Boston makes the move less than 48 hours after waiving Parker ahead of his $2.2 million previous contract hitting a $1.1 million partial guarantee at the start of the Celtics 2021-22 NBA season. At a recent press conference, Boston head coach Ime Udoka noted the team “Valued flexibility” when making the decision to waive Parker, but what this means for both the player and the team moving forward is unclear.
HoopsHype salary cap guru Yossi Gozslan notes signing Parker to a one-year veteran minimum is likely the motive as it would save the Celtics some money in a season they’ll be paying quite a bit of salary, but official details or reporting on the issue remains pending. Parker cleared waivers at 5 p.m. ET.
– Shams Charania October 19, 2021
Celtics Blog’s Keith Smith notes such a signing would save Boston over a half-million in luxury tax payments.