According to reports, the Celtics and center Wenyen Gabriel have agreed to terms on a training camp contract.
On Sunday, the Boston Celtics were extremely active.
First, they acquired point guard Jrue Holiday from the Portland Trail Blazers 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.
A few hours later, many outlets, including The Athletic’s Shams Charania, reported that the C’s had agreed to a training camp contract with 7-foot center Wenyen Gabriel.
Last season, Gabriel averaged 5.5 points and 4.2 rebounds per game for the Los Angeles Lakers, and he recently worked out for the Celtics, according to Charania.
After moving Williams to the Blazers as part of the Holiday trade, the Celtics could absolutely use more frontcourt depth.
Behind Kristaps Porzingis and Al Horford, the Celtics lack depth at center. Because Porzingis has a history of injuries and Horford is 37 years old, finding another center who can rebound and play defense might be a wise move for Boston ahead of the trade deadline.