Boston Celtics Make Free-Agent Splash

The Boston Celtics addressed their front court depth as they have signed power forward/center, Tristan Thompson to a two-year deal worth $19 million. This seems to be a popular contract for power forwards across the NBA since free agency began Friday evening.

The rebounding machine ends his era in Cleveland and starts his new journey with Celtic pride. Thompson was originally a fourth overall selection of the Cavaliers back in 2011 and even though he's played for almost a decade in the league, he's still only 29-years-old. 

The Raptors, Clippers, and Cavs all had interest in the Canadian big-man before some other chips fell into place and Thompson landed with the Celtics. Last season he averaged 12 points and 10.1 rebounds per game in 57 games. 

He leaves Cleveland as one of the most productive big men of all-time, ranking seventh on the games played list (619), third in rebounds (5,393), and sixth in blocks (447).

Thompson will help replace the minutes of Enes Kanter who was dealt to Portland earlier in the weekend.


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