Jon and Justin go back to the well on Marcus Smart now that the pictures are out and this is no BS weight loss, the beast is noticeably lighter. While the early reports say that the weight loss = quickness Justin is more interested in seeing the impact on his leaping ability when the Celtics finally play a game this Monday evening. From there they catch up on late late late offseason action with the Carmelo trade to OKC and breakdown that gamble by Sam Presti with a number of expiring contracts on the roster. Finally, we skipped the opportunity on the last show to let Jon let his freak flag fly on Yabusele. Not this time, the wait is over not only for Jon but Yabu too!
Jon and Justin can't wait another day for training camp. With Media Day just a week away the show is immediately derailed with Duck Boat Hot Takes and a really bad Christmas week analogy. Eventually, the show gets back on track in discussing Kyrie Irving's appearance on ESPN's First Take. In the second half of the show, a quick rundown of the roster gets the crew close enough to training camp that they can taste it.
Jon and Justin, like Ray Allen, can't help themselves and let that conversation die. Mostly cuz, that's the way Ray wants it. Isaiah Thomas excellent work in The Players Tribune and the awkward press conference also make their way into the opening segment of the show. But in the second half, the guys side step Marcus Smart (20 lbs lighter) and a rap writing Jaylen Brown in possible favor of Terry Rozier in the starting line-up because #3 is always the breakout year on Celtics Stuff Live. Guest appearance from Downtown Julie Brown.
Jon and Justin discuss Isaiah Thomas' hip injury concerns, break down the Irving/Hayward Press Conference and how deep the rotations will really go with the hosts in complete disagreement. In the second half of the show, Jon encourages Justin to embrace his numerology superstitions and determine which of them would be Beavis and which would be Butt-Head. Finally, the two close out the show discussing Marcus Smart's responsibility in setting the tone and establishing the culture with all the new faces on the roster.