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2020-21 Boston Celtics Roster | ClutchPoints
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36-36 • 7th in EASTERN CONFERENCE

HEAD COACH: Ime Udoka
VENUE: TD Garden - 100 Legends Way, Boston, MA 02114
CAPACITY: 18,624
NAMEPOSAGESALARYHTWTCOLLEGE
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#26
Aaron Nesmith
SF21$3,631,2006' 5"215 lbsVANDERBILT
Al_headshot
#42
Al Horford
C35$27,000,0006' 9"240 lbsFLORIDA
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#24
Bruno Fernando
C23$1,782,6216' 9"240 lbsMARYLAND
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#17
Dennis Schroder
SG28$5,890,0006' 3"172 lbsN/A
Enes_headshot
#11
Enes Kanter
C29$2,641,6916' 10"250 lbsN/A
Grant_headshot
#12
Grant Williams
PF22$2,617,8006' 6"236 lbsTENNESSEE
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#20
Jabari Parker
PF26$2,283,0346' 8"245 lbsDUKE
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#7
Jaylen Brown
SG24$24,830,3576' 6"223 lbsCALIFORNIA
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#0
Jayson Tatum
SF23$28,103,5506' 8"210 lbsDUKE
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#0
Josh Richardson
SG28$11,600,0006' 5"200 lbsTENNESSEE
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#41
Juancho Hernangomez
PF25$7,012,4406' 9"214 lbsN/A
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Juhann Begarin
19N/A6' 5"214 lbsN/A
Juwan_headshot
#16
Juwan Morgan
PF24N/A6' 7"232 lbsINDIANA
Luke_headshot
#40
Luke Kornet
C26N/A7' 2"250 lbsVANDERBILT
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#36
Marcus Smart
PG27$14,339,2856' 3"220 lbsOKLAHOMA STATE
Payton_headshot
#11
Payton Pritchard
SG23$2,137,4406' 1"195 lbsOREGON
Robert_headshot
#44
Robert Williams
C23$3,661,9766' 8"237 lbsTEXAS A&M
Romeo_headshot
#45
Romeo Langford
SG21$3,804,3606' 4"216 lbsINDIANA
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#21
Theo Pinson
SG25N/A6' 5"212 lbsUNC
TOTAL Celtics SALARY: $141,335,754
Celtics SALARY CAP: $112,414,000

Current Celtics Roster Status

While the Boston Celtics' two best players, Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown, are just 22 and 24 respectively, the Cs are actually a very experienced side. They've been to the Eastern Conference Finals three times over the past four years, and at this point, it feels that anything less is going to be a disappointment.

Kemba Walker entered the new season dealing with some knee problems, but once he gets fully up to speed, he is going to play a key role in Boston's success this term. The always outspoken Marcus Smart will continue to serve as the team's anchor on the defense, as well as the squad's vocal leader on and off the court.

Boston lost Gordon Hayward in free agency, while Enes Kanter was traded to the Portland Trail Blazers. Vincent Poirier and Brad Wanamaker will both be playing their basketball away from Boston this season.

The Cs, however, signed a couple of key vets in free agency. Jeff Teague made his way to Bean Town from the Atlanta Hawks, while Tristan Thompson snubbed an extension with the Cleveland Cavaliers to join the Celtics.

Finally, Boston also drafted a couple of studs in Aaron Nesmith (14th) and Payton Pritchard (26th), with the latter particularly proving to be quite a steal early in the campaign.

With Walker back from injury, he took over the starting point guard spot, shifting Smart to the two spot. The trio of Brown, Tatum, and Daniel Theis comprises the squad's starting frontcourt.

boston celtics Team Analysis

Who Did The Celtics Recently Sign?

The Celtics most recent addition was forward Amile Jefferson on a one-year Exhibit 10 contract. Jefferson played two seasons with the Orlando Magic and was only able to suit up for a total of 30 games. However, Boston eventually released Jefferson. Their last significant signings prior to that were Jeff Teague and Tristan Thompson.

Who Are The Celtics Targeting In Free Agency?

Coming into the 2020-2021 NBA season, the Celtics needed to fix a few spots on their roster, primarily in the frontcourt. The Celtics lost Enes Kanter in free agency, but they were able to acquire former NBA champion Tristan Thompson. Though Thompson's health is a bit of an issue, they're hoping that his experience and presence in the paint can help them down the stretch.

Another thing they needed to address was a consistent back-up for Kemba Walker. Walker had his fair share of off-nights during the postseason, which hurt the C's in the long run. They picked up Jeff Teague as a reliable insurance at the one spot, which could be huge for Boston as the season progresses. The former All-Star is an experienced playmaker that Brad Stevens can rely on every night.

Who Did The Celtics Most Recently Trade?

The most recent trade the C's executed was a sign-and-trade deal with the Charlotte Hornets for superstar Gordon Hayward. Boston sent Hayward and two future second-round picks (2023, 2024) to Charlotte in exchange for a conditional 2022 second-round draft pick. The condition for Boston's acquired pick is that they get it only if the Hornets finish in the top five of the league, which, from the looks of it, virtually means they get nothing.

What the Celtics did get from that blockbuster trade was a huge $28.5 million trade exception, the largest in NBA history.

What Is The Best Celtics Roster Of All-Time?

The 1985-1985 Boston Celtics remain the best roster in franchise history. The Larry Bird-led squad dominated the regular season, finishing with a league-best 67-15 regular season record. Their 67 wins were one shy of their best franchise finish of 68 victories in 1972-1973. Bird went on to win his third MVP trophy and led the Celtics to a historic 40-1 home record.

Alongside Bird were two incredible big men in Kevin McHale and Robert Parish, with Dennis Johnson and Danny Ainge completing the starting unit. The Celtics also had the services of Bill Walton and Rick Carlisle off the bench. Head coach KC Jones took full advantage of one of the best rosters in NBA history as they marched all the way to NBA supremacy, beating the Houston Rockets in the 1986 NBA Finals in 6 games.

What Is The Celtics' Salary Cap?

Coming into the 2020-2021 NBA season, the Celtics' salary cap is at $116,911,260 (via Spotrac). This current figure puts them $7 million over the league's max salary cap for the season.

Top boston celtics Roster Questions

Who Did The Celtics Recently Sign?

The Celtics most recent addition was forward Amile Jefferson on a one-year Exhibit 10 contract. Jefferson played two seasons with the Orlando Magic and was only able to suit up for a total of 30 games. However, Boston eventually released Jefferson. Their last significant signings prior to that were Jeff Teague and Tristan Thompson.

Who Are The Celtics Targeting In Free Agency?

Coming into the 2020-2021 NBA season, the Celtics needed to fix a few spots on their roster, primarily in the frontcourt. The Celtics lost Enes Kanter in free agency, but they were able to acquire former NBA champion Tristan Thompson. Though Thompson's health is a bit of an issue, they're hoping that his experience and presence in the paint can help them down the stretch.

Another thing they needed to address was a consistent back-up for Kemba Walker. Walker had his fair share of off-nights during the postseason, which hurt the C's in the long run. They picked up Jeff Teague as a reliable insurance at the one spot, which could be huge for Boston as the season progresses. The former All-Star is an experienced playmaker that Brad Stevens can rely on every night.

Who Did The Celtics Most Recently Trade?

The most recent trade the C's executed was a sign-and-trade deal with the Charlotte Hornets for superstar Gordon Hayward. Boston sent Hayward and two future second-round picks (2023, 2024) to Charlotte in exchange for a conditional 2022 second-round draft pick. The condition for Boston's acquired pick is that they get it only if the Hornets finish in the top five of the league, which, from the looks of it, virtually means they get nothing.

What the Celtics did get from that blockbuster trade was a huge $28.5 million trade exception, the largest in NBA history.

What Is The Best Celtics Roster Of All-Time?

The 1985-1985 Boston Celtics remain the best roster in franchise history. The Larry Bird-led squad dominated the regular season, finishing with a league-best 67-15 regular season record. Their 67 wins were one shy of their best franchise finish of 68 victories in 1972-1973. Bird went on to win his third MVP trophy and led the Celtics to a historic 40-1 home record.

Alongside Bird were two incredible big men in Kevin McHale and Robert Parish, with Dennis Johnson and Danny Ainge completing the starting unit. The Celtics also had the services of Bill Walton and Rick Carlisle off the bench. Head coach KC Jones took full advantage of one of the best rosters in NBA history as they marched all the way to NBA supremacy, beating the Houston Rockets in the 1986 NBA Finals in 6 games.

What Is The Celtics' Salary Cap?

Coming into the 2020-2021 NBA season, the Celtics' salary cap is at $116,911,260 (via Spotrac). This current figure puts them $7 million over the league's max salary cap for the season.