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Free agent center options for Boston Celtics

Celtics center, Kristaps Porzingis, has recently undergone foot/ankle surgery, and is not expected back on the floor until late November or early December. I have already broached Daniel Theis as a viable free agent option for Boston who might sign on for a vet-minimum deal, and there are a few other possibilities out there (per Yahoo Sports Morten Stig Jensen):

Andre Drummond headshot
Andre Drummond
C - CHI - #3
2023 - 2024 SEASON

Status: unrestricted free agent
2023-24 salary: $3,360,000
2023-24 digits: 8.4 points, 9 rebound and 0.5 assists

In recent years, Drummond has come off the bench. He's made the pivot that Valančiūnas is on the threshold of. However, Drummond's impact could be viewed as starting caliber-worthy through the proper lens.

As his generation's best rebounder and one of the best of all time in that department, Drummond is elite on the offensive glass (3.4 in 17.1 minutes this year), which will give highly potent offensive teams more bites at the apple.

Drummond's ability to step into the starting lineup, which is a familiar concept to him, is an added luxury in case a team suffers a few big-men-related injuries. He should have a strong market.

 Xavier Tillman, Boston Celtics

Status: unrestricted free agent

Underrated young big man who moves the ball, is a decent defender and comes with some scoring upside. Boston would surely love to keep him, if he's willing.

Daniel TheisLos Angeles Clippers

Status: unrestricted free agent

Veteran center who has always been consistent on both sides of the floor. Very mistake-free. Contenders can always use someone like him on the bench.

Kevin LoveMiami Heat

Status: unrestricted free agent (player option)

We're coming to the end of Love's impressive career, but until he's firmly out, he's going to give you 3-point shooting and rebounding.

So, what think you, my readers. Drummond? Tillman? Theis? Love?



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