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Celtics PRIDE podcast: risk/reward of Robert Williams’ extension and Boston’s lack of shooting

In what should be a quiet time in the NBA offseason, Brad Stevens has been doing work.

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Adam Motenko, Josh Motenko and Mike Minkoff discuss why the Celtics might have been better off waiting to give Robert Williams his 4-year, $54 million contract extension that now kicks in after this season. Adam gives his top-4 reasons why he thinks it was a poor choice by Brad Stevens.

Along the way, they bring you up to date on what this means for the likelihood of Bradley Beal wearing Celtics green in the future, how little Timelord has actually been on the court, and where Williams ranks in the league at his position based on his rate of pay. As always, the Celtics Pride guys come armed with stats. And we’ll be honest, Adam get’s pretty fired up about this Timelord contract, and both Mike and Josh make several key points to contest Adam’s sentiment.

On the eve of Josh Richardson signing a 1-year extension with the Celtics for $12.4 million, Coach Josh shares his feelings on the Celtics spacing issues with their new identity being tied to their three veteran guards. As good defenders, but poor shooters, Smart, Richardson and Schröder are actually shooting a combined 33.8% from 3 for their careers. Coach Josh explains what this could mean for Jayson Tatum, Jaylen Brown, and the Celtics pick-and-roll options in 2021-2022.

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