Boston Celtics: Best Celtics Players since 2000
- Few of the modern Boston legends who have carried the Celtic named forward in the 21st century so far
#4 Kevin Garnett (2007-2013)
After spending 12 seasons with the Minnesota Timberwolves, Garnett joined the Boston Celtics in 2007 and helped them win a title that very year. A 15-time All-Star when he retired in 2016, KG was one of the most aggressive and headstrong players on the court.
In over 268 games played wearing a Boston uniform, Kevin averaged 16 points, 9 rebounds, 3 assists, 1.2 steals and 1 block per game. He is one of the very few to be able to average a double-double of points and rebounds over a 20-year long career.
He was already a 10-time All-Star and 2004 regular season MVP even before joining the Celtics.
#5 Paul Pierce (1998-2013)
Selected as the 10th overall pick by the Celtics in the 1998 NBA draft, Paul "The Truth" Pierce played his first 15 seasons in Boston. He won the 2007-08 Finals MVP aiding the franchise to its record 17th NBA Championship.
He played a total of 1,102 games(third most in the franchise) for the Boston Celtics still leading the franchise in steals(1583). He averaged 21.8 points per game during his time with the Celts, having played the third-most minutes(40, 360) for the organization after Bill Russell and John Havlicek.