Welcome back to the Celtics season tipoff countdown!

Each day, we’ll give a review of news surrounding the Celtics. We’ll also look back in history to see what happened on today’s date in team history (August 13th). To round out the day’s post, we’ll give you stats and fun facts related to the number of days remaining before the first game (63 today). Let’s get to it!

Recent Team News

It’s no secret that Celtics draft pick, Robert Williams, has had some difficulties with timeliness this summer. Well, he recently purchased himself a new apartment in Boston. It just so happens to be right next to the Celtics practice facility. Hopefully, this will make it impossible to be late to a practice again.

It’s nice to see that Williams appears to be taking it in stride. Hopefully, he’ll erase the memory of those minor hiccups with his play in this upcoming season.

On This Date

August 13, 2004: The Celtics make a big trade with the Los Angeles Lakers. They sent Chucky Atkins, Chris Mihm, and Jumaine Jones to LA in exchange for Gary Payton, Rick Fox and a first round pick. The team later shipped Payton to the Hawks to return Antoine Walker to Celtic green.

Payton with the Celtics.

August 13, 2010: Dennis Johnson is posthumously inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame. He led the Celtics two championships in Boston as the starting point guard. His number 3 has been retired by the team.

Stats (2017-18)

  • Daniel Theis appeared in 63 games for the team. In 15 MPG, he averaged 5.3 points and 4.3 rebounds before suffering a season-ending injury.
  • Greg Monroe averaged 6.3 rebounds per game in his time with the team.

Fun Facts

  • In 1963, Red Auerbach led the franchise to its sixth NBA championship. The team, led by Bill Russell and Bob Cousy, went 58-22 and defeated the Lakers in six games to capture the title.

That concludes today’s Countdown to Celtics Tipoff. Make sure to check back here tomorrow as the clock continues to tick towards the 2018-19 season!