After Jrue Holiday trade to Boston, Celtics reported to sign NBA veteran Wenyen Gabriel to a deal for training camp

The training camps are about to start for almost every team in the NBA as the opening night of the new season draws closer. The Boston Celtics along with other teams are looking to make final trades in order to fine tune their squad before the camps begin.

There is only some time left for trades and signings to be done as once the season begins, it will be difficult to get new players or trade them. Jrue Holiday seems to be going through a similar scenario. After being the part of an epic three team trade where he left the Bucks and landed at the Blazers, it looks like his final home will be Boston.

Celtics are getting guard Jrue Holiday from the Blazers

Adrian Wojnarowski recently reported on X (formerly Twitter) that the former Bucks guard Jrue Holiday who was traded to the Portland Trail Blazers as a part of a three-team trade is going to be traded again by the Blazers. This time the Blazers are looking to trade Holiday off again just after receiving him.

According to Adrian, the sources told ESPN that the Portland Trail Blazers are trading guard Jrue Holiday to the Boston Celtics. The Celtics will get a good addition to their squad as Holiday is an elite player who has proved himself during his time at the Milwaukee Bucks. As per reports, the Celtics are also signing veteran of the game, Wenyen Gabriel in order to increase the rotational depth of the squad.

Celtics are reportedly signing NBA veteran Wenyen Gabriel for training camp

Legion Hoops posted regarding the imminent signing of Wenyen Gabriel on their official social media account on X. They reported that Wenyen Gabriel is signing with the Celtics crediting the Athletic’s Shams Charania for the information.

Wenyen Gabriel will be a good addition to the Celtics squad. He will be beneficial in providing depth behind Kristaps Porziņģis and Al Horford. Gabriel is a good forward and center who has played for teams including the Portland Trail Blazers and Los Angeles Lakers. His versatility as a defender who can switch positions will be valuable to the Celtics defensive scheme.

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It’s unlikely that Gabriel will instantly make the final roster for the Celtics as he needs to have a good training camp and build up chemistry with the rest of the squad first. However, the value he will bring to the Celtics squad if he makes the team is expected to reflect on the court.

What do you think of the Blazers trading Jrue Holiday? How do you think the Boston Celtics squad will square up against other teams in the new season? We are eager to know your thoughts, so drop down in the comments and share with us.

Avi Shravan

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Avi Shravan is an anime, games and sports enthusiast who likes NBA and Soccer. He is an avid reader who loves to write as well. You can find him reading books in a cafe or playing games if he is not watching his favourite team play. You can contact him on aviprasad254@gmail.com

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