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On Celtics Lab, we go deep into the details, finding compelling narratives, data, stories and interviews you won't find anywhere else.

    Boston's 2022 trade deadline intelligence special edition with Michael Scotto

    Boston's 2022 trade deadline intelligence special edition with Michael Scotto

    With a little more than three weeks to go to the 2022 NBA trade deadline, fans of the Boston Celtics are scouring the internet for any signs of what their favorite team might be up to in an effort to improve its fortunes in this and future seasons at the same time NBA reporters try to pry some juicy secrets about what might be going down in the league's front offices to the same end.
    And for that reason, we brought on HoopsHype's Michael Scotto to give us some details on what he has been hearing around the league with regard to the Celtics' trade deadline efforts, as well his thoughts on what Boston might do (or not do) in terms of personnel changes before Feb. 10 rolls around in a few weeks.
    While there are no blockbuster trades on the immediate horizon, it seems the Celtics organization is doing its best to hit a bunch of singles for a later home run. 
    So, be sure to join your usual hosts Cameron Tabatabaie and Justin Quinn (Alex had a last-minute technical hiccup) as they get down to brass tacks with Scotto about what Boston's trade future may hold.


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    • 20 min
    What CAN Boston do to get better at the 2022 NBA trade deadline, anyway?

    What CAN Boston do to get better at the 2022 NBA trade deadline, anyway?

    The Boston Celtics are already percolating in the rumor mill when it comes to the NBA's 2021-22 trade season with the Feb. 10 deadline still more than a month away. Will the team make a major move? If so, what should they be looking for? And if not, what makes sense out of the range of directions the team could go in while pursuing deals of the non-blockbuster variety?
    Of equal importance is what the team can NOT do, as well as other limitations and concerns which may be shaping the team's thinking. And on the latest episode of the CLNS Media "Celtics Lab" podcast, your usual hosts Justin Quinn, Alex Goldberg, and Cameron Tabatabaie help highlight the realms of the possible at the trade deadline with the help of Celtics cap guru Ryan Bernardoni (A.K.A. Dangercart).
    From transformative trades down to kitting singles, the foursome outline the contours of one of the most important trade seasons the Celtics have faced in some time.
     To hear what might be in store for Boston before mid-February as well as the news and general goings-on in the wider Celtics world, listen to the clip embedded above.


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    • 1 hr 7 min
    Diagnosing the cure for what ails the Boston Celtics with Tim Bontemps

    Diagnosing the cure for what ails the Boston Celtics with Tim Bontemps

    The Boston Celtics have plenty of things to work on in 2022, and there are no shortages of theories out there on the internet regarding what they ought to be doing about them. From issues closing out games and maintaining focus throughout them to shooting and passing compounded by sub-optimal roster constructions and the awkward rotations which arise from them.
    Trading for new players is clearly one of the primary tools available to the Celtics, but there are things that could change from within with the right leadership and will to make that happen. What should be the focus of Boston's front office ahead of the 2022 NBA trade deadline, and moving forward?
    In our most recent episode of the CLNS Media "Celtics Lab" podcast, we brought in ESPN's Tim Bontemps to talk about what the team we cover ought to be focused on changing -- and more importantly how they ought to do it -- to escape what has grown into an increasingly long stay on the dreaded treadmill of mediocrity.
    Check out the clip embedded above to hear all Bontemps and your usual hosts Cameron Tabatabaie, Alex Goldberg, and Justin Quinn have to say about the Celtics' woes and what tools they have at their disposal.


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    • 58 min
    Finding some resolve for a struggling Boston squad with the new year

    Finding some resolve for a struggling Boston squad with the new year

    With January and a new year just around the corner, attention for most of us tends to turn to the things we have had trouble with in the previous year, and what we can do in the coming one to avoid the mistakes of the past that have kept us from being our best selves.
    And the Boston Celtics certainly are no exception whether you are talking about them as a group of individual players who have a lot of things to improve on, or as a team that is far from the coherent, competitive squad they (and we) want them to become. In the case of the Celtics, however, we hope whatever New Year's resolutions Boston comes up with last longer than ours usually do.
    To that end, the hosts of the CLNS Media "Celtics Lab" podcast put together a list of resolutions for the coming year to try and take a positive spin on a spate of negative play.
     We've all been in a slump before, and with the passing of one of our least favorite years in modern history, we all have a chance to start over.
    Listen to the podcast embedded above to hear what we want to see from the Celtics moving forward, as well as our usual news roundup from Cameron Tabatabie and Alex Goldberg (Justin Quinn was on lost cat duty for this pod, which he found).


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    • 56 min
    A Boston Celtics Festivus for the rest of us to get some gripes off of our chests

    A Boston Celtics Festivus for the rest of us to get some gripes off of our chests

    The Boston Celtics are seemingly stuck at around .500 midway through yet another season that was supposed to be the campaign that saw them finally ascend to contender status while a large part of the roster (and for that matter, the NBA) is in the league's health and safety protocol after testing positive for COVID-19 despite the majority of the team being vaccinated.
    Between all this, the political zoo appearing on our televisions and cell phones on a daily basis, and a host of other disappointing to downright frightening things going on in the world at the moment, there is no limit to the things fans of the Celtics could -- and should -- be complaining about.
    To that end, on this week's episode of the CLNS Media "Celtics Lab" podcast, hosts Justin Quinn, Alex Goldberg, and Cameron Tabatabaie host a Festivus-inspired airing of the grievances for all things Boston Celtics, NBA, and beyond.
    We try to keep it mostly light in a bit of a dark patch in the NBA schedule with all the COVID-related news currently gripping the league (and put most of the pandemic related talk further towards the end), and touch on the team's recent play and signing of former No. 10 pick Joe Johnson to keep things balanced.
    So, be sure to check out the clip embedded above to hear all there is to gripe about in the Celtics media sphere on up with your three favorite NBA curmudgeons.


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    • 1 hr 8 min
    Sorting out the Boston Celtics' future with Rohan Nadkarni

    Sorting out the Boston Celtics' future with Rohan Nadkarni

    With a brutally tough schedule, early-season injuries and new additions to the Boston Celtics' roster and coaching staff making an evaluation of the team an uphill battle, the franchise will soon have to make tough decisions about the direction of the team in the short term that could have reverberations across a much longer-term context.
    Is this team good enough now to make a deep postseason run? Does it need minor changes to inch towards contention? A major tear down? A complete overhaul? And do they have the tools they need for the path that makes the most sense?
    On the latest episode of the CLNS Media "Celtics Lab" podcast, your usual hosts Justin Quinn, Cameron Tabatabaie, and Alex Goldberg are joined by renowned Celtics podcaster homerism foil Rohan Nadkarni of Sports Illustrated.
    Nadkarni helps temper our optimism in key areas as we four try and divine what sort of moves Boston will make as the trade season gets underway.
    While the business of sniffing out agendas in trade rumors may be an annoyance at this time of year, the potential for novelty that will drive future success is always a compelling topic.
    So, buckle up and dive into this episode with us to get up to speed on who might be joining the Celtics soon -- and who is likely leaving.


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    • 1 hr 2 min

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