Celtics Offseason

Report: Celtics, center Wenyen Gabriel agree to training camp contract

The Celtics have added some much-needed frontcourt depth.

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The Boston Celtics have been pretty busy on Sunday.

First, it was reported early in the afternoon that they acquired point guard Jrue Holiday from the Portland Trail Blazers in exchange for point guard Malcolm Brogdon, center Robert Williams III, the Golden State Warriors' 2024 first-round pick (top-four protected) and an unprotected 2029 first-round pick.

And then a few hours later, it was reported by multiple outlets, including The Athletic's Shams Charania, that the C's agreed to a training camp contract with 7-foot center Wenyen Gabriel.

Gabriel averaged 5.5 points and 4.2 rebounds per game for the Los Angeles Lakers last season, and he recently worked out for the Celtics, per Charania.

The Celtics could definitely use more frontcourt depth after sending Williams to the Blazers as part of the Holiday trade.

The Celtics don't have much depth at center behind Kristaps Porzingis and Al Horford. Porzingis has a long injury history and Horford is 37 years old, so finding another center who can rebound and play defense would be a smart course of action for Boston ahead of the trade deadline.

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