Adam and Will get into Grant Williams and Semi Ojeleye's lacklustre performances against Orlando and what that means for their playoff rotation hopes. Kemba looks good, and the plan has worked, but should Brad deviate from the plan for the final back-to-back of the season? Why Jaylen Brown's defensive regression isn't a cause for concern right now, and a quick look ahead to today's Bull's game. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Published 05/07/21
Recorded live on the lockerroom app, Adam and Wayne Cole are joined by Tacko Fall for this exclusive interview. Hear from Tacko on his journey to the NBA, his viral video's, his love for Anime, and much much more. Outro provided by Black Sheep Optimist. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Published 05/06/21
The Celtics Pride team reacts to Jayson Tatum’s record breaking streak. Should he be compared to Larry Bird? Aaron Nesmith has been a huge spark for this team showing tremendous confidence on both offense and defense. Josh compares Nesmith’s basketball IQ to Romeo Langford and explains why Nesmith is ahead of Romeo on the depth chart. The guys discuss the current rotations believing Brad has finally settled on roles for these players heading towards the playoffs. However, with Tatum and Brown...
Published 05/04/21
Adam and Greg get together to discuss Tatum dropping 60, and the improvements that have led him to this point, Tatum taking his next step towards superstardom, and the ridiculous upside of him and Brown playing together. They also get in to Aaron Nesmith's current breakout as an integral bench piece, what that could mean for Romeo Langford - and a potential bench unit that would give Boston multi-skilled players at all times. The guys finish up by discussing the Celtics defense, and it's...
Published 05/03/21
The Boston Celtics are currently tied with the Miami Heat in the Eastern Conference standings with two games against each other right around the corner. We discuss the importance of avoiding the play-in, and the additional practice time it would afford, before exploring the benefits of playing in the high-pressure games. We then move on to Jaylen Brown's display of leadership against Charlotte, before hitting on Nesmith, Pritchard and Waters - obviously we had to discuss NBA grooming tips...
Published 04/30/21
The Celtics Pride Team -- once again -- takes a look at and tries to make sense of the Celtics' recent poor and inconsistent play after frustrating losses to the Nets and Hornets. Building from that, the crew examines Celtics upcoming schedule, as well as those for the Knicks and the Hawks, to figure out whether the Celtics can -- and should -- prioritize rest, repetitions, or seeding (and avoiding the play-in) over the remaining 11 games of the season. Will Kemba start playing both ends of...
Published 04/27/21
Boston took a beating at the hand of the Charlotte Hornets. Today, Adam and Greg discuss the bad (transition defense, lack of penetration), the worse (lack of effort, poor body language, lack of accountability) and the encouraging (Aaron Nesmith, Jabari Parker at the 5, and Payton Pritchard as a penetrator) as they try to make sense of Boston's current slide back into inconsistency. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Published 04/26/21
Today we discuss the Celtics options at guard off the bench - what they bring to the team, and how they affect the offensive and defensive versatility of the roster. We also look at Tremont Waters and Tacko Fall, and if their two-way spots will be up for grabs after a deep draft class this year. OH, don't forget the mandatory discussion about seeding and it's importance vs health for the playoffs! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Published 04/23/21
Another week, another live mailbag recorded on the LockerRoom app. This weeks was a fun one, with some new faces and some interesting questions. The next mailbag will take place on Monday at 4pm Eastern on the lockerroom app. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Published 04/21/21
On this episode of Celtics PRIDE, Adam, Josh, and Mike discuss the recent win streak and what has changed for this team in the past weeks. This includes the defensive impact of Tristan Thompson and Grant Williams. Role clarity for players up and down the roster and in rotations, Kemba Walker’s improved play including increased assist numbers and general ball movement. Of course, Jayson Tatum has been exceptional in this stretch of games. Has the team's grit and toughness improved? Are they...
Published 04/20/21
The Celtics did it again, going in at the half trailing, before coming out HOT to close the game out. Another superstar performance from Jayson Tatum, more high-level Kemba Walker, AND Jabari Parker getting into double-digits on his debut. Adam and Greg get into everything from this game, and the winning streak in general, as they enjoy discussing the positives from Boston's best stretch of the season so far. Socials Greg Adam Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Published 04/19/21
Following the news that the Boston Celtics have signed Jabari Parker to a two year deal, I thought it would be best to dive into his potential fit in the rotation, and what Parker will bring to the team. Joined by Brenden Nunes of the Kings Herald, we discuss Parker's potential upside, his defensive struggles, and overall skillset. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Published 04/17/21
Today we explore the topic of media motivation, where players improve their performances in response to media criticism. Recently, Marcus Smart has bitten back at media questioning his defense, Jayson Tatum has been crushing it since being called out by Kendrick Perkins, and Tristan Thompson has played his best basketball of the season since responding to media questions around his locker room fit. We also explore Kemba Walker's ability to find a rhythm when missing back-to-backs and having...
Published 04/16/21
On this weeks live CelticsPod mailbag, we get into Kemba Walker and his value to the team - or if he's better off being salary dumped in the off season. Is Grant Williams a viable option as the back-up four long-term? Brad Stevens deserves credit for Boston's recent turnaround, the same way he deserves his share of the blame for the teams struggles this season. Favorite Celtics of all-time, most popular teams in England, and a bunch more. The live mailbag episodes are recorded on the...
Published 04/14/21
On this episode of Celtics PRIDE, Adam, Josh, and Mike Interview CelticsBlog Staff Member Jeremy Stevens. They discuss how the Celtics are finally playing well (7-3 in last 10 games since the trade deadline, 3 game win streak) after so much malaise on the court, frustration from the coaching staff, and full-on fan depression. The Pride guys ask Jeremy if he thinks this team is finally turning their season around and he responds with a nice analogy.  They share thoughts on Romeo Langford’s...
Published 04/13/21
Today, CelticsPod introduces the new co-hosts, breaks down the resiliency Boston has found in recent games, explores Tatum's growth, dives into Grant Williams and the Tweener conundrum, AND discusses the Robert Williams/Tristan Thompson battle for minutes. The Celtics have been a tough proposition in recent games, displaying a new never-say-die attitude while grinding out some hard fought victories, giving us memories of old Brad Steven's teams - and they're doing all this without Fournier,...
Published 04/12/21
I'm joined by Greg Maneikis of the Green With Envy podcast to discuss what we learnt from Boston's loss against Philadelphia. From Robert Williams being taken to school by Embiid, to the Sixers new defensive wrinkles, the Celtics have a lot of internal development on their hands should they wish to surpass their East Coast rivals. We also look at tonight's game against the Knicks, and what hurdles Boston will need to overcome in order to end the night with the W Learn more about your ad...
Published 04/07/21
On this episode of Celtics PRIDE, Adam, Josh, and Mike evaluate the trades made at the deadline with 10 days of hindsight. The guys discuss the Evan Fournier and Daniel Theis deals as one combined trade since the need to save money by trading Theis was a result of the Fournier trade. Adam rants about how Danny Ainge should have kept Theis and included Javonte Green in the Fournier deal to get under the tax instead of having to give up Theis to save money as well as how other seemingly minor...
Published 04/06/21
Over the Easter weekend, the Celtics have had some impressive ball movement and offensive showings against the Houston Rockets and Charlotte Hornets. Robert Williams continues to look every bit the starting calibre center we all hoped he would be, Evan Fournier has added pace, scoring, and spacing, and Romeo Langford's return rewarded the Celtics with another lengthy wing who can defend on the perimeter. We look at what each of these improvements could mean for Boston, and why things have...
Published 04/05/21
Today we have another live mailbag recorded on the LockerRoom app. The rooms are growing each week, and there were some great questions in this one! If you enjoy listening to these, then hopefully I will get the chance to speak with you at some point in the coming weeks Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Published 03/31/21
The Celtics fell short against the New Orleans Pelicans, but there were some really encouraging signs, most notably some solid defensive stretches, and Kemba Walker (along with Tatum). Marcus Smart got into his own head, and made some bad decisions on certain plays, but it was in no way his worst performance. Kornet looks like he could be a good player for the Celtics, while Fournier is still figuring stuff out. All this and more on today's CelticsPod Learn more about your ad choices. Visit...
Published 03/30/21
I am joined by Brenden for today's show, where we discuss the moves that went down on trade deadline day. Did the Celtics get better with Fournier? What questions does this raise for the summer? And why was Theis traded for Wagner and Kornet? A bunch of questions need answering - especially why did Boston miss out on Aaron Gordon? We get into all this and more! As we make sense of a crazy few hours in the NBA Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Published 03/26/21
On Monday, I went live on the lockerroom app to discuss this weeks trade deadline, top targets, and more with the live audience. Here is a recording of that mailbag session! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Published 03/24/21
On this episode of Celtics PRIDE, Adam, Josh, and Mike welcome special guest Andrew Doxy from Celticsblog and Revenge of the Parquet (he’s also the Digital Editor and Team Lead at Endgame 360). Andrew reveals how this Florida native originally became a Celtics fan, how he got onto the CelticsBlog Staff, and a little about his background before the team jumps into some heated Celtics talk. They question how worried we should all be that Tatum and Brown will eventually leave, if things...
Published 03/23/21
For the first 10 minutes, I go solo to explore the win against Orlando and what went well, along with some Kemba Walker talk. Then, I am joined by CelticsBlog's Jesse Cinquini to look ahead to tonight's game against Memphis. The Grizzlies have found a winning formula by placing shooters around Ja Morant, which allows him to penetrate the lanes at will, something which Boston struggle to contain - so we break down the best options and matchups for the Celtics to win this game. You can follow...
Published 03/22/21