Celtics news: Boston signs Jabari Bird to 2-way contract
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Celtics news: Boston signs Jabari Bird to 2-way contract

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The Boston Celtics have signed shooting guard Jabari Bird to a two-way contract, the team announced today.

A Cal standout, Parker led the Bears in scoring with 14.3 points on 43.9 percent shooting from the field and 36.3 percent from deep. A native of Walnut Creek, Bird rounded out his line with 4.7 rebounds and 1.0 assists, starting in 25 of his 27 games on the floor through 32 minutes per game.

Bird became the second player to sign a two-way deal with Boston after fellow rookie Kadeem Allen, one which will allow him to develop with G League affiliate Maine Red Claws as he hones his game, and will pay him an NBA rate when called up to the 15-man roster.

The 6-foot-6 shooting guard averaged 10 points on 61.1 percent from the floor, along with four rebounds throughout five games in the Las Vegas Summer League, making enough of an impression to warrant his signing. He also was part of a Celtics team that competed in the Utah Summer League prior to his stint in Las Vegas.

Bird is an excellent perimeter scorer and can find his niche in the NBA is he continues to improve his all-around game, including his defense and play off the dribble.