Boston Celtics Re-Sign Xavier Tillman Sr.

Boston Celtics Re-Sign Xavier Tillman Sr.
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The Boston Celtics have officially brought back forward/center Xavier Tillman Sr. The terms of the contract are not public, but the Celtics are excited to have Tillman back on the team.

Brad Stevens’ Statement

Brad Stevens, Celtics Basketball Operations President, shared his enthusiasm for Tillman’s comeback. Stevens mentioned that when Xavier was acquired at the trade deadline, he was known for being a winner and a fantastic teammate. Xavier is a dedicated worker who displays determination, resilience, and prioritizes teamwork, qualities that we value. We are thrilled that Xavier has decided to return to the Celtics.

Tillman’s Performance with the Celtics

Xavier Tillman Sr. was traded from the Memphis Grizzlies to the Boston Celtics on February 7, mid-season of the 2023-24 season. He demonstrated his abilities and drive by playing 20 games for Boston, starting in two of them. Throughout the season, he maintained an average of 5.3 points, 3.9 rebounds, and 1.4 assists while playing for 18.0 minutes per game.

Notable Games

Tillman Sr. delivered some impressive displays throughout the season. He had his best game of the season on January 12. Scoring 20 points by making 8 of 10 shots and getting nine rebounds while playing against the Clippers. The following day, he accomplished his best performance with six steals. Also joined just seven other NBA players in recording at least 12 points, five rebounds, five assists, and six steals in a single game that year.

Career Background

Originally from Grand Rapids, Michigan, Xavier Tillman Sr. was chosen as the 35th overall pick in the 2020 NBA Draft following three years at Michigan State. In the 227 games (58 starts). He has played in the NBA, he has maintained averages of 6.0 points, 4.1 rebounds, and 1.4 assists.

Looking Ahead

The Celtics are excited to observe how Tillman’s determination and focus on teamwork will impact their upcoming achievements. His decision to renew his contract is a positive advancement for the team’s growth and goals for the upcoming season. Moreover, Celtics supporters can anticipate experiencing more of Tillman’s commitment and diligence on the basketball court.

Maya Rodriguez
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