A possibility - Sabonis is a greater offensive threat than he is, and has much better court vision. Parish would be worth a fair bit at this point in time too, and the Celtics could certainly use a backup point guard.
Parish's future does become a little hazy with the addition of Sabonis, but we will see what will happen with Parrish when we get there
For whom though? John Paxson is about the only real option for trading for a guard there, unless you think they would move Jordan for him.... 😳
Reinsdorf and Krause are many things. Stupid is not one of them and they certainly will not be trying to aid the Celtics by handing over Jordan.
Parish as backup to Sabonis is a pretty wicked 1-2 punch on the defense end, plus Parish is one really tough SOB and Sabonis (like a lot of European players when they came to the NBA in the early 90s) found the NBA game was a lot rougher than the ones they were used to. Remember that the Celtics' greatest eastern rivals at this time were the Bad Boys Pistons - Sabonis is gonna get a hell of a culture shock the first time he locks horns with Bill Laimbeer, Rick Mahorn and Dennis Rodman. This isn't a problem for Bird or McHale or Parish, but for the Lithuanians it will be....at first.
The introduction of the physicality of the NBA game will be a bit of a hurdle at first but the two Soviets will get used to the physicality eventually.
Probably plays in the 4 spot, giving you a starting five of Johnson-Ainge-Bird-McHale-Sabonis. Marciulionis isn't gonna replace Danny Ainge right from the off, Ainge is too good of a shooter for that, and with Sabonis there to help Bird facilitate plays it'll make Danny's life easier. I can see Sarunas and Ainge switching out often though, to help Arvydas. Alternately, you could start Parish and have the Lithuanians come off the bench and the bosses of the second unit, allowing Walton to wingman Sabonis on the defensive end.
I like the way you think.