The Celtics are shuffling around frontcourt toward the finish of their bench, however this isn’t a move that will impact Boston’s playoff chase or in the postseason (in the event that it does, they have a lot more serious issues).
The Celtics have agreed to terms with free agent big man Jabari Parker, reports Shams Charania of The Athletic.
That is a incredibly rosy picture of Parker. Since he was drafted No. 2 out of 2014, the game has shifted away from his back-to-the-basket style of play and he has not adjusted — he began the season on Sacramento, played in only three games, and they let him go.
Undoubtedly, the second year of this contract is non-ensured (or with a little enough assurance it doesn’t make any difference).
To make room for Parker on the roster, the Celtics are deferring Moritz Wagner. One reason that is Parker plays a greater amount of the four, while Wagner — who found the middle value of 5.6 focuses a game in the nine games he got into for the Celtics — is a reinforcement five. Tacko Fall fills the part of fourth focus in this group well, they needn’t bother with Wagner. The expectation is likely that Parker can give scoring to some bench units that have needed it during the normal season (Parker can get a few cans).
It’s likewise okay for the Celtics — they get to take a look close at Parker the rest of this season, and on the off chance that it doesn’t work out they don’t bring him back next season.