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From the Rafters

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Hosted by Jack Simone and Sam LaFrance. Get the latest Boston Celtics news, analysis, and chatter from the guys and their wide variety of guests. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/from-the-rafters/support

200 Episodes | 2019 - 2022

Episode 200: LIVE Free Agency Reactions and Kevin Durant to the Celtics Discussions

July 1st, 2022

1:35:22

Sam and Jack are back with Tim, as the three reacted live to the first night of NBA free agency! Lots of deals went down, and while the Boston Celtics didn't get in on the action, there was still plenty to discuss. Most …

Episode 199: NBA Finals Reactions and Celtics Offseason Targets

June 22nd, 2022

1:13:25

Sam and Jack are back with the first episode of the 2022 NBA offseason. The Boston Celtics lost to the Golden State Warriors in six games, so the …

Episode 198: Celtics vs. Warriors Game 5 Reactions and More Turnover Problems

June 15th, 2022

45:33

Sam and Jack are back after Game 5 of the NBA Finals between the Boston Celtics and the Golden State Warriors. The Celtics are now down 3-2 heading …

Episode 197: Celtics vs. Warriors Game 4 Reaction and Jayson Tatum's NBA Finals Struggles

June 11th, 2022

46:52

Sam and Jack are back after Game 4 of the NBA Finals, where the Boston Celtics fell to the Golden State Warriors, 107-97. It was a brutal finish to …

Episode 196: Celtics Get Dominated by Warriors in Game 2 and Draymond Green's Impact

June 6th, 2022

40:52

Sam and Jack are back after Game 2 of the NBA Finals, where the Boston Celtics got stomped by the Golden State Warriors. Boston fell into the old …

Episode 195: The Boston Celtics Are in the NBA Finals

May 31st, 2022

51:10

Sam and Jack are back and the Boston Celtics are headed to the NBA Finals! The guys break down what was a stressful Game 7 against the Miami Heat, …

Episode 194: Jaylen Brown's Mid-Game Turnaround and How the Celtics Control Their Own Destiny

May 27th, 2022

45:06

Sam and Jack are back after Game 5 of the Boston Celtics' Eastern Conference Finals series against the Miami Heat. The Celtics are noe up 3-2 and will be looking to close things out at TD Garden in Game 6. Boston turned …

Episode 193: Celtics Even Series vs. Heat and Robert Williams' Importance

May 25th, 2022

51:18

Sam and Jack are back after Game 4 of the Boston Celtics' Eastern Conference Finals series against the Miami Heat. The guys break down Games 3 and 4, as they were unable to record after Game 3. They talk about whether …

Episode 192: Marcus Smart's Two-Way Impact and Celtics Steal Homecourt vs. Heat

May 21st, 2022

45:20

Sam and Jack after Game 2 of the Boston Celtics' series against the Miami Heat in the Eastern Conference Finals. Boston stole homecourt advantage in …

Episode 191: Celtics vs. Heat Game 1 Reactions and Boston's Injury Woes

May 19th, 2022

51:51

Sam and Jack are back after Game 1 of the Boston Celtics' series against the Miami Heat in the Eastern Conference Finals. The Celtics were the better team for three quarters, but Miami blew them out of the water in the …

Episode 190: Celtics vs. Bucks Game 7 Instant Reactions and a Celtics vs. Heat Series Preview

May 16th, 2022

49:54

Sam and Jack are back after Game 7 of the Boston Celtics' second-round series against the Milwaukee Bucks. The Celtics are going to the Eastern Conference Finals! Grant Williams (yes, GRANT WILLIAMS) led the team in …

Episode 189: Celtics vs. Bucks Game 6 Instant Reactions and the Jayson Tatum MasterClass

May 14th, 2022

1:01:45

Sam and Jack are back after Game 6 of the Boston Celtics' series against the Milwaukee Bucks. The Celtics forced a Game 7. The guys give their instant reactions to Boston's Game 6 victory, led by Jayson Tatum's …

Episode 188: Celtics vs. Bucks Game 5 Reactions and Kyrie Irving's Comments

May 13th, 2022

43:01

Sam and Jack are back after Game 5 of the Boston Celtics' series against the Milwaukee Bucks. The guys break down the gut-wrenching ending to the …

Episode 187: Celtics vs. Bucks Game 4 Instant Reactions and MORE Al Horford Appreciation

May 10th, 2022

52:40

Sam and Jack are back after Game 4 of the Boston Celtics series vs. the Milwaukee Bucks. The Celtics bounced back in a big way, taking down the Bucks, 116-108. Al Horford led the charge with 30 points, dominating the …

Episode 186: Celtics vs. Bucks Game 3 Reactions and Al Horford Appreciation

May 8th, 2022

49:36

Sam and Jack are back after Game 3 of the Boston Celtics' second-round series against the Milwaukee Bucks. Unfortunately, the Celtics fell in a heartbreaker to the Bucks, as Jayson Tatum struggled to get things going. …

Episode 185: Bobby Manning - Celtics vs. Bucks Game 2 and a Grant Williams Master Class

May 5th, 2022

59:54

Sam and Jack are back with Bobby Manning of CLNS Media and CelticsBlog. The guys react to the Boston Celtics' Game 2 win over the Milwaukee Bucks, including Grant Williams locking up Giannis Antetokounmpo, Derrick …

Episode 184: Game 1 Celtics vs. Bucks Instant Reactions

May 2nd, 2022

47:49

Sam and Jack are back after Game 1 of the Boston Celtics vs. the Milwaukee Bucks. We'll be pushing out episodes after each game of the series, so …

Episode 183: Celtics Sweep Nets and Jayson Tatum's Rise to Superstardom

April 27th, 2022

59:48

Sam and Jack are back after a little while to talk about the latest Boston Celtics news. The biggest news out there? They just swept the Brooklyn Nets in the first round of the NBA Playoffs. The news doesn't get much …

Episode 182: Celtics vs. Nets Preview and NBA Playoffs Predictions

April 15th, 2022

56:47

Sam and Jack are back just in time for the NBA Playoffs! The Boston Celtics will be taking on the Brooklyn Nets in the first round, so the guys spend the majority of the show previewing the matchup. Both guys have …

Episode 181: Celtics Playoff Seeding Race and a Philadelphia 76ers Rant

April 9th, 2022

49:32

Sam and Jack are back, and the Boston Celtics only have one regular-season game left. They just lost a tough one to the Milwaukee Bucks, but they …

Episode 180: Back-To-Back Celtics Wins and Foreshadowing the Playoffs

April 5th, 2022

52:20

Sam and Jack are back to talk about the Boston Celtics' back-to-back wins. The C's took home wins over the Indiana Pacers and Washington Wizards, with the latter being a 40-point blowout. They're still adjusting to life …

Episode 179: Robert Williams Injury and Celtics Lose to Heat

April 1st, 2022

46:40

Sam and Jack are back and a lot has gone down since the last episode. Robert Williams got injured, scared Celtics fans everywhere, got surgery, and managed to come away with one repaired meniscus and a return timetable …

Episode 178: Drinking the Green Kool-Aid and Potential Playoff Matchups

March 25th, 2022

53:29

Sam and Jack are back to talk about the Boston Celtics, who have been dominating the league as of late. The C's are fresh off of a blowout win over …

Episode 177: Kevin Garnett Jersey Retirement and the Ray Allen Debate

March 15th, 2022

51:33

Sam and Jack are back to talk about the latest Boston Celtics buzz. Most notably, they discussed the Kevin Garnett jersey retirement ceremony, which Sam was in attendance for. He gave the rundown of his day and the guys …

Episode 176: Jayson Tatum's Excellence and Marcus Smart for DPOY

March 11th, 2022

45:17

Sam and Jack are back to talk about the excellence of Jayson Tatum. At the time of recording, Tatum has just dropped a combined 98 points in wins over the Brooklyn Nets and Charlotte Hornets. Needless to say, he's been …

Episode 175: Banner Banter - Grant Williams Debate and the Celtics' Elite Defense

March 5th, 2022

1:14:35

Sam and Jack are back with guest Timmy G of the Banner Banter podcast! Jack and Timmy start off the show by reviewing their recent bet on Grant Williams, which then sparks a lively debate. The group quickly turns their …

Episode 174: Celtics Lose to Pacers and Previewing the March Schedule

March 1st, 2022

56:34

Sam and Jack are back to talk about the latest Boston Celtics news. Most recently, the C's lost to the Indiana Pacers in a surprising blowout, but it marked only their second loss in the month of February. The guys …

Episode 173: Celtics Back on Track and NBA 75 Team Snubs

February 26th, 2022

50:10

Sam and Jack are back post-All-Star break to talk Boston Celtics basketball. They start with the win over the Brooklyn Nets and then go over where …

Episode 172: Celtics Winning Ways and NBA Celebrity Game Draft

February 18th, 2022

51:28

Sam and Jack are back to talk about the (used to be) streaking Boston Celtics. They dive into the recent loss to the Detroit Pistons first, but also …

Episode 171: Trade Deadline LIVE Reactions

February 11th, 2022

1:46:39

Sam and Jack are joined by Tim Sheils as they react live to the NBA trade deadline. Just as the show starts, the news drops that the Boston Celtics traded for Derrick White. And later on in the show, the guys react live …

Episode 170: Celtics Trade Ideas and Other Deadline Rumors

February 8th, 2022

53:55

Sam and Jack are back just a couple of days ahead of the NBA trade deadline, so that's what they spend most of their time discussing. They talk about some potential Celtics trade ideas, as well as what their perfect …

Episode 169: Celtics Winning Streak and February Win Predictions

February 4th, 2022

55:20

Sam and Jack are back with the latest on the Boston Celtics. The C's have won five of their last six games and are looking good. The guys break down the play of Marcus Smart, Robert Williams, and more. They also give …

Episode 168: The Marcus Smart Debate and the Celtics Resurgence

January 27th, 2022

51:47

Sam and Jack are back to break down the latest Boston Celtics chatter. Marcus Smart returned to action, and since then, the Celtics have dominated. …

Episode 167: Should Jayson Tatum Keep Shooting and Setting Celtics Expectations

January 21st, 2022

56:52

Sam and Jack are back with a very heated episode. The Boston Celtics just lost to the Charlotte Hornets in a game where Jayson Tatum shot 0-for-7 from deep. Jaylen Brown struggled, too, but Tatum was the talk of the …

Episode 166: Celtics Finally Winning and the Duality of Dennis Schroder

January 18th, 2022

58:04

Sam and Jack are back, and the Boston Celtics have decided to start winning! Boston has won five of their last six games, with the one exception being that mess against the Philadelphia 76ers. Regardless, the team has …

Episode 165: Jimmy Toscano - Celtics Trade Targets and a Lack of Celtic Pride

January 14th, 2022

1:25:39

Sam and Jack are back with guest Jimmy Toscano of CLNS Media! The Celtics are riding a three-game win streak, but the conversation quickly turns negative. They begin talking about potential players to poach from the …

Episode 164: Celtics Blow 25-Point Lead To Knicks and Ime Udoka's Questionable Comments

January 8th, 2022

56:05

Sam and Jack are back after the Celtics blew a 25-point lead to the Knicks. It was, again, one of the worst losses of the season for the C's. The …

Episode 163: Jaylen Brown Scores 50 Points and the Celtics' January Schedule

January 4th, 2022

51:50

Sam and Jack are back to dissect the latest Boston Celtics action. Jaylen Brown just dropped a career-high 50 points in a less than stellar win over the Orlando Magic. The guys look at this as well as the Celtics' …

Episode 162: John Karalis - What Is Wrong With the Boston Celtics?

December 31st, 2021

56:39

Sam and Jack are back with guest John Karalis of the Locked On Celtics Podcast and Boston Sports Journal. Obviously, they had to start with the looming question - what is wrong with the Boston Celtics right now? This …

Episode 161: Celtics COVID Outbreak and Payton Pritchard vs. Dennis Schroder

December 24th, 2021

47:22

Sam and Jack are back to talk about the latest Boston Celtics storylines. Merry Christmas everybody! The guys discuss the Celtics' recent COVID outbreak and how it's affected the team. They also talk about how well …

Episode 160: Which Celtics Players Should Be On the Team Long-Term?

December 15th, 2021

56:37

Sam and Jack are back after the Boston Celtics' big-time win over the Milwaukee Bucks. The guys haven't recorded since the awful west coast road …

Episode 159: Andrew Doxy - Payton Pritchard's Explosion and a Dennis Schroder Discussion

December 7th, 2021

1:06:18

Sam and Jack are back with guest Andrew Doxy of CelticsBlog! The guys start the show by touching on Payton Pritchard's recent explosion against the Portland Trail Blazers and the craziness that ensued afterward. They …

Episode 158: Jaylen Brown's Struggles and Brad Stevens Defends Jayson Tatum

December 2nd, 2021

44:03

Sam and Jack are back right after the Boston Celtics took down the Philadelphia 76ers. The guys discuss that game, as well as Jaylen Brown's recent struggles since returning from injury. They also break down how well …

Episode 157: Ime Udoka Comments and Deeper Offensive Issues

November 27th, 2021

32:20

Sam and Jack are back for a relatively short episode of the From the Rafters podcast. After the Boston Celtics lost to the Spurs, the guys didn't have much to say. They broke down what they saw during the game, talked …

Episode 156: Boston Celtics Two-Game Win Streak vs. Lakers and Thunder

November 21st, 2021

51:36

Sam and Jack are back to break down the Boston Celtics' two-game win streak vs. the Lakers and Thunder. Boston took down LA and OKC at home two nights in a row, with the win vs. the Lakers being a dominant one. The guys …

Episode 155: A Lack of Consistent Offense and Reacting to Potential Celtics Trades

November 18th, 2021

45:33

Sam and Jack are back after the Boston Celtics loss to the Atlanta Hawks. They discuss the game, Jayson Tatum's great performance, and what was going wrong on offense and defense. They give props to Grant Williams and …

Episode 154: Cavaliers Mount Comeback and Dennis Schroder Monster Performances

November 14th, 2021

50:34

Sam and Jack are back to talk about the latest Boston Celtics news. The C's blew a 19-point lead to the Cavaliers the other night, but have been playing well other than that. Point guard Dennis Schroder has been on fire …

Episode 153: Ben Simmons Celtics Trade Rumors and the Luka Doncic Dagger

November 9th, 2021

59:41

Sam and Jack are back to talk about the latest Boston Celtics news. First and foremost, Shams Charania of The Athletic reported that the Celtics have shown trade interest in Ben Simmons. The guys gave their thoughts on …

Episode 152: Bobby Manning - Elite Celtics Defense and a Big-Time Shooting Problem

November 5th, 2021

52:52

Sam and Jack are back with guest Bobby Manning of CLNS Media and Boston Sports Journal. The guys make sure to start the show by praising Al Horford, one of Bobby's favorite players. They then get into the elite defense …

Episode 151: Jayson Tatum's Struggles and Marcus Smart's Postgame Comments

November 3rd, 2021

52:14

Sam and Jack are back after what many consider to be the worst loss of the season. The Boston Celtics blew a huge lead vs. the Chicago Bulls and …

Episode 150: Switch Everything Defense and Schroder vs. Smart

October 29th, 2021

1:00:10

Sam and Jack are back to talk about the Boston Celtics loss vs. the Washington Wizards. With the loss, the Celtics fell to 2-3 on the season. They continue to run switch everything defense and Marcus Smart continues to …

Episode 149: Tim Sheils - The Grant Williams Show and Al Horford's Defensive Impact

October 25th, 2021

55:07

Sam and Jack are back with long-time friend of the pod Tim Sheils! The guys talk about the Boston Celtics' first three games of the season, including a funny story from Sam's experience at the Raptors game. They talk …

Episode 148: Celtics Preseason Review and Options for the Open Roster Spot

October 18th, 2021

49:31

Sam and Jack are back to review the Boston Celtics' preseason. They go over what they liked, what they want to see moving forward and try to figure out what is wrong with Jayson Tatum. They also go over the Jabari …

Episode 147: Romeo Langford’s Great Preseason and ESPN Snubs the Celtics Again

October 12th, 2021

49:46

Sam and Jack are back to talk about the Boston Celtics' preseason win vs. the Toronto Raptors. They break down everything they liked from the game, as well as some things they did not like. Romeo Langford becomes a big …

Episode 146: Jaylen Brown Tested Positive for COVID-19 and Boston Celtics Preseason Basketball

October 9th, 2021

53:35

Sam and Jack are back to talk about Boston Celtics preseason! Before that, though, the guys discuss the recent news that Jaylen Brown has tested positive for COVID-19. They then get into a recap of Boston's first …

Episode 145: Boston Celtics Media Day and NBA COVID Vaccine Drama

September 28th, 2021

58:06

Sam and Jack are back to talk about the latest news from around the NBA. The Boston Celtics just had their media day, so the guys break down everything said during that event. They also get into the recent Kyrie Irving …

Episode 144: Reacting to ESPN 2021-22 NBA Predictions and Marcus Smart Twitter Comments

September 19th, 2021

53:48

Sam and Jack are back to talk about the latest Boston Celtics news. Marcus Smart went viral on Twitter for some weird comments about former US President, John Adams. They also break down other recent NBA news. However, …

Episode 143: Jake Fischer - Boston Celtics Financial Plans and the Ben Simmons Situation

September 11th, 2021

45:01

Sam and Jack are back with Jake Fischer of Bleacher Report! Jake is also the author of "Built to Lose: How the NBA’s Tanking Era Changed the League …

Episode 142: Juancho Hernangomez Trade and Celtics Player Expectations for 2022

September 5th, 2021

1:31:04

Sam and Jack are back to talk about the latest Boston Celtics trade. Brad Stevens traded Carsen Edwards, Kris Dunn, and a 2026 second-round pick to the Memphis Grizzlies in exchange for Juancho Hernangomez. The guys …

Episode 141: Smart, Williams, and Richardson Extensions and the Fournier TPE

August 28th, 2021

52:20

Sam and Jack are back to talk about the multiple extensions the Boston Celtics signed. Marcus Smart, Robert Williams, and Josh Richardson all signed …

Episode 140: Celtics Sign Dennis Schroder and Summer League Standouts

August 13th, 2021

1:00:53

Sam and Jack are back to talk about the latest Celtics buzz. Dennis Schroder signed with the team on a one-year deal, so the guys discussed their thoughts. They also broke down the latest Summer League action. Both …

Episode 139: Michael Pina - Celtics Free Agency Recap and Brad Stevens' Plan

August 6th, 2021

50:13

Sam and Jack are back with Michael Pina of Sports Illustrated! They talk about the Celtics offseason thus far, including the Enes Kanter signing. They then get into the plan moving forward. Brad Stevens seems to be …

Episode 138: Tristan Thompson, Josh Richardson Trades and Celtics Free Agency Preview

August 1st, 2021

57:40

Sam and Jack are back to talk about the Celtics' offseason. Brad Stevens started the offseason by making two trades in one day. The guys broke them down and gave their quick thoughts. They also talked a bit about the …

Episode 137: KJ Doyle - Bradley Beal Rumors and Celtics Draft Plans

July 28th, 2021

58:32

Sam and Jack are back with Guy Boston Sports' KJ Doyle! They break down the recent Bradley Beal trade rumors and what it would take to bring the …

Episode 136: Tim Sheils - NBA Super Teams and Celtics Offseason Trades

July 21st, 2021

59:33

Sam and Jack are back with a long-time friend of the podcast, Tim Sheils! The guys start out by talking about the state of super teams in the NBA, and more specifically, whether or not the Bucks are a super team. They …

Episode 135: Adam Taylor - Exploring Marcus Smart Trades and the Celtics' Offseason Plans

July 16th, 2021

53:45

Sam and Jack are back with a long-time friend of the pod, Adam Taylor or CelticsBlog! The trio begins by discussing the recent additions to the Celtics coaching staff. They then go on to talk about Marcus Smart trade …

Episode 134: Smarfwater - Celtics Offseason Changes and Recruiting Damian Lillard

July 9th, 2021

53:08

Sam and Jack are back with Celtics Twitter legend Smarfwater! They discuss the Boston Celtics' offseason changes thus far, including the Al Horford trade and Ime Udoka hiring. They also break down potential roster …

Episode 133: Jayson Tatum Talks About Kyrie Irving and Celtics NBA Draft Prospects

July 7th, 2021

51:34

Sam and Jack are back to talk about all the recent Celtics news. Jayson Tatum talked about Kyrie Irving and how he believes the point guard is simply "misunderstood." Other public comments from Ime Udoka and Steve Kerr …

Episode 132: Sam Packard - A Marcus Smart Extension and Exploring Tristan Thompson Trades

July 1st, 2021

36:14

Sam and Jack are back with guest Sam Packard of the Anything is Poddable podcast (also known as Marcus "The Worm" Hicks on Twitter). The trio starts out by discussing Celtics owner Wyc Grousbeck's comments about Jayson …

Episode 131: Celtics Hire Ime Udoka and Offseason TPE Trade Targets

June 27th, 2021

50:58

Sam and Jack are back to talk about the Boston Celtics hiring Ime Udoka to be their new head coach! They break down the hiring and give their thoughts on the move. After that, Jack tells Sam about some of his favorite …

Episode 130: Bobby Manning - The Al Horford Trade and Bringing Kyle Lowry to the Boston Celtics

June 22nd, 2021

51:13

Sam and Jack are back with guest Bobby Manning of CLNS Media! The guys break down the Al Horford trade, as Bobby is an avid fan of Horford. They also …

Episode 129: John Karalis - Laughing at the 76ers and Explaining the Celtics' Cap Situation

June 17th, 2021

1:14:44

Sam and Jack are back with John Karalis of Boston Sports Journal and the Locked On Celtics Podcast! The guys break down the Philadelphia 76ers' epic …

Episode 128: Timmy G - Celtics Head Coach Search and Potential Marcus Smart Trades

June 11th, 2021

1:02:43

Sam and Jack are back with guest Timmy G of the Banner Banter Podcast! Timmy G is a season ticket holder and second-time guest on From the Rafters. …

Episode 127: Danny Ainge Retires and Brad Stevens Named New Celtics President and General Manager

June 3rd, 2021

1:02:09

Sam and Jack are back to talk about the wild changes made to the Celtics front office. Danny Ainge officially retired as the Celtics GM, and the team named Brad Stevens as his replacement. This means that the Celtics …

Episode 126: KJ Doyle - Kyrie Irving's Boston Comments and the Celtics' Chances vs the Nets

May 27th, 2021

43:40

Sam and Jack are back with guest KJ Doyle from Guy Boston Sports! The guys talked about Kyrie Irving's recent comments about Boston and their fans. They also move onto the topic of fans returning to TD Garden for Game 4 …

Episode 125: Celtics vs Nets Game 1 Breakdown and Robert Williams' Historic Performance

May 25th, 2021

55:58

Sam and Jack are back to talk about Game 1 of the Celtics' series vs the Nets. They get into what went wrong and Jack makes a bold prediction about …

Episode 124: Celtics vs Nets Series Preview and How to Guard Kyrie Irving

May 21st, 2021

48:12

Sam and Jack are back to talk about the Celtics' upcoming series vs the Nets. They first break down Boston's win over the Wizards in the play-in game. Sam then jumps into what he wants to see in the Brooklyn series, and …

Episode 123: Tim Sheils - 2021 Celtics Offseason and the Wizards Play-In Preview

May 17th, 2021

54:31

Sam and Jack are back with guest Tim Sheils! The guys review the C's season as a whole and break down what they want to happen this offseason. This …

Episode 122: 2021 NBA Award Show

May 14th, 2021

35:34

Sam and Jack are back with the 2021 NBA Award Show! They asked some of their regular guests to submit their ballots for the 2021 NBA Awards and …

Episode 121: Jaylen Brown's Season-Ending Injury and the Celtics' Defensive Woes

May 10th, 2021

52:41

Sam and Jack are back with unfortunate breaking news. During the show, it was reported that Jaylen Brown would be out for the remainder of the …

Episode 120: Peak Kemba Walker and the Celtics Playoff Matchups

May 6th, 2021

1:02:50

Sam and Jack are back to talk about Boston's blowout win vs the Magic. Kemba Walker dropped 32 points in the game, tying his season-high. This was one of the Celtics' more impressive wins of the season. The guys talked …

Episode 119: Jayson Tatum Scores 60 Points and Ties Larry Bird's Franchise Record

May 1st, 2021

57:25

Sam and Jack are back to talk about Jayson Tatum's historic performance vs the Spurs. The Celtics completed the third-largest comeback in NBA history when they beat the Spurs 143-140 after being down by as much as 32 …

Episode 118: Josue Pavón - Celtics Injury Problems and Begging for Home Whites

April 24th, 2021

1:01:58

Sam and Jack are back with guest Josue Pavón of CLNS Media! The guys talk about Boston's lengthy injury report including Jaylen Brown and Robert Williams. They also ask Josue about the time his postgame show got called …

Episode 117: Reacting to the Bulls Loss and Responding to Delusional Hawks Fans

April 21st, 2021

49:39

Sam and Jack are back to discuss the Celtics' loss to the Bulls. After a six-game win streak, the C's finally lost to an undermanned Bulls squad. The …

Episode 116: WayneBreezie - Jabari Parker's Celtics Debut and MVP Jayson Tatum

April 18th, 2021

56:25

Sam and Jack are back with guest WayneBreezie! The guys talk about the team's six-game winning streak and what the key contributors have been in turning this season around. They also discuss Marcus Smart's hustle plays, …

Episode 115: The Real Jayson Tatum is Back and Marcus Smart's Hustle Defense

April 14th, 2021

57:15

Sam and Jack are back to talk about the Celtics' four-game win streak! Jayson Tatum has been lights out in recent games, including his monster 53-point performance vs the Nuggets. Marcus Smart has been playing out of …

Episode 114: Adam Taylor - Jayson Tatum's 50-Point Game and Celtics Players vs the Media

April 10th, 2021

59:06

Sam and Jack are back with guest Adam Taylor of CelticsBlog! The guys break down Jayson Tatum's 50-Point game and what it means for his game moving forward. They also talk about the back-and-forth between Celtics …

Episode 113: Joel Embiid Dominated Robert Williams and Jayson Tatum's Sloppy Offense

April 8th, 2021

47:23

Sam and Jack are back to talk about the Celtics' back-to-back games vs. the 76ers and Knicks. Boston lost a tough one to Joel Embiid and the Sixers, so the guys talked about his ability to take advantage of the NBA's …

Episode 112: Paul Pierce May Be Coming Home to Boston and the COVID Fan Experience at TD Garden

April 6th, 2021

1:00:58

Sam and Jack are back to talk about Paul Pierce and the latest Celtics news! After his now-famous Instagram live shenanigans, Pierce has been let go …

Episode 111: Steve Bulpett - Marcus Smart's Meltdown and Kevin McHale's Ankle Brace

March 31st, 2021

1:07:31

Sam and Jack are back with guest Steve Bulpett, a former writer for the Boston Herald for 35 years. He talks about Marcus Smart's epic meltdown vs …

Episode 110: Our Thoughts on Celtics Trades and the Luke Kornet Show

March 28th, 2021

56:12

Sam and Jack are back to talk about the trade deadline and recent Celtics games! The guys discuss both moves made by the C's at the deadline, giving each a grade. They also talk about both games vs the Bucks and how …

Episode 109: Timmy G - Celtics Trade Deadline and Dealing Marcus Smart

March 24th, 2021

1:07:58

Sam and Jack are back with guest Timmy G of the Banner Banter Podcast! He's been a Celtics season ticket holder for over 15 years, so he had some …

Episode 108: Trading Kemba Walker and Venting About the Celtics

March 20th, 2021

1:02:43

Sam and Jack are back to vent about the Celtics. Things haven't been going very well lately and the guys are not happy. Whether you blame Danny Ainge, Brad Stevens, or the players, something is clearly not working. The …

Episode 107: Kyrie Irving vs Boston and Analyzing Celtics Players' Trade Value

March 13th, 2021

53:10

Sam and Jack are back to talk about the Celtics' loss to the Nets. Marcus Smart played well in his return, but Kyrie Irving stole the show. The guys …

Episode 106: Ev Singleton - Marcus Smart's Return and New Celtics Jerseys

March 10th, 2021

55:09

Sam and Jack are back with guest Ev Singleton of Guy Boston Sports! The guys talk about Marcus Smart finally returning from his calf injury and rejoining the Celtics. They also get into some trade talk, per usual, just …

Episode 105: The Blake Griffin Idea and NBA All-Star Weekend

March 6th, 2021

45:12

Sam and Jack are back to talk about the Celtics' recent success. The C's won four straight games going into the All-Star break, so things have turned around. In more recent news, Blake Griffin was bought out by the …

Episode 104: Bobby Manning - The Rise of Robert Williams and a Potential Nikola Vucevic Trade

March 3rd, 2021

57:51

Sam and Jack are back with guest Bobby Manning of CLNS Media! The guys talk about the rise of Robert Williams and his gigantic impact on the Celtics lately. They also get into the guard rotation with Kemba Walker, Jeff …

Episode 103: Danny Hanley - What is Wrong with Jayson Tatum and How to Fix the Celtics

February 27th, 2021

57:31

Sam and Jack are back with guest Danny Hanley. The guys talk about everything going wrong with the Celtics, despite their solid win against the …

Episode 102: The Pelicans Loss and NBA All-Star Reserves

February 22nd, 2021

51:15

Sam and Jack are back to talk about the struggling Celtics once again. After blowing a 24-point loss to New Orleans, the guys dissect what went wrong and what needs to change for the C's. This includes the horrible …

Episode 101: The Great Celtics Trade Debate with Tim Sheils and KJ Doyle

February 20th, 2021

1:12:46

Sam and Jack are back to talk about trades with Tim Sheils and KJ Doyle. The guys go around the league and look at some of the top candidates that …

Episode 100: What's Wrong with the Celtics and Still Talking Trades

February 15th, 2021

56:58

Sam and Jack are back after a horrible Celtics loss against the Washington Wizards. The C's got demolished and it's never been more clear that …

Episode 99: Smarfwater - Thoughts on Kemba Walker and Potential Trade Options

February 13th, 2021

54:14

Sam and Jack are back with guest Smarfwater (@smarfwater) of Celtics Twitter! She joins the show to talk about all things Celtics, and they start by discussing how the season is going so far. They quickly dive into the …

Episode 98: The Celtics Can't Close and Fighting Over Trade Options

February 8th, 2021

59:33

Sam and Jack are back in the midst of the Celtics' west-coast road trip as they approach their final game. They currently sit at 2-2, and the guys talk about why the C's have so much trouble closing out games. They also …

Episode 97: Chris Forsberg - Jeff Teague's Burner Account and the Celtics' Inconsistency

February 5th, 2021

1:01:42

Sam and Jack are back with guest Chris Forsberg from NBC Sports Boston! The guys ask him about the Celtics' play so far this season, and why it seems like they're so inconsistent. Rough fourth quarters and offensive …

Episode 96: Discussing Kemba Walker's Play and Selecting Our NBA All-Star Teams

February 1st, 2021

51:07

Sam and Jack are back to talk about the last couple of Celtics games. The C's are coming off of back-to-back losses to the Spurs and the Lakers, but the guys really key-in on the Lakers game. They talk about Kemba's …

Episode 95: Jimmy Toscano - Celtics vs. Lakers and Dissecting Bradley Beal Trade Ideas

January 29th, 2021

1:20:29

Sam and Jack are back with guest Jimmy Toscano from CLNS Media! The guys talk about the Celtics' recent loss to the Spurs, as well as their upcoming matchup with LeBron James and the Lakers. They discuss the play of …

Episode 94: Jayson Tatum's Return and the Best Center on the Celtics

January 26th, 2021

1:00:44

Sam and Jack are back to talk about the Celtics' back to back wins! Jayson Tatum finally returned to the lineup after missing four games due to …

Episode 93: Max Lederman - The 76ers Matchup and Boston's Bright Future

January 22nd, 2021

56:16

Sam and Jack are back with guest Max Lederman from NBC Sports Boston! Max grew up a 76ers fan and still is one to this day so naturally the guys had to have him back in the midst of the two-game series vs. Philly. Max …

Episode 92: Analyzing the Loss to the Knicks and Sam's Thoughts on NBA Legends

January 18th, 2021

1:07:52

Sam and Jack are back on a Monday after a weird set of two Celtics games in a row. They talk briefly about the win vs. Orlando but mainly spend their time focusing on the Celtics' devastating loss to the Knicks. Boston …

Episode 91: Adam Taylor - The Celtics are Back and Looking at the James Harden Nets

January 15th, 2021

52:28

Sam and Jack are back with guest Adam Taylor from CelticsBlog! The Celtics haven't played in a while and finally return to action the day this was recorded, so the guys talk about what the team is going to look like …

Episode 90: The Celtics Skeleton Crew and the NBA's COVID Rules

January 11th, 2021

55:34

Sam and Jack are back the day after the Celtics vs. Heat game was officially postponed. All-Star Jayson Tatum has come down with COVID-19 and as a …

Episode 89: Josue Pavon - The COVID Celtics and Eyeing Kemba's Return

January 8th, 2021

1:05:49

Sam and Jack are back with guest Josue Pavón from CLNS Media! Josue covers the Celtics for CLNS Media as well as doing a couple of podcasts of his own with Cedric Maxwell as well as CausewayStreet. The guys talk about …

Episode 88: Jaylen Brown is Amazing and the Celtics Defensive Struggles

January 4th, 2021

59:45

Sam and Jack are back on a Monday talking about Boston's recent stretch of games. They split their last two matchups with the Pistons, both of which …

Episode 87: KJ Doyle - Semi Ojeleye the Offensive God and Trolling Ben Simmons

January 1st, 2021

1:17:01

Sam and Jack are back with guest KJ Doyle from Guy Boston Sports! The guys start off by talking extensively about Semi Ojeleye, including a very odd fun fact that is slightly confusing. They then get into talking about …

Episode 86: A Tough Pacers Loss and the Third Quarter Celtics

December 28th, 2020

55:02

Sam and Jack are back following a tough loss to the Indiana Pacers. The Celtics have started the season 1-2, but have been playing below the standard …

Episode 85: Celtics Preseason Review and Fantasy Basketball

December 21st, 2020

54:45

Sam and Jack are back to recap the Celtics' two preseason games. Going 0-2, the C's looked rough throughout their preseason with a lot left to be desired. They guys talk about what can improve and go over what they …

Episode 84: Nick Gelso - Old Celtics Stories, Tommy Heinsohn Memories, and Kyrie Slander

December 18th, 2020

2:13:08

Sam and Jack are back with the founder and CEO of CLNS Media - Nick Gelso! This was the longest show ever done, but also by far one of the most fun! The guys start by asking him about the current Celtics team, but the …

Episode 83: Preseason Celtics vs. 76ers and the Aaron Nesmith Debate

December 14th, 2020

1:02:49

Sam and Jack are back the day before the first Celtics preseason game against the 76ers. The guys are live on the @lockerroomapp every Monday at 10:30 to talk Celtics, and a bunch of listeners joined the show this …

Episode 82: Adam Kaufman - Fans at TD Garden and the Celtics Starting Lineup

December 10th, 2020

31:34

Sam and Jack are joined by Adam Kaufman of iHeart Radio and NBC 10 Boston! The guys talk about whether or not fans will be allowed at TD Garden. The conversation then moves to the young point guards on the Celtics and …

Episode 81: NBA Award Predictions and Marcus Smart's Role on the Celtics

December 7th, 2020

1:03:14

Jack and Sam are live on the Locker Room app where they will be every Monday morning at 10:30 am for the foreseeable future! Make sure to go chat …

Episode 80: The Celtics' Lineup Without Kemba and Reacting to the Danny Ainge Interview

December 3rd, 2020

56:21

Sam and Jack are back on a Wednesday to talk about all the recent Celtics news. They start off by talking about Danny Ainge's interview on Toucher and Rich and the way he explained the Gordon Hayward situation. After …

Episode 79: Biggest Celtics Surprises Next Season and Recapping Gordon Hayward's Options

November 28th, 2020

57:21

Sam and Jack are back the day after Thanksgiving for something new. The guys went live on the Locker Room app to record this episode, where you all listening can join them, talk to them, and sent them chats during the …

Episode 78: Celtics Offseason Reactions and Our NBA Power Rankings

November 24th, 2020

1:02:56

Sam and Jack are here to react to all of the Celtics' offseason moves. Gordon Hayward is officially a Hornet, and the Celtics got nothing in return. On top of that. Danny Ainge managed to sign Tristan Thompson and Jeff …

Episode 77: Bobby Manning - Celtics Draft Recap and NBA Free Agency Reactions

November 21st, 2020

1:02:30

Bobby Manning joins the show to talk about the 2020-2021 offseason. They guys talk about Gordon Hayward, but unfortunately, this was recorded right before the news that he was joining Charlotte broke, so enjoy that …

Episode 76: Tim Sheils - James Harden to the Celtics and an NBA Mock Draft

November 18th, 2020

59:03

Sam and Jack are joined by fellow Banner Town writer Tim Sheils! There's been tons of news dropping lately all throughout the world of basketball, with the latest surrounding James Harden. The guys give their thoughts …

Episode 75: Max Lederman - NBA Draft Night Ideas and Addressing Jaylen Brown Rumors

November 14th, 2020

1:12:23

Emmy award winner Max Lederman joins the show today to help Sam and Jack break down the Celtics' offseason! They start off with some draft night …

Episode 74: NBA Offseason Rumors and Draft Prospects the Celtics Could Target

November 12th, 2020

46:56

Sam and Jack are back to discuss all the rumors going on about the NBA offseason. Russell Westbrook wants out of Houston, Chris Paul has been linked …

Episode 73: Adam Taylor - Celtics Draft Ideas and the Life of an Aspiring NBA Journalist

November 6th, 2020

56:59

Sam and Jack are back with special guest Adam Taylor from CelticsBlog and SB Nation. The guys talk about the Celtics' upcoming offseason, as that's all there is to talk about it with how close it's getting. There's a …

Episode 72: Dee4Three - Why the Celtics Should Run it Back and Venting About NBA 2K21

October 30th, 2020

1:22:57

Dee4Three (Derek Ferland) from CLNS Media and his podcast, the  Holding Court with Dee4Three Podcast, joins the show to talk with the guys! They …

Episode 71: Crazy Trade Ideas and Our Free Agency Wish List

October 28th, 2020

48:11

Sam and Jack are back on a Wednesday to talk about some wild trades. None of these trades may be likely to happen, but that doesn't mean that they …

Episode 70: Sean Grande - Celtics Trades That Never Happened and a Shared Love for Isaiah Thomas

October 23rd, 2020

1:04:24

Sean Grande, also known as the voice of the Celtics, joins the guys to talk about all things Celtics! He brings up some of his best memories traveling with the team, as well as his thoughts on all the trade rumors going …

Episode 69: The Celtics Center Rotation and Recent NBA Draft Busts

October 22nd, 2020

46:23

Jack and Sam are back again to talk about all the recent Celtics news, or in this case, a lack thereof. There's not much going on lately, but the guys do manage to discuss Daniel Theis' knee surgery as well as what they …

Episode 68: Matt Esposito - Celtics' Roster Next Season and One Guy Who Boston Will Definitely Sign

October 9th, 2020

45:12

Sam and Jack are back with Matt Esposito from the PLaygrounder! They go over the entire Celtics roster and talk about who will remain on the team next season. What players are traded, who leaves on their own, and who …

Episode 67: Bad Twitter Trades and Joel Embiid the Celtic

October 9th, 2020

1:05:27

Sam and Jack are back on a Wednesday to continue their discussions of the upcoming offseason. Twitter has been full of bad trade ideas and some …

Episode 66: KJ Doyle - Gordon Hayward Rumors and Discussing Options for the Celtics' Draft Picks

October 3rd, 2020

1:06:01

Sam and Jack are back with KJ Doyle from Guy Boston Sports! They discuss the swirling rumors of Gordon Hayward trades and talk about why the slander needs to stop. Speaking of trades, they also bring up their opinions …

Episode 65: Twitter Morons and the First Look at Upcoming Free Agents

October 1st, 2020

1:02:32

Sam and Jack are back for the first time since the Celtics were sadly eliminated from the NBA Playoffs. They briefly discuss the Game 6 loss to the Miami Heat and move on to talk about the offseason. They make fun of …

Episode 64: Tim Sheils - The Celtics' Game 5 Fight and Our Thoughts on the Heat

September 26th, 2020

57:10

Sam and Jack have Tim Sheils on the show to talk about the Celtics' great Game 5 victory. It may have started off slow, but they managed to pull it …

Episode 63: Drinkin' the Green Kool-Aid and Looking at the Stacked Western Conference

September 22nd, 2020

51:38

Sam and Jack are back for a late-night From the Rafters episode! After a great Game 3 win, they discuss what the Celtics need to do in order to keep the momentum going. They talk about Jaylen Brown's touches, Kemba …

Episode 62: John Karalis - The Celtics Locker Room Drama and How to Bounce Back in Game 3

September 18th, 2020

1:03:15

Sam and Jack are back again with special guest John Karalis from MassLive and the Locked On Celtics podcast! They discuss the mess that was Game 2 against the Heat, and go into detail about what the C's need to do …

Episode 61: Bam's Block and the Gordon Hayward Bubble Mystery

September 17th, 2020

50:20

Sam and Jack are back again on a Wednesday night mourning the loss in Game 1 against the Heat. We talk about everything that went wrong in Game 1, and give props to Bam Adebayo for his insane block. Later, we dive into …

Episode 60: Celebrating Game 7 and Analyzing the Miami Heat

September 13th, 2020

41:56

Sam and Jack are back again on a Sunday getting hyped because the Celtics are in the Eastern Conference Finals!!! We talk Marcus Smart's block, Jayson Tatum's rebound, and Grant Williams' incredible defense. It's just …

Episode 59: Adam Taylor - Game 7 Talk and the Two Timelines of the Celtics

September 11th, 2020

1:00:28

Sam and Jack are back again with special guest Adam Taylor. Adam is a writer for CelticsBlog, a podcaster for CelticsPod and the Hoops Spy podcast, and also runs his own newsletter called the Clover Disclosure! With …

Episode 58: Around the Association Should Siakam Have Gotten a Flagrant and is Budenholzer Done in Milwaukee?

September 8th, 2020

45:48

Sam and Jack are back with Around the Association. With the second round fully underway, we give out thoughts on the series' that are going on right …

Episode 57: Celtics Fan Anxiety and What Boston Can Do Better

September 7th, 2020

44:56

Sam and Jack are back again on a Monday with some last minute Celtics thoughts before game five against the Raptors. After a terrible game four, the two guys debate what went wrong and what needs to improve. Who on …

Episode 56: Celtics Trivia Jeopardy 2! with Dante Turo, Evan Singleton, and Tim Sheils

September 4th, 2020

36:12

From the Rafters is back  with another ever special event - Celtics Trivia Jeopardy 2! We had our reigning champion Dante Turo (@DanteOnDeck) defend his crown against Evan Singleton (@EvGuyBoston) and Tim Sheils …

Episode 55: The Marcus Smart Show and Why the Raptors Can't Beat the Celtics

September 2nd, 2020

51:38

Sam and Jack are back again on a Wednesday. Marcus Smart just saved the Celtics and went full on beast mode. He showed everyone why he is the true …

Episode 54: Bobby Manning - Jaylen Brown's Real World Impact and Defending the Raptors

August 28th, 2020

1:13:59

Sam and Jack are back again with another great guest - Bobby Manning! Bobby is a reporter for CelticsBlog and a producer with CLNS Media. We talked a lot about the upcoming Raptors series, but also about the current …

Episode 53: Celtics vs. Raptors Preview and Why Kyle Lowry is Trash

August 26th, 2020

48:08

Sam and Jack are back again on a Wednesday. The Celtics have an upcoming series against the Toronto Raptors, so Sam and I took a deep dive into those matchups and what we thought. How good is Siakam? How good is …

Episode 52: Around the Association Future Celtic Donovan Mitchell is on Fire and Paul George is Garbage

August 24th, 2020

50:14

Sam and Jack are back with Around the Association. We talked about the playoffs so far, just how good future Celtic Donovan Mitchell has been, and …

Episode 51: Max Lederman - Analyzing the 76ers and Drooling Over Jaylen Brown

August 21st, 2020

1:06:44

Sam and Jack are back again with special guest Max Lederman! Max grew up as a fan of the 76ers, so we thought he'd be the perfect guest to analyze the series with. We talked a lot about the Sixers as an organization, …

Episode 50: The Hayward Injury and Why Tatum and Brown are So Dominant

August 19th, 2020

52:00

Sam and Jack are back again on a Wednesday. With the Celtics up one game in the series, and Hayward out for the next few weeks, we talked about what …

Episode 49: Around the Association Playoff Predictions and the Steph Curry vs. Duncan Robinson Debate

August 17th, 2020

57:27

Sam and Jack are back, but this time, for Around the Association. We talked about our playoff predictions, the firing of Jim Boylen, Giannis' suspension, and had the great shooter debate! Let us know who you want to see …

Episode 48: WayneBreezie - Sizing Up the Sixers and the Time Russell Westbrook Cussed Out Wayne

August 14th, 2020

1:04:18

Sam and Jack are back again with this week with another awesome guest - WayneBreezie from the CelticsPod podcast! Make sure to check out his podcast, Shoot the Breeze, too! With the looming first round matchup against …

Episode 47: A Look Ahead at Playoff Matchups and How the Celtics Need to Play to Win

August 13th, 2020

47:44

Sam and Jack are back again on a Wednesday. We recorded this before playoff matchups were set, so we discuss who the scariest players are in the playoffs. We also talk about how the Celtics need to play in order to win …

Episode 46: Ev Singleton - Changes in the Celtics' Rotation and Jaylen Brown's Superstar Potential

August 9th, 2020

1:06:14

Sam and Jack are back again with this week with another awesome guest - Ev Singleton from Guy Boston Sports! Make sure to check out his podcast, UNLEASHED, too! We discussed what helped the Celtics pick their play back …

Episode 45: The War on Theis and the Celtics' Bubble Performance

August 5th, 2020

58:29

Sam and Jack are back again on a Wednesday. The Celtics have played three seeding games so far. How do we feel they've performed? Will this war against Daniel Theis ever end. What is up with these bubble refs? Let us …

Episode 44: Smarfwater - Dissecting the Bucks Game and A Mutual Hatred for Drawing Fouls

August 2nd, 2020

1:00:04

Sam and Jack are back again with this week with another awesome guest - Smarfwater! She's an awesome graphic designer and also very active on Celtics Twitter.  Real Celtics basketball has finally started up again so we …

Episode 43: Scrimmage Standouts and the Future Bench in Boston

July 29th, 2020

53:58

Sam and Jack are back again on a Wednesday. The three Celtics scrimmages finally give us some basketball to talk about! Who's earning bench minutes in the playoffs? Our thoughts on Semi Ojeleye! How good can Robert …

Episode 42: Celtics Trivia Jeopardy! with Max Lederman, Dante Turo, and Mark Piselli

July 25th, 2020

30:07

From the Rafters is coming at you with our first ever special event - Celtics Trivia Jeopardy! We had Max Lederman (@Max_Lederman), Dante Turo (@DanteOnDeck), and Mark Piselli (@MarkPiselli13) on the show as our …

Episode 41: Kemba's Knee and A Potential Breakout for Some of the Celtics' Rookies

July 22nd, 2020

55:12

Sam and Jack are back again on a Wednesday. We give our thoughts on the situation brewing with Kemba's knee, as well as discuss a potential breakout for some of the Celtics' rookies!  Let us know who you want to see on …

Episode 40: Tim Sheils - Who Steps Up for the Bubble Celtics and Who's Leaving Boston Next Year

July 18th, 2020

1:01:58

Sam and Jack are back again with this week with another awesome guest - Tim Sheils, cohost of the CelticsBlog podcast!! We wanted to talk about which Celtics players will step up in the bubble, look at the center …

Episode 39: The Celtics' Orlando Antics and Players Breaking Bubble Rules

July 15th, 2020

58:47

Sam and Jack are back again on a Wednesday. We dive into all the recent antics and Celtics news being released from the Orlando bubble, as well as discuss the potential breaches going on. Who's better Kevin Durant or …

Episode 38: John Karalis - Summer League Stories and the Celtics in Orlando

July 10th, 2020

1:09:32

Sam and Jack are back again with this week with another awesome guest - John Karalis from MassLive and the Locked On Podcast network!! This episode was one of the funniest ones yet and we start it all off with John …

Episode 37: Our Thoughts on Players Opting Out and Disney World Food

July 8th, 2020

49:49

Sam and Jack are back again on a Wednesday. There's never much to talk about with the suspended season, but we try our best to cover all of the latest news. Everything from Bradley Beal, to Jayson Tatum, to what food …

Episode 36: StoolGreenie - Discussing the Celtics Roster and Laughing at Sixers Fans

July 5th, 2020

56:51

Sam and Jack are back again with this week with another great guest - Dan Greenberg from Barstool Sports!! We talk to Greenie about the current state …

Episode 35: A Healthy Celtics Squad and Discussing the Seeding for the Orlando Playoffs

July 1st, 2020

58:19

Sam and Jack are back again on a Wednesday. With lots of news coming in such as players opting out and teams staying healthy, we talk about all the quotes and news surrounding the NBA restart. We also touch on the …

Episode 34: Tom Westerholm - The Orlando Return and the Celtics' Future

June 26th, 2020

1:02:28

Sam and Jack are back again with another awesome guest - Tom Westerholm!! We talk about the players opting out of Orlando, free agents signing with …

Episode 33: NBA Mini Free Agency and Who the Celtics Should Sign

June 24th, 2020

55:49

Sam and Jack are back once more with a "Tuesday" episode. A day late on this podcast, sorry guys! We talk about the recent "free agency" signings throughout the NBA, the players who are opting out of Orlando, and who we …

Episode 32: Halftime Productions - Our Favorite Celtics Stories and YouTube Talk

June 19th, 2020

1:08:44

Sam and Jack are back once more with another super cool guest - James from Halftime Productions on YouTube! He tells us about how he became a Celtics …

Episode 31: How Many Jerseys Do We Own and NBA 2K20 Talk

June 16th, 2020

51:06

Sam and Jack are back once more with a Tuesday episode. The podcast is moving to twice a week moving forward, so hopefully we can get more content …

Episode 30: Dante Turo - A Potential Isaiah Thomas Return and Funny Sports Betting Stories

June 12th, 2020

56:54

Sam and Jack are back once more with an awesome guest - Dante Turo (@DanteOnDeck)! He gives us his thoughts on things like the return to play, a potential return of Isaiah Thomas to the Celtics, and we have some laughs …

Episode 29: Adam Taylor - The Return of the NBA and Fun Interview Stories

June 5th, 2020

44:02

Sam and Jack are back with an awesome guest - Adam Taylor from CelticsBlog and the CelticsPod podcast! With the NBA just recently passing a new 22-team format to return to play, we discuss what this means for the …

Episode 28: Max Lederman - A Season at Disney and the Young Celtics' Lifestyle

May 22nd, 2020

1:07:50

Sam and Jack are back with special guest Max Lederman! We talk about a bunch of things from the possibility of restarting the season in Disney, to the way Kyrie affects his team, and even about possible replacements for …

Episode 27: The Top 74 NBA Players Ever and What We Think

May 15th, 2020

57:22

Sam and Jack are finally back for another podcast! With the NBA season currently suspended indefinitely, there hasn't been too much to talk about in terms of the Celtics and basketball in general. Recently, ESPN put out …

Episode 26: Begging for Basketball Back and Answering Hypothetical Questions

March 24th, 2020

1:05:11

Sam and Jack are back again for a podcast with no basketball on... let's just say we had t get creative. Sorry for the weird audio, I'm back home …

Episode 25: From the LAUGHTERS Funny Restaurant Employee Stories

March 14th, 2020

54:12

Sam and I are back for another LAUGHTERS episode, where we tell some of our favorite stories from the times we worked in restaurant. With the NBA season suspended, expect some more LAUGHTERS episodes, and keep in touch …

Episode 24: Max Lederman - Philly vs. Boston and the Inside Scoop on Celtics Media

March 10th, 2020

1:01:17

Hosts Sam and Jack have guest Max Lederman (@Max_Lederman) on the show today to talk about the Celtics struggles, the Sixers struggles, and what really goes on behind the scenes of Celtics Media. Make sure to leave us a …

Episode 23: Joe Murray - Begging Ainge to Make Trades and Looking into the Celtics' Future

March 6th, 2020

44:59

Sam and I have special guest Joe Murray on the podcast today to discuss the Celtics recent antics. We take a look at what could be causing the late …

Episode 22: From the LAUGHTERS Nursing Home Stories and College Life Differences

March 4th, 2020

29:05

From the LAUGHTERS is back again for another episode. We just keep the recording rolling as we continue on with our everyday conversations. Sam's in …

Episode 21: Celtics Bench Woes and Please Stop the Hayward Slander

March 3rd, 2020

1:03:48

Sam and Jack tackle the issue that is the Celtics bench. However, Wanamaker is still a solid player in the eyes of this podcast. Oh, and Gordon …

Episode 20: From the LAUGHTERS Post Show Storytimes

March 1st, 2020

1:19:08

Sam and I decided that instead of just cutting off the recording after we do a show, we'd record our conversations afterwards and turn it into a show of its own. And so, From the LAUGHTERS was born.  Hope you enjoy it …

Episode 19: More Jayson Tatum Hype and Why ESPN is Falling Off with Sam LaFrance

February 29th, 2020

56:45

Sam and I talk about a whirlwind of topics as we stay on the Jayson Tatum hype. The Celtics are playing great, ESPN isn't what people like nowadays, and the massive log jam at the forward position for All-NBA teams. As …

Episode 18: Superstar Tatum and Kyrie Slander with Sam LaFrance

February 25th, 2020

55:42

Sam (@ParquetPress) and I talk about the refs in the Lakers game and how good Jayson Tatum is becoming before our very eyes. Also, will Kemba Walker be back soon, or is this going to turn into something long turn for …

Episode 17: When Will They Return, Timelord, Kemba, and Isaiah Thomas with Sam LaFrance

February 22nd, 2020

53:54

A nice chill episode for you guys today. I have Sam from @ParquetPress back on the show to talk about all things returns. When will Timelord and Kemba return? Will Isaiah Thomas return at all? All this and more! Make …

Episode 16: Mid-Season Hype and More Random Tangents with Sam LaFrance

February 20th, 2020

58:38

Sam from @ParquetPress is back on the show to talk about the general NBA mid-way through the season! As we talk, we end up on a ton of random …

Episode 15: Jay King - All-Star Recap and the Long-Term Celtics

February 17th, 2020

49:05

I have Jay King (@ByJayKing) from the Athletic on the show to wrap up All-Star weekend. We talk Aaron Gordon, Kyle Lowry, and Common. After that we …

Episode 14: StooleGreenie - The Surging Celtics and All-Star Weekend

February 15th, 2020

47:59

I have Dan Greenberg (@StoolGreenie) from Barstool Sports on the show today to talk about the Celtics and All-Star weekend festivities. We talk about …

Episode 13: Twitter Questions and Random Celtics Tangents

February 13th, 2020

59:08

Sam (@ParquetPress) is back on the podcast to answer some questions people asked us on Twitter. We discuss Timelord and Romeo, and go on tangents …

Episode 12: Tom Westerholm - How the Celtics Match Up Against the East

February 10th, 2020

56:37

I have special guest Tom Westerholm (@Tom_NBA) on the podcast this episode to talk about how the Celtics would matchup in a 7 game series against the …

Episode 11: ITN Refs, Romeo, and Rob

February 8th, 2020

12:45

In another "In the Now" episode, I talk about the situation with the NBAs refs at the moment. On top of that, I discuss the potential of Romeo …

Episode 10: ITN Trade Deadline Gut Reaction

February 6th, 2020

9:02

Welcome to In The Now! These are going to be short, 5-10ish minute episodes where I talk about my gut reactions, real time thoughts, and personal opinions about things going on right now. They usually will come out as …

Episode 9: CelticsHive - The Capela Woj Bomb and Potential Celtics Bench Additions

February 6th, 2020

47:25

I have Corey (@celticshive) on the show to talk about the massive four team trade that just went down. We talk about hoe the Rockets are going to play small ball, and who got the worst package in the trade. After that …

Episode 8: AJ King - Playoff Contenders or Playoff Pretenders

February 3rd, 2020

53:10

I have special guest AJ King on the podcast today to talk about who the real threats are this year. We go through the NBA teams we think could …

Episode 7: The Celtics Fan Signal and Some Bench Trade Options

February 1st, 2020

52:17

I have special guest Sam from @ParquetPress on the pod this episode! We talk about the recent All-Star reserve announcements, who the Celtics could …

Episode 6: One on One Tournament and the Zion Effect

January 24th, 2020

40:38

My guest Danny Hanley and I dive into discussion about the upcoming All-Star weekend. We take a look at what a potential 1v1 tournament would look …

Episode 5: NBA Nonsense and the Los Angeles Warriors

January 21st, 2020

43:34

I have my good friend Eli Vidoni on the show to talk basketball. For context, Eli didn't know what team Jordan played for, who plays for the Celtics, or even that Giannis is a real player. He was a fun talk to say the …

Episode 4: Adam Taylor - Potential Trades and Potential All Stars

January 17th, 2020

42:12

I have guest Adam Taylor (@adamtaylornba) on the podcast to talk about all things hypothetical. Where will Drummond be traded? Should the Celtics …

Episode 3: Playoff Predictions and the First All Star Ballot Returns

January 3rd, 2020

54:56

Once again I have guest Henry Simone on the show to talk about the always developing playoff race in the NBA, as well as the first All-Star ballot returns for 2020. We dive into some talk about the Celtics at the end of …

Episode 2: Teams of the Decade

December 31st, 2019

1:33:28

I have guest Henry Simone on the podcast today to talk about the last decade of basketball. On the last day of this decade, we discuss which franchise was the best this decade, and which was the worst. I hope you enjoy!

Episode 1: Welcome Podcast

December 29th, 2019

58:49

Welcome to From the Rafters! Hosted by Banner Town, USA, we talk about the NBA MVP race, NBA All-Star voting, and the current state of the Celtics. With guests Danny Hanley and Henry Simone, enjoy this free-spirited, …

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Find new listeners

  • A dedicated website for your podcast
  • Web embed players designed to convert visitors to listeners in the RadioPublic apps for iPhone and Android
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Understand your audience

  • Capture listener activity with affinity scores
  • Measure your promotional campaigns and integrate with Google and Facebook analytics
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Engage your fanbase

  • Deliver timely Calls To Action, including email acquistion for your mailing list
  • Share exactly the right moment in an episode via text, email, and social media
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Make money

  • Tip and transfer funds directly to podcastsers
  • Earn money for qualified plays in the RadioPublic apps with Paid Listens