There’s a good chance the newly acquired Celtics center will make his Bulls debut.

The recently acquired Celtics center will probably make his Bulls debut.

Prior to the NBA trade deadline, the Boston Celtics signed 25-year-old Xavier Tillman, although he hasn’t been able to play since he left the Memphis Grizzlies due to a knee injury.




Tillman, who hasn’t played for the Celtics yet, is expected to suit up against the Chicago Bulls on Thursday night, according to club writer Taylor Snow. Boston hopes to make it seven wins in a row as they play for the first time since the All-Star break.

In 34 games this season for the Grizzlies, Tillman averaged six points, 4.6 rebounds, and 1.7 assists while playing 20.6 minutes and shooting 40.8% from the field. Now that he is a part of the Celtics, a team that is anticipated to contend for many postseason victories, Tillman will likely compete with fellow reserve unit center Luke Kornet for minutes off Boston’s bench, behind Al Horford and Kristaps Porzingis.




According to Boston head coach Joe Mazzulla, the four-year veteran already sees himself fitting inside an already dominant squad.



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