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Breakfast Pod: How will Celtics roster look next season? Are Red Sox back?

Breakfast Pod: How will Celtics roster look next season? Are Red Sox back?

Two teams heading in very opposite directions: Celtics are done, Red Sox are far from it.

1:26 - Bruins radio analyst Bob Beers joins Rich Keefe and Gary Tanguay to discuss what he liked out the Bruins in their game 1 win over the Caroline Hurricanes in the Eastern Conference final.

6:26 - We’re only a few days away from the end of the Celtics season, but Chris Forsberg is gonna take a shot at guessing who on this roster is staying and who’s going.

11:58 - The Red Sox crushed the Seattle Mariners in the series opener last night, 14-1 pushing them above .500 at 20-19 for the first time this season and giving them nine wins in their past 11 games. Are the Sox back? Michael Holley, Tom Giles, Phil Perry and Danielle Trotta debate.

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Brad Stevens, Doc Rivers talked Celtics chemistry 'several times' last season

Brad Stevens, Doc Rivers talked Celtics chemistry 'several times' last season

Brad Stevens had his hands full with last season's Boston Celtics team. But he wasn't alone in his efforts.

In a recent chat with The Boston Globe's Gary Washburn, Los Angeles Clippers head coach Doc Rivers said he talked to Stevens -- who succeeded Rivers as Celtics head coach in 2013 -- on several occasions during the 2018-19 season.

"He’s a great basketball mind; we call each other during the season,” Rivers told Washburn. "I called Brad several times last year to ask his opinion about certain guys, certain players, certain situations. He does the same with me."

The two had plenty to discuss during unexpected seasons for both clubs, as a talented Celtics team underachieved while the scrappy Clippers exceeded expectations. According to Rivers, chemistry was a mainstay on the agenda.

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"Brad and I talked several times about team chemistry," Rivers added. “Brad had a young team. They have that first year where they go to the Eastern Conference finals and the next year, the assumption of winning is a dangerous thing. Young players assume we’ll be back next year and the same thing will happen and you find out that that’s not so.

"Experience will be invaluable. You’ll see [Jayson] Tatum and [Jaylen] Brown, those guys will be much better because of it."

Stevens and the Celtics were unable to solve their chemistry puzzle last season. But with Kyrie Irving out and Kemba Walker in as part of an offseason overhaul, there's reason to believe this C's team will get along a bit more.

And if they hit bumps in the road, Stevens knows who to call.

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Celtics center Enes Kanter posts video enjoying his first Patriots game

Celtics center Enes Kanter posts video enjoying his first Patriots game

The New England Patriots won their third game of the 2019 season by a score of 30-14 over the New York Jets. And for one Boston-based athlete, it was a special day.

That would be Boston Celtics center Enes Kanter. The newly-signed big-man had never been to a Patriots game until Sunday and he took some time to post some video from Gilette Stadium on his Twitter account.

It's nice to see that Kanter is supporting his fellow New England athletes just a couple of months after signing with the Celtics to provide depth at the center position. It certainly sounds like Kanter was excited about the game and he had a great view as well.

It's safe to assume that some of the Patriots will return the favor to Kanter at some point during the NBA season, as members of the Patriots frequently show up at Celtics games.

Hopefully, by then, Kanter will be playing a big role for the team as the Celtics look for big-man production in the wake of losing Al Horford, Aron Baynes, and Marcus Morris during the 2019 offseason. 

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