Top Jabari Bird News

  • Hawks' Jabari Bird: Traded to Atlanta

    Bird (personal) had been traded to Atlanta, Chris Haynes of Yahoo Sports reports.

    Bird has been away from the team since an arrest in September, but dealing him opens up a roster spot for Boston to become active in the buyout market. The Hawks' intentions are unclear, but they'll probably part ways with Bird in short order.

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  • Jabari Bird: Waived by Atlanta

    Bird (personal) has been waived by the Hawks, Shams Charania of The Athletic reports.

    As expected, Bird will be let go by Atlanta. He has been away from basketball since his arrest in September.

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  • Celtics' Jabari Bird: Not with team

    Bird (not injury related) was not with the team during Tuesday's practice, Clevis Murray of The Athletic reports.

    Bird was arrested after an alleged assault earlier in September. Until the legal process plays out, he'll likely continue to be away from the team.

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  • Celtics' Jabari Bird: Arrested after alleged assault

    Bird was arrested in Boston after allegedly assaulting, strangling and kidnapping an unidentified person in a domestic-violence incident Friday, reports.

    The 24-year-old was kept in a local hospital over the weekend for an evaluation and is scheduled to appear in court Monday to address three separate charges. The Celtics acknowledged shortly after Bird's arrest that they were aware of the incident, but the team likely won't comment further on the matter until the legal process plays out. Bird signed a two-year contract with the Celtics after spending his rookie campaign on a two-way deal with the team. He appeared in 13 regular-season tilts for Boston in 2017-18, averaging 3.0 points and 1.5 rebounds across 8.8 minutes per game.

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  • Celtics' Jabari Bird: Finalizing two-year extension

    Bird and the Celtics are finalizing a two-year extension, Chris Haynes of ESPN reports.

    A second-round draft pick in 2017, Bird spent his rookie season on two-way contract and saw action in just 13 games with the Celtics. However, he dominated with the team's G-League affiliate and averaged 19.3 points, 5.7 rebounds, 2.7 assists and 1.4 steals across 20 games. Showing plenty of promise, Bird will now get a standard two-year deal from Boston, which slots him in as added depth on the wing. While he's a lock to see the court in more games than he did as a rookie, Bird still shouldn't be in consideration for fantasy purposes in the majority of leagues while operating as a deep reserve.

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  • Celtics' Jabari Bird: Likely to play Sunday

    Bird (rest) is expected to play during Sunday's summer league game against Portland.

    Bird was given Saturday's tilt off for rest. However, it appears the coaching staff wants him in uniform for the quarterfinals. In four summer league games, Bird has averaged 16.8 points, 6.0 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 1.8 steals in 29.8 minutes.

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  • Celtics' Jabari Bird: Won't play Saturday

    Bird will rest during Saturday's summer league game against the Heat, Gary Washburn of The Boston Globe reports.

    Bird, who has appeared in four summer league games, will get Saturday off. He's averaging 16.8 points, 6.0 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 1.8 steals across 29.8 minutes.

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  • Celtics' Jabari Bird: Records double-double

    Bird posted 13 points (6-11 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 1-2 FT), 10 rebounds, four assists and three steals across 31 minutes during Thursday's 82-75 summer league victory over the Knicks.

    Bird, who secured a double-double, led the Celtics in rebounding and steals Thursday. He saw 115 minutes with Boston last season, though spent most of the year in the G-League, where he started all 20 of his appearances and averaged 19.3 points per game on 51.7 percent shooting. Considering Boston's roster is one of the strongest in the league, it will be tough for Bird to find a bigger role this season.

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  • Celtics' Jabari Bird: Scores 16 in summer league win

    Bird scored 16 points (7-11 FG, 2-2 3Pt, 0-1 FT) while adding five assists, three rebounds and a steal in 27 minutes during Monday's 100-80 summer league win over the Hornets.

    He continues to put together a strong summer league campaign and make a good impression on the Boston brass. Bird only suited up for 13 games with the Celtics as a rookie last year, spending the rest of his time in the G-League, but with a more mature skill set the 24-year-old could find a regular spot at the end of the bench this season.

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  • Celtics' Jabari Bird: Leads team with 24 points

    Bird had 24 points (9-17 FG, 6-6 FT) in Saturday's summer league loss to the Nuggets.

    Bird was the only Celtics player to score in double-figures in the loss, and he accounted for 11 of the team's first 13 points in the first quarter. Bird spent much of last season in the G League but will look to secure a more permanent -- albeit likely minimal -- role in the NBA next season.

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  • Celtics' Jabari Bird: Two boards shy of double-double

    Bird finished with 14 points (6-10 FG, 1-2 3Pt, 1-4 FT), eight rebounds and two assists in 27 minutes during Friday's 95-89 summer league win over Philadelphia.

    Despite standing at 6-foot-6, 198 pounds, Bird showed off his rebounding ability Friday. He started 20 games in the G-League last season, averaging 19.3 points, 5.8 boards, 2.7 assists and 1.4 steals. Even if he has a great summer league, it will be hard for him to find run on the Celtics considering the team's depth.

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  • Celtics' Jabari Bird: Starting at shooting guard Wednesday

    Bird will draw the start at shooting guard for Wednesday's regular-season finale against the Nets.

    With the Celtics in a meaningless final game before the postseason, coach Brad Stevens is opting to get his young players some run and rest his usual starters. Bird has played over 20 minutes on two occasions this season, averaging 12.0 points, 4.0 rebounds and 2.5 assists.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-6, 198 lbs
Birthplace: Walnut Creek, CA, USA
Age: 27
Class: Freshman