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Celtics PRIDE podcast: taking stock at the All-Star break

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At .500, are the Celtics better than just an average team?

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On this episode of Celtics PRIDE, Adam, Josh, and Mike give their impressions of the season so far based on their preseason expectations:

  • Josh 48-24 - 3rd in East
  • Mike 44-28 - 5th in East
  • Adam 40-32 - 5th in East

Kemba Walker looks healthy and Jaylen Brown has made a leap, but has Jayson Tatum also made a leap? How is the young bench compared to expectations? Was this what you expected from Tristan Thompson and Jeff Teague? Is Semi Ojeleye doing enough? Is Rob Williams consistent enough? Is Aaron Nesmith still in the rotation? Is Payton Pritchard in a slump?

This team is playing as poorly as it seems and the numbers back it up. They are only a +0.5 in point differential, 13th in net rating, 13th in offensive rating and 16th in defensive rating.

Then the guys take a look at the rest of the season and make predictions. This includes Coach Josh calling Romeo Langford a “special scorer” and expecting big things from the second-year wing when he returns after the All-Star break.

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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!