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
169 25
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
125 33
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
103 37
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
94 38
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
70 29
Bill Walton is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Boston Celtics Centers of All Time

Seasons: 1987, 1986

6
72 32
Al Horford is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Boston Celtics Centers of All Time

Seasons: 2018, 2017

7
55 37
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
40 26
Bob McAdoo is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Boston Celtics Centers of All Time

Seasons: 1979

9
31 20
Shaquille O'Neal is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Boston Celtics Centers of All Time
Garret Bentz added

10
30 28
Aron Baynes is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Boston Celtics Centers of All Time

Seasons: 2018

11
22 22
Brandon Bass is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Boston Celtics Centers of All Time

Seasons:  2015, 2014, 2013, 2012

12
28 33
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
25 38
Dino Rađa is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Boston Celtics Centers of All Time

Seasons: 1997, 1996, 1995, 1994

14
13 20
Vitaly Potapenko is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Boston Celtics Centers of All Time

Seasons: 2002, 2001, 2000, 1999,

15
16 25
Danny Fortson is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Boston Celtics Centers of All Time

Seasons: 2000

16
19 30
Al Jefferson is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Boston Celtics Centers of All Time

Seasons: 2007, 2006, 2005

17
15 24
Amir Johnson is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Boston Celtics Centers of All Time

Seasons: 2017, 2016

18
9 17
Nenad Krstić is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Boston Celtics Centers of All Time

Seasons: 2011

19
13 24
Arnie Risen is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Boston Celtics Centers of All Time

Seasons: 1958, 1957, 1956

20
13 28
Zaid Abdul-Aziz is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Boston Celtics Centers of All Time

Seasons: 1978

21
10 24
Pervis Ellison is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Boston Celtics Centers of All Time

Seasons: 2000, 1998, 1997, 1996, 1995

22
11 27
Eric Montross is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Boston Celtics Centers of All Time

Seasons: 1996, 1995

23
8 22
Red Morrison is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Boston Celtics Centers of All Time
Red Morrison

Seasons: 1956, 1955

24
10 26
Mel Counts is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Boston Celtics Centers of All Time

Seasons: 1966, 1965

25
8 23
Rick Robey is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Boston Celtics Centers of All Time

Seasons: 1983, 1982, 1981, 1980, 1979