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Celtics PRIDE podcast: resting Jayson Tatum, health vs. seeding, and the future of Brad Stevens

Boston is currently on the down side of an up and down season.

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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.

The crew also examines the team’s 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 the remaining three back-to-backs? Will Tatum, Brown, or Smart be able to sneak in any rest days? Will the Celtics fall to 7th or 8th in the conference??

Finally, Adam, Josh, and Mike discuss whether the Celtics poor play is a function of Brad Stevens being too S-O-F-T as a coach, in reaction to the label being applied by Jalen Rose on the ESPN post-game. And... if Brad Stevens *is* too soft, what’s the fix?

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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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