Boston Celtics Regular Season Rosters

1986-1987 Boston Celtics Regular Season Roster

Jersey Player Pos HT WT YOS Pre-Draft Team Draft Status Nationality
42 Mark Acres FC 6-11 220 0 Oral Roberts 1985 Rnd 2 Pick 16 United States
44 Danny Ainge G 6-4 175 5 Brigham Young 1981 Rnd 2 Pick 8 United States
33 Larry Bird SF 6-9 220 7 Indiana State 1978 Rnd 1 Pick 6 United States
34 Rick Carlisle G 6-5 210 2 Virginia 1984 Rnd 3 Pick 23 United States
20 Darren Daye FC 6-8 220 3 UCLA 1983 Rnd 3 Pick 10 United States
43 Conner Henry GF 6-7 195 0 UC Santa Barbara 1986 Rnd 4 Pick 19 United States
3 Dennis Johnson PG 6-4 185 10 Pepperdine 1976 Rnd 2 Pick 12 United States
50 Greg Kite C 6-11 250 3 Brigham Young 1983 Rnd 1 Pick 21 United States
32 Kevin McHale PF 6-10 210 6 Minnesota 1980 Rnd 1 Pick 3 United States
00 Robert Parish C 7-0 230 9 Centenary 1976 Rnd 1 Pick 8 United States
31 Fred Roberts FC 6-10 218 4 Brigham Young 1982 Rnd 2 Pick 4 United States
12 Jerry Sichting G 6-1 168 7 Purdue 1979 Rnd 4 Pick 16 United States
45 David Thirdkill GF 6-7 195 4 Bradley 1982 Rnd 1 Pick 15 United States
7 Andre Turner G 5-11 160 0 Memphis 1986 Rnd 3 Pick 22 United States
11 Sam Vincent G 6-2 185 1 Michigan State 1985 Rnd 1 Pick 20 United States
5 Bill Walton C 6-11 235 12 UCLA 1974 Rnd 1 Pick 1 United States
8 Scott Wedman GF 6-7 215 12 Colorado 1974 Rnd 1 Pick 6 United States

1986-1987 Boston Depth Chart

  PG SG SF PF C
Starters D. Johnson D. Ainge L. Bird K. McHale R. Parish
Rotation J. Sichting   C. Henry D. Daye F. Roberts
Rotation S. Vincent       G. Kite
Rotation         B. Walton
Lim PT   R. Carlisle S. Wedman M. Acres  

1986-1987 Atlantic Division Standings

RankTeamRecordGB
1Boston Celtics59-23-
2Philadelphia Sixers45-3714
3Washington Bullets42-4017
4New Jersey Nets24-5835
5New York Knicks24-5835

1986-1987 Boston Awards & Honors

Player Award / Honor
Larry Bird All-NBA First Team (1987)
Kevin McHale All-NBA First Team (1987)
Robert Parish Player Of The Week (11/16/86)
Larry Bird Player Of The Week (01/04/87)
Kevin McHale All-NBA Defensive First Team (1987)
Dennis Johnson All-NBA Defensive First Team (1987)
Larry Bird Eastern All-Star Fan Vote Selection (1987)
Kevin McHale Eastern All-Star Coaches Selection (1987)
Robert Parish Eastern All-Star Coaches Selection (1987)
Larry Bird Three Point Shootout Participant (1987)
Danny Ainge Three Point Shootout Participant (1987)
Larry Bird Three Point Champion (1987)

1986-1987 Boston Season Stat Leaders

Player GP MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV
Larry Bird 74 40.6 28.1 9.2 7.6 1.8 0.9 3.2
Kevin McHale 77 39.8 26.1 9.9 2.6 0.5 2.2 2.6
Robert Parish 80 37.4 17.6 10.6 2.1 0.8 1.8 2.4
Dennis Johnson 79 37.1 13.4 3.3 7.5 1.1 0.5 2.2
Danny Ainge 71 35.2 14.8 3.4 5.6 1.4 0.2 2.0
Jerry Sichting 78 20.1 5.7 1.2 2.4 0.5 0.0 0.8
Fred Roberts 73 14.7 5.5 2.6 0.8 0.3 0.3 1.2
Darren Daye 61 11.9 3.9 2.0 1.2 0.4 0.1 0.9
Sam Vincent 46 8.1 3.7 0.6 1.3 0.3 0.0 0.7
Greg Kite 74 10.1 1.7 2.3 0.4 0.2 0.6 0.5
Conner Henry 36 6.4 2.7 0.8 0.8 0.2 0.0 0.5
Rick Carlisle 42 7.1 2.0 0.7 0.8 0.2 0.0 0.6
Bill Walton 10 11.2 2.8 3.1 0.9 0.3 1.0 1.3
David Thirdkill 17 5.2 1.4 1.1 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.3
Scott Wedman 6 13.0 3.3 1.5 1.0 0.3 0.3 0.5
Andre Turner 3 6.0 1.3 0.7 0.3 0.0 0.0 1.7

1986-1987 Boston Celtics Roster Composition

Selected via Draft

Danny Ainge was selected as the #8 pick in the Second Round of the 1981 NBA Draft by the Boston Celtics. Danny Ainge signed a multi-year contract with the Boston Celtics on November 1, 1981. Danny Ainge signed a multi-year extension with the Boston Celtics on December 12, 1985.

Larry Bird was selected as the #6 pick in the First Round of the 1978 NBA Draft by the Boston Celtics. Larry Bird signed a multi-year contract with the Boston Celtics on August 1, 1979. Larry Bird re-signed to a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Boston Celtics on August 1, 1984.

Rick Carlisle was selected as the #23 pick in the 3 Round of the 1984 NBA Draft by the Boston Celtics. Rick Carlisle signed a multi-year contract with the Boston Celtics on August 1, 1984. Rick Carlisle re-signed to a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Boston Celtics on September 1, 1986.

Greg Kite was selected as the #21 pick in the First Round of the 1983 NBA Draft by the Boston Celtics. Greg Kite signed a multi-year contract with the Boston Celtics on August 1, 1983. Greg Kite re-signed to a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Boston Celtics on August 1, 1986.

Kevin McHale was selected as the #3 pick in the First Round of the 1980 NBA Draft by the Boston Celtics. Kevin McHale signed a multi-year contract with the Boston Celtics on August 1, 1980. Kevin McHale re-signed to a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Boston Celtics on August 1, 1984.

Sam Vincent was selected as the #20 pick in the First Round of the 1985 NBA Draft by the Boston Celtics. Sam Vincent signed a multi-year contract with the Boston Celtics on August 25, 1985.

Acquired via Trade

Dennis Johnson was acquired in a trade by the Boston Celtics from the Phoenix Suns on June 27, 1983. Dennis Johnson signed a multi-year extension with the Boston Celtics on May 1, 1985.

Robert Parish was acquired in a trade by the Boston Celtics from the Golden State Warriors on June 9, 1980. Robert Parish signed a multi-year extension with the Boston Celtics on April 9, 1981. Robert Parish signed a multi-year extension with the Boston Celtics on May 16, 1986.

Fred Roberts was acquired in a trade by the Boston Celtics from the Utah Jazz on September 25, 1986.

Jerry Sichting was acquired in a trade by the Boston Celtics from the Indiana Pacers on October 2, 1985.

Bill Walton was acquired in a trade by the Boston Celtics from the Los Angeles Clippers on September 6, 1985.

Scott Wedman was acquired in a trade by the Boston Celtics from the Cleveland Cavaliers on January 14, 1983.

Acquired via Free Agency

Darren Daye signed a contract as a free agent with the Boston Celtics on December 11, 1986.

Conner Henry signed a contract with the Boston Celtics on December 31, 1986. Conner Henry re-signed to a contract as a free agent with the Boston Celtics on January 10, 1987. Conner Henry re-signed to a contract as a free agent with the Boston Celtics on January 20, 1987.

1986-1987 Boston Celtics Front Office

Staff Member Position Start Season Previous Job
Alan Cohen Owner 1983-1984 Owner (Brooklyn Nets, 1978 to 1983)
Don Gaston Owner 1983-1984 N/A
Paul Dupee Owner 1983-1984 N/A
K.C. Jones Head Coach 1983-1984 Assistant Coach (Milwaukee Bucks, 1976 to 1977)
Jan Volk General Manager 1984-1985 N/A
Johnny Most Radio Broadcaster 1953-1954 N/A