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Celtics PRIDE podcast: Kemba’s return and the NBA’s COVID problem

It’s been a week of ups and downs in Boston.

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The trio discusses COVID-19 details faced by the NBA, from how positive tests and other COVID-related information is publicized to addressing whether teams with more COVID-positive players give them some sort of immunity silver lining. They then share thoughts on how Kemba Walker looked in his return to play for the first time this season.

In a season when unsung players are having big games around the NBA and getting opportunities they wouldn’t have otherwise, the Celtics PRIDE team delve into whether we are seeing this happen as much with our Celtics squad. They then judge whether 1st round draft pick Aaron Nesmith is getting enough playing time in this environment to play through his mistakes.

Mike questions whether hiring people in business is equatable to picking and adding draft picks to an NBA team, before sharing some advanced stats on the two-big lineup of Daniel Theis and Tristan Thompson in a Celtics PRIDE favorite segment “Talk Nerdy To Me.”

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Hosts: Adam Motenko, Josh Motenko (@coachmotenko) and Mike Minkoff (@mikeminkoffnba)

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About Celtics PRIDE Podcast: Co-Hosts Adam Motenko, his identical twin brother Josh Motenko, and their friend Mike Minkoff couldn’t stop talking about the team. Now they supply your need for Boston Celtics content with their regular podcast on CelticsBlog.

They will talk nerdy to you, dissect the players on and off the court, and bicker like only opinionated New Englanders can. It’s like if CelticsBlog made a BasketballJones / Dunc’dOn lovechild.

You will get the coach’s perspective, the capologist’s view, and a healthy dose of advanced and traditional stats that breakdown everything that happened and could happen with the #1 dynasty in the NBA. If you often find yourself reminiscing about the players you grew up watching, or you just need reminders about what “being a Celtic” means to you, this is the podcast for you. This is Celtics PRIDE!

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