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Celtics PRIDE podcast: Jayson Tatum on fire, Aaron Nesmith breaks through rookie wall, and what to expect in the playoffs from a healthy team

It’s been another up-and-down week for the C’s.

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In this week’s episode, the Celtics Pride team reacts to Jayson Tatum’s record breaking streak. Should he be compared to Larry Bird?

Aaron Nesmith has been a huge spark showing tremendous confidence on both offense and defense. Josh compares Nesmith’s basketball IQ to Romeo Langford and explains why Nesmith is ahead of Romeo on the depth chart.

The guys discuss the current rotations believing Brad has finally settled on roles for these players heading towards the playoffs. However, with Tatum and Brown colliding in the last game, what is the health status of this team including Kemba Walker, Marcus Smart and Evan Fournier?

Adam ruminates on the potential of this year’s squad on paper if they could all get healthy at the same time. They give up on trying to make sense of this weird Celtics team but give thoughts on how far the C’s might go in the playoffs.

Finally, Mike gets nerdy reviewing who he expects to receive All NBA honors at the end of the year. Is Jason Tatum included? His new contract (starting next year) and the Celtics’ salary cap will be impacted by the outcome.

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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.

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