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Around the Realm: Jabari Parker signs with Celtics, Dwyane Wade owns part of the Jazz

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Jabari Parker signs with the Boston Celtics

Former King Jabari Parker signed with the Boston Celtics, according to The Athletic’s Shams Charania.

It’s interesting that the Celtics gave Parker a two year deal, but the second year is likely non-guaranteed or minimally guaranteed.

The Celtics released Moe Wagner to create the roster spot for Parker.

Dwyane Wade buys part ownership of the Utah Jazz

Dwyane Wade purchased part ownership of the Utah Jazz, as reported by ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.

Of course, Kings fans know that just because an NBA Hall of Famer buys an ownership stake, it doesn’t mean they’ll be involved in the team. Most nights on TNT Shaq seems to forget he owns part of the Kings.

DeMarcus Cousins signs a second 10-day contract

Former King DeMarcus Cousins has signed a second 10-day contract with the Los Angeles Clippers.

It seems likely that Cousins will remain with the Clippers through the playoffs.


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April 16, 2021 8:26 pm

I’d say who cares, but since Jabari’s shedding the darkness of the Kangz, he’ll probably be finals MVP two years in a row.

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April 16, 2021 11:25 pm

You mean given a chance to play?

April 17, 2021 8:37 am
Reply to  MidtownMike

You think the problem was Jabari wasn’t give a chance? Jabari would have to improve his defense 100% to be comparable to Marvin Bagley. And high volume low effecieny shooter who is terrible at defense was going to help us how? Now with the Celtics he will not be allowed to be high volume and if he doesn’t play with a lot of effort on defense Brad Stevens won’t play him.

I still don’t think being on the Celtics will turn Jabari into a player, his knees are wrecked, or the surgical reparation has inhibited his mobility to degree he’s washed as a player, but at least there is accountability on that team, unlike when Buddy throws an inbounds hook pass directly to the opposition and the coach doesn’t blink an eye.

This is why I hope this rumor I heard on the Matt George Pod has merit: bring back Dave Joerger!!! I want a coach to “butt heads” with players, that is how you know he is challenging them and trying to bring the best out of them. It is prescient that Joerger butted heads with Buddy and Marvin and they are the two players whose development has stalled or regressed.

This is a feather is Joerger’s cap and one basis among others for his return.

April 17, 2021 12:19 pm
Reply to  kings4ever

Is that a rumor? Or just a wish?

I can’t believe Joerger would consider coming back to work for this ownership.

April 17, 2021 8:39 pm
Reply to  kings4ever

Game one with Boston he showed he can be a contributor… But with the kings trash ass roster he couldn’t see the court?!?

Okay bud 😂

April 16, 2021 8:29 pm

This should be the, “How brutal is the NBA?” Thread

April 16, 2021 10:34 pm

Wade being an owner of Utah is as out of left field as Shaq being an owner of the Quee-Kings.

At least he didn’t call the Jazz a Sousa Band, did he?

April 17, 2021 12:21 pm
Reply to  RikSmits

Breaking: Reggie Miller purchases ownership stake in New York Knicks. Spike Lee organizes Million Man March in protest.

April 17, 2021 6:12 am

Celts waived Moritz Wagner to add Parker ! Kings should sign Wagner ! He is far more skilled than Jones !

April 17, 2021 8:42 am
Reply to  rockbottom

Yes great idea, Rock, bring the muscle and toughness! We need nasty and that Brockness Monster flavor. Where is that on this team? Actually Whiteside is the closest but we know his days are numbered.

I don’t like Metu butterfingers of late and Damion Jones injury may be a “sign from the Universe” it is not meant to be. Regardless if Jones sticks or not, lets give another prospect a chance to emerge. Moritz has some game.

April 17, 2021 12:53 pm
Reply to  rockbottom

jfc I called Mo Wagner a bust while he was still in college, the Celtics dump his ass for one of the great busts in the bast decade, and the one of the shittiest teams in the league should pick him up?

And I can’t believe people are looking at his brother as a lottery pick. That school hasn’t produced a decent NBA player since C-Webb, and they had to pay him a fortune to sign there.

April 17, 2021 2:23 pm
Reply to  andy_sims

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April 17, 2021 2:29 pm
Reply to  Carl


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April 17, 2021 7:54 pm
Reply to  andy_sims

Caris LeVert says hi, but other than that I agree, I really want no part in any Wagner.

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April 17, 2021 9:23 am

So Ainge never wanted Barnes, it was Jabari all along! 😉

April 17, 2021 12:22 pm
Reply to  Adamsite

3D chess

April 17, 2021 2:32 pm

We’re back up to having the 7th worst record with still a decent chance to move up to 5 which would give us a 42% chance at a top 3 pick.
This sentence is the defintion of the life of a Kings fan for a decade and a half.

April 17, 2021 5:19 pm
Reply to  TheGrantNapear

McNair’s plan is working perfectly! But If we don’t win a top-three pick, 7 probably means 8 or even more likely 9, after the lottery. There could be some really nice talent available there. The latest B/R mock draft has The Kings @nine with Kai Jones. I keep seeing his name attached to the Kings no matter what number they’re projected to pick. Not sure he’s my favorite option.

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April 17, 2021 8:11 pm

LOL, Parker was 5-6 with 11 points and 4 rebounds while at a +6 in his Celtics debut. Boston edged the Warriors by 5.

April 17, 2021 8:42 pm
Reply to  Adamsite

Yeah I called him getting picked up by a contender and contributing.

An absolute joke a 25 y/o former number two pick that averaged 15/gm for his short career couldn’t see the floor here… Especially after teammates raved about him in the off season

April 17, 2021 11:25 pm
Reply to  MidtownMike

You are right…..
It’s all on the coach…..I am a Parker supporter….we fans all knows Parker’s defense is not good…

But the overall team defense just sucks…it’s definitely not just the fault from Parker..

And Parker should be given adequate playing time on court for the future plan…(including playing Woodard and Ramsey), right now we should not playing those veteran, e.g. Mo Harkless

April 18, 2021 1:16 am

Very very early in the season I wanted the rotation to be a blend of youth and vets


Once it was obvious the team sucked again with walton at the helm McNair should of forced youth to play by either firing or threat of firing if it wasn’t done.


Shame that a waste of a season was compounded by not giving youth some experience

April 17, 2021 10:57 pm


comment count is frightful.

is this just a we thing?

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