Tristan Thompson has agreed a deal with the Boston Celtics, his agent told Yahoo Sports.
Thompson leaves the Cavaliers after an eight-season race with Cleveland, which drafted him fourth overall in 2011. He endured ups and downs with the Cavs and earned a title with LeBron James & Co. in 2016, only to be part of 38 combined wins with the team in the two years since James traveled to Los Angeles.
Whether he would stay in Cleveland became a question when the Cavs acquired his big man Andre Drummond by the trade deadline in February. The two ended up playing only five games together due to the COVID-1
Thompson has produced for Cleveland and has averaged a double-double the last two seasons after never doing so earlier in his career. And last season, he averaged a career-high of 12.0 points per game. Fight while showing for the first time in his career a deep shooting range (9-of-23 from the 3-point line).
But he also shot only 51% on 2-pointers, his lowest point since 2013-14, while his 1.8 turnovers per. Struggle was a career high.