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Jabari Bird
Jabari Bird
Position: -
Born: 07/03/94
Height: 6-6 / 1.98
Weight:198 lbs. / 89.8 kg.
Earnings: $1,426,633 ($1,540,595*)
The Celtics, like every other team in the NBA, are preparing for the possibility of one or two trades setting off an avalanche. But according to teams that have spoken to them, the Celts may be looking more at players around the edges, rather than at more significant deals, as Thursday’s trade deadline approaches. In fact, they could be more active in the buyout market later, if, as most anticipate, a roster spot will become free when the Jabari Bird situation is adjudicated by the league office.
Boston Celtics guard Jabari Bird faces new charges in connection with his domestic violence case. According to court documents, the 24-year-old pleaded not guilty to charges of witness intimidation and a threat to commit a crime at his arraignment in Brighton Municipal Court today. These charges stem from the original arrest, and are not new allegations. Bird was released on his previously posted $50,000 bail. He already faces assault, strangulation, and kidnapping for the September incident in which he is accused of strangling his girlfriend more than a dozen times in his home. The unnamed victim escaped when Bird began to suffer “seizure-like symptoms.”
Storyline: Jabari Bird Case
As the league continues its investigation of his arrest, Boston signed guard Marcus Georges-Hunt to a non-guaranteed contract. The Celtics can release Bird but they would have to eat his $1.4 million salary if they do it now. And if Bird is suspended before the start of the season, Georges-Hunt would still need to be waived. A player who is suspended by the NBA is not transferred to the suspended list until after the fifth game. Bird would have to remain on the active list for the first five games of the season.
4 years ago via ESPN