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The Boston Celtics chose not to use their $17.1 traded player exception – now what?

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The Boston Celtics’ $17.1 million traded player exception (TPE) generated by wing Evan Fournier’s sign-and-trade to the New York Knicks last offseason has officially expired despite the seemingly endless speculation of what the team might try to do with it.

After the trade for Indiana Pacers veteran point guard Malcolm Brogdon, there was less need and a larger luxury tax bill for the team’s ownership to consider, and with no slam-dunk offers available to use the TPE in a way that made sense, it was allowed to expire. But, the Celtics do still have to make a few more moves to complete the team with a title run in mind, starting with finding a backup big man and likely ending with filling at least one other of the three spots currently unfilled on Boston’s roster .

What comes next for the Celtics? The host of the “Locked on Celtics” podcast John Karalis was recently joined by Celtics Blog’s Keith Smith to try and get a bead on exactly that question.

Watch the clip embedded above to hear what they think Boston will do next.

This post originally appeared on Celtics Wire.

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