What Does the Boston Celtics’ Starting Lineup Look Like for the 2020-21 Season?

Published 11/27/2020, 7:38 AM EST

The Boston Celtics are one of the greatest franchises in NBA history, but they have struggled to win an NBA Championship in the modern era. The last time they won an NBA title was back in 2008. But looking at their current roster, it seems like it is just a matter of time before they achieve greatness.

The offseason has been pretty great for the Celtics. They locked in their young star Jayson Tatum to a massive deal and also allowed Gordon Hayward to walk out. Many believe not re-signing Hayward to a bigger deal was one of the best decisions of the NBA offseason.

Predicted Boston Celtics starting lineup for 2020-21 NBA Season


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Jayson Tatum #0 of the Boston Celtics with ball during the Toronto Raptors vs Boston Celtics NBA regular season game at Scotiabank Arena on October 19, 2018 in Toronto, Canada (Toronto Raptors win 113-101) (Photo by Anatoliy Cherkasov/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

Kemba Walker – Point Guard

After struggling to find playoff success with the Hornets for the majority of his career, Walker has finally found a home with the Celtics. He signed a max deal with the team and took over the facilitating duties after Kyrie Irving‘s departure.

Walker averaged 20.4 points per game with the Celtics in his first season with the team. Moving forward, he has the potential to be a vital piece for Celtics’ title aspirations.

Marcus Smart – Shooting Guard

Marcus Smart partners up with Walker on the backcourt for the team. While Walker handles most of the playmaking duties, Smart is known for his defensive prowess. Smart had a great postseason with the team and the Celtics will expect more of the same from the 26-year-old.

Jaylen Brown – Small Forward

Jaylen Brown, who has developed into a phenomenal player, will fill the no. 3 spot for the Celtics. Last season, he averaged 20.3 points per game and was second in command to their star, Jayson Tatum. The 24-year-old is just getting started and has the potential to become a leader for this young Celtics roster.

Jayson Tatum – Power Forward

Jayson Tatum is hands-down the best player on the Boston Celtics’ team. When he was drafted by the team, many expected him to be a solid player. Not only did he live up to those expectations but also outgrew them in just three seasons.


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Tatum has the potential to be a perennial All-Star while being in the MVP contention for years to come. Last season, Tatum contributed 23.4 points per game for the Celtics and led them to the Eastern Conference Finals as well.

Daniel Theis – Center


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Theis is not a razzle-dazzle type of player, but he gets the job done. He guards the paint for the team while averaging nearly 10 points per game in the process. With Enes Kanter’s departure from the team, Theis will be taking a bigger role for them and will be the starting center.

What are your thoughts on the expected lineup for the Boston Celtics for the upcoming season?



Aikansh Chaudhary

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Aikansh Chaudhary is an NBA columnist for Essentially Sports. Previously, he helped rank various websites using the latest SEO techniques, and wrote over 2000 articles during his stint as a freelance writer. A die hard Lakers fan, Aikansh will forever uphold LeBron James as the GOAT.