Celtics, Tristan Thompson Agree to Deal

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In the wake of Tristan Thompson's signing with the Boston Celtics, Thompson's now-former teammate Larry Nance Jr. offered a goodbye while also taking a jab at Thompson's jumping ability.

Boston has signed center Tristan Thompson to a two-year, $19 million contract, per Chris Haynes of Yahoo Sports.

The Canadian-born center has been with Cleveland for nine seasons, drafted by the Cavaliers in 2011 with the fourth overall pick. He won a championship in Cleveland with LeBron James when the Cavaliers went on their run in 2016.

Report: Tristan Thompson to sign two-year deal with the Boston Celtics

Thompson averaged 12.0 points and 10.7 rebounds per game for the Cavs and will immediately arrive in Boston as one of the team's top frontcourt options. It was the second consecutive season the Texas product averaged a double-double.

NBA.com's Scott Rafferty had ranked Thompson as the 20th-best available player entering free agency, as the 29-year-old centre proved this past season he still has plenty left in the tank.

Teague, who made an All-Star team with the Hawks in 2014-15, fully embraced coming off the bench for the first time in his career - backing up the next great Atlanta point guard in Trae Young.



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