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Celtics PRIDE podcast: trading Kemba and building around the Jays

After Brad’s first and big move, are the Celtics better now and in the future?

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On this episode of the Celtics PRIDE podcast, the guys react to the Celtics trading Kemba Walker and the 16th pick in this year’s draft for Al Horford and Moses Brown. Was this a good deal for the Celtics? Did they make the trade too early in the not-even-the-offseason? Was it too much to give up the 1st round pick in addition to Kemba?

The guys talk through the way the trade will impact the Celtics’ ability to make additional moves this offseason, and begin discussing what those moves may look like. Which positions will (or should) the Celtics target? Are there specific players they should pursue in trade or free agency? Will the team prioritize signing Evan Fournier?

Next up, the crew explores how this trade impacts the team on the floor. Are the Celtics better today than they were before the trade? At least one of the Celtics Pride hosts thinks so! Do you?

The team then starts to look at what this decision may signal about Brad Stevens as the President of Basketball Operations. Is he following the often problematic pattern that many former coaches turned front office personnel fall into: overvaluing veterans and undervaluing draft picks at the expense of long-term planning? And should anything be read into Brad Stevens mentioning Jaylen and Jayson — but not Marcus — during his Monday afternoon press conference? All these thoughts, and more, on this episode of Celtics Pride!

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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!