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Blake Griffin officially joins Celtics on reported 1-year deal

The addition of Blake Griffin bolsters Boston's frontcourt depth as it seeks a return trip to the NBA Finals.

Blake Griffin will play his 13th NBA season with his fourth team.

The Celtics have agreed to a one-year contract with veteran free agent Blake Griffin, ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported Friday. The team confirmed the addition of the former All-Star on Oct. 3.

Griffin, 33, should help the defending Eastern Conference champions weather the absence of center Robert Williams III, who is expected to miss 8-12 weeks after knee surgery. Seven-footer Luke Kornet sprained his ankle shortly after the start of training camp last week.

The 2009 No. 1 overall draft pick, Griffin is a six-time All-Star who averaged career lows of 6.4 points and 4.1 rebounds in 17 minutes with the Brooklyn Nets last season. In 12 NBA seasons, he averaged 19.8 points and 8.2 rebounds.

Griffin boasts averages of 19.8 points and 8.2 rebounds in 724 career games with the Clippers, Pistons and Nets.

He joins a Celtics squad seeking a return trip to the Finals after last season’s loss to Golden State.

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.