Of course, we spoke too soon.
Just when we thought Brad and company were done making news, they swung in with an unexpected trade that shipped out Carsen Edwards and Kris Dunn to the Memphis Grizzlies for budding movie star, Juancho Hernangomez. Adam, Josh, and Mike kick things off by breaking down the trade with their initial reactions. Are the Celtics better off? Did Mike or Adam literally pack Carsen’s bags and drive him to the airport? Are there any benefits beyond the on-the-court product?
The gentlemen also take a deep dive look at the Eastern Conference, ranking all 15 teams across four buckets: Belles of the Ball (championship contenders); Life of the Party (playoff locks); Happy to be Invited (play-in candidates); and Ugly Stepsiblings (not in the conversation). What follows is a lengthy, thoughtful exchange trying to make sense of an offseason full of player movement and a suddenly deep and competitive Eastern Conference. Into which tier did Josh, Mike, and Adam put the Celtics? What overall seed? What teams are our locks to make the playoffs? And how do our rankings compare with yours?
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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!