Boston Celtics Roster 2019 Celtics Roster

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The Celtics overcame injuries last season to win 55 games. More was expected, but misfortune struck the team early during the first game. Given that the Celtics top two players and multiple other key pieces missed all, or a significant part of the season, the team overachieved. If the Celtics can stay healthy this year, they should be at the top of the Eastern Conference. The Celtics have been loading up on draft picks for some time now, and it has shown over the prior few seasons. Jaylen Brown, Terry Rozier, Marcus Smart, and Jayson Tatum are three major pieces for this offense, and had the luxury of getting playoff experience with Kyrie Irving and Gordon Hayward being injured for the season. Both are expected back which adds a little bit of a logjam in Boston, but it is a good problem to have. Brad Stevens has made guys like Marcus Morris and Aron Baynes standout in their roles off the bench. Boston went out and signed Al Horford two years ago, and has been an underrated part of this team. In this prior draft, Boston signed Robert Williams, who is going to likely be a backup center off the bench. It is still unclear if Boston will make any more moves, but they are primed for the future.

Pos Name Jersey Rating Ranking Depth Height Weight Age Birthday Exp. College
PG Kyrie Irving Kyrie Irving K. Irving 11
93
#3 PG 1 6' 3" 193 26 3/23/92 8th season Duke
PG Marcus Smart Marcus Smart M. Smart 36
78
#17 PG 2 6' 4" 220 24 3/6/94 5th season Oklahoma State
PG Terry Rozier Terry Rozier T. Rozier 12
78
#16 PG 2 6' 1" 190 24 3/17/94 4th season Louisville
PG P.J. Dozier P.J. Dozier P. Dozier 50
65
#84 PG 3 6' 6" 205 21 10/25/96 2nd season South Carolina
PG Brad Wanamaker Brad Wanamaker B. Wanamaker 9
71
6' 4" 210 29 7/25/89 2nd season Pittsburgh
PG Pierria Henry Pierria Henry P. Henry
67
PG Jonathan Gibson Jonathan Gibson J. Gibson 3
67
6' 2" 185 30 11/8/87 Rookie New Mexico State
PG Trey Davis Trey Davis T. Davis
67
SG Jaylen Brown Jaylen Brown J. Brown 7
84
#12 SG 1 6' 7" 220 21 10/24/96 3rd season California
SG R.J. Hunter R.J. Hunter R. Hunter 28
65
3 6' 5" 185 24 10/24/93 4th season Georgia State
SF Jayson Tatum Jayson Tatum J. Tatum 0
86
#5 SF 1 6' 8" 208 20 3/3/98 2nd season Duke
SF Gordon Hayward Gordon Hayward G. Hayward 20
87
#3 SF 2 6' 8" 225 28 3/23/90 9th season Butler
PF Al Horford Al Horford A. Horford 42
87
#7 PF 1 6' 10" 245 32 6/3/86 12th season Florida
PF Marcus Morris Marcus Morris M. Morris 13
78
#27 PF 1 6' 9" 235 29 9/2/89 8th season Kansas
PF Semi Ojeleye Semi Ojeleye S. Ojeleye 37
68
#84 PF 2 6' 7" 241 23 12/5/94 2nd season SMU
PF Daniel Theis Daniel Theis D. Theis 27
74
#71 PF 3 6' 8" 243 26 4/4/92 2nd season
PF Robert Williams Robert Williams R. Williams 44
73
3 6' 10" 240 20 10/17/97 Rookie Texas A&M
PF Guerschon Yabusele Guerschon Yabusele G. Yabusele 30
68
3 6' 8" 260 22 12/17/95 2nd season
PF Demitrius Conger Demitrius Conger D. Conger
67
C Aron Baynes Aron Baynes A. Baynes 46
74
#51 C 2 6' 10" 260 31 12/9/86 7th season Washington State

Top Celtics Roster Questions

Will Gordon Hayward Come Back Strong?

The Celtics' marquee signing going into last season suffered a gruesome ankle injury five minutes into his season. His rehab was long and arduous, but now Hayward is back for his first true season in Boston. The question remains whether he will suffer long-term effects from the injury and whether it will impact his shot and his mobility. Based on the preseason, Hayward is not yet back to himself, and his injury was so horrid that it may take him some time to fully gain his confidence back on the court. Look for the Celtics to ease Hayward back into action over the first part of the season. The Eastern Conference this year is even weaker than last year, so the Celtics have margin for error.

Is Jayson Tatum for Real?

Come playoff time last season, Tatum was carrying the Celtics. Tatum was highly touted coming out of Duke, and it is obvious that the Celtics' brain trust put one over on the 76ers in getting Tatum in the third spot. The question about Tatum is how much of his late-season outburst was real versus how much came from the fact that everyone else was hurt. Tatum's production coincided with an increase in his Usage Rating. This resulted from increased opportunities due to injury. With Hayward easing his way back, look for Tatum's numbers and production to remain elevated.

Will There be any Irving Contract Drama?

Kyrie Irving has attempted to put to rest any uncertainty about whether he will sign a long-term contract extension to remain in Boston, saying that he hopes to remain in Boston "for the next few years." This is the NBA where anything can happen once star players are free to move. Irving did not sign a contract extension this past summer and can opt-out of his contract after the 2018-2019 season. With Jimmy Butler and Kawhi Leonard possibly out there, a player is never truly secured until he signs his contract.

Who Will End up in Stevens' Doghouse?

Coach Brad Stevens is notorious for continuously fine-tuning his playing rotation. Nobody is immune to feeling Stevens' wrath, which never is manifested through screaming. Instead, Stevens moves those who he is unhappy with to the end of the bench. Stevens likes to mix up his playing rotation and is not afraid to take chances. With minutes up for grabs now that everyone is healthy, the open question is how Stevens' rotation will take shape. The odd players out who will see their minutes reduced are likely Terry Rozier and Marcus Morris, but with Stevens, anything is possible.