Which Celtics alumni are still in the 2021 NBA Playoffs?

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With the Game 7 elimination of Atlantic Division rival Brooklyn Nets at the hands of the Milwaukee Bucks Saturday evening, the number of former Boston Celtics still in the 2021 NBA Playoffs dropped from eight to six with Kyrie Irving and Jeff Green being sent fishing by Giannis Antetokounmpo and company.

But, that means there are still half a dozen Celtics alumnus in the running to add a ring to their career hardware collection. Who are the players, what are their roles, and how much are they helping their current teams? In the absence of being able to cover Boston in the postseason, the Celtics Wire is doing the next best thing.

Let’s get up to speed on former Celtics still in the running to hang a banner somewhere, if not in Boston.

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Jeff Teague - Milwaukee Bucks

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While it didn't work out for Teague with the Celtics, getting dealt away at the deadline turned out to be a boon for the veteran floor general. Teague logged 10.6 minutes per game in the Milwaukee vs. Brooklyn series, scoring a point, rebound and an assist per game.

E'Twaun Moore - Phoenix Suns

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The former Celtics draft pick has most recently found a home with the Phoenix Suns, coming off the bench to provide some depth in the backcourt. Moore averaged 7 points, 1 rebound and as many assists against the Denver Nuggets in the West's second round.

Abdel Nader - Phoenix Suns

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Another former Boston draftee, Nader has found a niche with the Suns as a valuable depth player. He hasn't been able to play in the postseason despite being a member of the Suns having had surgery on his knee after the end of the regular season.

Jae Crowder - Phoenix Suns

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Jae Chowder -- as he was sometimes called while a Celtic -- may well help power Phoenix to a title with his shooting. The Marquette product has been a key part of their offense this season, and averaged 32.1 minutes per game while putting up 12 points, 5.8 rebounds and 1.5 assists per game against Denver.

Marcus Morris Sr. - Los Angeles Clippers

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Mook made his bones in Boston as a big-time scorer, and continues that trend for the Clippers in the postseason. With Los Angeles in the second round, the Kansas product logged 13.2 points, 4.7 boards and 1.7 assists per game.

Rajon Rondo - Los Angeles Clippers

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Old friend Rondo might not have the same level of a role with his current team than with his time in Boston or even his last title with the Los Angeles Lakers, but he's still playing a major role for the Clippers. In 14.6 minutes per game against the Jazz, Playoff Rondo chipped in 2.3 points, 3.7 rebounds and 3 assists per contest. This post originally appeared on Celtics Wire. Follow us on Facebook! [lawrence-related id=52267,52182,52227,52216] [listicle id=52269]



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