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Report: Celtics to waive Jabari Parker

Boston now has one open standard roster spot and one open Two-Way spot

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The Boston Celtics are waiving forward Jabari Parker, per a report from The Boston Globe’s Adam Himmelsbach:

Parker’s contract was guaranteed for $100,000 and that amount will go on the Celtics cap sheet for the 2021-22 season.

Parker signed with the Celtics late in the 2020-21 season. In 10 regular season games with Boston, Parker averaged 6.4 points on 54.2% shooting. Parker then averaged 8.5 points on 61.9% shooting, as Boston fell to the Brooklyn Nets in the first round of the playoffs.

The Celtics now have 14 players on standard contracts and one Two-Way player. That leaves Boston with an open standard roster spot and an open Two-Way spot. Earlier in the day on Sunday, Ime Udoka said the Celtics were hoping to finalize their roster by the end of the day.

There has been speculation that Boston was looking at adding another true big. Al Horford’s early-season availability is in question, after he tested positive for COVID-19. Robert Williams missed the Celtics final preseason game due to knee soreness. Williams did practice in full on Sunday and is expected to be available for the season opener on Wednesday.

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