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.

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109 14
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

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81 16
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

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64 18
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

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59 23
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

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44 17
Bill Walton is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Boston Celtics Centers of All Time
Bill Walton Seasons: 1987, 1986

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47 20
Al Horford is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Boston Celtics Centers of All Time
Al Horford Seasons: 2018, 2017

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22 12
Ed Macauley is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Boston Celtics Centers of All Time
Ed Macauley Seasons: 1956, 1955, 1954, 1953, 1952, 1951

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24 14
Bob McAdoo is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Boston Celtics Centers of All Time
Bob McAdoo Seasons: 1979

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36 27
Kendrick Perkins is listed (or ranked) 9 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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23 18
Dino Rađa is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Boston Celtics Centers of All Time
Dino Radja Seasons: 1997, 1996, 1995, 1994

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12 8
Arnie Risen is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Boston Celtics Centers of All Time
Arnie Risen Seasons: 1958, 1957, 1956

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11 9
Brandon Bass is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Boston Celtics Centers of All Time
Brandon Bass Seasons:  2015, 2014, 2013, 2012

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14 13
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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15 16
Aron Baynes is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Boston Celtics Centers of All Time
Aron Baynes Seasons: 2018

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7 8
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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7 9
Shaquille O'Neal is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Boston Celtics Centers of All Time
Garret Bentz added Shaquille O'Neal

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8 11
Danny Fortson is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Boston Celtics Centers of All Time
Danny Fortson Seasons: 2000

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5 9
Raef LaFrentz is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Boston Celtics Centers of All Time
Raef LaFrentz Seasons: 2006, 2005, 2004

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5 10
Pervis Ellison is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Boston Celtics Centers of All Time
Pervis Ellison Seasons: 2000, 1998, 1997, 1996, 1995

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8 14
Eric Montross is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Boston Celtics Centers of All Time
Eric Montross Seasons: 1996, 1995

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4 11
Vitaly Potapenko is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Boston Celtics Centers of All Time
Vitaly Potapenko Seasons: 2002, 2001, 2000, 1999,

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3 10
Red Morrison is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Boston Celtics Centers of All Time
Red Morrison Seasons: 1956, 1955

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3 11
Tony Battie is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Boston Celtics Centers of All Time
Tony Battie Seasons: 2004, 2003, 2002, 2001, 2000, 1999

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5 14
Amir Johnson is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Boston Celtics Centers of All Time
Amir Johnson Seasons: 2017, 2016

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6 16
Mel Counts is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Boston Celtics Centers of All Time
Mel Counts Seasons: 1966, 1965

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7 18
Zaid Abdul-Aziz is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Boston Celtics Centers of All Time
Zaid Abdul-Aziz Seasons: 1978

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3 14
Chris Mihm is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Boston Celtics Centers of All Time
Chris Mihm Seasons: 2004

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2 13
Earl Williams is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Boston Celtics Centers of All Time
Earl Williams Seasons: 1979

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1 11
Travis Knight is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Boston Celtics Centers of All Time
Travis Knight Seasons: 1998

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1 12
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 12
Nenad Krstić is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Boston Celtics Centers of All Time
Nenad Krstić Seasons: 2011