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Celtics PRIDE podcast: offseason grades and revisiting the Smart and Timelord extensions

Stevens might finally be done tinkering with the roster. Maybe.

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Now that the dust has finally settled on the offseason (we think), Adam Motenko, Josh Motenko, and Mike Minkoff break out the red pen and start handing out grades. We touch on our favorite and least favorite moves of the offseason. Was the Kemba Walker trade anybody’s favorite... or did it rank at the bottom? Who rated the Marcus Smart extension as their favorite move of the offseason? Did Adam double down on his concern over the Robert Williams extension and rate it his least favorite offseason move? Are there still hard feelings about losing Evan Fournier?

We also touched on key questions stemming from the offseason including whether Josh Richardson can shoot 3’s, whether Al’s still got game, and if Timelord can stay on the court now that he’s been paid. And, finally, we give out our overall grades for the offseason. How did our grades compare to yours?

We wrap things up by shifting gears and taking a look at the Celtics roster and how our logjam of quality (if not always spectacular) players will present Ime Udoka with some interesting rotation decisions. How many minutes per game should each of our top 10-12 players get? Does the Dennis Schroeder signing mean Payton Pritchard won’t even see the floor? Should Aaron Nesmith be considered for a spot in the starting lineup? And why, exactly, is Jabari Parker still on the roster?

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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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