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.
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
LOCKED ON CELTICS- Sep. 12: Business school, pl...
John Karalis discusses Kyrie Irving taking a business course at Harvard, player rankings, and what Anthony Davis getting a new agent might mean
LOCKED ON CELTICS- Sep. 11: Bird's arrest, Rozi...
John Karalis of RedsArmy.com & The Athletic's Jay King discuss Jabari Bird's arrest, Terry Rozier's weekend at the Drake concert & Pats game, and KG being bilked out of $77 million
LOCKED ON CELTICS - Sept. 7: Ray Allen's Hall o...
LOCKED ON CELTICS - Sept. 7: Ray Allen's Hall of Fame weekend begins
LOCKED ON CELTICS- Sep 5: Brad addresses expect...
Brad Stevens met the media in Boston and made a good point about dealing with high expectations. John Karalis talks about that, the possibility of Jayson Tatum coming off the bench and more.
LOCKED ON CELTICS - Sept. 4: Should the Celtics...
LOCKED ON CELTICS - Sept. 4: Should the Celtics consider trading Terry Rozier?
LOCKED ON CELTICS- Aug 31: Ray Allen dredges up...
Ray Allen gave his side of the story, again, about the falling out with his old Celtics teammates. John Karalis, Jay King, and Sam "Jam" Packard discuss that, Gordon Hayward's insistence that "Daddy's Always Happy" becomes a thing
LOCKED ON CELTICS - Aug. 29: Kyrie and Hayward ...
LOCKED ON CELTICS - Aug. 29: Kyrie and Hayward are healthy, but what's the downside?
LOCKED ON CELTICS- Aug 27 with Guest: Millyz
John Karalis is joined by Millyz, the man behind the awesome Locked On Celtics theme song. We talk about his new album, connections to the Celtics, and terrible NBA jerseys
LOCKED ON CELTICS-Aug. 23: Final season win tot...
John Karalis, Jay King, and Sam "Jam" Packard wrap up their game-by-game predictions and come up with a final win total for the season for the Boston Celtics
LOCKED ON CELTICS- Aug 22: Schedule breakdown p...
John Karalis, Jay King, and Sam Packard are all back and continuing their game-by-game breakdown of the Celtics schedule by going through January and February of 2019.
LOCKED ON CELTICS: Aug 21: G League v. NCAA
Will the G-League ever be part of an NBA challenge to the NCAA? John Karalis & Red Claws play by play voice Chris Sedenka discuss how the G-League might someday be part of a college-less development system.
LOCKED ON CELTICS-Aug. 20: G League with Red Cl...
The G League can be more than it is. In part 1 of John Karalis' conversation with Red Claws play by play voice Chris Sedenka, we get into Nader, Yabu, and how teams can benefit with more NBA participation
LOCKED ON CELTICS - Aug. 17: A glorious mailbag
LOCKED ON CELTICS - Aug. 17: A glorious mailbag
LOCKED ON CELTICS-Aug 15: Game-by-game schedule...
John Karalis, Jay King, and Sam Packard roll through the second quarter of the Celtics schedule to find out just how good the Celtics will be by mid-January
LOCKED ON CELTICS-Aug. 14: Game-by-game schedul...
We are going through the schedule game by game and picking wins and losses for every game! Here's part one of our four-part series from John Karalis, Jay King, & Sam "Jam" Packard. Also.. Gordon Hayward dunked on a guy!
LOCKED ON CELTICS- Aug 9: Some national Celtics...
The NBA unveiled a few of it's big national games and the Celtics will be heavily involved. John Karalis & Sam "Jam" Packard have that & Jam's assorted reaction to things he missed
LOCKED ON CELTICS- Aug. 8: Christmas Day games ...
It looks like we know the Celtics Christmas Day opponent. John Karalis had that and reaction to the notion that Al Horford should come off the bench next season.
LOCKED ON CELTICS - Aug. 7: Over/unders, Moose ...
Vegas sets the over/under for Celtics wins at 57.5. John Karalis & Jay King disagree about which side to take. Also, is Toronto the right fit for Greg Monroe to be productive? And Terry Rozier reunites with his father.
LOCKED ON CELTICS - Aug. 1: Guess what? Kyrie w...
LOCKED ON CELTICS - Aug. 1: Guess what? Kyrie will have suitors
LOCKED ON CELTICS- July 30: Kyrie will be ready...
Kyrie Irving says he'll be ready for camp. John Karalis, Jay King, and Sam "Jam" Packard discuss the high expectations that brings, and whether Kyrie will be considered the best Celtics by the time the season is done.
LOCKED ON CELTICS - July 26: G-Time, Sully, Sem...
LOCKED ON CELTICS - July 26: G-Time, Sully, Semi and Walt Lemon!
LOCKED ON CELTICS- July 23: Smart's return & Go...
Marcus Smart is back but was it an overpay? John Karalis discusses that and Gordon Hayward's impending return, including why there should be no lingering effects.
LOCKED ON CELTICS - July 20: Smart's officially...
LOCKED ON CELTICS - July 20: Smart's officially back
LOCKED ON CELTICS- July 19: Smart's impending r...
Marcus Smart is in serious talks for a long-term deal and Kawhi Leonard gets traded to Toronto... coincidence? Not according to John Karalis & Sam Packard.
LOCKED ON CELTICS - July 17: Smart's options dw...
LOCKED ON CELTICS - July 17: Smart's options dwindle further
LOCKED ON CELTICS - July 13: Jaylen and Kyrie d...
LOCKED ON CELTICS - July 13: Jaylen and Kyrie do summer league
LOCKED ON CELTICS-July 11: Brad Stevens on Semi...
Brad Stevens showed up at summer league and spoke to the media about a variety of topics including what guys need to do to improve their games, the impact of Aron Baynes coming back, Marcus Smart's free agency and more.
LOCKED ON CELTICS-July 9: Summer League & Marcu...
The guys are all in Las Vegas talking about Jabari Bird, Guerschon Yabusele, and Semi Ojeleye and then the Marcus Smart situation. The Rainin J"s are joined by Vice's Michael Pina and The Globe Adam Himmelsbach... it gets a little nuts
LOCKED ON CELTICS- July 6: Summer League & Team...
The mailbag is open and John Karalis & Sam Packard answers a bunch of questions about Las Vegas Summer League, free agency, trades... and people get Robert Williams jokes off
LOCKED ON CELTICS- July 3: Does a wild day in t...
Golden State signed DeMarcus Cousins and everything got upended. Where does Boston fit in this? What moves could they make? Can they even trade for Anthony Davis now? John Karalis breaks it all down.
LOCKED ON CELTICS- July 2: Baynes in, LeBron ou...
LeBron James is going to the Lakers, Aron Baynes is returning to Boston, and Draftee Robert Williams is at the airport, we guess? John Karalis & Jay King discuss all of it.
LOCKED ON CELTICS - June 29: Robert Williams wa...
LOCKED ON CELTICS - June 29: Robert Williams wants to work hard plus Kawhi talk
LOCKED ON CELTICS: June 27- Replacing Larkin, A...
John Karalis, Jay King, and Sam Packard tri-pod about Brad Wanamaker taking Shane Larkin's role on the team, silly awards voting, Gordon Hayward's impending return, and Jam getting a "Kaizen" tattoo in Vegas
LOCKED ON CELTICS- June 25: How quickly can Rob...
Robert Williams has been compared to Clint Capela, so how quickly can he provide anything resembling Capela's production? John Karalis & Jay King discuss
LOCKED ON CELTICS: C's draft Robert Williams
The Boston Cetlics fell into a steal at 27 when A&M big man Robert Williams fell to them at 27. John Karalis & Sam "Jam" Packard get into the pick being posted into existence by weird Celtics Twitter & the general frivolity of the draft
LOCKED ON CELTICS - June 20: The Auerbach Cente...
LOCKED ON CELTICS - June 20: The Auerbach Center is dope
LOCKED ON CELTICS - June 18: Kawhi rumors and more
LOCKED ON CELTICS - June 18: Kawhi rumors and more
LOCKED ON CELTICS- June 15: Is Ainge tinkering ...
All the talk around the Celtics is still about Kyrie Irving's extension, free agency, and whether Danny Ainge is actually pursuing LeBron James and Kawhi Leonard, or just talking and gauging interest. John Karalis discusses in today's show.
LOCKED ON CELTICS-June 13: Kyrie's extension, r...
Kyrie Irving held a media availability where he talked about not signing an extension with Boston, a redemption year where he's talking title, and his thoughts on the LeBron rumors.
LOCKED ON CELTICS-June 11: Kyrie's flat earth w...
Sopan Deb's recent interview with Kyrie Irving stirred up all the old "flat earth" controversy, thanks to Kyrie's desire to have an extended discussion about it. Deb joins the podcast to discuss the interview.
LOCKED ON CELTICS - June 8: Draft workouts! Kyr...
LOCKED ON CELTICS - June 8: Draft workouts! Kyrie's future! Summer discussions!
LOCKED ON CELTICS - June 7: The LeBron James ch...
LOCKED ON CELTICS - June 7: The LeBron James chatter mailbag
LOCKED ON CELTICS-June 6: Rozier on his rise & ...
John Karalis discusses whether Kyrie's is actually injury prone, plus Terry Rozier's New York jaunt that revealed an interesting insight into his relationship with Brad Stevens.
LOCKED ON CELTICS - June 5: The media game brea...
LOCKED ON CELTICS - June 5: The media game breakdown
LOCKED ON CELTICS: Money, Rumors, & Burner Acco...
John Karalis & Sam "Jam" Packard break down the Celtics salary cap situation to help figure out how Marcus Smart's & the Celtics summer will play out. Plus, silly trade rumors & Colangelo's burner accounts.
LOCKED ON CELTICS - June 1: Sean Grande joins t...
LOCKED ON CELTICS - June 1: Sean Grande joins to talk Twitter beef and Celtics season
LOCKED ON CELTICS- May 30 with guest Sean Deveney
Sean Deveney of The Sporting News joins John Karalis (@RedsArmy_John) to discuss his report that Boston is interested in moving up in the 2018 NBA draft to select Texas big man Mo Bamba.
LOCKED ON CELTICS - May 30: Them good problems ...
LOCKED ON CELTICS - May 30: Them good problems to have
LOCKED ON CELTICS: Missed shots end Celtics season
LOCKED ON CELTICS: May 25th: The Celtics have t...
LOCKED ON CELTICS: May 25th: The Celtics have thrown the Cavs for a loop
LOCKED ON CELTICS-May 24: C's one win away from...
The Home Celtics beat the Road Cavaliers in the wildest home/road disparity series we've seen. John Karalis & Sam Packard cover it all, and the matchup that could determine if the Celtics can break this trend and close it out in Cleveland
LOCKED ON CELTICS- May 23: with The Jump's Rach...
Rachel Nichols, host of ESPN's The Jump, joins John Karalis to talk about the Eastern Conference Finals, working with Paul Pierce, & the rise of women in NBA basketball
LOCKED ON CELTICS- May 22: C's drop a frustrati...
LOCKED ON CELTICS - May 21: So, the Celtics nee...
LOCKED ON CELTICS - May 21: So, the Celtics need to regroup now (with ESPN's Chris Forsberg"
LOCKED ON CELTICS - May 18: Can the Cavs come b...
LOCKED ON CELTICS - May 18: Can the Cavs come back or nah?
LOCKED ON CELTICS- May 17: Crossover show with ...
John Karalis and Locked On Cavaliers host Chris Manning get together to discuss the first two games of this series, Ty Lue's coaching, LeBron's D, and how Cleveland is reacting to the potential end of an era.
LOCKED ON CELTICS- May 16: Celtics take 2-0 lea...
LeBron got cooking early, but his monster triple double wasn't enough as a bunch of Celtics took turns burning the Cavs to take a 2-0 lead. John Karalis and Sam Packard have it all covered.
LOCKED ON CELTICS - May 15: Is Tristan Thompson...
LOCKED ON CELTICS - May 15: Is Tristan Thompson a series changer?
Celtics pound Cleveland in Game 1
The Celtics thoroughly destroyed Cleveland in Game 1 of the Conference Finals. John Karalis & Sam Packard look at what's repeatable, LeBron's shockingly poor performance, and whether the Cavs can stop both of Boston's young wings.
LOCKED ON CELTICS - May 11: Looking ahead at Le...
LOCKED ON CELTICS - May 11: Looking ahead at LeBron and the Cavs
LOCKED ON CELTICS-May 10: Back to the Conferenc...
It wasn't easy, but the Celtics dispatched the Sixers in Game 5 to win the series 4-1. John Karalis & Sam Packard look at where Philly went wrong, what Boston did right, and how the C's can beat Cleveland
LOCKED ON CELTICS- May 9: Countering Philly's a...
The Sixers have added TJ McConnell to the mix and changed how Al Horford is being guarded. John Karalis and Jay King look at how the Celtics will adjust to that. Plus... the beef we so desperately crave.
LOCKED ON CELTICS: May 8: Celtics Drop Game 4 t...
LOCKED ON CELTICS: May 8: Celtics Drop Game 4 to the Sixers - No Confetti
LOCKED ON CELTICS: May 7 - Confetti
LOCKED ON CELTICS: May 7 - Confetti
LOCKED ON CELTICS- May 4: Celtics come back (ag...
For about 18 minutes or so, the Celtics played some of their worst basketball of the season. Then, down 22, they woke up and stormed back to beat Philadelphia and take a 2-0 series lead. John Karalis and Sam "Jam" Packard have it all.
LOCKED ON CELTICS - May 3: Smart looking for be...
LOCKED ON CELTICS - May 3: Smart looking for better feel, Jaylen still doubtful