Jabari Parker on Re-signing With Celtics: ‘I Knew It Was The Right Place To Be’

After the Boston Celtics waived his partially guaranteed contract before the start of the regular season, Jabari Parker has returned to the team on a non-guaranteed deal. He recently elaborated on his re-signing, expressing how the 617 “was the right place to be”:

“I just knew (Boston) was the right place to be. I knew that,” Parker said per MassLive. “This is a winning team and iron sharpens iron, so if anything, I’m going to get better here playing against the guys every day, being around true competitors, and obviously get a chance for me to learn. So this is just a great situation just because I’m just grateful for it and I’m counting my blessings.”

After collecting three DNP-CDs as the C’s started the season, Parker played a huge part in the Celtics’ overtime win over the Charlotte Hornets. He finished with 13 points and 5 rebounds in only 17 minutes of action. His contributions in the game was a reflection of what head coach Ime Udoka told him prior to the game: be ready.

“Coach told me before the game just to be prepared,” Parker said. “But like every other game, every game, especially—I’m always keeping the same mentality, just staying ready, because I enjoy the game of basketball. So I just do what I do.”