Tristan Thompson has agreed to a deal with the Boston Celtics, his agent Rich Paul from Klutch Sports told Yahoo Sports.
Thompson left the Cavaliers after an eight-season game with Cleveland, which placed him fourth overall in 2011. He endured ups and downs with the Cavs, winning the title with LeBron James & Co. in 2016, only to be part of 38 combined wins with the team in the two years since James left for Los Angeles.
Whether he would stay in Cleveland came into question when the Cavs got their colleague Andre Drummond during the trading term in February. The two ended up playing just five games together due to the shortened COVID-1
Thompson has produced for Cleveland, doubling on average in the last two seasons after never having done so before in his career. And last season he averaged 12.0 points in his career per game, while for the first time in his career he showed a small deep shooting range (9 out of 23 from the 3-point line).
But he also shot just 51% on 2 points, his lowest score since 2013-14, while his 1.8 turnovers per game were high in his career.