If the Boston Celtics elect to part ways with Tristan Thompson ahead of the NBA's March 25 trade deadline, the Toronto Raptors could be a possible destination for the veteran center, Yahoo Sports' Chris Haynes reports.
After spending the first nine seasons of his career with the Cleveland Cavaliers, Thompson signed a two-year, $19-million contract to join Boston this past offseason. The Brampton, Ontario, native has averaged 7.9 points and 8.4 rebounds through 36 appearances (31 starts).
Thompson would fit in nicely on a Raptors team struggling to get consistent production up front, particularly from offseason acquisition Aron Baynes. Toronto is currently on a five-game losing streak and without multiple starters due to the league's COVID-19 health and safety protocols.