Boston Celtics Regular Season Rosters

1987-1988 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 6 Brigham Young 1981 Rnd 2 Pick 8 United States
33 Larry Bird SF 6-9 220 8 Indiana State 1978 Rnd 1 Pick 6 United States
34 Rick Carlisle G 6-5 210 3 Virginia 1984 Rnd 3 Pick 23 United States
20 Darren Daye FC 6-8 220 4 UCLA 1983 Rnd 3 Pick 10 United States
53 Artis Gilmore C 7-2 240 11 Jacksonville 1971 Rnd 7 Pick 15 United States
43 Conner Henry GF 6-7 195 1 UC Santa Barbara 1986 Rnd 4 Pick 19 United States
3 Dennis Johnson PG 6-4 185 11 Pepperdine 1976 Rnd 2 Pick 12 United States
50 Greg Kite C 6-11 250 4 Brigham Young 1983 Rnd 1 Pick 21 United States
35 Reggie Lewis SF 6-7 195 0 Northeastern 1987 Rnd 1 Pick 22 United States
54 Brad Lohaus FC 6-11 230 0 Iowa 1987 Rnd 2 Pick 22 United States
32 Kevin McHale PF 6-10 210 7 Minnesota 1980 Rnd 1 Pick 3 United States
11 Dirk Minniefield G 6-3 180 4 Kentucky 1983 Rnd 2 Pick 9 United States
  Mike O'Koren GF 6-7 207 7 North Carolina 1980 Rnd 1 Pick 6 United States
00 Robert Parish C 7-0 230 10 Centenary 1976 Rnd 1 Pick 8 United States
4 Jim Paxson SG 6-6 200 8 Dayton 1979 Rnd 1 Pick 12 United States
31 Fred Roberts FC 6-10 218 5 Brigham Young 1982 Rnd 2 Pick 4 United States
12 Jerry Sichting G 6-1 168 8 Purdue 1979 Rnd 4 Pick 16 United States
5 Bill Walton C 6-11 235 13 UCLA 1974 Rnd 1 Pick 1 United States

1987-1988 Boston Depth Chart

  PG SG SF PF C
Starters D. Johnson D. Ainge L. Bird K. McHale R. Parish
Rotation   J. Paxson R. Lewis   M. Acres
Rotation   D. Minniefield     F. Roberts
Rotation         A. Gilmore
Rotation         B. Lohaus
Lim PT         B. Walton

1987-1988 Atlantic Division Standings

RankTeamRecordGB
1Boston Celtics57-25-
2Washington Bullets38-4419
3New York Knicks38-4419
4Philadelphia Sixers36-4621
5New Jersey Nets19-6338

1987-1988 Boston Awards & Honors

Player Award / Honor
Larry Bird All-NBA First Team (1988)
Larry Bird Player Of The Week (11/15/87)
Kevin McHale All-NBA Defensive First Team (1988)
Larry Bird Eastern All-Star Fan Vote Selection (1988)
Danny Ainge Eastern All-Star Coaches Selection (1988)
Kevin McHale Eastern All-Star Coaches Selection (1988)
Larry Bird Three Point Shootout Participant (1988)
Danny Ainge Three Point Shootout Participant (1988)
Larry Bird Three Point Champion (1988)

1987-1988 Boston Season Stat Leaders

Player GP MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV
Larry Bird 76 39.0 29.9 9.2 6.1 1.6 0.8 2.8
Kevin McHale 64 37.3 22.6 8.4 2.7 0.4 1.4 2.2
Danny Ainge 81 37.3 15.7 3.1 6.2 1.4 0.2 1.9
Robert Parish 74 31.2 14.3 8.5 1.6 0.7 1.1 2.1
Dennis Johnson 77 34.7 12.6 3.1 7.8 1.2 0.4 2.5
Fred Roberts 74 13.9 6.1 2.2 1.1 0.2 0.2 0.9
Brad Lohaus 70 10.3 4.2 2.0 0.7 0.3 0.6 0.8
Mark Acres 79 14.6 3.6 3.4 0.5 0.4 0.3 0.7
Darren Daye 47 13.9 6.0 1.6 1.5 0.6 0.1 0.9
Jim Paxson 28 19.2 8.7 1.0 1.8 0.8 0.1 1.0
Reggie Lewis 49 8.3 4.5 1.3 0.5 0.3 0.3 0.6
Dirk Minniefield 61 14.2 3.2 1.2 3.1 0.7 0.0 1.3
Artis Gilmore 47 11.1 3.5 3.1 0.3 0.2 0.4 0.8
Jerry Sichting 24 15.4 4.1 0.9 2.5 0.6 0.0 0.6
Conner Henry 10 8.1 3.4 1.0 1.2 0.1 0.1 0.9
Greg Kite 13 6.6 1.5 1.8 0.2 0.2 0.6 0.7

1987-1988 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.

Reggie Lewis was selected as the #22 pick in the First Round of the 1987 NBA Draft by the Boston Celtics. Reggie Lewis signed a contract with the Boston Celtics on August 1, 1987.

Brad Lohaus was selected as the #22 pick in the Second Round of the 1987 NBA Draft by the Boston Celtics. Brad Lohaus signed a contract with the Boston Celtics on October 1, 1987.

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.

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.

Jim Paxson was acquired in a trade by the Boston Celtics from the Portland Trail Blazers on February 23, 1988.

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

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

Acquired via Free Agency

Mark Acres signed a contract as a free agent with the Boston Celtics on May 7, 1987.

Artis Gilmore signed a contract as a free agent with the Boston Celtics on January 8, 1988.

Dirk Minniefield signed a contract as a free agent with the Boston Celtics on December 17, 1987.

1987-1988 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)
Red Auerbach President 2001-2002 Vice Chairman of the Board (Boston Celtics, 1997 to 2002)
Jan Volk General Manager 1984-1985 N/A
Ed Lacerte Head Athletic Trainer 1987-1988 N/A
Johnny Most Radio Broadcaster 1953-1954 N/A