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Quick: Over the cap. Hard-capped by the Tristan Thompson non-taxpayer mid-level contract.
Salary Cap: $109,140,000
Luxury Tax Threshold: $132,627,000
Hard Cap: $138,928,000
Projection for 2021-22 ($112,414,000 cap): Over the cap.
NBA Draft: No. 45; No. 16 to the Oklahoma City Thunder (Kemba Walker)
Unsigned Draft Picks
- First-rounders: None
- Second-rounders: Yam Madar (2020-47th)
Roster Count: 12 guaranteed, two non-guaranteed
PG: Marcus Smart, Payton Pritchard
SG: Jaylen Brown, Carsen Edwards, Romeo Langford
SF: Jayson Tatum, Aaron Nesmith
PF: Tristan Thompson, Grant Williams, Jabari Parker
C: Al Horford, Robert Williams, Moses Brown
Note: Teams often adjust their depth chart throughout the season, sometimes game by game.
- Trade Exception (Vincent Poirier, expiring 7/31/21) — $343,873
- Trade Exception (Enes Kanter, expiring 8/1/21) — $4,767,000
- Trade Exception (Gordon Hayward, expiring 8/16/21) — $11,050,000
- Trade Exception (Daniel Theis, expiring 2/11/22) — $5,000,000
- Trade Exception (Jeff Teague, expiring 2/11/22) — $370,564
- Trade Exception (Kemba Walker, expiring 5/17/22) — $6,879,100
- Projected Non-Taxpayer Mid-Level Exception — $9,536,000
- Projected Bi-Annual Exception — $3,732,000
Non-Guaranteed Salaries — Next Cut-Down Date*
- Jabari Parker $2,283,034 — 7/31/21 ($100,000 guarantees)
- Moses Brown $1,701,593 — 12/1/22 ($923,369 guarantees)
* Teams and players can agree to push back cut-down dates but not past January 7 each year.
Free Agents (with Cap Holds)
- Full Bird: Evan Fournier ($26,175,000), Semi Ojeleye ($1,669,178)
- Early Bird: Luke Kornet ($2,925,000), Tacko Bell (RFA, two-way) Tremont Waters (RFA, two-way)
- Tacko Fall $1,669,178 ($84,414 guaranteed)
- Tremont Waters $1,669,178 ($84,414 guaranteed)
Rookie-Scale Extension Eligible
- Robert Williams
- Aaron Nesmith (third-year)
- Payton Pritchard (third-year)
- Grant Williams (fourth-year)
- Romeo Langford (fourth-year)
Waived Players: None
Traded Players: Kemba Walker
G-League Affiliate: Maine Celtics (general manager Remy Cofield, head coach Scott Morrison)
Two-Way Contracts: None
Note: Two-Way Contracts pay $449,115 for the full 2020-21 season, pro-rated based on in-season signing date. Once a player reaches 50 games played, his salary will jump to the minimum for his years of service. TBD for 2021-22.
Governor: Wyc Grousbeck
- Brad Stevens — president of basketball operations
- Mike Zarren — assistant general manager & team counsel
- Austin Ainge — director of player personnel
- Dave Lewin — director of player evaluation
- Allison Feaster — VP of player development & organizational growth
- Frank Burke — director of basketball operations
- Adam Lewin — college scouting manager
- David Sparks — director of basketball analytics
- Drew Cannon — basketball operations analyst
Head Coach: Ime Udoka
Assistants: Jay Larranaga, Jamie Young, Jerome Allen, Scott Morrison, Joe Mazzulla, Brandon Bailey, Kenny Graves (coaching associate)
Training Staff: Phil Coles (executive director of performance), Art Horne (director of sports performance), Jace Delaney (director of sports science and athletic development), Tyler Yeaton (assistant strength and conditioning coach)
- 2022 — Owed a second-rounder (top-55 protected) from the Charlotte Hornets (Gordon Hayward).
- 2023 — Owe a second-rounder to the Charlotte Hornets (Gordon Hayward).
- 2023 — Owed the lowest second-rounder between the Los Angeles Clippers (Paul George), Washington Wizards (Markieff Morris, Steven Adams) and the higher of the Miami HEAT and Dallas Mavericks (Josh McRoberts, Delon Wright, Bruno Caboclo, Desmond Bane, James Johnson, James Harden), via the Oklahoma City Thunder (Kemba Walker).
- 2023 — The higher second-rounder from the Miami HEAT and Dallas Mavericks to the Oklahoma City Thunder. The higher of (the lower second-rounder from Miami and Dallas) and the Houston Rockets (33-60) goes to the Boston Celtics. The pick that does not go to Boston (including Houston 31-32) goes to the Indiana Pacers (Josh McRoberts, Delon Wright, Bruno Caboclo, Desmond Bane, James Johnson, James Harden). The Thunder may send their resulting second to the Celtics (Kemba Walker).
- 2024 — Owe a second-rounder to the Charlotte Hornets (Gordon Hayward).
- 2025 — Owed a second-rounder from the Memphis Grizzlies (Desmond Bane), will go to either the Orlando Magic (Evan Fournier or Oklahoma City Thunder).
- 2025 — Owe a second-rounder (the lower of the Memphis Grizzlies and Celtics) to the Orlando Magic (Evan Fournier).
- 2025– Owe a second-rounder (the higher of the Memphis Grizzlies and Celtics) to the Oklahoma City Thunder (Kemba Walker).
- 2027 — Owe a second-rounder to the Orlando Magic (Evan Fournier).
Cash Paid ($5,617,000 max): $1,300,000 to the Chicago Bulls (Daniel Theis) — $4,317,000 remaining
Cash Received ($5,617,000 max): $0
- 7/11/21 — No-trade restriction lifts on Jabari Parker.
- 7/29/21 — NBA Draft.
- 7/31/21 — Vincent Poirier trade exception expires.
- 7/31/21 — Jabari Parker’s salary guarantees at $100,000.
- 8/1/21 — Enes Kanter trade exception expires.
- 8/1/21 — Final day of 2020-21 season.
- 8/2/21 — Start of 2021-22 season and moratorium.
- 8/2/21 — Jayson Tatum’s poison pill expires.
- 8/5/21 — Final day of the moratorium.
- 8/6/21 — Free agents can sign as of 12:01 PM ET.
- 8/16/21 — Gordon Hayward trade exception expires.
- 8/16/21 — No-aggregation restriction lifts on Al Horford and Moses Brown.
- 10/31/21 — Team options on Payton Pritchard, Aaron Nesmith, Romeo Langford and Grant Williams.
- Before the first day of 2021-22 season — Extension deadline for Robert Williams.
- First game of the 2021-22 season — Jabari Parker’s salary guarantees at 50 percent ($1,141,517).
- 12/1/22 — Moses Brown’s salary guarantees at $923,369.
- 1/7/22 — Jabari Parker’s $2,283,034 guarantees for 2021-22.
- 1/7/22 — Moses Brown’s $1,701,593 guarantees for 2021-22.
- 2/11/22 — Jeff Teague and Daniel Theis trade exceptions expire.
- 5/17/22 — Kemba Walker trade exception expires.
- 6/29/22 — Qualifying offer deadline for Robert Williams.
- 6/29/22 — Team option on Payton Pritchard, Carsen Edwards and Aaron Nesmith
- Before the first day of 2022-23 season — Extension deadlines for Romeo Langford and Grant Williams.
- 1/7/23 — Moses Brown’s $1,846,738 guarantees for 2022-23.
- 1/7/23 — Al Horford’s $26,500,000 guarantees for 2022-23, unless it already had by the Celtics winning the 2021-22 NBA title.
- 6/29/23 — Qualifying offer deadlines for Romeo Langford and Grant Williams.
- 6/29/23 — Team option on Moses Brown.
- Before the first day of 2023-24 season — Extension deadlines for Payton Pritchard and Aaron Nesmith.
- 12/1/23 — Moses Brown’s salary guarantees at $998,859.
- 1/7/24 — Moses Brown’s $1,997,718 guarantees for 2023-24.
- 6/29/24 — Qualifying offer deadlines for Aaron Nesmith and Payton Pritchard.
- 6/29/25 — Jayson Tatum’s player option.
Teams and players can renegotiate guarantee dates but no later than January 7 each year.
- 6/2/21 — Danny Ainge, president of basketball operations, retired. Brad Stevens was named his replacement, stepping down as head coach.
- 6/18/21 — Traded Kemba Walker, No. 16 in 2021 and a 2025 second-rounder (the higher of the Memphis Grizzlies and Celtics) to the Oklahoma City Thunder for Al Horford, Moses Brown and a 2023 second-rounder (the lowest of the Washington Wizards, Thunder and the higher second-rounder from the Miami HEAT and Dallas Mavericks). Brown was acquired via the Jeff Teague trade exception.
- 6/28/21 — Hired Ime Udoka as head coach.
- Jayson Tatum — 15 percent
Note: Players can waive their trade bonuses.
- Jayson Tatum — $28,816,237 (expiring 8/2/21)
Expired 10-Day Contracts: None
Arena: TD Garden
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(Updated on 7/2/21)
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