Welcome to Around the Realm, where we look at stories from around the NBA.
Jabari Parker signs with the Boston Celtics
Former King Jabari Parker signed with the Boston Celtics, according to The Athletic’s Shams Charania.
Jabari Parker -- the former No. 2 overall pick -- has agreed to a two-year deal with the Celtics, sources said. Parker, a career 14.8 points per game scorer, gives Boston some depth in frontcourt. https://t.co/MBe2PXC5Fu
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) April 16, 2021
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.
Three-time NBA champion @DwyaneWade has purchased an ownership stake in the Utah Jazz, joining majority owner and governor @RyanQualtrics with plans to take an active role in the franchise and region. Story on ESPN: https://t.co/ZxtZe8uLey
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) April 16, 2021
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.
Clippers officially announce signing of DeMarcus Cousins to a second 10-day contract. https://t.co/vpFCAUojPM
— Ohm Youngmisuk (@NotoriousOHM) April 16, 2021
It seems likely that Cousins will remain with the Clippers through the playoffs.