Celtics reportedly sign Amir Johnson

(SportsNetwork.com) - The Boston Celtics have agreed to a two-year, $24 million contract with free agent forward Amir Johnson, according to Yahoo! Sports.


Johnson joins the Celtics following a six-year stint with the Toronto Raptors, during which he started 72 games in each of the past two seasons. The 10-year veteran has averaged 9.9 points, 6.7 rebounds and 1.1 blocks over the last three campaigns.

The 28-year-old entered the NBA as a second-round pick of Detroit in 2005 and has played in 586 regular-season games along with 22 postseason contests. Johnson owns career averages of 7.6 points, 5.7 rebounds and 1.1 blocks per game.

Boston also re-signed forward Jonas Jerebko to a two-year, $10 million deal on Wednesday's opening day of free agency, USA Today reported.


Acquired in a trade with Detroit in February, Jerebko averaged 7.1 points and 4.8 rebounds while hitting 40.6 percent of his 3-point attempts over 29 games with the Celtics.


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