big being brought in to start the season due to depth, and I could also imagine a PG a being signed later in the year of depth issues strike there instead.

If someone they sign plays well, he might be kept past the January guarantee deadline, but I expect them to be at 14 players in mid-January, giving them trade deadline flexibility, while also making it easier to reduce or eliminate a tax bill if the level of competitiveness calls for it.

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« Reply #11 on: October 17, 2021, 09:38:07 PM »

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I expect them to roll with 14 guys + Hauser to begin the season. Brad can see how good the team actually looks and decide whether he wants to add someone, etc.

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« Reply #12 on: October 17, 2021, 09:47:01 PM »

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I guess adding Juancho made Jabari expendable. G-Will was probably ahead of him in the pecking order as well.

Wouldn't be against signing Garrison Matthews on a vet minimum contract now that we have a roster spot available.

I thought Jabari outplayed him in preseason. But canít cut Juancho contract.

Yeah, I was seeing things different.

Anyway, good luck to Jabari - he should go to China and make a bunch of money, still a very serviceable offensive weapon.
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« Reply #13 on: October 17, 2021, 10:02:38 PM »

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Seemed like a good dude .  Wish him the best of luck.

Re: Celtics to waive Jabari Parker
« Reply #14 on: October 17, 2021, 10:43:46 PM »

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I guess adding Juancho made Jabari expendable. G-Will was probably ahead of him in the pecking order as well.

Wouldn't be against signing Garrison Matthews on a vet minimum contract now that we have a roster spot available.

I thought Jabari outplayed him in preseason. But canít cut Juancho contract.

Yeah, I was seeing things different.

Anyway, good luck to Jabari - he should go to China and make a bunch of money, still a very serviceable offensive weapon.

I see him as like Roy Hibbert was - too one dimensional in today's NBA, especially after the injuries. He's a one trick pony in a league where versatility and the ability to wear multiple hats, be a two way player, is more and more important.
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