Parker tallied 18 points (6-10 FG, 1-3 3Pt, 5-6 FT), seven rebounds and two assists in 27 minutes during Sunday's 96-92 loss to the Knicks. Parker scored a season-high 18 points, as the Celtics ran out their second unit for the majority of the contest. While this was a nice performance for the former rookie standout, his role is typically quite minimal, so we shouldn't expect to see this kind of production again anytime soon.
Parker played 15 minutes in Thursday's 99-86 victory over Phoenix, totaling six points (3-5 FG, 0-1 3Pt), four rebounds, four assists and one steal. Though the six points were Parker's fewest since joining Boston nearly a week ago, he posted his best all-around stat line with four boards and four dimes. The veteran forward is averaging only 16 minutes per game with the Celtics, so his fantasy impact has been minimal. He's added some punch to the Celtics' bench, however, and is shooting an efficient 66.7 percent from the field.
Parker posted 11 points (5-6 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 1-2 FT) and four rebounds in his Celtics debut Saturday night against Golden State. Parker agreed to a deal with the Celtics on Friday, so it was a quick turnaround to get him available for Saturday's contest. The 2014 No. 2 overall pick contributed right away off the bench, playing 16 minutes and finishing as a plus-6 in a game the Celtics won by five points. Going forward, it will be interesting to see if Parker can hang onto a regular role in the rotation. The eventual return of Evan Fournier (COVID-19 protocols) could reduce Boston's need for scoring off the bench.
Parker is available for Saturday's contest against the Warriors, Sean Grande of 98.5 The Sports Hub reports. Parker is available to make his Celtics debut Saturday. However, it's not a guarantee that he'll see the court. Parker has bounced around the league lately and has had trouble keeping a rotation spot and staying healthy. Since the start of the 2018-19 season, he's played for four teams (not counting the Celtics) and has averaged 14.0 points, 6.1 rebounds and 2.1 assists in 25.4 minutes.
Parker agreed to a two-year deal with the Celtics on Friday, Shams Charania of The Athletic reports. Parker has averaged 14.8 points per game during his career but has had a hard time finding a stable situation over the past few seasons. The 2014 No. 2 overall pick spent his first four seasons with the Bucks and suffered two torn ACLs during that span. He subsequently bounced around the league, with stints in Chicago, Washinton, Atlanta and, most recently, Sacramento. He will now look to help provide depth in the Celtics' frontcourt.
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