Aug. 18, 2021

Reaction to Marcus Smart agreeing to 4-year, $77 million extension with the Boston Celtics

Reaction to Marcus Smart agreeing to 4-year, $77 million extension with the Boston Celtics

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On this episode: we’ll dive in and react to Marcus Smart signing a 4-year/$77 Million dollar max contract extension to remain with the Boston Celtics, and if it changes the Celtics mentality heading into the 2021 season and an expected big free agency market in 2022.

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Transcript
Craig D'Alessandro:

On this episode of missing the point, we'll dive in and react market smart signing a four year $77 million max contract extension to remain with the Boston Celtics. And we'll talk about it that changes the Boston Celtics mentality heading into the 2021 season. And then expected big freight and see market in 2022. This is missing the point, Episode 79. But it's all relative.

Rayshawn Buchanan:

Welcome, it's a missing a point. Emergency podcast edition. I am your host Rayshawn Buchanan with my guy Money Mike Markangelo. What's going on? Man?

Michael Marcangelo:

I feel this show's gonna be a lot of meat eating Crow, but I guess I'm ready for it.

Rayshawn Buchanan:

No, I think that we you know, we have some some of the thoughts about what we're going to get into. But you know, that's why we have the show. And we can you know, we can edit things out and put things in if we need to if need be. But yeah, you know, we had to die on that hill some time. So it's all good. But yeah, so, you know, obviously, you know, we're doing listen to the show, and we are we haven't talked about Marcus Smart. You can check out our TikTok with wonderful Producer Craig D'Alessandro with that so check follows www.tiktok.com/MTPshow that will be in the show notes. Yeah, so you know what I saw Marcus Smart, y'all marker smart is presumably here for another four more years. We made the post on Instagram. You know, it was a WOJ bomb. Sam also chat as well. So Marcus martyr signed a four year deal for $77 million. So I think he gets 18 like the first year, it's going to boss up incrementally each year. So Mike, you know, I said like, we just had the numbers for years. 77. You know, what were your thoughts about the deal? So like it, love it. Hate it? Well,

Michael Marcangelo:

I think we should first acknowledge the fact on the last time that we talked about this deal. And Marcus Smart I said Marcus, you ain't a $20 million. You have player sorry. Turns out that's intellectually honest, he's not. But this they overpaid. I think he does bring a lot to the Celtics. I think that his mentality is defense. Those are all great. But it feels like to me that the point guard position is actually a position of strength for the Celtics now, and that wasn't the case before. I think one of the things that I do like about this deal is that it does not include a player option. And I even think that there is a Is it a 15 or 18% kicker? If a trade is executed, that tells me that they wanted him they didn't want to lose him. But they still I think Marcus Smart is more valuable to the Celtics as someone who was under contract for the next four years, as opposed to someone who was on the last year of his deal, because of the trade deadline and this upcoming season. Now you can say you're gonna get four and a half years of him as opposed to just a half a season. So I like it in that sense. I think that was a little too rigid in the initial reports were that they were looking for a four year $68 million deal. He was looking for a four year $18 million deal. So all sides to me and I could be wrong point to the fact that he's not going to finish the this deal with the Celtics. If that's the case, that I like it, but I still think that it's too steep of a price.

Rayshawn Buchanan:

Yeah, no, I think that's totally understandable. Right? Um, yeah, I think you're obviously funny, basically, for the same amount in New York that I said, well, we'll touch on that deal shortly. But, you know, I think you know, listen, there's no one that swung the pendulum for selling phones more than Marcus Smart, right? You know, you need to really really love them. We really really close down like my friend Leo who listens to the show we'll you know, we'll certainly want to be in um, Leo cannot stand Marga smart and thinks he's a juggler player. We basically felt like Brad kinda just let the reins loose on him and it was able when I'm able to kind of pull him back in so he's been out on Marcus Smart for a long time so yeah, and I get it right he made he does some plays and you're just like oh my god like what are you doing? Then you have some plays when you still say what are you doing but it's like wow, like only Marcus Smart on the scene. What made us have a play so I mean, I don't hate the deal. I mean, I don't love that all he's getting 1919 and a half billion years around there. Well I'm I love that so I guess I could say like, but I like it with the condition right? So there's always going to love Love is always conditional, right? You know, I like it. Slash love it. If I said destined to do for Bradley bill or somebody else's. I'm here as that third piece of paper was ok with Jasyon Tatum and Jaylen Brown . And someone said, Oh, you know what, now it was more of a moveable project. Well, it was 14 like, I just didn't want that weighing on him going into the season. Because we were also we all know what type of is it had kids? Yeah, yeah. And napkins? Yeah. Oh, so yeah, so you're not gonna you're not gonna look out for me when she looked out for XYZ. So that's, I would think so. Yeah. So I listen, I get it. And it was smart on Brad's behalf to do that, in my opinion.

Michael Marcangelo:

I still think i think that like the whole argument of the fact that it's a more movable contract. Now is It's just based on the term of it right? It would be hard to get a team to get a good return to the Celtics for trading just for half half a season left, assuming that you should have it at the trade deadline. Now, you have a year xoma. So Marcus Smart now is worth what you think he is. You should get that back in return. I think he's a tone setter. And I think he's one of the biggest enigmas in the league. You know, as far as for me for a fan. I'd love him. For all the reasons that I hate him. I love him for his miraculous third quarter three point shots. I hate that it took him 12 shots to get to that point. God, he is a tone setter. I think sometimes. He's also he's illustrated that his head isn't exactly where it needs to be. I don't think Case in point is when Payton Pritchard hit that game winning layup last season, and you still have Marcus Smart arguing with the official but the call that happened to him right before like, Listen, your team won. That's all that really matters. But I think for a team on the cusp of winning a championship you need to look at Marcus Smart. I don't know that the Celtics are that and I don't think that he is the third piece of a big three here. So maybe you move them like but again, for all the all that he is brought to the Celtics. He should be commended. But I think he's, I think so I think we've outgrown him or he's outgrown us.

Rayshawn Buchanan:

I think we all grew him far as thinking he was we kept him in a box right? It was like you know, keep him on the bench. You know, now sporadically you get to four or five threes. After taking eight right i'd say yeah, but people can't people can kind of forget that play because no one was last year when you throw you know you throw the ball when you really should add a 24 second thing and he throws it for 60 feet This is other plays you know the pushing Joel had been a few years ago people were mad about that. I was here for actually on Imbiid to me was actually like a little that's a little soft at that time but you know, but you know fans were mad about that. So I keep saying this number said I really started to talk about Marcus Smart. He is our Draymond Green, for Celtics Fans and forgive myself for only upset is because we haven't won every one two or three times by now. No one will say shit about MarcusSsmart was he also she's about Draymond Green because it because Jamie has won three times. No one talks about 2016 but the fact that he drove Kevin Durant out of Golden State I'm telling you they had now one Golden State fan. NBA fans have lied to me offensive bandwagons for the most part now would have been RJ my roots had because of things that's happening but because they won excuses a lot of shit that goes on.

Michael Marcangelo:

It's not that they won they won three

Rayshawn Buchanan:

that's no no no. I'm saying we are one two or three. They win they win a session about what they want. What we still talk about Kevin Garnett and the 13th and 14th so this is when one up there and in your forever etched in stone. So that's not to say because he's not because they have not won yet as a whole. And you know, he's made boneheaded plays you know, damn well he's the only one but you know that it is what it is he Oh, he's the only one that made the blender players apparently. You know, we're you know, we talked about in our group chat there's this funny talk he's one one that's tried in the game

Michael Marcangelo:

my question would be if he is as good as we think he is right and if the supporting cast not early on not 2014 but what let's say from 2017 on is as good as we think they are shouldn't he have at least elevated them to a finals run? Yeah, I

Rayshawn Buchanan:

mean that that's a fair assessment to ask. I mean, yeah, he and he wasn't number six picks so you think that a top 10 pick eventually you help you get there but every time I pick this now max out to be a Tatum or Brown you know, he's morinville and a height to put them in this category, but it's for a guy thought of, he's more of a Kirk Heinrich type guy for those that don't know for Kairos he was the number seven pick and salsa three out of Kansas that was the Chicago Bulls and you know someone that played 12 13 years very, very good basketball decent shooter really good on defense some very heavy player right so that's the kind of guy Marcus Smart is he's a little bigger, as he's a lot bigger than that hybrid, but that's the kind of guy that he's become asked okay, because those guys played illegal all the time. And they can be dyed with numbers two teams dad, when on a consistent basis, they just have to get to the father's right, but it's like it's on him, but it's also on Jalen was also on, on Jayson, you know, it's really in your zone out. So it's all of the guys that help obviously get there. He just can't be someone that says okay, well because they're not trying. I'm going to take over it had this irrational confidence confidence like jr Smith, like that as a fire pit. That's cool. If you did a session in Cleveland or in Indiana, you know, in places that are not going to care as much but here in Boston when you know they jump down your throat if you don't win immediately, because we're super affordable y'all We've all admitted to this debt becomes a problem. If he Ime Udoka could get him to shoot 37% that's a win this year. I'm not selling for 337 for three, remember that I remember I remember that game couple years ago against Phoenix when we hit 11 threes like he's had some games. He's already in the top 10. And so we've made three his top 10 not not Nielsen's, that's the jig like, top 10 I get he's gonna pass the answer on pretty soon. So I'm like, yo, like, this is not this is someone that's gotten increasingly better as a shooter every year, for the most part,

Michael Marcangelo:

everything that you just said, tells you that he's not as good as we thought he was, or, or he would just be better suited somewhere else. So here's what I think. And I can be, and please roast me if I'm wrong. I think had they got to a finals, he would have been the reason why they won the finals. Right? So he could be a Cedric Maxwell type of Finals MVP, that's always often overlooked, that would have been a key contributor, but the fact that he alone. It's a daunting task. But with the supporting cast at times of Jaylen, Jayson, Kyrie Al, all the others he could not be the reason that they got over the hump. My gut tells me is that he's not the guy here. He can't even be the guy like the second guy, or the third guy here. Now, are you talking? Like, if you add him to a team, like the Lakers, or like Miami or like, someone like that, that has a rock solid core that cannot be sorted, then yes, I think he would be the perfect piece here. I and I don't have any personal relationship with Marcus. So I just want to say that first. I think he's still struggling with the fact that he's not the third member of the big three. And I think that's played him over the last couple of years. So this contract is good for him. Great. It's only good for the Celtics, in my estimation, if they get something and this is the thing, right? They

Rayshawn Buchanan:

there's been times where he's been originating one playoff games, right. 2017 Conference Finals. Game three, go down to Oh, they're getting smacked on the road. In Game three. It I think has already died. He was hurt already. By that time in the series. They got blown out game two he got he had seven threes in game three and a win on Averey Bradley game winner. Right. But they want because Marcus Martin bought out that night last year in the bubble game. You know, I think it was game two. He has five threes

Michael Marcangelo:

in the third quarter against Miami to bring

Rayshawn Buchanan:

No, no, no, that was a good sign. Yeah, so them back. Yep. yeah. So I'm just like, so that this moment, and obviously, there's more that comes to my mind. Like I just talked about 11 years ago since I was in the regular season. But this bonus that he's had even it just slid off here, right. I remember getting that still at the end of the game. I think I've Ben Simmons them like at the end of the game for them of the tester series. So there's other little moments that he's had that you know, he brings her intangibles to the team. The problem is his good has not weighed his badly and that's why fancy just, you know, like do some I know this. All right, however, his best most common where he's been the primary guard. So when I think he likes to use for camera for that raising claim, I know I could start late and I brought this up by being on the show we deal with Josue Pavon, you know, you can find it in the show notes. Thanks, Greg. You know, we talked about how when we talked about when, you know, Marcus Martin was inserted to the lineup A few years ago, I think it was a 2018 2019 year of the year that you know, we didn't you know, that didn't get passed on get past the second round, but they would tend to 10 and you know, joining agences season, Brett says Okay, you know what, we're going to start you know, we're gonna start markers as to carry and you know, took him off the point guard responsibilities, and that's him immediately want a straight right so he can get you six to seven assists a night if he's locked in. But I think that's on Ime that's on, you know, the whole damn Stottlemyre. That's all just new coaches staff to say, Hey, you know, this team functions better when you're being a playmaker because he's still the best player on the team. People can say what they want about what Tatum remember I do and I get that Tatum Brown has to be better playmakers on his team to function at his highest level. That's not to debate we get that but number 36 guard from Oklahoma State from Texas. He is our best payment. So deal with it obviously deal with that one.

Michael Marcangelo:

But my question to you though, is even even in that scenario that you've outlined for us, where he played side by side with Kyrie they want a trip starting 10 and 10. He's still not third option.

Rayshawn Buchanan:

White But no, but he doesn't need to be in this regard. And I understand that he may want to be and once again that's on email, you have to say that Hey Matt, like it was better. If you could get us 12 have 6, I'm fine with that. But not looking to shoe to get 17 and 580 You don't need to be where Hayward was. You just you need to be used so you can get 12 points, six assists, four rebounds, two steals. That's perfect for us because Tatum and Bravo gives you 20 at night apiece. That's in there and should we so even email for review will say by our office was, hey, when he was down there at Oklahoma City last year before they sat him down but they was it was helping her win too much. He was still getting what do you advise us on career which is 15 to 70 he was still getting that. So you can still pencil him in for that. And he's also read now need becomes a secondary ball handler and because he's someone that could pass on the top of the key, someone that could see over the double team so they're going to be better with assist clearly that they're emphasizing that because they're talking about that somebody I know. And once again, I know what some of the but they get a bunch of young guys that are fighting for a front end for an opportunity to had them pass the ball and get 33 assistant a game less we know they're preaching from the first man to the 20th man, move the ball or your assets not gonna play on this Boston Celtics team so and he made a joke he said in his press conference, you were 28th in both movement, that's going to be a point of emphasis. So the proof is in the pudding so far in the summer league team and think it's gonna seep right into what we're going to see in training camp and going into regular season so that dash is where I'm at with that but like I said, Listen to Marcus smart as a playmaker really is the best version. Like that's that's the best version of him. And that would be the best version of this of the self esteem of he's leading that I never go until you find something better. So for this team right now how was currently constructed he's the guy for that job, regardless of what people think or not, thank you still a hell of a defender when he's locked in. And he had a cold he had the he had Cobra last year, he had that leg injury, whatever. So that was saying he was hampered by the whole damn team was hampered by injuries for the most part. So hopefully, we finally get to a point that seems to be freaking healthy and functioning at its highest level

Michael Marcangelo:

gun to your head, though Ray. Is was this contract more about keeping him a Celtic or making sure that the return that they get on a trade for him?

Rayshawn Buchanan:

Both as off? And as well? Yeah.

Michael Marcangelo:

Which way do you weigh, though? Like, again, does he finish out his term here? Or is this to make sure that they get what they actually think they deserve? for him?

Rayshawn Buchanan:

Honestly, I think that they can, because the language they've had around him this semester, I'm already in tuition mode. Now this semester, this offseason, sorry. Such a teacher this semester, get the syllabus out, because that's definitely is a session, right. Hopefully, the session just sees Right. Right? Yeah. What what one on one, bomb go one on one bye, ma yoga, teacher marker smart? No, I think it was maybe more. So I'd lean towards them wanting under BSL three, because they kept saying, you know, he's a foundational piece. And, you know, he's a big part of what's going on here. So I do think his ego needs to be stroked a little bit, obviously, as most professional athletes do, like, I'm gonna say they are human beings. Oh, they get paid millions of dollars, okay. And you get paid $50,000 or 100 dogs long ago, I still need to get this job. So it is what it is like, we're here to be like, we desires me to be adored and admired and you know, and doted after so that's what that's what's going on with that. But I still think at some point that you know, if it's not working on them, they may move on but at the same time, if they could find a way to get deal with somebody else without having to move smart and you now you know, you add even more depth by having that use another piece off the bench. And you know, hopefully guys like fishing other guys get better now your bachelor, I love that you're worried at 2017 2018 years old. We'll see what happens. But I think that's a good segue into what I wanted to talk about next, right. So as we know, every 48 is now with their New York Knicks. And he also signed a deal with someone so Marcus smart got four years 78 mil, they actually we find out later today. I mean earlier today, excuse me, as reporters on the Tuesday Adam hemal boss I'm maybe saying his name wrong. According to first I saw on Twitter that the Nexus health exam could then assign a trade for completeness using the computer to trade for I have a 40. So because of that they have now been created the 17 point 1 million trade player exception. So now on the docket they currently have 40 ish reception with the 17.1. Just the Thompsons who went on with Sacramento for Napa, seven mil. And they have the Tyson's trading assumption we should now at $5 million. So Mike, the first I want to ask you is do you think that TPS will be a point of emphasis not just for the Celtics, but teams in the NBA going forward?

Michael Marcangelo:

I mean, I think that it's a smart negotiating tactic. And in that vein, then yes, I think it will be I think that the that they're thrown out there a lot and I don't know that a lot of teams use them to the to their maximum ability that they should I think Celtics here now have a really good option to pick up one or two. Excellent, not excellent, but really good role players for this team that can help them Excel. But to your original point. The TV, the condition and a trade is smart. But how you execute is the most important thing, right? So you know, it's great that we have the $70.1 million trade exception for having 40 a great but if you don't do anything with it, at the trade deadline or next offseason, then what then it was for nothing. No, I think in my opinion, the fact that they executed this shows me that that, that the franchise has faith that Brad will do something with it. Because they wouldn't have tried to they wouldn't have done this. If they didn't have a next step in motion. Do you know what I mean? So, yeah, it's a great move. But it's only great if you execute on it.

Rayshawn Buchanan:

Right? So So Liana, you kind of touched on it a little bit already. But let's dive a little deeper into this. So like I said, just for the listeners want to bring it back to you all again. So we've got three, three different exceptions 17.1 9.7, and also 5 million, that cannot be combined for any player. So they have to be used as separate deals, you know, just a quick list. You know, I know I'm putting you on the spot. But you know, is there a quick list of some guys that you think could fit on the bat that you would even want to come to Boston this season?

Michael Marcangelo:

Yeah, I have to. And so the reason why I was really thinking about this, my main focus for this Celtics team is based on all the inefficiencies that we saw last year, which was bench defense and scoring. So in that vein, for scoring, I think Joe angles, I think he's the I think he's a great, I think he's a great fit for this team. Utah is already way above the luxury tax, so they have to offload salary, so it would behoove them to do it. angles, average 1212 points a game, I think, three rebounds and five assists last year. So bench scoring, that's perfect. That's what I would do it in terms of more of a defensive force, but with offensive prowess. I love Kyle Anderson. I think he's, I think he's an another another great player for that. And I said, great. I mean, in the context of this role, again, last year, 12 and a half points game, six rebounds, four assists, but he also averaged two steals again. So that's what you need. He was also a locked down perimeter defender. And Memphis is the right team to negotiate with. So I think now, you might look at those those instances and say, Okay, well, the vault small forwards are powerful is right there. So that's redundant. I think point guard is really strong for this team.

Rayshawn Buchanan:

Right now.

Michael Marcangelo:

I think bench forward play has been a liability for the last couple of years. So you need to do whatever you need to do to make sure that you have good scoring good defense, because I think the combination at center between Horford in timelord that's really good too. So you should be okay. So Kyle Anderson, Joe angles, those make my top to the shortlist of players and I would go yet.

Rayshawn Buchanan:

Yeah, so we definitely agree on the calendar, someone and I actually thought about angles too, but I'll bring you somebody else just football, the sacred content could never have enough of that. I think that I still think about a guy we talked about last year is Terrence Ross Terrence Ross is a streaky shooter. He's not going to be someone that's gonna lock down somebody, but can he give you 20 on a given night when you know someone, one of the starters doesn't have it? Or has to sit? Absolutely. And he's still fish. That's how much I think he's only 29 years old. He just turned 30 whatever. So

Michael Marcangelo:

he was 1313 right.

Rayshawn Buchanan:

Is it Yeah, no 20 2012 along with that, it's overall, he also went to Washington as well, you know, so we've had successful guys that came from Washington Fellows. How's it but yeah, so I think those are two got to think about. I think I just want to Ingles probably is the prototypical guy to bring here. I can't say that I thought it was especially padfolio Why would you tell him to get rid of him, but I didn't realize they were over. attacks like that. So I guess Ryan Smith and Dewayne and whoever the powers that be in Utah better figure it out over there money wise, or you're not going to have the team competing over there at nga energysolutions Arena, whatever is called over there now. So yeah, that's something but yeah, hell, and you can talk to them and get them get him over there. Why not? So I'm just gonna shoot someone that's not gonna be afraid of the moment. He's gonna talk shit to Katie got some shots out there. Guys. It's on Eddie. I think he would fit in Boston. Well, but yeah, Caitlyn is 10 times more out of the woods with both the two guys I think about for sure. Like, I got to add that especially if you don't think that the young child you have off the bench can still help. Now obviously the best case scenario Yes. child develop. So Romeo develops neisser develops, pay appreciative elzinga for life. That would be the best case scenario because obviously, those guys still under contract. They still come on the cheap and then at worst case scenario if they've become trade ships and somebody else can now their stock is super high. Right? So that's what you ultimately Oh for right you to kind of get the team then that way you're bringing back someone of all at least All Star caliber of that superstar caliber, right. So that that's the key we have we can get one of those guys that we mentioned. I'm sure there's guys that we haven't thought about that would be that would also fit a well in but I thought Rudy Gay was someone that would have fit well as well. But he also went to Utah, you know, so,

Michael Marcangelo:

you know, and I can't see all the credit. I was listening. I was reading Joseph ivone. You can find our talks with him and the show notes there have been multiple. And he mentioned that, you know, the jazz because they signed the mic. calmly and they added relegated they're well above the luxury tax. So it makes sense like a guy like GI Joe Ingles will be available. Also. Here's how I would perfectly construct this team. Right. So let's just say that you're looking at the Boston Celtics are going to average 110 points again, right? offensively. I think 70 of those points are from New starters, hopefully 40 of those points of view from your bench. And I think that the people that we've talked about tonight, perfectly illustrate to combinations of people that will not only be able to put up points, but be able to hold the opposing team to from scoring more than 110 you need. What we saw last year is you need bench scoring. So yes, if Pritchard and Nisa, they're getting better. Awesome. Who's better to compliment them than a guy like angles? A guy like Terrence Ross? Right? Those those people are you put them out there with your second squad. And now your second squad is the equivalent of a subpar first team squad in the NBA. That's the dream.

Rayshawn Buchanan:

Right? Exactly. I mean, that's basically what that's what our 2017 2018 team right Right. Which is why they end up winning 55 games right you know, to get that blow early in the year like really the first five minutes in the game. He was going to Hayward and you still win 16 straight after that. Like it was not the game he went 60 straight That was incredible. Not many yes I get it you started carving you saw it off and we still had you know young Tatum young brown and yo yo my guy t rosae right you know he had an elbow second unit right as markers more senior effectively affectionately called the benchmark right they would have basketball been able to go ham on a nightly basis like i was i when i get sad sometimes I go back and watch those highlights. Quite I remember I watched recently I watched the game reportable Moore's hit the three arm you know over Africa who was over but I was like man, like I know once again, Marcus Morris used to drive folks crazy too but um, like he occasionally gives you 30 or Misha 25 with someone else was in those other like drying edge like we've lost that by losing to certain guys we've lost the last few years even Avenue like people say you know he's you know soft spoken and you know some guy on you know one of these radio stations called him Evers Owl and you know, was it getting out of the water brought any relationship so we won't go We won't put names out there but right of the show your friend of the show initial the LM, I don't know but I just like you know, they lost that edge and money veteran relation. You guys are gonna say Okay, you know what, what we're doing right now is not working. Let me go get a bucket. Let me go make a play defensively, like something's gonna get people going. So, and hopefully that's what Josh Ferguson does. That's where I think fans are gonna fall in love with shooter. I just I see that happening. He fits what people love about Boston's have a player. So you know, he said, once again, the fact that he got into cadres face last year, I know that that alone is gonna get Celtics fans on your side immediately. Until he shouldn't be 35% from three and he goes six to 18 they say He's the worst player of all time, because we're gonna overreact over at the game one guy just no one could have that's just how we are we're going to do a show about it. And you know, Craig is going to get on this all the million f bombs and no trying to be a nice family. That's family friendly, family friendly, Family Fun type of show, whatever. We'll be doing nothing to be friendly about that once they go sixth fifth. And it's like All right, great. So we can't pass the ball. So he went 618 we have five assists in the machine do on our soul. Universal. What was that about? Baldwin we talked about it was fishing about at the beginning to get to the year with a massive lambda.

Michael Marcangelo:

In reality, though, I think Brad has done a really good job constructing a team that makes the most sense for the Celtics, right? I think smart if he's to start great. And then you have Payton Pritchard, you have Schroeder. Awesome. And now you just need a bench that will be able to give you 40 points a game because what we saw last year was that they did not have it and now that may be because they were too young. That's fine. Whatever develop that we see in the assembly that Prichard nice what they're doing great things awesome. If that transitions to regular season games then this team that by the way, I had pegged to win 41 games this year is now somewhere around the 50 game windmark and then it's a completely different ballgame. But you need to solidify the defense on the bench and you need bench scoring if you do that then it's a completely different conversation

Rayshawn Buchanan:

yeah and and listen if not and once again this shouldn't be sub net person from making the move but if they don't you just have to do for us for you know our producer making more videos about how to make wallet as deal so you know deal with if it's contractor for that I honestly I'm here for today is probably coming since forgetting for a famous on sec deck now hey I'll Tick Tick tock tick tock whatever just follow us right you know that's something you know doesn't matter what is this call but just mix of various was called a candidate says we're blowing a bubble. We made what's called Tic Tac over there. Exactly. Exactly. So any final words but the seasoning to be you know, you know, do you think they Use it to TB during the trade deadline or even day what's your next offseason?

Michael Marcangelo:

Yeah, I think that so as it's currently constituted Brad is in the best possible job that he could so far as a GM. I think that he is that he has solidified some of the things that were weak points for the Celtics so far, as far as the TP and Marcus smart. If this train, it has not left the station by the trade deadline, you better trade markets because his value will never be higher than it is this year, knowing that you have four and a half years of his services as a team that you're gonna be trading into. So yeah, I'm really happy about this. I think we all identify that the guard position was probably the weakest point for the Celtics going into this offseason and now it's not. It's a pretty good regard depth chart between now it Chris Dunn is who we think that he is. And he and he does play for the Celtics next year. I think there there have been rumors that he could be moved as well. But you got Schroeder, you got smart, you got done. And you have Payton Pritchard. That is the dream because of it. And of those four players that I just named. If you can't find 50 points, and 25 assists per night. Your skirt? That's bad. So yes, as it's currently constituted the southern citizen, everything that they need to do to position themselves as a better team. But if they come out of the gates slow, don't be surprised if smart and a tpus us run the trade deadline.

Rayshawn Buchanan:

Yeah, I mean, I listen, I hope that like to me, you know, horseshoes has proven that he's blown some big moves. And I think he's getting close to me just call him by actual name going forward. Well, I'm impressed. I'm impressed what I've seen so far. So you know, we'll see But yeah, and then just a lot more work to do is this is less than you know that they're still planning not to Puck this season, like so many fricker fans are saying like, yo, everything is not absolute, like it's not a guarantee that portfolio wins. It's not a guarantee that the Lakers won. So I go to the Clippers was on the Grinch, he didn't know what it goes back to back. So any thing can happen and the words of our 2008 champion come and go net. Any thing is possible. So Celtics fans, I know it's hard for you and it's hard for me it's hard for Microsoft recruiting. It's awkward Joe hold for, you know, for Bobby and DK to stay patient. But we have to our time is coming. I don't know when you know, it's coming. So, you know, just you know, sit back, you know, try to enjoy the show. I know that's impossible for a lot of us. We just try to you know, we try to just catapult them into winning immediately. And, you know, we get super impatient but let's just sit back and enjoy the show. You know, good days are still still ahead. So what I would do is so for Mike Mark Angelo, prior executive producer Craig Elizondo, I'm the host for Sean Buchanan, and until next time, we'll see you peace