Sports The Best Boston Celtics Centers of All Time  

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Big fan of Boston basketball? Then check out this list of Boston Celtics centers with photos and seasons played with the team. It includes almost every center from throughout Boston Celtics history, including current centers and past ones. Featuring some of the greatest NBA centers of all time, the best Celtics Cs include Bill Russell, Robert Parish, Dave Cowens, and Kendrick Perkins.

In the 2017-18 NBA season, the current Boston Celtics starting Cs and backup Cs are Aron Baynes. 

Who are the best centers in Boston Celtics history? Here is every player who has ever held the position of Boston Celtics center.

list ordered by

1
118 14
Bill Russell is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Boston Celtics Centers of All Time
Seasons: 1969, 1968, 1967, 1966, 1965, 1964, 1963, 1962, 1961, 1960, 1959, 1958, 1957

2
88 17
Robert Parish is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Boston Celtics Centers of All Time
Seasons: 1994, 1993, 1992, 1991, 1990, 1989, 1988, 1987, 1986, 1985, 1984, 1983, 1982, 1981

3
69 21
Kevin Garnett is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Boston Celtics Centers of All Time
Seasons: 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008

4
65 24
Dave Cowens is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Boston Celtics Centers of All Time
Seasons: 1980, 1979, 1978, 1977, 1976, 1975, 1974, 1973, 1972,1971

5
52 21
Al Horford is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Boston Celtics Centers of All Time
Seasons: 2018, 2017

6
47 20
Bill Walton is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Boston Celtics Centers of All Time
Seasons: 1987, 1986

7
37 29
Kendrick Perkins is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Boston Celtics Centers of All Time
Seasons:  2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004 

8
25 18
Bob McAdoo is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Boston Celtics Centers of All Time
Seasons: 1979

9
22 16
Ed Macauley is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Boston Celtics Centers of All Time
Seasons: 1956, 1955, 1954, 1953, 1952, 1951

10
23 22
Dino Rađa is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Boston Celtics Centers of All Time
Seasons: 1997, 1996, 1995, 1994

11
12 11
Arnie Risen is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Boston Celtics Centers of All Time
Seasons: 1958, 1957, 1956

12
12 12
Brandon Bass is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Boston Celtics Centers of All Time
Seasons:  2015, 2014, 2013, 2012

13
17 19
Aron Baynes is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Boston Celtics Centers of All Time
Seasons: 2018

14
15 17
Al Jefferson is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Boston Celtics Centers of All Time
Seasons: 2007, 2006, 2005

15
9 12
Shaquille O'Neal is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Boston Celtics Centers of All Time
Garret Bentz added

16
7 12
Rick Robey is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Boston Celtics Centers of All Time
Seasons: 1983, 1982, 1981, 1980, 1979

17
8 15
Danny Fortson is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Boston Celtics Centers of All Time
Seasons: 2000

18
9 17
Eric Montross is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Boston Celtics Centers of All Time
Seasons: 1996, 1995

19
6 13
Pervis Ellison is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Boston Celtics Centers of All Time
Seasons: 2000, 1998, 1997, 1996, 1995

20
5 13
Raef LaFrentz is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Boston Celtics Centers of All Time
Seasons: 2006, 2005, 2004

21
4 12
Red Morrison is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Boston Celtics Centers of All Time
Red Morrison Seasons: 1956, 1955

22
4 13
Vitaly Potapenko is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Boston Celtics Centers of All Time
Seasons: 2002, 2001, 2000, 1999,

23
8 19
Zaid Abdul-Aziz is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Boston Celtics Centers of All Time
Seasons: 1978

24
5 16
Amir Johnson is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Boston Celtics Centers of All Time
Seasons: 2017, 2016

25
6 19
Mel Counts is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Boston Celtics Centers of All Time
Seasons: 1966, 1965

26
3 13
Tony Battie is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Boston Celtics Centers of All Time
Seasons: 2004, 2003, 2002, 2001, 2000, 1999

27
2 13
Nenad Krstić is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Boston Celtics Centers of All Time
Seasons: 2011

28
3 17
Chris Mihm is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Boston Celtics Centers of All Time
Seasons: 2004

29
2 15
Earl Williams is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Boston Celtics Centers of All Time
Earl Williams Seasons: 1979

30
1 13
Travis Knight is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Boston Celtics Centers of All Time
Seasons: 1998

31
1 14
Andrew DeClercq is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Boston Celtics Centers of All Time
Seasons: 1999, 1998