NBA: 5 players that failed to meet expectations this season

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NBA players that have fallen short of expectations: Tristan Thompson, Boston Celtics

After Bam Adebayo and the Heat had their way with the Celtics’ frontcourt and interior defense, the team made it a priority this past offseason to address their frontcourt depth. One of their prized possessions from the offseason was Tristan Thompson, who the team signed away from the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Though, the acquisition of Thompson hasn’t exactly worked out as the Celtics hoped. For much of the season, he hasn’t looked like a great fit and the team still has a glaring need at the position heading into the offseason.

Thompson, during his first season with the Celtics, is averaging eight points and eight rebounds per game on 52 percent shooting from the field. He’s only playing 23 minutes per contest, however.