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Celtics PRIDE podcast: things to worry about with Jayson Tatum and taking stock of Payton Pritchard and Aaron Nesmith

It’s a been an up and down week in Celtics world.

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About This Episode: The Celtics Pride team had so many reactions this week they had to record them in two parts.

Part 1: After squeezing out a win against the Pistons on Sunday, Adam, Josh, and Mike needed a cathartic conversation to discuss their frustration with Tatum (despite the game winner and 12 assists), express their amazement at Jaylen’s play against the Grizzlies and Pistons, and wonder what the heck is going on with the team’s effort, and Stevens’ lineup decisions.

Mike breaks out some depressing stats on Jayson Tatum’s performance operating in the ISO. The team wonders whether Payton Pritchard is the Celtics 3rd best offensive player, reflects on their initial impressions of Tristan Thompson, and Adam wonders when Aaron Nesmith will have the opportunity to get regular minutes to learn what to do on the court.

Part 2: Adam, Josh, and Mike are back at it immediately following the Celtics emphatic win against the Raptors. Did their feelings about Tatum change? Is Payton Pritchard destined for the Hall of Fame? Will we (finally) be free of the two big starting lineup? And... is it too early to be worried about Aaron Nesmith?

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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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