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Brad Stevens love of wings vivid in signing of Jabari Parker


Celtics coach, Brad Stevens, seems to have the "you-can't-have-too-many-wings" mindset. The Celtics have waived recently-acquired Moritz Wagner, and plan to sign the 6'8", 245-pound Parker to a two-year deal.

The recently-turned 26 year-old was taken with the second overall pick in the 2014 NBA draft by the Milwaukee Bucks, and two torn ACL's in the same knee and a bunch of trades have certainly had a negative effect on his career. One reaction to the acquisition follows:

Boston will be the sixth team for which he has played in his 7-year NBA career. No one believes Jabari will be a complete and effective replacement for the departed Gordon Hayward, but fans should expect the Duke product to log significant minutes in the post-season - and hopefully the Duke product will help The Green to get an extended run in the playoffs. Parker should have a significant role on that second unit, along with Tristan Thompson, Evan Fournier, Payton Pritchard and Grant Williams - and possibly Romeo Langford if he continues to get some floor time.

 

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