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Boston Celtics: 3 options to replace Tristan Thompson in starting lineup



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Though many may view the point guard slot as a position of need, the folks at Bleacher Report recently stated that Boston should strongly consider finding a replacement for Tristan Thompson at the team’s starting five.

While it’s well known that the franchise will have little wiggle room in the salary department to pursue any top-tier names this summer, should the Celtics wish to upgrade their starting center slot, we at the Houdini believe there are 3 players that could be viewed as viable replacements for Thompson in the starting rotation that would not have them “Breaking the bank”:

Boston Celtics replacement option No. 1) Robert Williams III

First up on the list, we have the cheapest and, perhaps, the simplest method of finding a replacement for Tristan Thompson in the starting lineup come next season – sliding Robert Williams III back into the top-five.

Now, this is a bit of an “Easy way out” solution, as Time Lord served as the C’s starting pivot for a decent portion of his season until sustaining a knee injury in mid-April nevertheless, should he remain on the roster come next season, once healthy, the 23-year-old should re-claim his role right off the bat.

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