As seemingly every NBA player with contractual freedom looks for ways to avoid the Boston Celtics, Tristan Thompson is going in the other direction.
The 29-year-old big man reportedly signed a two-year contract with the Celtics on Saturday, ending a nine-year run with the Cleveland Cavaliers. Judging by his Instagram activity, Thompson is as excited about the move as the Celtics fans who took to social media after news of the contract broke.
Take a look at this tweet from Forbes’ Chris Grenham:
Say what you want about Danny Ainge’s offseason thus far, but Thompson is a great pickup for the Celtics. Not since Al Jefferson has Boston had a player who ranks among the NBA’s elite rebounders.
Thompson is coming off a season in which he averaged 12.0 points, 10 rebounds and 2.1 assists per game.