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Helping you cope with the emotional and psychological effects of your Celtics fandom. We'll keep you up-to-date with all the latest Celtics news, and highlight the best and worst content from the Celtics Reddit Community. Twitter: @CelticRedditPod YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3zSRjjNIAemXB8MsbyEpGg
 
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The Celtics’ preseason loss in Orlando hardly matters thanks to Aaron Nesmith’s continued ascension. On this episode, more promising signs out of this Udoka-led squad, including the emphasis on ball-movement, a Timelord awakening, an optimized Grant Williams, and much more. Finally, the Celtics Reddit Recap, covering Tatum’s statements on becoming …
 
Are the words "double big lineup" no longer nightmare fuel? What have we learned from Ime Udoka's rotations so far? Chris Forsberg of NBC Sports Boston joins us to discuss the two greatest preseason games of all time, his recent interview with Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown, and the Celtics' looming vaccination cloud. Later, balancing childhood fand…
 
If Tatum isn't a genuine superstar, does anything else matter? If Udoka can't impact team ball movement, what are we doing? John Karalis joins us to react to Celtics Reddit's top 5 benchmarks for a successful Celtics season. Plus, sports journalism amidst a global pandemic, and can fandom and objective journalism co-exist?…
 
Soft cap? Tax Apron? BAE? BRI? What does it all mean, Basil? In this episode, Wayne Spooney helps us understand the many facets of the NBA Collective Bargaining Agreement. This is a safe space, where we can admit we really know nothing, and Celtics fans can finally expand their CBA acronym vocabulary beyond "TPE".…
 
CelticsBlog lead writer and podcast host Adam Taylor joins us to discuss Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown’s success metrics, how to track and quantify their progression, and its importance relative to other movements across the roster. Plus, basketball theory resources, international Celtics fandom, Adam’s career journey (so far), and reactions to Cel…
 
This week we’re joined by Dr Charles Ulysses Norris Thorpe, a Professor of Curse Studies and the world’s leading expert on the curse of Isaiah Thomas. Dr Thorpe explains the origins of the curse, its manifestations over the past four years, and the promising signs the curse may have been lifted.By Celtics Reddit Podcast
 
The Celtics secure Robert Williams with a contract extension, but what does this reveal about Brad Stevens’ approach. Is it too early to draw (un)fair comparisons to Danny Ainge? Plus, Smart or Dumb? The great Marcus Smart debate. Can Marcus Smart be the third star on this Celtics team? Later, schedule announcement, KG’s jersey retirement, and more…
 
President Brad Stevens continues his epic debut season run, making two significant trades right after the 2021 NBA draft. Are the new acquisitions guaranteed to stick around? What are the obstacles with re-signing Evan Fournier, and where do the Celtics go from here? Plus, post draft reactions, the Lakers acquiring Westbrook, and ESPN’s botched dra…
 
This week we’re riffing off Celtics Reddit’s most unpopular opinions, including Tatum and Brown’s effect on Ainge’s retirement, Kemba needs a decent roll-man to save his Celtic career, no roster changes are needed, and much more. Plus, Tatum commits to the Tokyo Olympic team and misses out on All-NBA honors.…
 
Who is the standout coaching candidate for the Celtics? Strong cases have been made this week for Darvin Ham and Ime Udoka. Plus, the media is increasing the volume on Kemba Walker trade rumours. What rumoured trade would bring back the most complementary pieces for the Tatum and Brown? Later, 2021 draft considerations, and mapping out the offseaso…
 
Danny Ainge is stepping down, while Brad Stevens is stepping up. What sense do we get from Brad that he’s up for the task? Plus, celebrating the end of a significant era with the “Top 5 Danny Ainge Moments”, evaluating the coaching hire options, and addressing today’s NBC Sports Boston article on an impending Kemba Walker trade. Also, a huge warm w…
 
The Celtics successfully play their way into the playoffs thanks to Tatum’s 50 point domination of the Wizards. Are Tatum’s post-game leadership comments enough to silents the doubters? Plus, should we be evaluating Kemba and Smart’s value as trade pieces or future roster pieces, Timelord’s growing injury list, general playoff excitement, and why y…
 
Tatum and Brown lead the Celtics to a bounce-back win against the pesky Hornets, while Aaron Nesmith injects some much-needed energy into the bench squad, but is it enough to sway fans’ expectations heading into the playoffs? Plus, the Thompson/Timelord big rotation is awesome, Romeo’s minutes reduction, and Smart’s “threatening language”. Finally,…
 
Jayson Tatum became the youngest 50-point scorer in Celtics history as the Celtics take five quarters to shake off the Timberwolves. Plus, the continued evaluation of Kemba Walker, Timelord’s post-Embiid performances, and Marcus Smart; struggling would-be star, or amazing role player? Later in the Reddit recap, do fans need to dial back the critici…
 
Celtics beat writer for Boston.com and host of the Gino Time podcast Tom Westerholm joins us to discuss the Celtics moves at the trade deadline, the Celtics’ long term outlook, and potential moves in the buyout market. Plus, how Tom got into sportswriting, and what trade deadline day is like from the perspective of a beat writer.…
 
Tatum and Brown put up solid performances in a loss to the Cavaliers, but a disappointing 1-3 stretch after the all-star break has triggered our second Fan Therapy episode of 2021. Is the bench to blame for the Celtics’ repeated struggles, or do the Jays need to do more? Is there any remaining confidence these issues can or will be resolve by the t…
 
Celebrating Tatum and Brown's performances throughout all-star Sunday, the best/worst moments at the halfway point of the regular season, and whether it’s worth owning those ‘moments’ on NBA Top Shot. Plus, the Celtics Reddit Recap, including Harrison Barnes’ impact compared to Gordon Hayward, Paul Pierce as a HOF finalist, and the pros & cons of h…
 
The Celtics suddenly find themselves amidst a win streak after sinking the Clippers courtesy of Kemba, Timelord and patches of solid team defense. This week, we look at Kemba’s increasing impact beyond the stats, the Pritchard/Timelord connection, and the defensive schemes still bothering Tatum. Plus, the Celtics Reddit Recap, including putting the…
 
Kemba Walker has been gradually improving this past week, but is he a good long-term fit as a third option next to Tatum and Brown? Plus, key moments in another frustrating loss to the Mavericks, continued defensive issues, and the Jays make the all-star team. Later, the Celtics Reddit Recap, including the lasting curse of the Isaiah Thomas trade. …
 
Why are the Celtics losing so frequently? Is it poor coaching, ‘ticker’, roster related, or something else? What is the justification for playing Thompson over Timelord? Plus, the Celtics’ defensive weaknesses, the Jays usage/assist rates, rising Aaron Nesmith stock, and addressing the “Fire Brad Stevens” movement.…
 
A narrow loss to the Lakers provides some cause for optimism, with great performances from Tatum & Brown and an emerging big-man hierarchy with Theis and Timelord. Meanwhile, Kemba Walker is a divisive player among fans. We discuss the arguments for and against keeping Kemba as the supplemental star to the Jays. Plus, Marcus Smart’s injury, JJ Redi…
 
Tatum impresses in his first game back, while Jaylen continues his epic stretch with an effortless 26 points. With Kemba’s return to form, how can we expect the Celtics’ “Big 3” to perform? How do they compare to other dynamic trios and duos around the league? Plus, Aaron Nesmith’s rising stock, Marcus Smart the pure point guard, revisiting the big…
 
With no recent Celtics games and the immediate future unclear, it’s time for another Fan Therapy podcast. What’s going great for the Celtics? What’s going terribly for our rivals? There’s plenty to lift your mood in these difficult times. Plus, Joe shares his experience attending Game 6 of the 2008 finals while the guys share their favorite Celtics…
 
How does Payton Pritchard compare to previous Celtics 1st round picks, and what impact will his early ascension have on this season? Plus, Jayson Tatum continues to improve, but fans are still divided on his late-game shot selection, leading to contentious comparisons to a young Kobe Bryant. Later, some much-needed performances from the young bench…
 
What are the biggest takeaways from the first three games? Is it possible Tatum’s missed deep game-winner is not that big a deal? Plus, reactions to the Pacers game, Jaylen’s strong start, and the best new roster addition “showcases”. Finally, humoring the Harden trade enthusiasts, exploring non-Jaylen Brown trade scenarios and more.…
 
As promised, the very friendly and reflective Abby Chin answers YOUR questions, and some of ours as well. Topics covered include Abby’s journey to becoming the sideline reporter for the Celtics, how it all went down when she was let go (and re-hired) by NBC Sports Boston, what a working day looks like and her thoughts on the upcoming season.…
 
Payton Pritchard and Aaron Nesmith put up strong debuts for the Celtics. Running down the roster, what were the impacts to player value coming out of the first preseason games? Is Jeff Teague just Ray Allen in Brad Wanamaker's body? Plus, a genuine welcome back to Abby Chin, and why it's okay that Tatum and Brown played terribly.…
 
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