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 - 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
LOCKED ON CELTICS - May 2: What can Celtics car...
LOCKED ON CELTICS - May 2: What can Celtics carry over into Game 2?
LOCKED ON CELTICS- May 1: Celtics smash Sixers ...
The already shorthanded Celtics were without Jaylen Brown but it didn't matter because they had the right game plan and it worked to perfection. John Karalis and Sam Packard discuss it all and how much of it can carry over to Game 2.
LOCKED ON CELTICS-April 30: Game 7 review & Six...
The Celtics are moving on! John Karalis & "Jam" Packard recap the things that won the Celtics Game 7 against Milwaukee and look ahead to the Conference Semis against Philly and how the C's can take this series from "The Process"
LOCKED ON CELTICS: Bucks force a Game 7
Frustration abounds as the Celtics continue to play into Milwaukee's hands on offense. John Karalis & Sam "Jam" Packard look at what keeps going wrong for the C's offense and their biggest fear going into a Game 7.
LOCKED ON CELTICS - April 26: SMARF and the mai...
LOCKED ON CELTICS - April 26: SMARF and the mailbag
LOCKED ON CELTICS: April 25 - Smart Returns and...
LOCKED ON CELTICS: April 25 - Smart Returns and the Celtics take Game 5
LOCKED ON CELTICS- April 24: Marcus Smart's imp...
Marcus Smart was upgraded to "questionable" on the official injury report, which means he's pretty damn close to returning. John Karalis, Jay King, and Sam Packard discuss how this affects the team
LOCKED ON CELTICS-April 23: Bucks even series b...
It all boils down to energy, and while Milwaukee had more of it this weekend, we feel good moving forward and going back to Boston. The impending return of Marcus Smart helps. John Karalis & Sam Packard discuss.
LOCKED ON CELTICS: 4-20 - The Bucks are Both Do...
LOCKED ON CELTICS: 4-20 - The Bucks are Both Done and Finished, a Game 3 Preview
LOCKED ON CELTICS-April 8: Kyrie's message, lin...
Kyrie Irving had a pre-game message for the Celtics before Game 2. John Karalis has more on that, the chess match between coaches going big or small, and potentially trading for Kawhi Leonard.
LOCKED ON CELTICS-April 18: Brown, Rozier lead ...
Jaylen Brown was awesome, Terry Rozier still hasn't turned the ball over, and the Boston Celtics have taken a 2-0 lead over the Bucks. John Karalis & Sam "Jam" Packard break it all down
LOCKED ON CELTICS - April 17: More Game 1 talk,...
LOCKED ON CELTICS - April 17: More Game 1 talk, and what adjustments can teams make?
LOCKED ON CELTICS- April 16: Horford, Tatum lea...
Al Horford was awesome, Jayson Tatum had a monster debut, and that's was only just a small part of what helped the Celtics win game 1 vs. Milwaukee. John Karalis & Sam Packard break it all down
LOCKED ON CELTICS - April 13: Celtics-Bucks pre...
LOCKED ON CELTICS - April 13: Celtics-Bucks preview
LOCKED ON CELTICS- April 12: 55 wins and a date...
The Celtics regular season is over, and John Karalis runs us through a quick final overview of the season, the impending matchup with the Milwaukee Bucks, and a quick look at the playoff picture. Also, a LOL at Russell Westbrook.
LOCKED ON CELTICS-April 11: C's blow chance to ...
The Celtics had a chance to put a dangerous Wizards team away and avoid them in the playoffs. Now, playing Washington in the first round remains one of the many possibilities as we head into a wild final night of the season.
LOCKED ON CELTICS: Tuesday (and series?) Wizard...
John Karalis is joined by Noah Goetzel of Locked On Wizards to discuss a very important (seeding-wise) Tuesday night game, a potential playoff series, who we'd like to face as the playoffs march on.
LOCKED ON CELTICS- April 9: Extracting somethin...
No, these aren't meaningless games. As John Karalis & Jay King point out, there are individual things that could mean something in the playoffs. Also, why you should NOT want Jabari Bird in the playoffs if you think he's a part of the Celtics future
LOCKED ON CELTICS - April 6: Kyrie's season is ...
LOCKED ON CELTICS - April 6: Kyrie's season is over
LOCKED ON CELTICS - April 5: Looks like the No....
LOCKED ON CELTICS - April 5: Looks like the No. 2 seed for the Cs
LOCKED ON CELTICS - April 4: Having no point gu...
LOCKED ON CELTICS - April 4: Having no point guards isn't great
LOCKED ON CELTICS- Apr. 2: Celtics-Raps with Lo...
Sean Woodley of the Locked On Raptors podcast joins John Karalis to talk about the Saturday Celts-Raps game, the coaching battle, Toronto reality vs. narrative, and potential paths to an Eastern Conference Finals rematch.
LOCKED ON CELTICS- March 30: Anatomy of a comeb...
John Karalis helps break down the parts of the Celtics people AREN'T discussing. Plus, Brad Stevens' COY case, Embiid's serious injury, and Ray Allen continuing to run his mouth
LOCKED ON CELTICS - March 29: Dear goodness the...
LOCKED ON CELTICS - March 29: Dear goodness they did it again
LOCKED ON CELTICS - March 28: The Gordon hit pi...
LOCKED ON CELTICS - March 28: The Gordon hit piece and Smart's insanity
LOCKED ON CELTICS - March 27: Tatum outdoes Jac...
LOCKED ON CELTICS - March 27: Tatum outdoes Jackson, Cs top Suns
LOCKED ON CELTICS-March 26: Rozier balls out & ...
Terry "Tito" Rozier went OFF against the Kings, making John Karalis & Sam Packard feel really good about a potential first round playoff series without Kyrie Irving. Plus, talking about a wild win in Portland and who's riding the boat!
LOCKED ON CELTICS-March 23: Talking Tatum with ...
Sean Deveney just published a glowing article on Jayson Tatum and what he can do leading the Celtics offense. He joins the podcast to discuss Tatum's potential, how he busted through the rookie wall, and where he ranks among other rookies.
LOCKED ON CELTICS-March 22: L2M reports, their ...
The Celtics beat the Thunder on a play that featured multiple violations. John Karalis & Sam Packard get into the whole L2M report process & how that may be part of a larger transparency initiative fueled by the NBA desire to legalize sports gambling
LOCKED ON CELTICS - March 21: Marcus Morris' ga...
LOCKED ON CELTICS - March 21: Marcus Morris' game-winning 3 ends wild comeback
LOCKED ON CELTICS - March 20: Smart comments on...
LOCKED ON CELTICS - March 20: Smart comments on injury + Nader/Ojeleye talk
LOCKED ON CELTICS-March 19: C's fall apart in NOLA
The Celtics came out hot but then fell apart as Anthony Davis and the rest of the Pelicans bigs have a field day. John Karalis has postgame reaction from Horford & Stevens plus a conversation with Locked On Pelicans host Jake Madison
LOCKED ON CELTICS - March 16: YABU and the rest...
LOCKED ON CELTICS - March 16: YABU and the rest of the mailbag