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Topic: Who will the Celtics starting center by the end of the year?

Tristan Thompson, Daniel Theis, or Robert Williams III?

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The Boston Celtics have a good problem. They have three solid center options.

When he has a full roster, Brad Stevens typically likes to roll with the best matchups to determine who starts and who plays the most. Sometimes he rolls out a double big lineup to get as many minutes out of them as he can.

Daniel Theis has the most experience in the system and he provides 3-point shooting and picture perfect seals. Of course, he also provides referees a lot of ammo in the “war on Theis.”

Tristan Thompson gobbles up rebounds and battles down low with solid one-on-one defense. He’s not a 3-point shooter though and probably has slowed by a half a step from his best years.

Robert Williams III has the highest upside, and yes that’s a play on words because he gets up higher than anyone. Alley oops and volleyball spike blocks grab the most attention but he’s also grabbing steals, pulling down rebounds, and passing the ball effectively. He just needs to keep reducing the mental mistakes.

So who do you think should be the starter by the end of the year?

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