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Locked On Celtics is a daily Boston Celtics podcast by Boston Sports Journal beat writer John Karalis. It's an inside look at the C's from a former professional basketball player who is at practices & games. Hear from players, call in to the voicemail line, and hear from some great guest hosts. It's the #1 podcast choice for Celtics fans. Part of the Locked On Podcast network.

Why didn't Boston Celtics trade for Dejounte Mu...
A common question after the Dejounte Murray trade between the San Antonio Spurs and Atlanta Hawks is whether the Cetlics could have gone for him at the trade deadline instead of Derrick White. John Karalis of Boston Sports Journal and Tom Westerholm of Boston.com discuss why they didn't, as well as how the Celtics might take advantage of the deal to go after role players on either team.
41 min
Boston Celtics trade target, Will Hardy leaving...
Will Hardy is becoming the head coach of the Utah Jazz, and but there's one other assistant coach on the Celtics bench who can be the biggest winner in this transaction. John Karalis of Boston Sports Journal and Tom Westerholm of Boston.com discuss that, John's preferrred TPE target, and Marcus Smart's comments about the Finals and him being the starting point guard.
45 min
Mailbag: Looking at Boston Celtics Finals failu...
Mailbag Monday was moved to Tuesday and this batch of questions mostly focused on Boston's failures in the Finals. John Karalis spins it all forward to see how these things that went wrong will color the way the team and the front office can fix the issues. Among the topics, trust and the turnovers, the short turnaround, bench help, and Boston's home playoff issues.
35 min
Boston Celtics trade debate: Jaylen Brown for K...
The Kyrie Irving saga has caused some people to take things in Brooklyn a step further and start speculating who might trade for Kevin Durant if he wants out. Would you trade Jaylen Brown (and someone else to make the money work) for Durant? John Karalis of Boston Sports Journal and Tom Westerholm of Boston.com discuss why they think it's appealing but not the best idea. Plus, why did Yam Madar pull out of summer league?
54 min
Boston Cetlics draft JD Davison, say moving int...
It was a quiet NBA draft for the Boston Celtics, who didn't move into the first round as some rumors suggested they might. Instead, they said that was too costly of a move, so they stuck with the 53rd pick and drafted JD Davison instead. John Karalis explains why Davison might have been the pick, and the wide range of possibilities for him, including why he could end up being a summer league darling. Plus, moves some of the competition made that could impact Boston.
35 min
Boston Celtics draft rumors: trading into first...
There are rumors starting to swirl involving the Boston Celtics, including some chatter that the Celtics might be poking around getting back into the first round in pursuit of LSU's Tari Eason. John Karalis gets into why that would be an interesting choice, but also very on brand for a team looking to fill its roster with versatile wing defenders. Also, there are a bunch of other rumors and names floating around, including Nicolas Batum, Gordon Hayward (who would be great, but is very difficult to get) and of course -- Bradley Beal (don't get your hopes up).
31 min
Brad Stevens talks Boston Celtics team building...
Brad Stevens talked to the media Tuesday about a lot, including the fragile nature of teams and why the Celtics have to be careful about how they add to the team so as not to mess with the team's identity. John Karalis of Boston Sports Journal shares the clips of Brad Stevens addressing that, some of the team's specific needs, and the path of individual improvment and why that has to be done a certain way as well.
32 min
Boston Celtics offseason needs, questions, and ...
The Boston Celtics are set up nicely to return to the NBA Finals, but this is a critical summer to make sure that happens. John Karalis of Boston Sports Journal is joined by Keith Smith to discuss the Celtics cap situation, the biggest question about Ime Udoka that will shape how Brad Stevens proceeds this summer, the ways the Celtics can get the kinds of players they need, and a lot more.
40 min
Boston Celtics Mailbag Monday: Jayson Tatum, ro...
The offseason, sadly, is upon us, so we're diving into the mailbag to answer a few questions about Jayson Tatum, roster building, sports psychology, and more. John Karalis of Boston Sports Journal has the answers, and you can ask your own question at JohnKaralis.com/mailbag.
39 min
Ultimate NBA Mock Draft 2022: Picks 1-6 With Ra...
41 min
Boston Celtics lose Game 6, Golden State Warrio...
The Celtics lost Game 6 in familiar fashion to the Golden State Warriors. The turnovers burned them once again, and now the season is ove. John Karalis of Boston Sports Journal was at the Garden with the loss, the tough lessons the Celtics are learning, and an appreciatin of the team.
33 min
Boston Celtics in right frame of mind heading i...
The Celtics held practice and the team looked loose but focused. Are they in the right frame of mind heading into Game 6? John Karalis of Boston Sports Journal is joined by Abby Chin of NBC Sports Boston to discuss what they saw at practice, their confidence level, whether Boston can learn their hard lessons now rather than after a loss, and more.
44 min
How the Boston Cetlics win Game 6, fatigue a fa...
The Celtics are on the verge of losing out on a championship, but all hope is not lost. There's a way to win Game 6, but it involves everyone forgetting a lot about the series and treating Game 5 like it was the Knicks loss in January. John Karalis of Boston Sports Journal gets into that, the fatigue that is very obviously an issue for Boston right now, and making sure these guys get the respect they deserve right now.
37 min
Boston Celtics start and finish terribly, lose ...
The Boston Celtics first and fourth quarters were awful, and the Celtics fell apart after taking a lead on the Golden State Warriors. A Jordan Poole buzzer beater gave the Warriors the lead and the momentum, and Boston kept turning the ball over, but John Karalis of Boston Sports Journal explains why it's something Ime Udoka said after the game that he hasn't really said before that is the most troubing.
31 min
Boston Celtics making Game 5 all about the offe...
A lot of the talk at practice on Sunday was about how the Celtics could defend Steph Curry better after his moster 43 point Game 4, but the Celtics didn't seem too worried about that. Instead, they were focused a lot more on their own offense as the most pressing issue to correct. John Karalis of Boston Sports Journal and Brian Robb of MassLive discuss that, whether there are any adjustments to be made at this point, and how Ime Udoka might approach Game 5 of the NBA Finals.
35 min
Boston Celtics offense stalls, Steph Curry goes...
Steph Curry was awesome in Game 4 of the NBA Finals, but the Boston Celtics still had a chance to overcome his amazing performance. Instead, they spent the final five minutes of the game getting outscored by 15, and losing the game by 10. John Karalis of Boston Sports Journal is inside the TD Garden and has some tough words for a team that admitted they got too stagnant.
25 min
Boston Celtics daring Steph Curry to beat them?...
The Boston Celtics defense on Steph Curry has been a topic of some debate, with some quesstioning whether the Celtics need to change things. John Karalis and Tom Westerholm discuss that, and John argues that the drop coverage is part of a plan to dare Curry to beat Boston all by himself. Plus, more love for Robert Williams and some really dumb accusations of dirty play against Al Horford.
46 min
Boston Celtics big 4th quarter puts them two wi...
The Boston Celtics looked good to start the game, but the typical third quarter from the Golden State Warriors made it feel like things were falling apart again. This time, though, they found the energy to pull through and pull away in the fourth. John Karalis explains why the home court was really an advantage, why Robert Williams was the key to the win, and how Jayson Tatum, Jaylen Brown, and Marcus Smart all had big roles in the Game 3 win.
31 min
Boston Celtics Game 3 adjustments, NBA Finals m...
The NBA Finals move to Boston for Game 3 and things are wildly different for the Boston Celtics (and everyone) which certainly messes with everyone's routine. But the message to the team is simple when it comes to turnovers. John Karalis and Tom Westerholm discuss the new atmosphere around the Finals and where the Celtics can clean things up. Plus, Ime Udoka's message about handling Draymond Green and their complete confidence in the team winning.
42 min
Boston Celtics trying to do too much, which get...
All of the turnovers, the rushed shots, the defensive miscues ... they can all be boiled down to one thing: trying to do too much. John Karalis and Tom Westerholm discuss all the basketball from Game 2, but begin by addressing all the calls to discuss the officiating.
40 min
Boston Celtics burned by turnovers, Golden Stat...
The Boston Celtics had a familiar story to tell about their loss in Game 2 to the Golden State Warriors. Once again, it was turnovers that told the story and a monster Warriors 3rd quarter. John Karalis is at Chase Center to break down the loss, and the one thing the Celtics can do to take control of the Finals
33 min
Boston Celtics 3 wins from a championship - Fee...
The Boston Celtics are three wins away from a championship that no one expected to compete for. John Karalis is joined by comedy writer, podcast host, and lifeling Celtics fan Demetri Pappas to discuss things from a fan's perspective, including still feeling nervous, missing out on the normal feelings of rooting for a contender, Derrick White's dad strength, John's transition from fan to reporter, his style of questioning, and more.
63 min
Boston Celtics nearly perfect 4th quarter, how ...
The Boston Celtics played a nearly perfect fourth quarter in Game 1 of the NBA Finals. How did they do it? Was Draymond Green right when the said the Warriors were alright? What changes do the Warriors need to make? John Karalis and Tom Westerholm discuss that and more in a bonus Saturday podcast.
39 min
Boston Celtics 4th quarter comeback steals Game...
The Celtics allowed Steph Curry to go off for 21 first quarter points and they lost the third quarter to the Golden State Warriors by 14, but they went on a fourth quarter run fueled by Jaylen Brown, Al Horford, Derrick White, and Marcus Smart on their way to a 40-16 final period and a big win in Game 1 of the NBA Finals. John Karalis discusses that, the defensive adjustment on Steph Curry that helped slow him down, Jayson Tatum's bad shooting but good everything else night and more.
38 min
How do Boston Celtics win the NBA Finals offens...
The Boston Celtics are going to have a tough time with the Golden State Warriors, which shouldn't be surprising in the NBA Finals. John Karalis goes into what the Celtics need to do to win the series on offense and on defense. Plus, Robert Horry on the NBA Finals.
35 min