The Boston Celtics have found a center to help replace Al Horford and have agreed to a deal with Enes Kanter. Kanter has accepted a two-year, $10 million deal with the second year being a player option. The deal was first reported by Shams Charania of The Athletic.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) July 1, 2019
Kanter, 27, has a reputation of being a good rebounder and offensive big man, but isn’t the best defender. Last season he played with the Knicks and Trail Blazers and averaged 13.7 points and 9.8 rebounds per game. His play helped the Trail Blazers reach the Western Conference Finals last season.
The Celtics lost Al Horford to the 76ers in free agency and desperately needed to add players who can play on the inside. Now Kanter will pair with new Celtic Kemba Walker and a nucleus that has been around for a few years.