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The Best Boston Celtics Centers of All Time 

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Updated April 14, 2020 2.7k votes 522 voters 15.3k views 33 items

List Rules Vote up the players who had the most success for the Boston Celtics

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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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
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
Dave Cowens is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Boston Celtics Centers of All Time

Seasons: 1980, 1979, 1978, 1977, 1976, 1975, 1974, 1973, 1972,1971

4
Kevin Garnett is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Boston Celtics Centers of All Time

Seasons: 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008

5
Al Horford is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Boston Celtics Centers of All Time

Seasons: 2018, 2017

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

Seasons: 1987, 1986

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

Seasons: 1979

9
Shaquille O'Neal is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Boston Celtics Centers of All Time
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Aron Baynes is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Boston Celtics Centers of All Time

Seasons: 2018

11
Ed Macauley is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Boston Celtics Centers of All Time

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

12
Dino Rađa is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Boston Celtics Centers of All Time
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Seasons: 1997, 1996, 1995, 1994

13
Brandon Bass is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Boston Celtics Centers of All Time

Seasons:  2015, 2014, 2013, 2012

14
Al Jefferson is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Boston Celtics Centers of All Time

Seasons: 2007, 2006, 2005

15
Pervis Ellison is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Boston Celtics Centers of All Time

Seasons: 2000, 1998, 1997, 1996, 1995

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

Seasons: 2017, 2016

17
Mark Blount is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Boston Celtics Centers of All Time
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Rick Robey is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Boston Celtics Centers of All Time

Seasons: 1983, 1982, 1981, 1980, 1979

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

Seasons: 1958, 1957, 1956

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

Seasons: 2002, 2001, 2000, 1999,

21
Daniel Theis is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Boston Celtics Centers of All Time
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22
Danny Fortson is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Boston Celtics Centers of All Time

Seasons: 2000

23
Nenad Krstić is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Boston Celtics Centers of All Time

Seasons: 2011

24
Zaid Abdul-Aziz is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Boston Celtics Centers of All Time

Seasons: 1978

25
Mel Counts is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Boston Celtics Centers of All Time

Seasons: 1966, 1965