By CBSBoston.com Staff

BOSTON (CBS) — Brad Stevens has signed a free agent. It’s someone that he and Celtics fans are fairly familiar with too.

The Celtics are reuniting with center Enes Kanter, as the free agent has reportedly agreed to a one-year deal with Boston, according to Shams Charania. The deal is reportedly for the veteran minumum of $2.7 million, according to The Boston Globe’s Adam Himmelsbach.

Kanter played for the Celtics in 2019-20 and averaged 8.1 points and 7.4 rebounds over 58 games, mostly off the bench. The team dumped him and his contract after one year and had to trade away a draft pick to do so (Desmond Bane), so this signing isn’t the best of looks for Boston at the moment.

But Kanter is a solid presence in the locker room and should help in that department. The center had some fun on Twitter Wednesday afternoon with his own personal announcement about returning to Boston:

Kanter, 29, will slot in behind Robert Williams on the Boston depth chart. He wasn’t great in his only season in Boston a few years ago, but should provide a good veteran presence and depth in the front court (plus some injury insurance for Williams) in 2021.

The 10-year NBA veteran had a great year for Portland last season, averaging 11.2 points off 60 percent shooting and 11 rebounds for the Blazers. He played in all 72 games during the regular season.

CBSBoston.com Staff