Celtics Stuff Live's Justin Poulin and Jon Duke lamented the long postseason but jumped into the reasons why this offseason seems particularly long. In the show's second half, the CSL guys examined the reasons as to why optimism still exists in spite of such a challenging offseason. Could Brad Stevens use an incredibly experimental lineup? Lastly, in the outtakes, Justin wants in on the Enes Kanter phenomenon.
Celtics Stuff Live's Justin Poulin and Jon Duke broke down Tacko Fall's visit to the teacups at Canobie Lake Park before moving on to the Shamrock Team USA's move down under in preparation for the FIBA World Cup. With only a scrimmage against Spain to discuss, it was time to dig deep back into the vault. But first Justin had to completely embarrass himself on the Manscaped ad read.
Then in the show's second half, the CSL guys took exception to Sean Grande's comparison on Celtics Beat of Horford's move to Philly to Ray Allen's departure to South Beach. Finally, in the outtakes, it was a revisiting of the Winning Plays' pod discussion of what happened if the Kyrie Irving trade never happened. In short... it's a strange scenario of dogs and cats living together.
Celtics Stuff Live's Justin Poulin and Jon Duke owned up to their promise to discuss the potential availability of Bradley Beal in trade discussions and how interested the Celtics should be.
In the show's second half the CSL guys looked at the USA Basketball scrimmage and how Pop and Kerr can help Brad Stevens in building a winner in Boston. Before wrapping up to discuss hate and discontent for Anthony Davis and Kevin Durant, Justin and Jon looked at the recently released Celtics schedule and which dates they have circled on the calendar for particular interest.
Celtics Stuff Live's Justin Poulin and Jon Duke couldn't wait to talk about the Team USA x Team Shamrock crossover and the rookies showing up at Fenway for last night's Red Sox game. However, it wasn't before the inanity of those topics turned to the future of Jaylen Brown through the prism of a pair of CelticsBlog articles which weighed the decision making surrounding a contract extension.
Another illuminating article from NBC Sports Boston's Chris Forsberg tried to trace Kyrie Irving's transition from "if you'll have me" to chatting with Spencer Dinwiddie about playing together just 8 weeks later. The Kyrie situation is just about in everyone's rear view mirror but understanding why it went awry is a necessary evil.