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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.

    CLAB 20: Predicting Hayward's decision and free agency preview with Jared Weiss

    CLAB 20: Predicting Hayward's decision and free agency preview with Jared Weiss

    With free agency kicking off at 6pm Friday, November 20th and Gordon Hayward a free agent, we recruited The Athletic's (and former Celtics Wire editor) Jared Weiss to help us sort through the unfolding chaos that is the Boston Celtics' offseason. With Celtics stalwarts Brad Wanamaker, Semi Ojeleye and Enes Kanter likely on the move, Vincent Poirier on his way to the Oklahoma City Thunder, Tacko Fall and Tremont Waters likely to stay with the team, incoming draft picks and incomplete trades to consider on top of Hayward's critical situation, there's a lot of things on the plate to digest. Join Celtics Hub and Off the Glass' Cam Tabatabaie and Justin Quinn as we talk with Weiss about all the most important free agency rumbles finding their way to our ears this week.

    • 39 min
    CLAB 19: Remembering Tommy Heinsohn & highly subjective draft thoughts

    CLAB 19: Remembering Tommy Heinsohn & highly subjective draft thoughts

    We originally planned to talk out irrational gut feelings or overconfidence in 2020 NBA draft prospects ahead of Wednesday's big event, but a legend passed in the interim. With franchise icon Tommy Heinsohn's death arriving after a long absence from the team he never could stay far from, we instead chose to share our favorite memories of the Celtic giant. We're joined by Red's Army writer and resident historian Mike Dynon, who regaled us with a window into his early fandom watching the Hall-of-Fame player and coach move to the other side of the clipboard. We did manage to squeeze in at least some of the draft talk we'd initially planned to focus on afterwards as well. Join Off the Glass' Alex Goldberg, Celtics Hub's Cam Tabatabaie, Celtics Wire editor Justin Quinn and Celtics Lab's Mark Allison as we work out our nagging suspicions about the NBA draft.

    • 1 hr 14 min
    CLAB 18 - How does a $132m projected tax impact the NBA, Celtics?

    CLAB 18 - How does a $132m projected tax impact the NBA, Celtics?

    The NBA and National Basketball Players Association (NBPA) are reportedly on the cusp of a new agreement that will see a December 22nd start date to the 2020-21 season and a $132 million salary cap among several other pressing issues. What will the potential impact of such a cap situation on the league and with the Celtics as they try to assemble a contender ahead of the Christmas week start? Will they be able to afford keeping Gordon Hayward? Could the team one day have to say goodbye to Marcus Smart? How long could revenue shortfalls last, and what are ways they might be addressed? Join Cam Tabatabaie, Alex Goldberg and Justin Quinn as they sit down with HoopsHype and USA TODAY Sports Wire's in-house cap expert Yossi Gozlan as we try and divine the answers to these and several pressing questions for Boston and the NBA in this pod.

    • 46 min
    CLAB 17: The longest season over, we look at the strangest draft

    CLAB 17: The longest season over, we look at the strangest draft

    With the longest season in league history behind us, the Boston Celtics and rest of the NBA turn their attention to the 2020 draft, sure to be among the most unusual ever held as well. With the pandemic hiatus changing how the combine works and our usual channels of gathering intelligence impinged upon in order to safeguard the health of a new cohort of prospects and league personnelle alike, getting a read on what players may end up where has never been a greater challenge. Luckily for us at the Celtics Wire, we've got access to the team at Rookie Wire, and to that end we borrowed one of the main minds behind their 2020 draft coverage, Bryan Kalbrosky. We break down the various draft strategies the Celtics might take, whether picking where they stand or trading up in a variety of scenarios, diving into a host of popular Boston pick projections -- and some sleepers who might surprise. This is one of the more informative pods out there on what the Celtics might be after, so be sure to check it out if the draft is a mystery -- or a beacon.

    • 47 min
    CLAB 16: After the longest season, where does Boston go from here?

    CLAB 16: After the longest season, where does Boston go from here?

    After the 2019-20 NBA season has finally come to a close, it's time to get our bearings on what's ahead for the Boston Celtics. We take a quick look back at the Eastern Conference Finals and the Los Angeles Lakers winning the title, as well as a quick survey of the draft and trade options that will await the Celtics once they can begin making moves. We also take a look back to some of the Celtics who have left the team over the last few seasons to check in on how they're doing as well.

    • 35 min
    CLAB 15: Previewing the Miami-Boston Eastern Conference Finals

    CLAB 15: Previewing the Miami-Boston Eastern Conference Finals

    The Boston Celtics survived the Toronto Raptors only to collide with the Miami Heat in the Eastern Conference Finals. Their third trip to this stage in four seasons, we break down what we ought to be expecting from our Floridian foes in the team's quest to hang Banner 18. Join Topher Lane, Alex Goldberg, Cam Tabatabaie and Justin Quinn as they dive into the coming series while getting us up to speed on all the other playoff action.

    • 33 min

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