Boston Celtics bring on Tristan Thompson and Jeff Teague

Although the Boston Celtics lost Gordon Hayward to the Charlotte Hornets, they signed two experienced players in Jeff Teague and Tristan Thompson. Both veterans now give the team more depth.

Like Chris Haynes from Yahoo Sports reported that Tristan Thompson will join the Celtics for two years and $ 19 million. The center will now compete with Daniel Theis for the job of starter on the five.

For the earlier Cavs-Big, the Celtics pay their full mid-level exception. Thompson spent his first nine years in the NBA with the Cleveland Cavaliers and also won a championship alongside LeBron James in 2016. According to Joe Vardon (The Athletic) The Cavs tried to persuade Thompson to stay, but the offer is said to have been lower than the Celtics’.

The Cavs had selected Thompson in 2011 with the fourth pick and the Big Man completed a total of 619 games (seventh in the history of the Cavs). Last season, TT posted an average of 12.1 points and 10.1 rebounds.

Boston Celtics bring on Jeff Teague from Atlanta

A clear backup, however, will be Jeff Teague. According to Adam Himmelsbach, the 32-year-old will (Boston Globe) sign a contract for one year, but more precise terms are not yet known in his case.

Teague played for the Minnesota Timberwolves and the Atlanta Hawks last season and is supposed to strengthen the backcourt in Boston and primarily back up Kemba Walker. Brad Wanamaker last held this role, but the ex-Bamberg has now joined the Golden State Warriors.

Teague, who was even an All-Star in 2015, averaged 10.9 points and 5.2 assists in 24.8 minutes last season, hitting 36.8 percent of his three-pointers.


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