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.

list ordered by

1
138 24
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
107 26
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
84 30
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
79 34
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
63 30
Al Horford is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Boston Celtics Centers of All Time

Seasons: 2018, 2017

6
58 28
Bill Walton is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Boston Celtics Centers of All Time

Seasons: 1987, 1986

7
49 33
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
36 22
Bob McAdoo is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Boston Celtics Centers of All Time

Seasons: 1979

9
23 16
Shaquille O'Neal is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Boston Celtics Centers of All Time
Garret Bentz added

10
28 22
Aron Baynes is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Boston Celtics Centers of All Time

Seasons: 2018

11
21 17
Brandon Bass is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Boston Celtics Centers of All Time

Seasons:  2015, 2014, 2013, 2012

12
24 28
Ed Macauley is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Boston Celtics Centers of All Time

Seasons: 1956, 1955, 1954, 1953, 1952, 1951

13
16 20
Danny Fortson is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Boston Celtics Centers of All Time

Seasons: 2000

14
25 34
Dino Rađa is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Boston Celtics Centers of All Time

Seasons: 1997, 1996, 1995, 1994

15
13 17
Vitaly Potapenko is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Boston Celtics Centers of All Time

Seasons: 2002, 2001, 2000, 1999,

16
14 20
Amir Johnson is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Boston Celtics Centers of All Time

Seasons: 2017, 2016

17
9 16
Nenad Krstić is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Boston Celtics Centers of All Time

Seasons: 2011

18
13 23
Arnie Risen is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Boston Celtics Centers of All Time

Seasons: 1958, 1957, 1956

19
16 29
Al Jefferson is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Boston Celtics Centers of All Time

Seasons: 2007, 2006, 2005

20
13 26
Zaid Abdul-Aziz is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Boston Celtics Centers of All Time

Seasons: 1978

21
7 19
Red Morrison is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Boston Celtics Centers of All Time
Red Morrison

Seasons: 1956, 1955

22
11 26
Eric Montross is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Boston Celtics Centers of All Time

Seasons: 1996, 1995

23
7 21
Chris Mihm is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Boston Celtics Centers of All Time

Seasons: 2004

24
6 20
Raef LaFrentz is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Boston Celtics Centers of All Time

Seasons: 2006, 2005, 2004

25
7 22
Rick Robey is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Boston Celtics Centers of All Time

Seasons: 1983, 1982, 1981, 1980, 1979

26
6 22
Pervis Ellison is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Boston Celtics Centers of All Time

Seasons: 2000, 1998, 1997, 1996, 1995

27
7 26
Mel Counts is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Boston Celtics Centers of All Time

Seasons: 1966, 1965

28
4 19
Tony Battie is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Boston Celtics Centers of All Time

Seasons: 2004, 2003, 2002, 2001, 2000, 1999

29
3 21
Earl Williams is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Boston Celtics Centers of All Time
Earl Williams

Seasons: 1979

30
2 19
Travis Knight is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Boston Celtics Centers of All Time

Seasons: 1998

31
2 20
Andrew DeClercq is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Boston Celtics Centers of All Time

Seasons: 1999, 1998