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Celtics PRIDE podcast: Summer League standouts, Dennis Schröder, and offseason review

A relatively quiet summer has started to heat up in Vegas.

2021 Las Vegas Summer League - Boston Celtics v Atlanta Hawks Photo by David Dow/NBAE via Getty Images

Adam, Josh and Mike start by overreacting to the first game of Summer League. They give their takes on Yam Madar, Carsen Edwards, Romeo Langford, Aaron Nesmith, Payton Pritchard Juhann Begarin and Sam Hauser.

Is Yam already better than Carsen Edwards? Does Josh still think Romeo Langford can be an All-Star? Should we be happy with Aaron Nesmith? Should Pritchard be running the offense more effectively? Is Juhann Begarin a future NBA player? Can Sam Hauser defend anybody?

Then the guys vent about the offseason. Mike is happy because the team did what he thought they should, but Josh and Adam have gripes about ownership’s willingness to spend into the luxury tax and a strategy that has led this team to get worse each of the last 2-3 offseasons.

Discussion shifts to Marcus Smart’s rumored extension offer and what that means for the proposed cap flexibility for 2022-23 that the front office is using as justification for not re-signing Evan Fournier.

Josh poses the problematic question of “who do you want to be the team’s third leading scorer next year” which is deeply concerning no matter the answer. Finally, the PRIDE pod discusses Dennis Schröder’s fit on this team based on the rumored mutual interest.

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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!