Report: Boston Celtics show interest in signing former NBA champion

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The Boston Celtics will be starting the season with a new look team as they have performed an overhaul of their roster.

Only four players from the previous campaign will be on the Celtics team; Al Hordford, Marcus Smart, Jaylen Brown and Terry Rozier.

The C's pulled off the biggest capture in free agency as they signed Gordon Hayward and have concluded the blockbuster trade of the summer by acquiring Kyrie Irving from the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Jae Crowder and Ante Zizic were also included in that deal and shooting guard Avery Bradley was also shipped off via a trade to the Detroit Pistons earlier in the offseason in exchange for Marcus Morris.

Boston has 14 players signed up for next year but they are still keen to add more depth to their roster and some size in particular.

That has led them to make contact with former Golden State Warriors center Andrew Bogut who is currently a free agent, according to Adam Himmelsbach of The Boston Globe

The Australian last played for the Cavs but he suffered a horrible leg injury just 58 seconds into his debut for the Wine and Gold.

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One weakness that the Celtics have had for a number of years is rebounding and while it remains to be seen how the injury will affect his play, the 32-year-old should be able to help them in that department.

Before joining the Cavaliers, Bogut was with the Dallas Mavericks after they signed him up from the Warriors.

The former first overall pick averaged 2.9 points, 8.1 rebounds, 1.8 assists, and 0.9 blocks on 46.9 percent shooting last season.

His production has certainly tailed off over the years but he was an elite rim protector for the Dubs and helped them win the championship in 2015 and his injury in 2016 played a huge part in them dropping a 3-1 series lead.

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The big Aussie is also one of the best passing big men in the league and could fit in well in Brad Stevens' system as a result.

The Celtics have had an interest in Bogut for a long while now as they see him as an ideal player to help them on the boards and he could be worth a gamble at this stage of his career on a cheap contract.

If he can play backup minutes to Horford, it'll be a significant boost for the team and add to its second unit which is currently lacking some experience.

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