On this week’s episode of the Celtics Pride Podcast with Adam Motenko, Josh Motenko (@coachmotenko) and Mike Minkoff (@mikeminkoffnba), the Celtics Pride guys discuss the signings of Juwan Morgan to a camp deal, and Luke Kornet to an Exhibit 10 contract (camp deal with non-guaranteed team option for 2-way contract). Which player would you rather see take the Celtics’ 2nd two-way contract? Or would you guess the team uses that spot for a player cut from another team like Adam suggests?
With Media Day coming up on Monday, training camp opening the following day, and the Celtics first preseason game October 4 vs. Orlando, we’ve officially hit “deep” off-season territory. Luckily, the Celtics PRIDE podcast has you covered, even if it’s only through responding to Instagram posts of people like Dennis Schroder. We call this segment, “How Would You Handle It?” How would you handle it if you were Dennis Schroeder, who recently passed up an 84-million dollar contract and “fumbled the bag” because he now has a 5-million dollar deal with the Celtics? How would you handle it if you were Jayson Tatum’s coach and he answers a question asking whether he is going to take the ball to the hoop more often this season now that he’s bulked up with the response, “I know people want to see me go to the basket more. I like some step-back jumpers. It’s compromise. I’ll do what the people want.”
And then, how would you handle it if Rafael Stone (Houston’s GM) calls up and offers John Wall and their 2nd round pick next season for Al Horford and Josh Richardson?
Adam, Josh and Mike then pivot and give their bets for over or under the following benchmarks for Celtic players: will Jayson Tatum will average 27.5 points per game? Will Jaylen Brown average 25.5? Will Jayson and Jaylen combine to average 9.5 APG? Will Robert Williams average 19.5 minutes per game and play over 60 games? Will Robert Williams average 2.1 blocks per game? Will Aaron Nesmith average 9.5 points per game?
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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!