15. Cedric Maxwell
Considered one of the most colorful characters in Celtics history, Cedric “Cornbread” Maxwell came into his own in his second season in Boston after being drafted 12th overall from UNC Charlotte in 1977.  That year he would lead the NBA in Field Goal Percentage, an achievement he repeated the season after.  Maxwell would now be joined by Larry Bird, Kevin McHale, and Robert Parish and while those three would become the core trio of the team, it was Maxwell who was the MVP in their Finals of the 1981 Championship.   The clutch shooter was also a member of the 1984 Title, and he would finish in the top ten in VORP three years in a row (1978-79 to 1980-81).  Boston will always remember "Cornbread"!

The Bullet Points

  • Position: Small Forward
  • Acquired: Selected in the 1st Round, 12th Overall of the NBA Draft 6/10/77.
  • Departed: Traded to the Los Angeles Clippers with a 1st Round Pick (which would be Arvydas Sabonis) for Bill Walton 9/6/85.
  • Games Played: 607
  • Per Game Averages: 30.5 MP, .559 eFG%, .783 FT%, 13.7 PTS, 6.6 RB, 2.3 AST, 0.9 STL, 0.6 BLK
  • Advanced Stats: 16.8 PER, .637 TS%, 25.2 VORP, 65.7 WS
  • Major Accolades and Awards:

    NBA Champion (1981 & 1984)

    NBA Finals MVP (1981)

    Highest Field Goal Percentage (1979 & 1980)

    Highest True Shooting Percentage (1979 & 1980)

    Highest Effective Field Goal Percentage (1979 & 1980)
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