Boston Celtics (NBA)

International Players, 2023-24

PlayerPositionCountrySeason(s)Hometown
Oshae BrissettForwardCanada2023-24Toronto, Canada
Al HorfordForward / CenterDominican Republic2023-24Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic
Sviatoslav MykhailiukGuardUkraine2023-24Cherkasy, Ukraine
Kristaps PorzingisForward / CenterLatvia2023-24Liepāja, Latvia
Neemias QuetaCeterPortugal2023-24Barreiro, Portugal

Boston Celtics Team History

The Boston Celtics, one of the most storied franchises in NBA history, boast a rich tradition of international players contributing to their success. This tradition dates back several decades, with the Celtics being pioneers in embracing talent from across the globe. One of the earliest instances of this was in the 1980s when the Celtics signed Croatian sensation Dino Radja, who made a significant impact with his scoring and rebounding prowess. Radja’s arrival marked the beginning of an era where the Celtics actively sought out international talent to bolster their roster.

Additionally, the Celtics found success with players like Semih Erden from Turkey, who provided depth in the frontcourt. These players not only showcased the global appeal of the Celtics but also demonstrated the team’s commitment to finding talent from diverse backgrounds to achieve success on the court.

In recent years, the Celtics have further solidified their reputation for cultivating international talent, with standout players like Guerschon Yabusele from France and Daniel Theis from Germany making significant contributions. Theis, in particular, has emerged as a key rotational player, showcasing his defensive prowess and versatility in the frontcourt. As the NBA continues to globalize, the Boston Celtics remain at the forefront of embracing international players, honoring their tradition of diversity and excellence on the basketball court.