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Locked On Celtics is a daily Boston Celtics podcast by MassLive beat writer John Karalis. It's an inside look at the C's from a former professional basketball player who is at practices & games. Hear from players, call in to the voicemail line, and hear from some great guest hosts. It's the #1 podcast choice for Celtics fans. Part of the Locked On Podcast network.

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Locked On Celtics is a daily Boston Celtics podcast by MassLive beat writer John Karalis. It's an inside look at the C's from a former professional basketball player who is at practices & games. Hear from players, call in to the voicemail line, and hear from some great guest hosts. It's the #1 podcast choice for Celtics fans. Part of the Locked On Podcast network.

    Danny Ainge & Brad Stevens on Gordon Hayward, Kemba Walker's knee, & Tristan Thompson

    Danny Ainge & Brad Stevens on Gordon Hayward, Kemba Walker's knee, & Tristan Thompson

    Day one of "media week" in the NBA gave us, hopefully, the end of the Gordon Hayward saga. MassLive's John Karalis shares Danny Ainge and Brad Stevens audio from Tuesday as they discuss what happened with Gordon Hayward's departure and Kemba Walker's knee. Also, Danny Ainge had an interesting quote about Tristan Thompson that sure feels like it was in response to how last season ended.
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    • 41 min
    Leftover Hayward questions & the return of Evan Turner

    Leftover Hayward questions & the return of Evan Turner

    The confusing use of the Gordon Hayward TPE still drew some more questions, so MassLive's John Karalis answers them, and then explains why it's more likely to be used in pieces & this season. Also, would the Celtics be interested in Zhaire Smith and why hiring Evan Turner as an assistant coach is a nice move.
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    • 39 min
    Gordon Hayward deal done: here's everything to know about the traded player exception Boston got for him

    Gordon Hayward deal done: here's everything to know about the traded player exception Boston got for him

    The Gordon Hayward saga is over. He has been traded to the Charlotte Hornets for a traded player exception, and MassLive's John Karalis has a full breakdown of what that means, how the Celtics can use it, and who they might use it on.
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    • 47 min
    MAILBAG: Hayward's impact on the cap, Carsen Edward's chance, & Boston's fighting lineup

    MAILBAG: Hayward's impact on the cap, Carsen Edward's chance, & Boston's fighting lineup

    It's Friday mailbag time, with questions about Gordon Hayward's impact on the salary cap, Carsen Edwards' chances of making an impact, and who'd beat Boston's lineup in a fight. Also, MassLive's John Karalis gets asked about his own playing career.
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    • 44 min
    Rookies introduced & dispelling a misconception about why free agents left Boston

    Rookies introduced & dispelling a misconception about why free agents left Boston

    As we wait for more Gordon Hayward news, we did hear a bit from Brad Stevens and how Kemba Walker will be handled and we heard from Boston's two new rookies. MassLive's John Karalis shares their full news conference and then explains that recent free agent losses have almost nothing to do with Danny Ainge's past moves and almost everything to do with money.
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    • 45 min
    More pieces in the Hayward puzzle & Tatum's mom says exactly the right thing

    More pieces in the Hayward puzzle & Tatum's mom says exactly the right thing

    We learned a little bit more about the Gordon Hayward trade talks with the Indiana Pacers. MassLive's John Karalis tries to see where these puzzle pieces fit. Also, Jayson Tatum's mom says the exact right thing about his contract extension and you'll hear from the newly re-signed Tacko Fall.
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    • 36 min

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