Boston Celtics Regular Season Rosters

1954-1955 Boston Celtics Regular Season Roster

Player Pos HT WT YOS Pre-Draft Team Draft Status Nationality
Don Barksdale F 6-6 200 3 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States
Bob Brannum FC 6-5 215 4 Michigan State 1948 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States
Bob Cousy PG 6-1 175 4 Holy Cross 1950 Rnd 1 Pick 4 United States
Bob Houbregs FC 6-7 210 1 Washington 1953 Rnd 1 Pick 2 Canada
Ed Macauley FC 6-8 185 5 Saint Louis 1949 Rnd 1 Pick 5 United States
Red Morrison FC 6-8 220 0 Idaho 1954 Rnd 2 Pick 5 United States
Jack Nichols F 6-7 222 5 Washington 1948 Rnd 1 Pick 12 United States
Togo Palazzi F 6-4 205 0 Holy Cross 1954 Rnd 1 Pick 5 United States
Frank Ramsey F 6-3 190 1 Kentucky 1953 Rnd 1 Pick 5 United States
Fred Scolari PG 5-10 180 8 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States
Bill Sharman G 6-1 175 4 USC 1950 Rnd 2 Pick 5 United States
Skippy Whitaker G 6-1 180 0 Kentucky 1952 Rnd 3 Pick 5 United States

1954-1955 Boston Depth Chart

  PG SG SF PF C
Starters B. Cousy B. Sharman J. Nichols B. Brannum E. Macauley
Rotation F. Scolari   F. Ramsey R. Morrison  
Rotation     D. Barksdale    
Rotation     T. Palazzi    
Lim PT   S. Whitaker      

1954-1955 Eastern Division Standings

RankTeamRecordGB
1Syracuse Nationals43-29-
2New York Knicks38-345
3Boston Celtics36-367
4San Francisco Warriors33-3910

1954-1955 Boston Awards & Honors

Player Award / Honor
Bob Cousy All-NBA First Team (1955)
Bill Sharman All-NBA Second Team (1955)
Ed Macauley Eastern All-Star Fan Vote Selection (1955)
Bob Cousy Eastern All-Star Fan Vote Selection (1955)
Bill Sharman Eastern All-Star Coaches Selection (1955)
Bill Sharman All-Star MVP (1955)

1954-1955 Boston Season Stat Leaders

Player GP MIN PTS REB AST
Bob Cousy 71 38.7 21.2 6.0 7.8
Bill Sharman 68 36.1 18.4 4.4 4.1
Ed Macauley 71 38.1 17.6 8.5 3.9
Don Barksdale 72 24.9 10.5 7.6 1.8
Frank Ramsey 64 27.4 11.2 6.3 2.9
Jack Nichols 64 29.8 9.9 8.3 2.2
Bob Brannum 71 22.9 6.2 6.9 1.8
Red Morrison 71 17.3 4.4 6.4 1.2
Togo Palazzi 53 9.5 4.7 2.8 0.6
Fred Scolari 59 10.5 3.2 1.3 1.6
Skippy Whitaker 3 5.0 0.7 0.3 0.3

1954-1955 Boston Celtics Roster Composition

Selected via Draft

Red Morrison was selected as the #5 pick in the Second Round of the 1954 NBA Draft by the Boston Celtics. Red Morrison signed a multi-year contract with the Boston Celtics on September 1, 1954.

Togo Palazzi was selected as the #5 pick in the First Round of the 1954 NBA Draft by the Boston Celtics. Togo Palazzi signed a multi-year contract with the Boston Celtics on September 1, 1954.

Frank Ramsey was selected as the #5 pick in the First Round of the 1953 NBA Draft by the Boston Celtics. Frank Ramsey signed a contract with the Boston Celtics on September 1, 1954.

Acquired via Draft Rights Trade

Draft Rights to Bob Cousy, the #4 pick in the First Round of the 1950 NBA Draft, were acquired by the Chicago Stags from the Tri-Cities Blackhawks on September 1, 1950. Bob Cousy signed a multi-year contract with the Boston Celtics on November 1, 1950.

Acquired via Trade

Don Barksdale was acquired in a trade by the Boston Celtics from the Baltimore Bullets (BAA) on August 28, 1953.

Bob Brannum was acquired in a trade by the Boston Celtics from the Sheboygan Red Skins on September 23, 1950.

Jack Nichols was acquired in a trade by the Boston Celtics from the Milwaukee Hawks on November 29, 1953.

Fred Scolari was acquired in a trade by the Boston Celtics from the Fort Wayne Pistons on June 1, 1954.

Bill Sharman was acquired in a trade by the Boston Celtics from the Fort Wayne Pistons on April 26, 1951.

Acquired via Free Agency

Ed Macauley signed a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Boston Celtics on September 1, 1950.

Skippy Whitaker signed a contract as a free agent with the Boston Celtics on September 1, 1954.

1954-1955 Boston Celtics Front Office

Staff Member Position Start Season Previous Job
Walter Brown Owner 1946-1947 N/A
Lou Pieri Owner 1950-1951 N/A
Red Auerbach Head Coach, General Manager 1950-1951 Head Coach (Atlanta Hawks, 1949 to 1950)
Johnny Most Radio Broadcaster 1953-1954 N/A