The Celtics’ push to get down to the roster limit ahead of this week’s season-opening showdown with the Knicks has come with a surprise cut from camp, as the team has waived veteran forward Jabari Parker.
The Celtics have waived forward Jabari Parker.— Boston Celtics (@celtics) October 17, 2021
The C’s decision to waive Parker comes following a preseason effort that saw Parker knock down eight of his 20 shots (40 percent) and collect four rebounds, four steals, and four assists in 53 minutes of work over three games played.
The 26-year-old’s 7.0 points per game were ninth-most among all Celtics this postseason, while his 40 percent field goal percentage was tied for the eighth-best mark.
Parker’s $2.3 million deal, which was signed late in the 2020-21 regular season, was set to become guaranteed later this week.
Waiving Parker will free up a spot on the C’s roster for a camp standout or a player currently on the free agent market.
In addition to Parker, the Celtics have waived Theo Pinson, Garrison Mathews, and Chris Clemons, along with Ryan Arcidiacono and Juwan Morgan, as the team continues to trim its way down to an Opening Night roster.