Celtics land Canadian Tristan Thompson, Jeff Teague


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Sooner or later after buying and selling away centre Enes Kanter to Portland, the Boston Celtics have agreed to a contract with veteran ahead/centre Tristan Thompson, in response to a number of reviews Saturday.

Yahoo Sports activities reported the settlement is for 2 years, $19 million.

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The Celtics additionally agreed to a one-year take care of veteran level guard Jeff Teague, per reviews.

Thompson, 29, has spent his total NBA profession with the Cleveland Cavaliers, together with 4 seasons (2014-18) when he performed alongside LeBron James. With James, Thompson performed within the NBA Finals 4 instances and helped Cleveland to the franchise’s first title in 2016.

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The 6-foot-9 ahead has averaged a double-double in every of his final two seasons since James left for the Los Angeles Lakers, with Thompson recording a career-high 12.zero factors per sport in 2019-20 together with 10.1 rebounds and zero.9 blocked pictures per sport over 57 video games (51 begins).

Initially chosen by the Cavaliers with the fourth general choose within the 2011 NBA Draft, Thompson owns profession averages on 9.four factors, eight.7 rebounds and zero.7 blocks per sport in his 619 profession video games (429 begins).

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Teague, 32, averaged 10.9 factors and 5.2 assists per sport final season with the Minnesota Timberwolves (34 video games) and Atlanta Hawks (25 video games). He has averaged 12.6 factors and 5.eight assists over 11 seasons with the Timberwolves, Indiana Pacers and Hawks, who initially drafted Teague within the first spherical (19th general) within the 2009 draft.

Teague made the All-Star workforce with the Hawks in 2015.

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