Brad Stevens Rumors

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.”