Free agent Blake Griffin has agreed to a one-year contract with the Boston Celtics. It reports ESPN. The forward joins a contender. The Celtics, in turn, are responding to their injury woes.
Griffin’s contract is reportedly fully guaranteed. It is not yet known if this is the veteran minimum for the 33-year-old.
The former high-flyer joins the Celtics in the front court, where there is a need due to Danilo Gallinari’s cruciate ligament tear and center Robert Williams III’s knee surgery. Williams will be out for several months.
There is a lot of uncertainty at last season’s NBA finalist due to head coach Ime Udoka’s one-year ban. Nevertheless, Boston is one of the contenders for the championship next season.
Griffin misses another ring in his career. In twelve years in the league (LA Clippers, Detroit Pistons and most recently the Brooklyn Nets), he is still waiting to make it to the NBA Finals. Last season he averaged 6.4 points and 4.1 rebounds.