Celtics make moves to help their frontcourt
This afternoon, the Celtics agreed to deals with forwards Amir Johnson and Jonas Jerebko. Johnson played in Toronto last season and averaged just over nine points and six rebounds per game. Jerebko, on the other hand, averaged six points and four rebounds per game while splitting time between Detroit and Boston. Johnson will make $24 million over two years and Jerebko will get $10 million over two years.
Both signings will help the Celtics shore up their frontcourt, which is one position they did not address in the first round of the draft last week. Both players shot very well from beyond the arc last year and should really help the Celtics improve upon their three-point shooting. Although the money in the Johnson deal seems very steep for a player who averaged less than 10 points per game, I think the deal is reasonable. The NBA salary cap is going up next year, so by that time, the money in this deal will not look so bad. Also, the deal is only for two years, so the Celtics will still have flexibility in the future. Johnson and Jerebko are not big name signings, but they are two players who will definitely play a role in helping the Celtics return to the postseason.
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