Celtics PRIDE: Free Agency & Trades


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Mike Minkoff and Adam Motenko record with free agency underway and react live as Evan Fournier signs with the Knicks. Mike reviews the current state of the Cetlics off season including the completed Josh Richardson trade and the pending Tristan Thompson trade. They discuss their reactions to these deals including the going back to the Kemba Walker deal that kicked off Brad Stevens tenure as President. What are we learning about Brad Stevens’ thoughts on the roster and the cap sheet that Danny Ainge left him with? Was the Knicks contract for Evan Fournier an overpay? Should the Celtics have paid that amount? What does losing Fourneir mean about the decision to trade for him last season, breaking up the Hayward Traded Player Exception and giving away two second round picks? They also discuss whether the Celtics should extend Marcus Smart for the contract he wants.   Mike and Adam disagree on whether incremental improvement toward being as competitive as possible is a better approach than clearing your cap space if you determine you can’t win a championship yet. Adam raises the topic of whether this ownership group is spending enough. Should they be more willing to pay the luxury tax next year to keep Fournier? The podcast ends with a discuss on the rumored interest in Isaiah Thomas returning.   Remember to rate, review, and subscribe to the Celticsblog podcast feed (we're “Celtics PRIDE”) and follow us on Twitter @celticspridepod, a @celticsblog podcast.  Hosts: Adam Motenko, Josh Motenko @coachmotenko and Adam Spinella @spinella14.   Email: at celticspridepodcast@gmail.com You can find regular episodes of the CelitcsPod and Celtics PRIDE podcasts on Apple, Spotify, Stitcher, or wherever else you listen to your podcasts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices