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Danny Ainge on the state of the Celtics roster

Winning Plays

Release Date: 02/19/2021

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Winning Plays

Brian Robb and Chris Forsberg of NBC Sports Boston look at some factors that could turn the Celtics season around after a three-game winning streak. The guys also get into trade rumblings for the week involving Jeff Green and Jalen Smith before debating some big picture questions for the group ahead of the trade deadline.

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Brian Robb and Brendan Jackson of CelticsHub analyze the Celtics that appear to be getting back to full strength this week. What should the team's rotation be with a full complement of players? Is a tweak to the starting five necessary? Which of the young guys will get the biggest chance to play? The guys debate all that and get into some trade talk as well. 

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Brian Robb and Ryan Bernardoni analyze the Celtics' latest three-game losing streak and analyze the biggest factors in the team underachieving so far this season. The guys also debate whether they will be able to right the ship with a softer schedule and better health or if bigger changes are coming. 

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Brian Robb and Souichi Terada of MassLive.com discuss the Celtics' signing of Joe Johnson along with his playing debut as a 40-year-old. The guys also analyze the team's up-and-down homestand amid a COVID outbreak and what lies ahead for the front office in terms of evaluating this group. 

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Brian Robb and Chris Forsberg of NBC Sports Boston react to Isaiah Thomas signing a contract with the Lakers, Danny Ainge ending his semi-retirement by joining the Jazz front office and a closer look at what's real and what's not amid a busy week for Celtics trade rumors. 

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Brian Robb and Ryan Bernardoni dissect the Celtics' ugly road trip and debate potential lineup changes that could be on the horizon. The guys also discuss big picture concerns with this current group and what type of paths Brad Stevens and the front office could consider taking in the weeks to come. 

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Brian Robb and Chris Forsberg of NBC Sports Boston dissect the Celtics' recent play ahead of their upcoming road trip. The guys debate how the team should handle Jaylen Brown as he is limited by a hamstring injury and wonder what is needed to improve offensive woes. They also look ahead to some big picture decisions awaiting Brad Stevens as he evaluates this group of a brutal month of December. 

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Brian Robb and Ryan Bernardoni analyze the Celtics' hot recent play after a 2-5 start to the season. What are the biggest surprises on the roster through the first two months of the season and what's sustainable going forward? The guys also analyze the team's rotation and potential trade needs moving forward. 

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Brian and Rich chat with Michael Pina of SI to get the inside story of his new piece on Kevin Garnett. The guys also debate the Celtics outlook for the season and Ben Simmons trade scenarios before a special farewell from Rich to close the show. 

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Brian Robb and Rich Levine analyze the fallout of Boston's 2-5 start the season, a historic collapse against the Bulls and Marcus Smart's comments about wanting more passing from Jaylen Brown and Jayson Tatum. 

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