Jabari Parker Rumors

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Jabari Parker
Jabari Parker
Position: F
Born: 03/15/95
Height: 6-8 / 2.03
Weight:235 lbs. / 106.6 kg.
Salary: $6,930,729
In the past three seasons, Parker has made stops in five new NBA cities, going from Milwaukee to Chicago, to Washington, to Atlanta, and to Sacramento, before arriving in Boston. Throughout it all, he has never given up hope, as he has constantly referenced the valuable basketball/life advice his father once gave him during his youth. “I remember my dad, when I was six years old, pulled me to the side when he saw me giving up on a play and I was walking off, and he told me after that to never give up,” he said Monday morning, just three days after joining the Celtics. “So that pretty much stuck with me, and I’ll never give up and I’ll always give myself a shot.”
Boston’s front office had been impressed with Parker’s potential for years, and it still has hope in his career panning out. Danny Ainge and Co. proved such faith Friday by signing the 26-year-old to a multi-year contract. “This is a plan beyond this year and we’re going to be patient in bringing him along,” said head coach Brad Stevens. “We’re looking mostly at him as a guy that can play some 4 for us, but also maybe some small-ball 5 in some lineups, especially around some of our better players as a ball-mover, as a passer, as a playmaker, as a driver, as a guy that can put the ball in the basket and is a real threat to put the ball in the basket. “Hopefully, this is a place where he can re-find his groove. I think that’s important and we’re going to work hard to help him.”