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Boston Celtics acquires Xavier Tillman from Memphis Grizzlies

The Boston Celtics traded two second spherical picks to the Memphis Grizzlies for Xavier Tillman. The Michigan State alum strengthens Boston’s bench, one thing that Brad Stevens was trying to do earlier than Thursday’s deadline. Boston will ship Lamar Stevens and two second spherical picks to Memphis.

Tillman is available in and is straight away one among Boston’s greatest defenders. Though solely 6’7, Tillman will enable Joe Mazzulla to make use of completely different frontcourt lineups with out dropping any defensive output.

With the harm disaster in Memphis, individuals have speculated that the Grizzlies could be open to transferring some items. Tillman hasn’t produced on the offensive finish, however in Boston, he gained’t be checked out as a scorer. This season he’s averaging 6 factors on 40.8% taking pictures and 41.9% from the free throw line.

With Stevens being a part of the deal, the Celtics nonetheless have the total $6.2 million TPE they created from the Grant Williams sign-and-trade.

The acquisition of Tillman offers Boston much-needed frontcourt assist and brings extra selection to how the Celtics defend. Tillman is averaging 1.2 steals and 1 block in 20.6 minutes per recreation.

Right here is a few protection that Tillman will deliver to Boston:



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