After having known five teams since 2018, Jabari Parker was no doubt hoping, in addition to staying in the NBA, to obtain a little stability. He had to be patient since the Celtics had decided to cut him, before signing him again – a small financial maneuver that favors the franchise.
But the essential is there for the ex Buck: he remains in Boston, after arriving there last season, last April.
“I knew Boston was the right destination, I knew it”, he insists à Mass Live. “It’s a winning team and I’m going to get better playing against players like that on a daily basis. I will be surrounded by big competitors, I will learn. “
Jabari Parker said it, the Celtics have ambitions and inevitably, with the workforce in place and its own limits in defense, it will not always have playing time. The start of the season proves it very well since did not play the first three matches. It was only against Charlotte that he finally got a chance to show off. He seized the opportunity with 13 points and 5 rebounds in 17 minutes.
“The coach told me before the match to simply be prepared. But I do it all the time, I keep the same mentality. I’m particularly good at being aggressive offensively. It allows you to create for others too, so it will be either scoring or openings. As long as I’m attacking and staying aggressive, I think I can fill that role. “
A role of scorer, of sharp player, over a few minutes is undoubtedly the best Jabari Parker can offer nowadays. Especially in the face of competition from Al Horford and Robert Williams, not to mention the progress of Grant Williams. For him, that’s already a lot.
“This is the path I have chosen. My teammates support me. No matter what happens, I am surrounded by good people, in a very good team. I enjoy this moment. I’m just grateful to have this chance to play and be healthy. Everything else is just a bonus. “
|2018-19 *||All Teams||64||27||49.3||31.3||71.2||1.2||5.3||6.6||2.4||2.3||0.7||2.4||0.5||14.5|
|2019-20 *||All Teams||38||24||51.0||26.9||75.3||1.6||4.0||5.6||1.8||2.6||1.2||1.7||0.4||14.0|
|2020-21 *||All Teams||13||13||54.5||18.2||76.9||0.8||2.5||3.2||0.9||1.0||0.1||0.8||0.4||5.5|