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  • Fellas, I hope you're feeling okay because I'm about to upset Uncle P.

  • Obviously, Yeah.

  • I mean, we got to talk about his Celtics.

  • He's won a championship with him.

  • He's been a finals M V p with them.

  • Last year, it felt good because they were in the Eastern Conference finals.

  • But this year they're teetering and make it into the playoffs.

  • Uncle piece.

  • So I got to tell you there under 500 what?

  • Or who would you blame?

  • I guess, for the Celtics struggle so far this season, if you had to put it on someone, well, it's hard to really try to blame one person.

  • They've dealt with coronavirus issues that dealt with injuries, uh, to Marcus Smart and Kimber Walker.

  • And so it's hard to put the blame on any one person.

  • But, you know, so when you look at the Celtics, they just don't move the ball.

  • That offense is not Chris.

  • There's one of the worst passing teams in the league, their middle to pack on defense.

  • So it's a combination of things you know.

  • Not only the injuries, of course, Jayson Tatum and Brown, or have an All Star years, but it's not equating two wins, and it's just like give them the ball and have them make a play.

  • But, you know, on the other end and not playing defense and they're not moving the ball.

  • So you know it's tough.

  • It's tough right now.

  • Paul.

  • You must have seen Decision.

  • Watson's tweet about loyalty.

  • He's talking about coronavirus injuries, offense, passing.

  • I ain't saying name.

  • Didn't I ask you a team sport?

  • It's hard to put it on one person.

  • I mean, it's a combination of things.

  • I got you legend.

  • That's why your number in the rafters.

  • I'll put a name on the Maria Danny Ainge, the same person to put it together, By the way, a terrific GM.

  • You know he is the guy that drafted Jayson Tatum.

  • Drafted.

  • Jalen Brown drafted Marcus Smart like he's really good at his job.

  • But when he had all of those assets, I felt like I had a chance to cash in his chips and he didn't, and that led to a domino effect of them losing productive players around the league.

  • You don't get better by losing those numbers.

  • Kemba Walker was a third team all NBA performer when he went to the Celtics.

  • He's not an All Star this year.

  • All of those guys are playing terrific basketball.

  • So at this point, I have to say Danny Ainge.

  • Okay, so they're obviously missing some pieces.

  • J will.

  • Yeah, let's get to the professor on what he's saying on the court.

  • Go ahead, J.

  • Will I hear what you're saying?

  • Jay Rosen.

  • Danny Ainge.

  • But how about Brad Stevens?

  • I mean, I know it's been a tough week for him.

  • A root canal, identity theft.

  • How about when it comes to motivating players on his team?

  • J.

  • Listen to this.

  • The Celtics are currently in the ninth spot right now in the East.

  • Let's talk about teams four through nine.

  • Right?

  • Indiana Pacers.

  • How many all stars do they have?

  • Zero.

  • The Toronto Raptors.

  • How many officers do they have?

  • Zero.

  • The Knicks.

  • How many officers do they have?

  • Their six.

  • They got one.

  • The Bulls, their seventh.

  • They got one.

  • The Hornets, their eighth.

  • They got zero.

  • The Celtics have two all stars, man.

  • So it's Yes, I hear a piece saying about passing and being middle of the pack defensively, but you still got guys that can go it needs to come from the voice from within.

  • I know they have Marcus Smart, but Brad Stevens need to have some blame here.

  • Yeah.

  • So how did the Celtics get better from here?

  • You know what d n A.

  • H does?

  • Does have going for him about a month away.

  • Now to the trade deadline.

  • They've got all their future first round picks available in deals.

  • They've got a $28 million trade exception from the Gordon Hayward deal that allows them to take a big salary or any salary in to their roster.

  • But what they don't have right now is a great marketplace to make deals.

  • And you talk to GMs around the league and you know, they don't expect to really see any action until we get back from that mid season break because teams haven't declared themselves buyers or sellers yet.

  • There's a lot of teams who are hanging around the playoffs, the playing games at nine and 10 who aren't ready to start moving out their players.

  • And so I think what Angels gonna find is a very congested market among the teams who want to have postseason runs to all chase after a very minute number of good players who are gonna be available in that trade market.

  • All right, well, it's fourth in the East, but they're missing two of their star players, and I guarantee you that Jalen wants to know when they will be back.

  • We need some updates on when this roster will be at full strength.

  • Well, you'll remember caress lover who came over in that James Harden four team deal from the Nets.

  • You know, they found a mass on his left kidney when they were doing the physical.

  • When he came in to Indiana was a scary situation.

  • He had the mass removed, and now listen.

  • He is moving closer.

  • I'm told to returning to full contact participation in practice, and and there's optimism that you will see him and perhaps sometime in March, uh, sometime around the beginning or after the start of the second half of the season.

  • That's a huge boost for the Pacers to get Levert into their lineup and finally get him integrated to this team.

  • That's that's going to be a playoff team.

  • Last time we saw him, he had had five straight games with at least 20 points and that was the longest streak that he had in his career.

  • But let's talk about the Raptors and Kyle Lowry.

  • Now remember, Nick Nurse and five coaches will not be able to coach because of health and safety protocols.

  • People are calling for Kyle Lowry to be like the coach player, but is there a chance that we could see Kyle in a different uniform with a different team as the season progresses?

  • The possibility exists, Maria.

  • But I think this is going to be very much of a two way conversation between Messiah Jerry and Kyle Lowry and his agent, Mark Bartelstein.

  • When we get to the deadline, Uh, that's the trade deadline March 25th, about where the team sees itself heading this season what Kyle Lowry might want.

  • He's obviously a free agent at the end of the season.

  • The team is very invested in Fred VanVleet and some younger players moving forward.

  • But the one thing that I know about how Toronto is going to handle this with Kyle Lowry, they are not going to just trade him to some outpost to send him to a lottery team or a bad situation.

  • I think he's done too much about organization beside thinks too highly of him, so I think there'll be a conversation as they get closer.

  • But I would I would still be surprised to see Kyle Lowry in any uniform other than a Raptor this season.

  • All right, well, been there since 2012, and the all time assists leader is Kyle Lowry.

  • And in case you missed it, the one spot had Carmelo Anthony on this week.

  • It's outstanding.

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Fellas, I hope you're feeling okay because I'm about to upset Uncle P.

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