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Who could replace Rajon Rondo?

Avery Bradley, left, and Leandro Barbosa both could be options to help replace Rajon Rondo for the Celtics.

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Avery Bradley, left, and Leandro Barbosa both could be options to help replace Rajon Rondo for the Celtics.

The Celtics, after losing Rajon Rondo for the season, say they will stand pat with their existing roster with the trade deadline looming. Here are their best options to replace the minutes of the injured point guard, with upsides and downsides:

On the active roster

Avery Bradley

8.2 ppg 0.9 apg 1.7 rpg

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Upside: Tenacious on-ball defender; young legs will keep him fresh.

Downside: Coaching staff clearly prefers him as the starting 2-guard.

Courtney Lee

7.2 ppg 1.4 apg 2.3 rpg

Upside: At 6-5, would create matchup problems for opposing PGs.

Downside: Has never averaged more than 1.7 assists per season.

Jason Terry

9.9 ppg 2.2 apg 1.9 rpg

Upside: Played a lot of point early in career; 60th all time in NBA assists.

Downside: Has shot better (FG% and 3-pt.%) coming off bench this year.

Leandro Barbosa

4.7 ppg 1.2 apg 0.9 rpg

Upside: Has shown willingness to push tempo – which team needs.

Downside: Better suited as role player (111 starts in 10 pro seasons).


Kyle Lowry, Toronto

13.5 ppg 5.8 apg 4.5 rpg

Upside: Cheaper investment ($1 million buyout for 2013-14 season).

Downside: Somewhat of a nomad at 26 and has missed a lot of time.

Jose Calderon, Toronto

11.1 ppg 7.4 apg 2.4 rpg

Upside: In last year of his contract and a consistent distributor.

Downside: Only 12 games with 20-plus points last three seasons.

Keyon Dooling*

Upside: Familiar with system after spending last season with team.

Downside: Could take a while to get his legs back in game shape.

Delonte West*

Upside: His career assist-turnover ratio is better than 2-to-1.

Downside: Has a reputation for being volatile and unpredictable.

*Has not played this season

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