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Grading Boston's Two-Year Contract with Tristan Thompson

The Celtics finally strike. Boston agreed to a two-year, $19 million deal with Tristan Thompson on Saturday, according to multiple reports. After a mostly quiet free agency period from an acquisition standpoint, the Celts agreed to terms with the former No. 4 pick. Thompson, 29, has spent the entirety of his nine-year career with the Cavaliers. Last season he averaged a career-best 12.0 points per game, adding 10.1 rebounds a night for good measure. Let’s grade the deal.

Jesse Johnson-USA TODAY Sports

Grade: B+

This move fills a need for Boston, which needed some more heft in its center rotation.