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1953-54 Boston Celtics Transactions

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Record: 42-30, Finished 3rd in NBA Eastern Division (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Red Auerbach (42-30)

PTS/G: 87.7 (1st of 9) ▪ Opp PTS/G: 85.4 (9th of 9)
SRS: 1.97 (4th of 9) ▪ Pace: 93.0 (3rd of 9)
Off Rtg: 92.5 (1st of 9) ▪ Def Rtg: 90.0 (8th of 9)
Expected W-L: 43-29 (4th of 9)

Arena: Boston Garden ▪ Attendance: NA

NBA 1954 Playoffs:
Lost NBA Eastern Division Finals (0-2) versus Syracuse Nationals  (Series Stats)
Advanced from Eastern Division Round Robin

Transactions listed are from July 1, 1953 to June 30, 1954.
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August 27, 1953

Traded Herm Hedderick, Mo Mahoney, cash, Jim Doherty and Vernon Stokes to the Baltimore Bullets for Don Barksdale.

October 7, 1953

Signed Ed Mikan as a free agent.

November 29, 1953

Traded Fred Eydt, J.C. Maze, John Azary, Paul Unruh and Tom Lillis to the Milwaukee Hawks for Jack Nichols.

April 24, 1954

Drafted Troy Burris in the 5th round (41st pick) of the 1954 NBA Draft.

Drafted Otto Krieghauser in the 6th round (50th pick) of the 1954 NBA Draft.

Drafted Paul Estergaard in the 7th round (59th pick) of the 1954 NBA Draft.

Drafted Jim Young in the 8th round (68th pick) of the 1954 NBA Draft.

Drafted Tony Daukas in the 10th round (85th pick) of the 1954 NBA Draft.

Drafted Bill Johnson in the 11th round (94th pick) of the 1954 NBA Draft.

Drafted Togo Palazzi in the 1st round (5th pick) of the 1954 NBA Draft.

Drafted Red Morrison in the 2nd round (14th pick) of the 1954 NBA Draft.

Drafted Henry Daubenschmidt in the 3rd round (23rd pick) of the 1954 NBA Draft.

Drafted Ron Perry in the 4th round (32nd pick) of the 1954 NBA Draft.

May 28, 1954

Sold Chuck Cooper to the Milwaukee Hawks.