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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1
159 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
120 30
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
96 34
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
92 36
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
71 31
Al Horford is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Boston Celtics Centers of All Time

Seasons: 2018, 2017

6
67 29
Bill Walton is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Boston Celtics Centers of All Time

Seasons: 1987, 1986

7
54 36
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 25
Bob McAdoo is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Boston Celtics Centers of All Time

Seasons: 1979

9
28 19
Shaquille O'Neal is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Boston Celtics Centers of All Time
Garret Bentz added

10
30 27
Aron Baynes is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Boston Celtics Centers of All Time

Seasons: 2018

11
22 21
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 32
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
13 19
Vitaly Potapenko is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Boston Celtics Centers of All Time

Seasons: 2002, 2001, 2000, 1999,

14
15 22
Amir Johnson is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Boston Celtics Centers of All Time

Seasons: 2017, 2016

15
25 37
Dino Rađa is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Boston Celtics Centers of All Time

Seasons: 1997, 1996, 1995, 1994

16
16 24
Danny Fortson is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Boston Celtics Centers of All Time

Seasons: 2000

17
19 29
Al Jefferson is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Boston Celtics Centers of All Time

Seasons: 2007, 2006, 2005

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 27
Zaid Abdul-Aziz is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Boston Celtics Centers of All Time

Seasons: 1978

21
10 23
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
9 26
Mel Counts is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Boston Celtics Centers of All Time

Seasons: 1966, 1965

25
6 21
Raef LaFrentz is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Boston Celtics Centers of All Time

Seasons: 2006, 2005, 2004