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Deep Dive: Vecenie & Pina break down the Celtics and the Cavaliers (Podcast)

Sam Vecenie welcomes NBA Insider, Michael Pina to the Game Theory Podcast.

Cleveland Cavaliers v Boston Celtics Photo by Brian Babineau/NBAE via Getty Images

In this episode, Sam Vecenie chats with Michael Pina from over at Vice Sports about three different topics. First, we chat Cavs -Celtics from Wednesday night, and then do a deep dive on each team. What do they think of Cleveland? How did the Isaiah Thomas addition the night before against Portland affect them? Do we trust their defense? Do they need another wing? How does Kevin Love fit? Why has Jae Crowder been so bad? A lot of pretty important questions to figure out.

Then, Vecenie and Pina move on to chat about the Celtics? Do we think they are realistic contenders for the East? Why has Marcus Morris been so bad? Do we think the defense is stabilizing? How much does their length help them on defense? Then, we chat about Al Horford at length, and discuss why he’s been a top 10 player in the NBA for me this season.

Finally, we chat about the race for the No. 1 overall pick. With eight teams within three wins of each other, and 10 teams within five losses, what should losing teams’ priorities be going forward? How do they decide on their goal?