The Boston Celtics announced on Friday that they will waive Jabari Parker. This decision comes right before the 5:00 p.m. EST deadline that would make Parker’s $2.2 million contract fully guaranteed for the rest of the season.
Parker scored 4.4 points and hauled in 2.3 rebounds per game in his 12 games for the Cs this season. The former second overall pick had a few notable performances off the bench for Boston but not enough to warrant the $2.2 million bill.
This leaves the current roster with 14 available players and it seems likely that they will look to fill that last spot with some much-needed perimeter shooting. It also provides them with a lot of roster flexibility ahead of the February trade deadline.
The Celtics still hold multiple TPEs and could shop around for a bit in order to shake up the roster.
The only question that remains is to see if Brad Stevens will just add another shooter to fill out the roster or if he will look to make some major changes before the deadline.
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