sports The Best Boston Celtics Centers of All Time  

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List Rules Only players officially listed as centers

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.

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84 11
Bill Russell is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Boston Celtics Centers of All Time
Bill Russell Seasons: 1969, 1968, 1967, 1966, 1965, 1964, 1963, 1962, 1961, 1960, 1959, 1958, 1957

2
61 13
Robert Parish is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Boston Celtics Centers of All Time
Robert Parish Seasons: 1994, 1993, 1992, 1991, 1990, 1989, 1988, 1987, 1986, 1985, 1984, 1983, 1982, 1981

3
48 13
Kevin Garnett is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Boston Celtics Centers of All Time
Kevin Garnett Seasons: 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008

4
47 17
Dave Cowens is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Boston Celtics Centers of All Time
Dave Cowens Seasons: 1980, 1979, 1978, 1977, 1976, 1975, 1974, 1973, 1972,1971

5
39 14
Al Horford is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Boston Celtics Centers of All Time
Al Horford Seasons: 2018, 2017

6
32 13
Bill Walton is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Boston Celtics Centers of All Time
Bill Walton Seasons: 1987, 1986

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31 20
Kendrick Perkins is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Boston Celtics Centers of All Time
Kendrick Perkins Seasons:  2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004 

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16 9
Ed Macauley is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Boston Celtics Centers of All Time
Ed Macauley Seasons: 1956, 1955, 1954, 1953, 1952, 1951

9
21 14
Dino Rađa is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Boston Celtics Centers of All Time
Dino Radja Seasons: 1997, 1996, 1995, 1994

10
19 13
Bob McAdoo is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Boston Celtics Centers of All Time
Bob McAdoo Seasons: 1979

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9 4
Brandon Bass is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Boston Celtics Centers of All Time
Brandon Bass Seasons:  2015, 2014, 2013, 2012

12
10 6
Arnie Risen is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Boston Celtics Centers of All Time
Arnie Risen Seasons: 1958, 1957, 1956

13
11 8
Al Jefferson is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Boston Celtics Centers of All Time
Al Jefferson Seasons: 2007, 2006, 2005

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4 1
Shaquille O'Neal is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Boston Celtics Centers of All Time
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6 5
Rick Robey is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Boston Celtics Centers of All Time
Rick Robey Seasons: 1983, 1982, 1981, 1980, 1979

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11 11
Aron Baynes is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Boston Celtics Centers of All Time
Aron Baynes Seasons: 2018

17
5 6
Raef LaFrentz is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Boston Celtics Centers of All Time
Raef LaFrentz Seasons: 2006, 2005, 2004

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8 10
Eric Montross is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Boston Celtics Centers of All Time
Eric Montross Seasons: 1996, 1995

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7 9
Danny Fortson is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Boston Celtics Centers of All Time
Danny Fortson Seasons: 2000

20
4 7
Pervis Ellison is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Boston Celtics Centers of All Time
Pervis Ellison Seasons: 2000, 1998, 1997, 1996, 1995

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3 7
Red Morrison is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Boston Celtics Centers of All Time
Red Morrison Seasons: 1956, 1955

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3 8
Vitaly Potapenko is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Boston Celtics Centers of All Time
Vitaly Potapenko Seasons: 2002, 2001, 2000, 1999,

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7 13
Zaid Abdul-Aziz is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Boston Celtics Centers of All Time
Zaid Abdul-Aziz Seasons: 1978

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6 12
Mel Counts is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Boston Celtics Centers of All Time
Mel Counts Seasons: 1966, 1965

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2 8
Tony Battie is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Boston Celtics Centers of All Time
Tony Battie Seasons: 2004, 2003, 2002, 2001, 2000, 1999

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3 10
Amir Johnson is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Boston Celtics Centers of All Time
Amir Johnson Seasons: 2017, 2016

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1 9
Earl Williams is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Boston Celtics Centers of All Time
Earl Williams Seasons: 1979

28
1 11
Chris Mihm is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Boston Celtics Centers of All Time
Chris Mihm Seasons: 2004

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0 9
Nenad Krstić is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Boston Celtics Centers of All Time
Nenad Krstić Seasons: 2011

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0 9
Andrew DeClercq is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Boston Celtics Centers of All Time
Andrew DeClercq Seasons: 1999, 1998

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0 9
Travis Knight is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Boston Celtics Centers of All Time
Travis Knight Seasons: 1998