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Celtics Stuff Live

Celtics Stuff Live was the original live interactive webcast produced specifically for Celtics fans. The show originally aired for two hours every Sunday night and featured regular and prominent guests such as Mike Gorman, Sean Grande, Steve Bulpett, Marc Spears, Peter Vecsey, Mark Murphy, Scott Souza, Kelly Dwyer and Gary Tanguay and broadcast on CelticsBlog.com. Justin Poulin was one of the first members of the internet media to be credentialed with access to the locker room. NEW EPISODES MONDAY
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Jun 17, 2019

Celtics Stuff Live's Justin Poulin and Jon Duke picked up the pieces following the trade of Anthony Davis to the Lakers with the CSL guys on opposite ends of this one. Jon's disappointment at the inability to start a prolonged period of Celtics dominance with Davis and Kyrie at the helm remained strong, but the cost of the Lakers deal was so over the top... well, it's hard to be that upset. Justin, on the other hand, was over the moon and can't wait to see how Tatum, Brown, and Smart lead the franchise into a new era.

Before wrapping up, we got into a little bit of a draft talk and how the "flatness" of the draft from 4 to 14 or so impacts Boston and their targets.
Jun 13, 2019

Celtics Stuff Live's Justin Poulin and Jon Duke ran through an avalanche of Celtics rumors of the day starting with the Woj Bomb that the Celtics have entered serious trade discussions to acquire Anthony Davis. Coming just hours after SI's cover story on Rich Paul where Paul states Davis will hit free agency next summer if he's dealt to Boston, the concept of Boston pushing ahead on trading for Davis is seriously intriguing. Then coupling the interest in Davis with Kyrie's questionable future... it's a wild time in the Celtics offices on Causeway Street. Not to mention Kevin Durant's achilles injury and what that does to Kyrie's supposed plans to pair up with KD in New York... in Brooklyn or Manhattan with the Knicks. 

Whew.... 1 week till the Draft.
 
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Jun 3, 2019

Celtics Stuff Live's Justin Poulin and Jon Duke discussed the results of Anthony Davis's meeting with the Pelicans and apparent continued request for a trade. Coupling that news with continued "reports" from "reporters" indicating where the mercurial Kyrie Irving wants to play next season, Justin has had just about enough with all of the chit chat.

In the show's second half, the CSL guys looked at a Kyrie and Al-less Boston in 2020, how the Celtics could pivot into a youth movement, and how Houston's reported opening the market on their roster could combine.
 
In the outtakes... it was Jon and Justin and getting to the heart (or is it mind) of what makes this Kyrie situation so challenging for all of us.
 
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May 28, 2019

Celtics Stuff Live's Justin Poulin and Jon Duke reacted to the Raptors dispatching the Bucks in six games whether that impacted their view of the Celtics disappointing season. You won't be shocked at the answer. Next up the guys reacted to a listener email concerning  the point guard position in 2020 following Kyrie's uncertain future and Rozier's recent napalm laced comments to ESPN. Then the hallmark CSL shows in May in days gone past returned... it's draft time. Jon gassed up Brandon Clarke but didn't exactly show the same love to some Wildcats.

And this outtake is not one to be missed... without apology.
 
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May 20, 2019

Celtics Stuff Live's Justin Poulin and Jon Duke kicked around Steve Bulpett's reporting this weekend concerning the Celtics' strong position in acquiring Anthony Davis and the tie that binds toward a Kyrie Irving return to Boston. Then Justin wanted to gaze down a dystopian future without AD, Kyrie, or the Jays... which ends next summer with some surprisingly good news.

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May 15, 2019

Celtics Stuff Live's Justin Poulin and Jon Duke ripped apart the Celtics' "effort" against the Milwaukee Bucks in five measly games last week. It was the worst of times... and the worst of times. Kyrie's mental breakdown over the course of games 2-5 and the entire Celtics squad laying down has thrown the entire psychotic summer of free agency into a overdrive.

After the break, the results of the Draft Lottery, which put the Pelicans in place to draft Zion and trade Anthony Davis, helped to shape the Celtics and the trade market they will enter for Davis. The Knicks and Lakers falling out short of the top spot helped Boston, but Justin isn't sure he wants to make a move for Davis with Splash Brothers 2.0 in Jaylen and Jayson ready to grow in green.
May 2, 2019
Celtics Stuff Live's Justin Poulin and Jon Duke broke down the Celtics-Bucks series as it heads to Boston all tied up 1-1. Though each team has a blow out under their belts, the Celtics pulling off a win in Milwaukee provides the C's with homecourt advantage and the confidence they can win on the road. Though the role officiating plays in setting a tone in each game can nullify any potential advantages.
 
In the show's second half, Jon and Justin looked at how the Celtics can find success in the face of a Bucks defense which prevents easy looks at the rim and had been sending extra people at Kyrie Irving.  To wrap up, the life and legacy of John Havlicek came into focus and how 'John' was such an amazing man and basketball legend deserving of far more praise than he receives.
 
The outtakes moved on the games 3 and 4 and where this series is going from here. You'll need Celtics green shaded glasses for this one.
Apr 22, 2019
Celtics Stuff Live's Justin Poulin and Jon Duke are riding high off of the Celtics' four game sweep of the Indiana Pacers, looking nothing like the team that struggled through the regular season. Gordon Hayward's emergence has helped the Erotic City 5 lineup become the closing unit, just as the preseason predictions suggested. 
 
In the show's second half, Justin and Jon took opposing sides on the Kyrie's shot selection and the whether it is necessary for Kyrie to be "his best self" in taking long 3's. Then the show turned toward the Milwaukee Bucks and how a 2nd round series against Giannis and Co. might shake out. 
Apr 12, 2019
Celtics Stuff Live's Justin Poulin and Jon Duke looked ahead to the upcoming first round of the NBA Playoffs and the Celtics' prospects against the Indiana Pacers. Marcus Smart's injury adds some challenges to Brad Stevens' lineups and rotations, but the CSL guys saw some opportunities for players to assert themselves.
 
In the show's second half, Justin and Jon looked toward the NBA Draft and where the final standings left the Celtics with a bushel of draft pick options... which may or may not be impacted by the Anthony Davis sweepstakes.
 
And in the outtakes... it was time to go in on Dwyane Wade and jump to The Truth's defense.
Apr 2, 2019

Celtics Stuff Live's Justin Poulin and Jon Duke discussed the Celtics continued 1 step forward, 1 step back season following a decent win against the Pacers, an abominable loss to the Nets, and an irritating win over the Heat.  How this Celtics team gets out of its own way in the playoffs and how the culture of this team continues to be a challenge for Brad Stevens. With only four games remaining in the regular season, 50 wins seems like a significant long shot. 

Mar 25, 2019

Celtics Suck Live's Justin Poulin and Jon Duke tried to valiantly talk their way through the Chutes and Ladders 2019 Celtics season. The losses have been horrendous but the solutions are not easy: do you really let a top 10 NBA player walk in July? Do you trade away young blue chip players for a top 5 NBA star to play with the above mentioned mercurial PG?

In the show's second half, it was all about who sets the tone for the team and whether such a tone can change with weeks remaining in the regular season.
 
Do the Celtics have us, as the Patriots did 3 months ago, right where they want us... questioning their potential and expecting an early round loss?
Mar 19, 2019
Celtics Stuff Live's Justin Poulin and Jon Duke looked back on the Celtics 2-1 week highlighted by the return of THE LITTLE GUY... Isaiah Thomas. Thomas's return to Boston, punctuated by an emotional tribute video, brought back fond memories of Thomas's teams in Boston and the comparison to the current bi-polar roster makes the memories even fonder.
 
In the show's second half, the out sized impact of Marcus Morris came into focus and who could replace his prominent role in time for the playoffs. With Malcom Brogdan and possibly Kyle Lowry injured... is the field in the east clearing for the dysfunctional Celtics?
Mar 13, 2019

Celtics Stuff Live's Jon Duke and Justin Poulin caught up after the Soul Plane made it's return to Boston with the Celtics finishing their California trip with a 3-1 record.  Jon and Justin got into the new Kyrie, UNO games on the team plane, and to wrap up the show, the guys looked at the Eastern Conference playoff picture. Which matchups work best for the Celtics? Listen and find out.

Mar 4, 2019

Celtics Stuff Live's own Podfathers, Justin Poulin and Jon Duke, discussed the down and down week for the Celtics as the only consistent effort was a poor one. Continued questions about the team's ability to play together and the impact of changes coming this summer have reigned over the club. Jon and Justin looked at where a larger role for Jaylen Brown might come, but that was only the an appetizer to a longer discussion.... where Justin and Jon take opposing sides on the future of Kyrie in Boston.  

Feb 25, 2019
Tell me when you've heard this before... the Celtics played well against a really good team and then disappointed against a horrendous team.
 
Justin and Jon looked into the leadership problem on this team and why they seem to be unable to consistently do much of anything. Is it on Kyrie? And what about Brad?
 
Speaking of Brad, Jon and Justin looked at the rotations employed and what it might take for Jaylen Brown to get a longer look, Marcus Morris to get a shorter look, and maybe for Rozier not to get a look at all.
 
In the outtakes... we've all had enough of the public relations effort employed by Kyrie, no matter if he is right or not.
Feb 19, 2019

It's the All Star Break, but there is no respite from the rumors and speculation surrounding the Celtics summer of stars. Kyrie, Anthony Davis, and Kevin Durant spent the past weekend in a bromantic whirlwind that set Twitter ablaze. Jon and Justin discussed the wild weekend and how the confluence of rumors could impact the Celtics in 2020 and beyond. This show went pretty wild as Jon became excited at the prospect of a Kyrie, KD, and Brow lineup and Justin was... let's just say just a tad less than impressed. 

In the show's outtakes... Jon and Justin looked ahead to the Bucks and Bulls games this week. Or at least Justin did...
Feb 11, 2019

The expletives were flying for Celtics fans after a pair of dispiriting losses to Lebron's Lakers and Doc's Clippers and Celtics Stuff Live was no exception... expletives omitted of course. Jon and Justin laid into the Celtics' effort before looking at how much responsibility Brad Stevens bears and whether he is capable of coaching all star players.  Speaking of Kyrie, his role as a leader has been discussed but perhaps more importantly is how well Kyrie and his teammates are meshing as he moves in and out of the lineup.

In the show's second half, the show focused on Mook Morris's comments on the team not having any fun and not playing for each other. Justin looked to Al Horford's leadership capabilities to pull the team together on the defensive end on a team clearly in need of unifying forces. Without the ability to come together, Jon looked at Kyrie's pending free agency and how much his unhappiness deeply effects his July 1 decision.
  • Opening – Lakers/Clippers Analysis
  • 5min – Brad Stevens Shouldering Responsibility…Is he capable of coaching all stars?
  • 9min – Kyrie fragility – can the young players and the team shift gears with him and out of the lineup
  • 16min – Mook Morris Comments
  • 22min – Horford needs to captain the defense
  • 25min – Similar issue last year…will they get better?
  • 27min – Kyrie’s mental health more important than his physical health
  • 33min – Deadline & Week Ahead Predictions
Feb 5, 2019

The Celtics are rolling as winners in 9 out of their last 10 games (the only loss to the Warriors in a nailbiter) and all anyone is talking about is Kyrie's future and Anthony Davis. Justin and Jon looked at what this hot streak means in context of a season deemed by many to be a disappointment, but is that fair? Haven't the Celtics been really good for long enough that the losing streaks are outliers?

Then in the show's second half, the CSL guys turned their attention to Kyrie Irving and Anthony Davis. Between Davis's trade demands, Kyrie's comments in NY, Klutch Sports' attempts to alter the media narratives, and Ainge holding a lot of the cards... this should be a fascinating 72 hours until the trade deadline. And then another possibly wild five months until the opening of free agency in July. 
 
In the outtakes. Jon talked about his trip to the Garden in the Celtics game last Wednesday and getting to hang out with Mr. CLNS, himself... Nick Gelso.
Jan 30, 2019
As if this Celtics was lacking for intrigue, this past week had it all for Celtics fans. Jon and Justin broke down the Celtics' effort against the Warriors in the Saturday primetime game and noted a pair of wing players who need to do more for the guys in green to be victorious in June. In the show's second half, the CSL guys went in deep on the Anthony Davis situation and the myriad of ways Brow's availability impacts the Celtics. From Kyrie's future to what a potential deal might look like to how the Celtics might look like with Anthony Davis in the fold.
 
For those who enjoy the outtakes, Jon and Justin looked to the week ahead (which includes Jon's trip to see the C's take on Charlotte on Wednesday) and provide a Super Bowl prediction.
Jan 22, 2019

Four wins in a row, including a great victory over the Raptors, were a tremendous lift for the inconsistent 2019 Celtics, but even this run of success was overshadowed last week. Jon and Justin looked at how the week moved from Jaylen Brown's plea for togetherness transformed into a pair of apologies from Kyrie: one to the team and another to Lebron James for being a twerp when they were both in Cleveland.  The subsequent 4 game win streak over some peppy teams like the Hawks and Heat who don't roll over easily. Maybe, just maybe, they've turned the corner.

Before wrapping the show, Jon and Justin looked ahead to the matchup with the Warriors on Saturday night in Boston. Boogie is back, the Warriors are looking as strong as ever, and with the Celtics trending upward; Saturday night could be one for the ages.
Jan 14, 2019
In matter of three days the Celtics went from having solved all of what ailed them through the first half of the season to right back up that proverbial creek without a paddle. What looked so promising against the league's #1 defense in the form of the Indiana Pacers reverted to sloppy play and poor decision making against the Heat and Magic. Jon and Justin looked at the obvious clash of the old guard players led by Kyrie Irving and the new guard players targeted by Irving like Rozier and Jaylen Brown.
 
The leadership of the squad came into question in the show's second half as Brad Stevens faces the most critical juncture of his NBA coaching career while Kyrie attempts to accept the mantle as team leader just 18 months after asking to leave the overbearing leadership of Lebron James. 
 
Last up, the role (or lack there of) Terry Rozier has played in the Celtics' continued struggles came into focus. How much value does Rozier still possess?
 
And for those looking to stick around after closing time... Jon and Justin preview a very interesting week ahead with Toronto coming to town on Wednesday.
Jan 9, 2019

Celtics Stuff Live returns in the new year to look back on the post Christmas road trip and the C's return to winning basketball with a 3-0 home stand. Improved ball movement, the return of Horford and Morris from injury, and most of all, confident efforts from Hayward, Rozier and Brown. Maybe those three bench players have found their games and are ready to consistently help the Celtics win night after night.

In the show's second half, Jon and Justin discussed the impacts of these bench players returning to form and if Marcus Morris's place on the roster will be impacted. Jaylen Brown's play, in particular, brought out a vitriol laced tirade from Jon on Bill Simmons's belief that Jaylen should be moved because his trade value has sunk to virtually nothing. Justin then took up the hammer to go after Rainin' J's John Karalis in recognition of his recent hire at Mass Live as a Celtics beat writer.
 
And because of the anger filled finish, the outtakes section consisted of our predictions for the week so stay tuned after our Sammy Elias shout out.
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