Locked on Celtics is a daily Boston Celtics podcast by MassLive 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.
MassLive's John Karalis & Sam "Jam" Packard discuss the Lakers plan for acquiring Anthony Davis backfiring, the ramifications of that, and the other madness of the NBA as we approach the trade deadline
LOCKED ON CELTICS= Feb 6: Cavaliers postgame
MassLive's John Karalis & The Athletic's Jay King discuss the win over the Cavaliers and the latest in the Anthony Davis rumors
LOCKED ON CELTICS- Feb 5: The Kyrie Irving situ...
MassLive's John Karalis & The Athletic's Jay King discuss the Kyrie Irving situation, his New York press conferences, and the status of the Anthony Davis talks.
LOCKED ON CELTICS- Feb 4: Thunder postgame
MassLive's John Karalis & Sam "Jam" Packard talk about the Horford-Kyrie connection, Smart's nice shooting, and the Pats winning the Super Bowl
LOCKED ON CELTICS- Feb. 1: The Porzingis trade ...
MassLive's John Karalis and Sam "Jam" Packard discuss the shocking Kristaps Porzingis trade and its impact on Kyrie Irving. Plus, All Stars and the snubs.
LOCKED ON CELTICS- Jan 31: Hornets Postgame
MassLive's John Karalis & Sam "Jam" Packard get into Jaylen Brown's big game, Gordon Hayward's step forward, and Jam's important work towards improving the in-game entertainment
LOCKED ON CELTICS- Jan 30: Kyrie Irving rumors ...
MassLive's John Karalis and The Athletic's Jay King discuss the rumblings that Kyrie Irving is interested in reuniting with LeBron and more on Anthony Davis trade scenarios
LOCKED ON CELTICS- Jan 29: Nets postgame and An...
MassLive's John Karalis & Sam "Jam" Packard, along with a cameo from The Athletic's Jared Weiss, discuss the Nets game and the news that Anthony Davis wants out of New Orleans
LOCKED ON CELTICS- Jan. 28: Warriors, playoff a...
LOCKED ON CELTICS- Jan 25: All Star Kyrie, love...
MassLive's John Karalis and Sam "Jam" Packard discuss All Star Kyrie & maybe All Star Tatum, then give a little love to the young guys for turning their seasons around. Also, inside the inner workings of the trade deadline & we predict C's-Warriors narratives
LOCKED ON CELTICS- Jan. 24: Cavs postgame
LOCKED ON CELTICS- Jan. 23: A new gem of a draf...
LOCKED ON CELTICS- Jan. 22: Heat Postgame
MassLive's John Karalis & Sam "Jam" Packard discuss the win over Miami, Kyrie's heroics on both ends, Al Horford benefiting from more minutes, and more
LOCKED ON CELTICS- Jan 21: Smart's ejection, go...
LOCKED ON CELTICS- Jan. 18: Much more Kyrie & S...
MassLive's John Karalis & The Athletic's Jay King have much more on Kyrie Irving's quest to become a good leader & his call to LeBron, plus leftover thoughts about Toronto, including Marcus Smart's amazing clutch defense
LOCKED ON CELTICS- Jan 17: Raptors Postgame
MassLive's John Karalis & Sam "Jam" Packard discuss Aron Baynes' return, great play from guys who need it, Kyrie's amazing stretch, and his apology to LeBron James.
LOCKED ON CELTICS- Jan 16: The reaction to Kyri...
MassLive's John Karalis & The Athletic's by Jay King discuss the continuing fallout from Kyrie Irving's comments and the Celtics overall struggles, then a check on where Boston's draft picks sit.
LOCKED ON CELTICS- Jan 15: Brooklyn Postgame
MassLive's John Karalis and Sam "Jam" Packard talk about the same old roller coaster ride in Brooklyn, but they also try to pull some positives out of this mess
LOCKED ON CELTICS- Jan 14: Kyrie calls out yout...
MassLive's John Karalis & The Athletic's Jay King discuss Kyrie's comments about the youth (again) and whether he's right to keep calling those guys out. Plus, a look at what went down in Florida
LOCKED ON CELTICS - Jan. 11: Marcus Morris shov...
LOCKED ON CELTICS - Jan. 11: Marcus Morris shoves Jaylen Brown and the Celtics lose ugly
LOCKED ON CELTICS- Jan 10: Pacers postgame
MassLive's John Karalis & Sam "Jam" Packard discuss the blowout win over the Pacers
LOCKED ON CELTICS- Jan 9: Ball movement, Kyrie'...
MassLive's John Karalis & The Athletic's Jay King talk about the improved ball movement and confusing comments from a Western Conference scout. Plus, Kyrie Irving taking charges and Tatum's willingness to trade himself for Anthony Davis.
LOCKED ON CELTICS- Jan 8: Nets postgame
MassLive's John Karalis & Sam "Jam" Packard discuss the win over Brooklyn, the balanced scoring, a lot of passing, Smart's shooting, and a lot more
LOCKED ON CELTICS- Jan 7: Open eyes, improved o...
MassLive's John Karalis & The Athletic's Jay King discuss Kyrie's explanation for his eye injury, an improving Celtics offense, Robert Williams losing track of time, and then hand out their weekly taco awards.
LOCKED ON CELTICS- Jan 4: Depth, trade deadline...
MassLive's John Karalis & The Athletic's Jay King discuss the Celtics depth coming around, why this trade deadline will be quiet for Boston, & Danny Ainge's shot at LeBron
LOCKED ON CELTICS- Jan 3: Timberwolves Postgame
MassLive's John Karalis & Sam "Jam" Packard discuss Gordon Hayward's monster game, the importance of getting into the paint, Al Horford's defense, and a whole lot more
LOCKED ON CELTICS- Jan 1: Spurs postgame
MassLive's John Karalis & The Athletic's Jay King discuss the loss to the Spurs, needing Aron Baynes, Gordon Hayward's goose egg, and more
LOCKED ON CELTICS- Dec. 31: The Comeback in Mem...
MassLive's John Karalis & Sam Packard discuss every aspect of the comeback in Memphis, plus the junkiest milestone we could imagine, Red Panda slander, & more
LOCKED ON CELTICS- Dec 28: Rockets Postgame
MassLive's John Karalis walks us through the Rockets loss, Harden's big game, bench issues, and more
LOCKED ON CELTICS- Dec 27; Tatum's next step & ...
LOCKED ON CELTICS- Dec. 26: Sixers postgame
MassLive's John Karalis & Sam Packard discuss the big OT Christmas Day win over Philly, Kyrie's big night, Horford's defense, Mook's importance and more.
LOCKED ON CELTICS- Dec 24: Hornets postgame
LOCKED ON CELTICS- Dec 21: Yelling at idiots
LOCKED ON CELTICS- Dec 20: Suns postgame
MassLive's John Karalis & Sam Packard break down the loss to Phoenix, including how Aron Bayne's injury and Marcus Morris' absence significantly changed the course of the night.
LOCKED ON CELTICS- Dec: 19: Mailbag Time!!
MassLive's John Karalis & The Athletic's Jay King answer questions about roster moves, Robert Williams, Jaylen Brown, and pizza
LOCKED ON CELTICS- Dec 18: Tough schedule ahead...
MassLive's John Karalis & The Athletic's Jay King discuss the difficult upcoming schedule, whether Boston has the blueprint to get through it, and Gordon Hayward still trying to clear health hurdles
LOCKED ON CELTICS- Dec. 17: Hawks, Pistons, & T...
John Karalis shares thoughts on the Pistons and Hawks games before handing out the weekly Taco Truck awards
LOCKED ON CELTICS- Dec 14: Ainge v. Timelord & ...
John Karalis & Sam "Jam" Packard try to rekindle lost podcast magic while also discussing Ainge's rejection of the "TimeLord" nickname and why they're not worried about Al Horford's knee
LOCKED ON CELTICS- Dec 13: Wizards postgame
LOCKED ON CELTICS-Dec 12: More TimeLord
John Karalis & The Athletic's Jay King dive deeper into Robert Williams' performance against New Orleans, why Jaylen Brown pissed so many teammates off, and Anthony Davis
LOCKED ON CELTICS- Dec. 11: Pelicans postgame
Marcus Morris was awesome, Jayson Tatum played like a stud, Jaylen Brown recovered from a bad game to crush the 4th quarter... and oh yeah, the TimeLord got big minutes. John Karalis & Sam Packard have it all covered
LOCKED ON CELTICS- Dec. 10: Bulls domination & ...
John Karalis & Jay King discuss the Chicago destruction & hand out tacos to the week's best performers. We're also joined by NBA forward & Locked On NBA analyst Trevor Booker to discuss locker rooms, playing with Gordon Hayward, and more.
LOCKED ON CELTICS- Dec. 7: Knicks postgame
The Celtics got their revenge on the Knicks but it wasn't as easy as the score might make it seem. John Karalis & Sam Packard run through the good and bad after a blowout of the Knicks.
LOCKED ON CELTICS- Dec. 6: MAILBAG TIME!
We opened up the mailbag to discuss playoff paths, Kyrie's ability to lead a champion, Jaylen's shots selection, and contract decision. Plus, John, Jay, and Jam get very Christmasy junk questions
LOCKED ON CELTICS- Dec. 5: Marcus Smart as the ...
John Karalis & The Athletic's Jay King discuss Marcus Smart's role as emotional leader, how a bench role might help Jaylen Brown, and the latest Markelle Fultz twist
LOCKED ON CELTICS-Dec. 4: With guest James Holas
James Holas (Twitter's @SnottieDrippen) joins the show to discuss Hayward's future role and how it impacts Jaylen Brown, plus we play a game of "what have you done for me lately"
LOCKED ON CELTICS- Dec 3: Hayward's breakout, T...
John Karalis & Sam Packard discuss the ways Boston has tried to get Gordon Hayward going, the adjustments Jayson Tatum has made to his game, & Marcus Smart bringing toughness to the starting unit
LOCKED ON CELTICS-Nov. 30: Kyrie's D, Mook's co...
John Karalis takes us inside practice with interviews with Kyrie Irving and Marcus Morris. Plus, a conversation with Locked on Cavs host Chris Manning
LOCKED ON CELTICS-Nov. 29: Starter Smart vs. Be...
Brad Stevens made the case in practice that Smart has value off the bench. Jay King and John Karalis discuss that before Jay destroys John's attempts a positive ending to the show
LOCKED ON CELTICS-Nov. 28: Kyrie REALLY likes t...
Kyrie Irving made a strong statement about starting alongside Marcus Smart. John Karalis & Jay King discuss Kyrie's comments and Terry Rozier saying he wants to get everything he deserves in free agency
LOCKED ON CELTICS-Nov. 27: Pelicans postgame
The Celtics came out and finally played like we expected them to... but with a twist! John Karalis & Sam Packard discuss the lineup tweak and the offensive attacking, and then fight about Gordon Hayward. Also, Taco Tuesday awards
LOCKED ON CELTICS-Nov. 26: Reacting to Mavs & H...
LOCKED ON CELTICS-Nov. 23: Inside the Klay Thom...
It's been on year since the infamous Klay Thompson scaffolding interview. John Karalis talks to the New York reporter, Teresa Priolo, who was blissfully unaware at the time that she was interviewing an NBA star.
LOCKED ON CELTICS-Nov. 23: Knicks Postgame
This was not great. John Karalis & Sam "Jam" Packard react to a brutal loss to the Knicks.
LOCKED ON CELTICS- Nov. 21: Morris sheds some l...
John Karalis & Jay King discuss Marcus Morris' comments on the state of the Celtics (told exclusively to Jay on The Athletic). They also get into Aron Baynes as a starter and Terry Rozier's cryptic tweet
LOCKED ON CELTICS- Nov. 20: Hornets postgame
Frustration still abounds in Celtics nation but Brad Stevens saw good things against Charlotte. John Karalis & Sam Packard get into the good and bad and still try to hand out the Taco Tuesday awards
LOCKED ON CELTICS- Nov. 19: Questioning Boston'...
LOCKED ON CELTICS-Nov. 16: SIMPSONS TRIVIA BATTLE!
With the Celtics off and no new news, today's episode features a trivia battle between Simpsons fanatics Robin Lopez of the Bulls & John Karalis, hosted by noted Simpsons fanatic Sam Packard
LOCKED ON CELTICS- Nov. 15: Bulls postgame
John Karalis & Sam Packard discuss a blowout win over the Chicago Bulls that saw a bunch of struggling Celtics get back on track.
LOCKED ON CELTICS-Nov 14: Mailbag episode: Trad...
John Karalis & Jay King get into a couple of practice notes before answering your mailbag questions about potential trades & other ways to fix the struggling C's
LOCKED ON CELTICS- Nov. 13: Lineup tweaks, maki...
John Karalis & Jay King discuss potential lineup tweaks and whether the Celtics struggles simply boil down to making shots. Also, we hand out our weekly Taco Tuesday awards!
LOCKED ON CELTICS- Nov. 12: Blazers postgame
The Celtics wrapped a disaster of a road trip with another frustrating loss. John Karalis & Sam Packard react to the deficiencies on both ends and the Jimmy Butler trade
LOCKED ON CELTICS- Nov. 9: Suns postgame & Hayw...
LOCKED ON CELTICS- Nov, 8: Rozier's frustration...
Rumors about frustration over roles has begun. John Karalis & Jay King discuss how frustrated Terry Rozier might be as well as Jaylen Brown's big title talk. Plus, Jay really wants to talk about beef.
LOCKED ON CELTICS-Nov. 7: Unwritten rules and R...
LOCKED ON CELTICS- Nov. 6: Nuggets postgame
LOCKED ON CELTICS- Nov. 5: Shot selection & Tat...
LOCKED ON CELTICS- Nov. 2: C's bomb away in win...
The Celtics broke a team and nearly a league 3-point shooting record in a tight win over the Bucks. John Karalis & Sam Packard discuss that, Kyrie going nuts again, & Brad's explanation of why so many different guys run the point
LOCKED ON CELTICS- Nov. 1: Kyrie evolving & Yab...
Kyrie Irving's role is evolving & the Celtics picked up Guerschon Yabusele's option. John Karalis gets into that, a surprise Jaylen Brown injury, and more.
LOCKED ON CELTICS-Oct. 31: Kyrie helps C's snea...
LOCKED ON CELTICS- Oct. 30- Theis hurt but C's ...
The Celtics have been clicking on both ends of the floor thanks to Kyrie Irving "being cool" and guys better understanding their roles. John Karalis & Jay King get into that, the surprise Daniel Theis injury, Robert Williams progression, and more
LOCKED ON CELTICS- Oct. 26: C's catch fire, com...
LOCKED ON CELTICS- Oct. 25: MAILBAG TIME!!
LOCKED ON CELTICS- Oct. 24: Rozier credits coac...
Terry Rozier has got Brad Stevens' back even after a low-minute game. John Karalis discusses that, Bob Cousy's visit to the team, and Paul Pierce's new vaping venture that raises interesting questions about pain treatment in the NBA
LOCKED ON CELTICS- Oct 23: Celtics lose to Orla...
LOCKED ON CELTICS- Oct 22: Bad offense, injurie...
All of the Rainin' J's are here for a tri-pod talking about the Celtics early offensive struggles, Hayward's soreness, Baynes' hamstring, & the Rondo-CP3 fight. Also, Taco Jay's Taco Truck makes its debut
LOCKED ON CELTICS- Oct 19: Crossover show with ...
The Boston Celtics & Toronto Raptors face off in Game 2 of the season. Locked On Raptors host Sean Woodley joins John Karalis in a crossover podcast to preview the game & the season.
LOCKED ON CELTICS - Oct. 18: More Celtics-76ers...
LOCKED ON CELTICS - Oct. 18: More Celtics-76ers reaction
LOCKED ON CELTICS- Oct 17: Celtics beat Sixers ...
LOCKED ON CELTICS- Oct. 16: Starters, Philly pr...
John Karalis & Taco Jam Packard get into potential starters if Hayward's minutes are limited, how the opening night game against Philadelphia might go, and awards predictions for the upcoming season
LOCKED ON CELTICS- Oct 15: Making leaps, trash ...
John Karalis (RedsArmy.com, Boston.com) & Jay King (The Athletic) discuss the big strides being made in practice + the mentality challenge the Celtics face. Plus, Tatum trash talks Embiid & the Sox inspire Brad Stevens
LOCKED ON CELTICS- Oct 11: An hour (and some) w...
Jeff Clark of CelticsBlog joins John Karalis (RedsArmy.com, Boston.com) to talk about the nearly decade & a half of blogging, the current Celtics, & what drives us to keep going.
LOCKED ON CELTICS- Oct 11: Butler lights up the...
LOCKED ON CELTICS - Oct. 10: Terry Rozier talks...
LOCKED ON CELTICS - Oct. 10: Terry Rozier talks future
LOCKED ON CELTICS- Oct 9: Smart fined, Stupid S...
Marcus Smart avoided a suspension & Phoenix fired their GM. John Karalis (RedsArmy.com & Boston.com) & Jay King (The Athletic) discuss how Ainge might be tempted by Phoenix's stupidity & Gordon Hayward's rehab documentary
LOCKED ON CELTICS- Oct 8: Smart & Smith go at i...
Marcus Smart & JR Smith got into it again. John Karalis (RedsArmy.com, Boston.com) & Jay King (The Athletic) discuss their history & why this explosion seemed different. Also today: What we learned this preseason.
LOCKED ON CELTICS- Oct 5: Kyrie is coming back
Kyrie told a Fan Fest crowd that he plans to re-sign with the Celtics. John Karalis and Sam "Jam" Packard discuss the unique timing of the announcement and the potential fallout. Plus: A hilarious Marcus Smart story
LOCKED ON CELTICS- Oct 4: Small lineups, GM Sur...
LOCKED ON CELTICS- Oct 3: Brad Stevens "unimpre...
This was not a pretty game, and Brad Stevens let his team know about it. John Karalis & Sam "Jam" Packard discuss that and the few positives in this game, including the Time Lord Robert Williams.
LOCKED ON CELTICS- Oct 2: Potent offense, Rozie...
John Karalis & Jay King look into where this Celtics offense might eventually go,where Terry Rozier's minutes might come from, and how Kyrie Irving is only just now happy playing basketball.
LOCKED ON CELTICS: The preseason has begun!!
LOCKED ON CELTICS - Sept. 28: Tom Westerholm we...
LOCKED ON CELTICS - Sept. 28: Tom Westerholm weighs in on Celtics' potential
LOCKED ON CELTICS- Sep 27: Hayward, Ainge, and ...
Hayward was human on a podcast, Danny Ainge explained how hard it is to be a favorite, Mook talked about his bench role and Al Horford talked about being a 5. John Karalis & Sam Packard talked about it all.
LOCKED ON CELTICS- Sep 26: Reactions from the f...
The Celtics got out there and ran some 5-on-5. John Karalis & Jay King have reaction to that, Brad Stevens installing a lot on day 1, plus Kyrie and Hayward's health.
LOCKED ON CELTICS- Sep 25: Kyrie, Mook, Smart w...
LOCKED ON CELTICS: Kyrie & Hayward at full stre...
LOCKED ON CELTICS- Sep 20: C's a full go, Butle...
Brad Stevens says camp will open with everyone healthy & TWolves camp might open without Jimmy Butler (what's that mean for Kyrie?) John Karalis, Jay King, & Sam Packard have that AND wild Space Jam 2 takes.
LOCKED ON CELTICS- Sep 18: Rumors and Mailbag q...
John Karalis, Jay King & Sam Packard address rumors involving Jimmy Butler & Jamal Crawford before addressing some mailbag questions on shooting, boy scouts, and escape rooms
LOCKED ON CELTICS - Sept. 13: Jam vs. the Sport...
LOCKED ON CELTICS - Sept. 13: Jam vs. the Sports Illustrated player rankings