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All-time Boston Celtic teams by state/region

Teams were picked based on what players did while playing only for Boston, their quality of play and duration with the franchise, as well as by position.

The California team looks to be the best and deepest, followed by the squads from Indiana, New York and the Carolina’s.

Some players were named to two states due to the fact that they were born and/or were partly raised in one place, and later moved. In those rare cases, their stats are only listed once.

*denotes best player from state

(Years played and major career stats compiled with Boston only)

Indiana

C-Clyde Lovellette (1962-64: 6.6 ppg, 2.9 rpg, 2 titles)

F-Larry Bird* (1979-92: 24.3 ppg, 10 rpg, 6.3 apg, 1.7 spg, 49.6 FG%, 88.6 FT%, 4 FT% titles, 3 NBA MVP awards, 2 Finals MVPs, 3-time 3-point shootout champ, 1980 Rookie of Year, 10-time All-NBA, 12-time All-Star, 3-time All-defense, 3 titles)

F-Gordon Hayward (2017-present: 9.8 ppg, 5.1 rpg 2.9 apg, 80.0 FT%)

G-Courtney Lee (2012-14: 7.7 ppg, 85.1 FT%)

G-Jerry Sichting (1986-88: 5.9 ppg, 53.9 FG%, 88.3 FT%, title)

6th man-F Walter McCarty (1997-2005: 5.7 ppg, 2.8 rpg)

Indiana 2nd team

C-Eric Montross (1994-96: 8.8 ppg, 6.6 rpg, 54.6 FG%, All-rookie team)

C/F-Tyler Zeller (2014-17: 7.1 ppg, 4.0 rpg, 52.1 FG%)

F-Calbert Cheaney (cousin of McCarty 1999-2000: 4 ppg)

G-Ron Bonham (1964-66: 6.3 ppg, 83.2 FT%, 2 titles)

G-Bob Donham (1950-54: 6.7 ppg, 3.9 rpg, 2.6 apg, 48.0 FG%)

6th man-F/C Steve Downing (1972-74: 2.4 ppg)

7th-G Ed “Bulbs” Ehlers (1947-49: 8.1 ppg)

California

C-Bill Russell*-moved from La. to Calif. at age 8, attended high school in Oakland; college at San Francisco (1956-69: 11 titles, 15.1 ppg, 22.5 rpg, 4.3 apg, 5-time MVP, 12-time All-NBA, 13-time All-Star)

F-Paul Pierce (1998-2013: 21.8 ppg, 6 rpg, 3.9 apg, 80.6 FT%, 4-time All-NBA, 10-time All-Star, 1 Finals MVP, 1 title)

F-Jim Loscutoff (1955-64: 6.2 ppg, 5.6 rpg, 7 titles)

G-Bill Sharman (1951-61: 18.1 ppg, 3.0 apg, 88.3 FT%, 7-time FT% champion, 7-time All-NBA, 8-time All-Star, 4 titles)

G-Dennis Johnson (1983-90: 12.6 ppg, 6.4 apg, 84.0 FT%, 4 all-defense, 2 titles)

6th man-KC Jones (1958-67: 7.4 ppg, 4.3 apg, 8 titles, defensive ace in pre-all defense team era, won 2 titles as Bos head coach 1984/86)

Calif. 2nd team

C-Bill Walton (1985-87: 7 ppg, 6.4 rpg, 1.3 bpg, 55.1 FG%, 1986 6th Man of Year, 1 title)

F-Sidney Wicks (1976-79: 14.2 ppg, 9.2 rpg)

F-Willie Naulls (1963-66: 10.3 ppg. 80.2 FT%, 3 titles)

G Paul Westphal (1972-75: 7.3 ppg, 49.3 FG%, 1 title)

G-Brian Shaw (1988-89, 90-92: 11.1 ppg, 6.5 apg, 82.7 FT%)

6th-F Don Barksdale (1953-55: 9 ppg, 6.6 rpg)

Calif. 3rd team

C-Leon Powe (2006-09: 6.6 ppg, 4.2 rpg, 52.3 FG%, 1 title)

F-Mark Acres (1987-89: 4 ppg, 4.8 rpg, 51.4 FG%)

F-Curtis Rowe (1976-79: 8 ppg, 5.5 rpg)

F/G-Bruce Bowen (1997-99: 4.5 ppg, top defender)

G-Jim Barnett (1966-67: 4.1 ppg)

6th-F Brian Scalabrine (2005-10: 2.7 ppg, 36.8 3-pt %, 1 title)/

C/F Eric Fernsten (1979-82: 2.3 ppg, 1 title)

North/South Carolina (From NC unless noted)

C-Kevin Garnett (SC) (2007-13: 15.7 ppg, 8.3 rpg, 52 FG%, 4-time all-defense/2008 Def. POY, 1-time All-NBA, 5-time All-Star, 1 title)

F-Cedric Maxwell (1977-85: 13.7 ppg, 6.6 rpg, 55.9 FG%, 2-time FG% champion, 2 titles, 1 Finals MVP)

F-Xavier McDaniel (SC) (1992-95: 11.3 ppg, 5.1 rpg)

G-Sam Jones* (1957-69: 17.7 ppg, 4.9 rpg, 45.6 FG%, 80.3 FT%, 3-time All-NBA, 5-time All-Star, 10 titles)

G-Ray Allen (SC) (2007-12: 16.7 ppg, 91.4 FT%, 40.9 3-pt%, 3-time All-Star, 1 title)

6th man-G/F M.L. Carr (1979-85: 6.3 ppg, 2 titles)

NC/SC 2nd team

C-Bob McAdoo (1978-79: 20.6 ppg, 7.1 rpg)

F-Rodney Rogers (2001-02: 10.7 ppg, 4 rpg)

F-Dominique Wilkins (1994-95: 17.8 ppg, 5.2 rpg)

F/G-Bones McKinney (1950-52: 5.9 ppg, 3.6 rpg)

G-Dickie Hemric (1955-57: 6.3 ppg, 5.1 rpg, 1 title)

6th man-F/C Chris Wilcox (2011-13: 4.6 ppg, 3.4 rpg)

7th-F Shavlik Randolph (2012-13, 14-15: 3.5 ppg, 3.9 rpg)

New York

C-Connie Simmons (1946-48: 9.4 ppg)

F-Tom Sanders (1960-73: 9.6 ppg, 6.3 rpg, All-Defense, 8 titles)

G/F-Charlie Scott (1975-78: 17.5 ppg, 4.4 apg, 1 title)

G-Bob Cousy* (1950-63: 18.5 ppg, 7.6 apg, 5.2 rpg, 80.3 FT%, 8 assist crowns, 1 MVP, 6 titles, 12-time All-NBA, 13-time All-Star)

G-Nate Archibald (1978-83: 12.5 ppg, 7.1 apg, 1 title)

6th man-G Kenny Anderson (1998-2002: 11.3 ppg, 5.2 apg)

NY 2nd team

F/C-Ed Pinckney (1988-94: 6.1 ppg, 5.3 rpg, 53.3 FG%)

F-George Kaftan (1948-50: 11 ppg)

F-Wally Sczcerbiak (2005-07: 16.3 ppg, 89.8 FT%)

G-Kevin Stacom (1974-79: 5.3 ppg)

G-Sidney “Sonny” Hertzberg (1949-51: 10 ppg)

6th man-G Rick Carlisle (1984-87: 2.2 ppg, 1 apg)

7th-C Harry Boykoff (1950-51: 6.3 ppg, 4.2 rpg)

Louisiana

C-Robert Parish (1980-94: 16.5 ppg, 10 rpg, 1.5 bpg, 55.2 FG%, 2-time All-NBA, 9-time All-Star, 3 titles)

C/F-Bill Russell* (born in La., moved to Californa at age 8)

F-Glen Davis (2007-11: 7.6 ppg, 4.1 rpg)

F/G-Brandon Bass (2011-15: 10.6 ppg, 5.5 rpg, 82.9 FT%)

G-Don Chaney (1968-75, 77-80: 8.7 ppg, 3.9 rpg, 5-time All-defense, 1 title)

6th man-C Rick Robey (1979-83: 8.3 ppg, 5 rpg, 51.0 FG%, 1 title)

Ohio

C/F-Wayne Embry (1966-68: 5.8 ppg, 4.1 rpg, 1 title)

F/C-Jared Sullinger (2012-16: 11.1 ppg, 7.7 rpg)

F-John Havlicek* (1962-78: 20.8 ppg, 6.3 rpg, 4.8 apg, 81.5 FT%, 11-time All-NBA, 13-time All-Star, 8-time All-defense, 8 titles, franchise all-time leader in points and games played)

G-Jim Paxson (1988-90: 7.6 ppg , 83.1 FT%)

G-Larry Siegfried (1963-70: 11.6 ppg, 3.3 apg, 85.5 FT%, 2-time FT% champion, 5 titles)

6th man-G Terry Rozier (2016-present: 7.3 ppg, 2.1 apg)

7th-G James Posey (2007-08: 7.4 ppg, 4.4 rpg)

Illinois

F/C-Steve Kuberski (1969-74, 75-78: 5.9 ppg, 4 rpg, 2 titles)

F-Don Nelson* (1965-76: 11.4 ppg, 5.2 rpg, 1-time FG% champion, 5 titles)

F-Antoine Walker (1996-2003: 20.6 ppg, 8.7 rpg, 4.1 apg. 3-time All-Star)

F/G-Kevin Gamble (1988-94: 11.2 ppg, 51.8 FG%, 81.6 FT%)

G-Tony Allen (2004-10: 7.2 ppg, 6-time All-defense, 1 title)

6th man-G Andy Phillip (1956-58: 3.9 ppg, 1 title)

Illinois 2nd team

C-Acie Earl (1993-95: 4.6 ppg, 2.8 rpg)

C/F-Jim Ard (1974-77: 3.7 ppg, 3.9 rpg, 1 title)

G/F-Rex Morgan (1970-72: 2.8 ppg)

G-Emmette Bryant (1968-70: 6.7 ppg, 1 title)

G-Quinn Buckner (1982-85: 4.8 ppg, 1 title)

6th-F Kenny Battle (1991-93: 2.5 ppg)

Kentucky

C-Dave Cowens* (1970-80: 18.2 ppg, 14 rpg, 1.2 spg, 1 bpg, 78.2 FT%, 1 NBA MVP, 1971 Rookie of the Year, 3-time ALl-NBA, 3-time All-defense, 8-time All-Star, 2 titles)

C/F-Arnie Risen (1956-58: 7.3 ppg, 6.9 rpg1 title)

F/G-Frank Ramsey (1954-64: 13.4 ppg, 5.5 rpg, 80.4 FT%, 7 titles)

G-Tom Thacker (1967-68: 4.2 ppg, 1 title)

G-Rajon Rondo (2006-14: 11 ppg, 8.5 apg, 4.7 rpg, 2-time assist champ, 1 title)

6th-G Dirk Minniefield (1987-88: 3.2 ppg, 3.1 apg)

7th-F Garfield Smith (1970-72: 2.7 ppg)

8th-F Clarence Glover (1971-72: 2.6 ppg)

Missouri

C-Joe Kleine (1989-93: 4.4 ppg, 4.2 rpg, 78.2 FT%)

F/C-Ed Macauley (1950-56: 18.9 ppg, 8.1 rpg, 3.7 apg, 4-time All-NBA, 6-time All-Star)

F-David Lee (2015-16: 7.1 ppg, 4.3 rpg)

F/G-Jayson Tatum (2017-present: 14.3 ppg, 5.3 rpg, All-Rookie 2018)

G-Jo Jo White* (1970-79: 18.4 ppg, 5.1 apg, 83.3 FT%, 1 Finals MVP, 2-time All-NBA, 7-time All-Star, 2 titles)

Pacific Northwest

C-Mel Counts (Oreg) (1964-66: 6.8 ppg, 5.8 rpg, 2 titles)

F-Jack Nichols (Wash) (1953-58: 9.7 ppg, 7.2 rpg, 1 title)

F-Gene Conley (Wash) (1952-53, 58-61: 5.3 ppg, 6.8 rpg, 3 titles)

G-Danny Ainge* (Oreg) (1981-89: 11.3 ppg, 4.4 apg, 48.7 FG%, 86,7 FT%, 38.6 3-pt%, 1-time All-Star, 2 titles)

G-Isaiah Thomas (Wash) (2014-17: 24.7 ppg, 88.9 FT%, 1-time All-NBA, 2-time All-Star)

6th man-Avery Bradley (Wash) (2010-17: 12.1 ppg, 2-time All-defense)

7th-G Dan Dickau (Or/Wa) (2005-06: 3.3 ppg, 2.1 apg)

New Jersey

C-Hank Finkel (1969-75: 4.6 ppg, 3.7 rpg, 1 title)

F-Tom Heinsohn* (1956-65: 18.6 ppg, 8.8 rpg, 79.0 FT%, 8 titles, 4-time All-NBA, 6-time All-Star, 1957 Rookie of Year, also won 2 titles as Bos head coach 1974/76)

F-Eric Williams (1995-97, 99-2003: 9.2 ppg, 3,5 rpg)

G-Chris Ford (1978-82: 10.3 ppg, 3.3 apg, 37.5 3-pt%, 1 title)

G-Kyrie Irving (2017-present: 21.6 ppg, 5.5 apg, 87.3 FT%)

6th man-C John Mahnken (1949-53: 3.6 ppg, 2.8 rpg)

7th-F/G Togo Palazzi (1954-56 5.3 ppg)

8th-F/C Troy Murphy (2011: 2.6 ppg, 2.2 rpg, 84.6 FT%)

Pennsylvania

C-Ed Sadowski (1947-48: 19.4 ppg, 1-time All-NBA/BAA)

F-Rasheed Wallace (2009-10: 9 ppg, 4.1 rpg)

F-Marcus Morris (2017-present: 13.8 ppg, 5.6 rpg, 81.1 FT%)

G/F-Billy Knight (1978-79: 13.9 ppg, 50.2 FG%, 80.8 FT%)

G-Pete Maravich* (1980: 11.5 ppg, 90.9 FT%)

6th man-F Chuck Cooper (1950-54: 6.8 ppg, 6.6 rpg)

7th-F Gene Guarilia (1959-63: 3.2 ppg, 2.3 rpg, 2 titles)

Michigan/Canada (Michigan unless noted)

C/F-Kelly Olynyk (Can) (2014-17: 9.5 ppg, 4.7 rpg)

F-Rick Fox* (Can) (1991-97: 10.7 ppg, 3.9 rpg)

F-Grant Long (2002-03: 1.8 ppg)

G-Terry Duerod (1980-82: 2.8 ppg, 6-11 3-pters, 1 title)

G-Sam Vincent (1985-87: 3.4 ppg, 1 title)

6th man-G James Young (2014-17 2.3 ppg)

7th-C Joel Anthony (Can) (2013-14: 1 ppg, 1.5 rpg,

Texas

C-Kendrick Perkins (2003-10: 6.4 ppg, 6.1 rpg, 1 title)

C/F-Tony Battie (1998-2003: 6.8 ppg, 5.9 rpg, 1.1 bpg)

F-Gerald Green (2005-07, 15-16: 8 ppg, 80.2 FT%)

G-Bill Sharman* (born in Texas, HS/college in California)

G-KC Jones (born in Texas, HS/college in California)

Texas 2nd team

C-Shaquille O’Neal (2010-11: 9.2 ppg, 4.8 rpg, 66.7 FG%)

C/F-Greg Kite (1983-88: 1.6 ppg, 2 rpg, 2 titles)

F-Bob Kinney (1948-50: 10.8 ppg)

G-David Wesley (1994-97: 12.7 ppg, 5.8 apg)

G-Marcus Smart (2014-present: 9.2 ppg, 3.9 apg)

Minnesota/Wisconsin

C/F-Brad Lohaus (Mn) (1987-89: 4.8 ppg)

F/C-Kevin McHale* (Mn) (1980-93: 17.9 ppg, 7.3 rpg, 1.7 bpg, 55.4 FG%, 1-time All-NBA, 7-time All-Star, 6-time All-defense, 2-time 6th Man of Year, 3 titles)

F-Kris Humphries (Mn) (2013-14: 8.4 ppg, 5.9 rpg)

F-Gene Englund (Wis) (1949-50: 8.2 ppg, 81.1 FT%)

G-Don Eliason (Mn) (1946-47)

6th man-C Greg Stiemsma (Wis) (2011-12: 2.9 ppg, 3.2 rpg, 1.5 bpg)

Mid-South

C-Al Jefferson (Miss) (2004-07: 10.3 ppg, 6.9 rpg, 51.3 FG%)

F-Bailey Howell* (Tn) (1966-70: 18 ppg, 8.4 rpg, 48.0 FG%, 1-time All-Star, 2 titles)

F-Paul Silas (Ark) (1972-76: 11.5 ppg, 12.3 rpg, 1-time All-Star, 3-time All-defense, 2 titles)

F/G-Ron Mercer (Tn) (1997-99: 15.9 ppg, 1998 All-Rookie)

G-Gerald Henderson (Va) (1979-84: 8.8 ppg, 2.8 apg, 2 titles)

6th man-F Bob Harris (Tn) (1950-54: 6.7 ppg, 7.1 rpg)

7th-G Carlos Clark (Tn) (1983-85: 2,4 ppg, 1 title)

8th-F/G-Gerald Wallace (Al) (2013-15: 3.7 ppg, 3 rpg)

New England

C-Vin Baker (Ct) (2002-04: 7.7 ppg, 4.6 rpg)

F-Marvin Barnes (RI) (1978-79: 8.1 ppg, 4.7 rpg)

F-Lou Tsiropolous (Mass) (1956-58: 5.8 ppg, 4.8 rpg, 1 title)

G-John Bagley (Ct) (1989-93: 5.7 ppg, 5.8 apg)

G-Dana Barros* (Mass) (1995-2000: 10.1 ppg, 40.7 3-pt%)

6th man-G Ernie DiGregorio (RI) (3.9 ppg, 2.4 apg, 92.3 FT%)

7th-F Toby Kimball (Mass) (1966-67: 2.6 ppg, 3.8 rpg)

Utah/Nevada

C-Travis Knight (1997-98: 6.5 ppg, 4.9 rpg)

F-Fred Roberts* (1986-88: 5.8 ppg, 79.2 FT%)

F-Michael Smith (1989-91: 4.9 ppg, 82.4 FT%)

G-Jeff Judkins (1978-80: 7.3 ppg, 81.5 FT%)

G-Ricky Davis (Nv) (2003-06: 16.2 ppg)

Florida/Georgia line

C/F-Pervis Ellison (Ga) (1995-2000: 4.7 ppg, 5 rpg)

F/C-Andrew DeClercq (Fla) (1997-99: 5.4 ppg, 4.8 rpg)

F-Jae Crowder (Ga) (2014-17: 12.8 ppg, 5.2 rpg)

G/F-Jaylen Brown (Ga) (2016-present: 10.5 ppg, 3.9 rpg)

G-Dee Brown* (Fla) (1990-98: 11.6 ppg, 4 apg, 82.9 FT%, 1991 slam dunk champion)

6th man-F/G Marquis Daniels (Fla) (2009-12: 4.9 ppg)

Fla/Ga line 2nd team

C-Artis Gilmore (Fla) (1987-88: 3.5 ppg, 3.1 rpg)

F-Ben Clyde (Fla) (1975: 2.8 ppg, 1.6 rpg)

G-Otis Birdsong (Fla) (1988-89: 2.8 ppg)

G-G Chucky Atkins (Fla) (2003-04: 12 ppg, 5.3 apg)

6th-G Chris Corchiani (Fla) (1993-94: 2.3 ppg, 1.7 apg)

6th-C Dwayne Schintzius (Fla) (1998-99: 1.2 rpg)

Midwest Plains

C-Raef LaFrentz (Iowa) (2003-06: 9.2 ppg, 5.8 rpg)

F-Bob Brannum (Kan) (1951-55: 6.2 ppg, 7 rpg)

F-Scott Wedman* (Colo) (1983-87: 6.2 ppg, 2 titles)

G-Chauncey Billups (Colo) (1997-98: 11.1 ppg)

G-Kevin Pritchard (Okla) (1991-92: 4.2 ppg, 2.7 apg)

6th-Bob Doll (Colo) (1948-50: 7.3 ppg)

7th-Adrian Griffin (Kan) (1999-2001: 5 ppg, 4 rpg)

Maryland/Wash DC

C-John Thompson (DC) (1964-66: 3.5 ppg, 3.5 rpg, 2 titles)

F-Jeff Green (Md) (2010-2015: 14.6 ppg, 4.2 rpg)

F/G-Reggie Lewis* (Md) (1987-93: 17.8 ppg, 82.4 FT%, 1-time All-Star)

G-Dave Bing (DC) (1977-78: 13.6 ppg, 3.8 apg)

G-Sherman Douglas (DC) (1991-95: 11.1 ppg, 6.8 apg)

6th-Delonte West (DC) (2004-07, 11: 9.8 ppg, 3.7 rpg)

Alaska: Rick Robey lived in Alaska for a while, and was born in south Florida, but went to high school in New Orleans.

Foreign/Non-North American

C-Al Horford* (Dom. Rep.) (2016-present: 13.3 ppg, 7 rpg, 4.7 apg)

F-Dino Radja** best Euro (Croatia) (1993-97: 16.7 ppg, 8.4 rpg, 49.7 FG%, All-Rookie)

F-Jonas Jerebko (Sweden) (2014-17: 4.6 ppg, 3.8 rpg)

G/F-Jiri Welsch (Czech) (2003-05: 8.5 ppg, 3.2 rpg)

G-Kyrie Irving (born in Australia)

6th-C/F Vitaly Potapenko (Ukraine) (1998-2002: 7.5 ppg, 5.8 rpg)

2nd team

C-Aron Baynes (NZ/Australia) (2017-present: 5.9 ppg, 5.2 rpg)

C/F-Nenad Krstic (Serbia) (2011: 9.1 ppg, 5.3 rpg, 53.7 FG%)

F-Alaa Abdelnaby (Egypt) (1992-94: 7.6 ppg, 4.6 rpg, 51.5 FG%)

G/F-Sasha Pavlovic (Serbia) (2011-12: 2.4 ppg)

G-Carlos Arroyo (PR) (2011: 2.4 ppg, 91.7 FT%)

6th-C Stojko Vrankovic (Croatia) (1990-92: 1.9 ppg, 1.6 rpg, 0.9 bpg)

To contact the author directly, email Cort Reynolds at cdrada2433@yahoo.com.

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