Tristan Thompson, Celtics agree to two-year deal

The 29-year-old big man spent nine seasons with the Cavaliers

Tristan Thompson has found a new team.

The longtime Cleveland Cavaliers forward left Ohio to join the Boston Celtics, his agent Rich Paul, of Klutch Sports, told Yahoo Sports Saturday. Thompson reportedly agreed to a two-year, $19 million deal.

The Celtics are hoping Thompson can keep doing the same thing he’s been doing his entire career – getting rebounds.

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The Cavaliers selected Thompson with the No. 4 pick of the 2011 NBA Draft. He was on the team through ups and the downs that culminated in a 2016 NBA Finals victory alongside former teammate LeBron James.

Thompson has played in 619 career NBA games through nine seasons. He’s averaged 9.4 points and 8.7 rebounds per game.

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Boston was among the top rebounding teams in the league last season. It averaged 46.1 rebounds per game – good for eighth in the league. Adding Thompson should definitely boost those totals and hopefully get the offense jumpstarted.

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The Celtics already are going to look different during the 2020-21 season. Gordon Hayward signed with the Charlotte Hornets earlier Saturday. Boston also traded Enes Kanter to the Portland Trail Blazers.