Ray Allen is coming out with a book next month that nearly absolves himself of any sort of blame in his ongoing rift with his former Celtics teammates. Can you imagine what the CSL guys had to say?
Well, Jon "Doc Brown" Duke and Justin "Marty McFly" Poulin jumped back into the Delorean to talk about the 2008 Celtics and Ray Allen's inability to accept nearly any blame in this high school drama.
Not to be left out, Glen "Big Baby" Davis was in the news thanks to his arrest for selling a decent amount of marijuana. This lead to Jon and Justin talking about how mental health is handled in today's game and whether being honest provides opponents with a competitive advantage.
To wrap, Jon and Justin looked at the copious injuries that have hit the Celtics within the last week and whether the team should extend itself at all to attempt to get a higher playoff seeding.
The Celtics got bitten hard by the injury bug... first with Jaylen's frightening fall, then Horford heads home sick, and wrapping with Kyrie exiting the Pacers game early with his balky knee. But Jon and Justin see opportunities for growth with the keys getting passed to certain younger Celtics.
Jon gave a bit of a preview of the NCAA Tournament and which NBA Draft prospects stand the best chance for a deep run into tournament. Jon also gives up his sleeper picks for your bracket busting fun,.
To wrap, Jon and Justin gave their predictions for the 3 games this week, including a match-up with future Celtics Anthony Davis.
In Houston we had a problem late in the game, but the Celtics nearly won a hard fought game against the league leading Rockets. This isn't horseshoes, but "close" might be good enough when you are on the road facing a club still VERY SALTY over the outcome of the last matchup in Boston.
Justin had some criticism for Brad Stevens handling of the final minutes and the removal of the scorching hot Greg Monroe in favor of the scuffling Al Horford. Jon backed "Team Dad" Horford and saw Al as a necessary and nearly permanent fixture at the end of Celtics games.
In the show's second half, Justin and Jon recorded from Hayward Island as they maintain their stance that Gordon Hayward will return to play for the Celtics this season. Justin is unconvinced the numbers associated with the Alter-G are all that helpful in understanding Hayward's recovery progress.