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From the Rafters

By Banner Town, USA
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.
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Episode 199: NBA Finals Reactions and Celtics Offseason Targets
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 guys start off with their reactions to that. They then address the offseason, discussing some potential moves the Celtics could make. This includes TPE targets and free agents. Lastly, Jack breaks down two of his favorite NBA Draft targets. Let us know your thoughts, and as always, thanks for listening to From the Rafters! Podcast Twitter: @FromRaftersPod Sam's Twitter: @SamLaFranceNBA Jack's Twitter: @JackSimoneNBA https://bannertownusa.com/
01:12:45
June 22, 2022
Episode 198: Celtics vs. Warriors Game 5 Reactions and More Turnover Problems
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 into Game 5 and it was more of the same in Game 5. Turnovers, missed free throws, and sloppy offense. The guys discuss the low bar Boston has set for themselves and do some more ranting in regard to their consistently inconsistent play. Still, though, hope is not lost. Let us know your thoughts, and as always, thanks for listening to From the Rafters! Podcast Twitter: @FromRaftersPod Sam's Twitter: @SamLaFranceNBA Jack's Twitter: @JackSimoneNBA https://bannertownusa.com/
44:53
June 15, 2022
Episode 197: Celtics vs. Warriors Game 4 Reaction and Jayson Tatum's NBA Finals Struggles
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 an otherwise solid game for the Celtics, as the Warriors stormed ahead in the fourth quarter. Despite Jaylen Brown's solid night, Jayson Tatum continued to struggles, and the Celtics' shooters went cold in the final moments of the game. Meanwhile, Stephen Curry balled out. Let us know your thoughts, and as always, thanks for listening to From the Rafters! Podcast Twitter: @FromRaftersPod Sam's Twitter: @SamLaFranceNBA Jack's Twitter: @JackSimoneNBA https://bannertownusa.com/
46:12
June 11, 2022
Episode 196: Celtics Get Dominated by Warriors in Game 2 and Draymond Green's Impact
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 turnover trap and also let the officials get under their skin. They're leaving San Francisco tied 1-1, but Game 2 was an ugly one. Draymond Green got in their head and had his way with the Celtics (and the refs). Needless to say, the guys were not happy. Let us know your thoughts, and as always, thanks for listening to From the Rafters! Podcast Twitter: @FromRaftersPod Sam's Twitter: @SamLaFranceNBA Jack's Twitter: @JackSimoneNBA https://bannertownusa.com/
40:12
June 06, 2022
Episode 195: The Boston Celtics Are in the NBA Finals
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, discussing the series as a whole. They talk about Al Horford, Derrick White, and the rest of the Celtics as the team prepares for the NBA Finals. They briefly touch on the matchup with the Golden State Warriors but will save the big preview for a future episode. Let us know your thoughts, and as always, thanks for listening to From the Rafters! Podcast Twitter: @FromRaftersPod Sam's Twitter: @SamLaFranceNBA Jack's Twitter: @JackSimoneNBA https://bannertownusa.com/
50:30
May 31, 2022
Episode 194: Jaylen Brown's Mid-Game Turnaround and How the Celtics Control Their Own Destiny
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 things around in a big way in Game 5, as did Jaylen Brown. With the way they've been playing, if they put in the effort, they should win the series, the guys argued. They control their own destiny. Later on, the guys break off from the C's to discuss a funny tidbit about Jayson Tatum and the Philadelphia 76ers, as well as Zion Williamson's injury news. Let us know your thoughts, and as always, thanks for listening to From the Rafters! Podcast Twitter: @FromRaftersPod Sam's Twitter: @SamLaFranceNBA Jack's Twitter: @JackSimoneNBA https://bannertownusa.com/
44:26
May 27, 2022
Episode 193: Celtics Even Series vs. Heat and Robert Williams' Importance
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 or not the Celtics have been the better team and how they have cost themselves time and time again. They then get into specific player topics, including Jaylen Brown's over-aggressiveness, Derrick White's 'new dad energy' game, and Robert Williams' importance. Let us know your thoughts, and as always, thanks for listening to From the Rafters! Sam's Twitter: @SamLaFranceNBA Jack's Twitter: @JackSimoneNBA https://bannertownusa.com/
50:38
May 25, 2022
Episode 192: Marcus Smart's Two-Way Impact and Celtics Steal Homecourt vs. Heat
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 Game 2, blowing out the Heat 127-102. Marcus Smart and Al Horford returned to the lineup, providing the Celtics with a great calming presence. The guys talk about Smart's impact and how important he is on both sides of the floor. In addition, they talked about the rest of the series and how Boston needs to continue to shut down the Heat. Let us know your thoughts, and as always, thanks for listening to From the Rafters! Sam's Twitter: @SamLaFranceNBA Jack's Twitter: @JackSimoneNBA https://bannertownusa.com/
44:40
May 21, 2022
Episode 191: Celtics vs. Heat Game 1 Reactions and Boston's Injury Woes
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 third quarter, 39-15. That one collapse was enough to cost them the game, so the guys discuss what went wrong. They also get into potential adjustments for the series moving forward, Jaylen Brown's and Jayson Tatum's poor play, and Jimmy Butler's amazing performance. They also touch on the absences of Marcus Smart and Al Horford, as well as when both could potentially return. Let us know your thoughts, and as always, thanks for listening to From the Rafters! Sam's Twitter: @SamLaFranceNBA Jack's Twitter: @JackSimoneNBA https://bannertownusa.com/
51:11
May 19, 2022
Episode 190: Celtics vs. Bucks Game 7 Instant Reactions and a Celtics vs. Heat Series Preview
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 scoring with 27 points en route to a 33-point C's victory. He was amazing, Marcus Smart played great, Jayson Tatum did his job, and everything came together beautifully. The guys broke it all down, and Jack was able to get his Grant Williams agenda out there again. The agenda lives on! They then spent the latter half of the show breaking down Boston's upcoming series against the Miami Heat. Let us know your thoughts, and as always, thanks for listening to From the Rafters! Sam's Twitter: @SamLaFranceNBA Jack's Twitter: @JackSimoneNBA https://bannertownusa.com/
49:14
May 16, 2022
Episode 189: Celtics vs. Bucks Game 6 Instant Reactions and the Jayson Tatum MasterClass
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 masterful 46-point performance. They discuss Tatum, Marcus Smart, Derrick White and more. Then, they get into Game 7 at TD Garden and what Boston needs to do. Toward the end of the show, they discuss the Philadelphia 76ers and the mess that was the end of their season. Let us know your thoughts, and as always, thanks for listening to From the Rafters! Sam's Twitter: @SamLaFranceNBA Jack's Twitter: @JackSimoneNBA https://bannertownusa.com/
01:01:05
May 14, 2022
Episode 188: Celtics vs. Bucks Game 5 Reactions and Kyrie Irving's Comments
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 game that saw Jrue Holiday become the hero and Marcus Smart become the villain. They discuss whether or not Smart deserves the blame and talk about the toxicity of Twitter. Later on, they discuss Kyrie Irving's recent discussions about the 2019 Celtics. Let us know your thoughts, and as always, thanks for listening to From the Rafters! Sam's Twitter: @SamLaFranceNBA Jack's Twitter: @JackSimoneNBA https://bannertownusa.com/
42:21
May 13, 2022
Episode 187: Celtics vs. Bucks Game 4 Instant Reactions and MORE Al Horford Appreciation
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 fourth quarter and getting the team fired up. He was incredible in Game 4 and was the story of the night. The guys talked about him plenty. They also discussed Brook Lopez, the adjustments needed for Game 5, and more. Let us know your thoughts, and as always, thanks for listening to From the Rafters! Sam's Twitter: @SamLaFranceNBA Jack's Twitter: @JackSimoneNBA https://bannertownusa.com/
52:00
May 10, 2022
Episode 186: Celtics vs. Bucks Game 3 Reactions and Al Horford Appreciation
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. The guys discuss Tatum's poor performance, the referees, and Al Horford's brilliance. Let us know your thoughts, and as always, thanks for listening to From the Rafters! Sam's Twitter: @SamLaFranceNBA Jack's Twitter: @JackSimoneNBA https://bannertownusa.com/
48:56
May 08, 2022
Episode 185: Bobby Manning - Celtics vs. Bucks Game 2 and a Grant Williams Master Class
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 White's zero-point game, and Jaylen Brown's 30-bomb. They also discuss Al Horford's value to the Celtics and the team's two upcoming road games in Milwaukee, which Bobby will be attending. Let us know your thoughts, and as always, thanks for listening to From the Rafters! Bobby's Twitter: @RealBobManning Banner Town, USA's Twitter: @BannerTownUSA Sam's Twitter: @SamLaFranceNBA Jack's Twitter: @JackSimoneNBA https://bannertownusa.com/
59:14
May 05, 2022
Episode 184: Game 1 Celtics vs. Bucks Instant Reactions
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 stay tuned. On this episode - disappointment. The Celtics got absolutely dismantled by the Bucks in what was a 109-89 win for Milwaukee. The Celtics' offense looked putrid, and now, it's all about how they will be able to respond in Game 2. Let us know your thoughts, and as always, thanks for listening to From the Rafters! Banner Town, USA's Twitter: @BannerTownUSA Sam's Twitter: @SamLaFranceNBA Jack's Twitter: @JackSimoneNBA https://bannertownusa.com/
47:09
May 02, 2022
Episode 183: Celtics Sweep Nets and Jayson Tatum's Rise to Superstardom
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 bigger than that. The guys break down the series and talk about some of their favorite highlights/players who performed well. This evolves into a conversation about whether or not Jayson Tatum is a top-10 player in the NBA. Toward the end of the show, they break down the rest of the playoff series around the league. Let us know your thoughts, and as always, thanks for listening to From the Rafters! Banner Town, USA's Twitter: @BannerTownUSA Sam's Twitter: @SamLaFranceNBA Jack's Twitter: @JackSimoneNBA https://bannertownusa.com/
59:48
April 27, 2022
Episode 182: Celtics vs. Nets Preview and NBA Playoffs Predictions
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 different opinions on how things will go. Then, later on in the show, the pair give their predictions for this year's NBA Playoffs. Let us know your thoughts, and as always, thanks for listening to From the Rafters! Banner Town, USA's Twitter: @BannerTownUSA Sam's Twitter: @SamLaFranceNBA Jack's Twitter: @JackSimoneNBA https://bannertownusa.com/
56:47
April 15, 2022
Episode 181: Celtics Playoff Seeding Race and a Philadelphia 76ers Rant
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 were missing three starters. They still don't know who they will face in the playoffs, as things are coming down to the wire. In the midst of a discussion about the playoffs, Jack ends up ranting about the Philadelphia 76ers. Lastly, they break down Marcus Smart DPOY bid and some encouraging words from Hall-of-Famer Gary Payton. Let us know your thoughts, and as always, thanks for listening to From the Rafters! Banner Town, USA's Twitter: @BannerTownUSA Sam's Twitter: @SamLaFranceNBA Jack's Twitter: @JackSimoneNBA https://bannertownusa.com/
49:33
April 09, 2022
Episode 180: Back-To-Back Celtics Wins and Foreshadowing the Playoffs
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 without Robert Williams, but they are already improving on the fly. The guys also discuss potential playoff matchups as the standings begin to shake out. Let us know your thoughts, and as always, thanks for listening to From the Rafters! Banner Town, USA's Twitter: @BannerTownUSA Sam's Twitter: @SamLaFranceNBA Jack's Twitter: @JackSimoneNBA https://bannertownusa.com/
52:21
April 05, 2022
Episode 179: Robert Williams Injury and Celtics Lose to Heat
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 of 4-6 weeks. All things considered, not the worst outcome. The Celtics also lost to both the Heat and Raptors, so the guys break down those games. Let us know your thoughts, and as always, thanks for listening to From the Rafters! Banner Town, USA's Twitter: @BannerTownUSA Sam's Twitter: @SamLaFranceNBA Jack's Twitter: @JackSimoneNBA https://bannertownusa.com/
46:41
April 01, 2022
Episode 178: Drinking the Green Kool-Aid and Potential Playoff Matchups
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 the Utah Jazz, and the guys are drinking the green Kool-Aid. They dive into a discussion about how great the Celtics have been before pivoting to look at some other teams around the East. This leads them to the topic of potential playoff matchups. Let us know your thoughts, and as always, thanks for listening to From the Rafters! Banner Town, USA's Twitter: @BannerTownUSA Sam's Twitter: @SamLaFranceNBA Jack's Twitter: @JackSimoneNBA https://bannertownusa.com/
53:29
March 25, 2022
Episode 177: Kevin Garnett Jersey Retirement and the Ray Allen Debate
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 discussed the ceremony. They also broke down the Celtics loss to the Dallas Mavericks. In addition, they debated whether or not Ray Allen should have his jersey retired by the Celtics. Let us know your thoughts, and as always, thanks for listening to From the Rafters! Proudly partnered with Guy Boston Sports! (@GuyBostonSports) Banner Town, USA's Twitter: @BannerTownUSA Sam's Twitter: @SamLaFranceNBA Jack's Twitter: @JackSimoneNBA https://bannertownusa.com/
51:34
March 15, 2022
Episode 176: Jayson Tatum's Excellence and Marcus Smart for DPOY
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 on a tear. They also dive into the idea of Marcus Smart being named DPOY this year, and compare his and Robert Williams III's cases to other guys around the league. Let us know your thoughts, and as always, thanks for listening to From the Rafters! Proudly partnered with Guy Boston Sports! (@GuyBostonSports) Banner Town, USA's Twitter: @BannerTownUSA Sam's Twitter: @SamLaFranceNBA Jack's Twitter: @JackSimoneNBA https://bannertownusa.com/
45:17
March 11, 2022
Episode 175: Banner Banter - Grant Williams Debate and the Celtics' Elite Defense
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 focus to Boston's elite defense, as well as the progression of rookie head coach Ime Udoka. They finish up the episode by talking about the playoffs and which teams they would want to see the Celtics face. Let us know your thoughts, and as always, thanks for listening to From the Rafters! Proudly partnered with Guy Boston Sports! (@GuyBostonSports) Timmy G's Twitter: @BannerBanter18 Banner Town, USA's Twitter: @BannerTownUSA Sam's Twitter: @SamLaFranceNBA Jack's Twitter: @JackSimoneNBA https://bannertownusa.com/
01:14:35
March 05, 2022
Episode 174: Celtics Lose to Pacers and Previewing the March Schedule
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 touch on the playoffs, including who they'd want to see the Celtics face and who they think Boston should avoid. And lastly, they preview Boston's schedule for the month of March. Let us know your thoughts, and as always, thanks for listening to From the Rafters! Proudly partnered with Guy Boston Sports! (@GuyBostonSports) Banner Town, USA's Twitter: @BannerTownUSA Sam's Twitter: @SamLaFranceNBA Jack's Twitter: @JackSimoneNBA https://bannertownusa.com/
56:34
March 01, 2022
Episode 173: Celtics Back on Track and NBA 75 Team Snubs
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 the C's sit in the standings. They look at Boston's remaining schedule, as well as the remaining schedules of all the teams around them in the standings. They then wrap up the show by recapping All-Star weekend and going over the top snubs from the NBA 75 team. Let us know your thoughts, and as always, thanks for listening to From the Rafters! Proudly partnered with Guy Boston Sports! (@GuyBostonSports) Banner Town, USA's Twitter: @BannerTownUSA Sam's Twitter: @SamLaFranceNBA Jack's Twitter: @JackSimoneNBA https://bannertownusa.com/
50:11
February 26, 2022
Episode 172: Celtics Winning Ways and NBA Celebrity Game Draft
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 touch on the winning ways of the C's. Should the one loss detract from their nine-game streak? They then get into discussions about NBA All-Star Weekend. It's all capped off with an NBA Celebrity Game Draft. Let us know your thoughts, and as always, thanks for listening to From the Rafters! Proudly partnered with Guy Boston Sports! (@GuyBostonSports) Banner Town, USA's Twitter: @BannerTownUSA Sam's Twitter: @SamLaFranceNBA Jack's Twitter: @JackSimoneNBA https://bannertownusa.com/
51:28
February 18, 2022
Episode 171: Trade Deadline LIVE Reactions
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 to the trade that brought Daniel Theis back to Boston. Let us know your thoughts, and as always, thanks for listening to From the Rafters! Proudly partnered with Guy Boston Sports! (@GuyBostonSports) Banner Town, USA's Twitter: @BannerTownUSA Tim's Twitter: @timsheilsnba Sam's Twitter: @SamLaFranceNBA Jack's Twitter: @JackSimoneNBA https://bannertownusa.com/
01:46:39
February 11, 2022
Episode 170: Celtics Trade Ideas and Other Deadline Rumors
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 trade deadline would be for the C's. Past that, they discuss some general NBA trade deadline rumors throughout the show. The guys also (obviously) touch on Boston's recent winning streak. Let us know your thoughts, and as always, thanks for listening to From the Rafters! Proudly partnered with Guy Boston Sports! (@GuyBostonSports) Banner Town, USA's Twitter: @BannerTownUSA Sam's Twitter: @SamLaFranceNBA Jack's Twitter: @JackSimoneNBA https://bannertownusa.com/
53:56
February 08, 2022
Episode 169: Celtics Winning Streak and February Win Predictions
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 their predictions for the NBA All-Star Reserves, as this was recorded before the announcement. Lastly, they give their win predictions for the Celtics in the month of February. Let us know your thoughts, and as always, thanks for listening to From the Rafters! Proudly partnered with Guy Boston Sports! (@GuyBostonSports) Banner Town, USA's Twitter: @BannerTownUSA Sam's Twitter: @SamLaFranceNBA Jack's Twitter: @JackSimoneNBA https://bannertownusa.com/
55:21
February 04, 2022
Episode 168: The Marcus Smart Debate and the Celtics Resurgence
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. Everything seems to be going well, but some still aren't sold on the idea of Smart as the team's point guard. The guys debate that and then talk about Boston's recent play and what it means. They look at the upcoming schedule, as well as the tightly contested Eastern Conference playoff picture. Let us know your thoughts, and as always, thanks for listening to From the Rafters! Proudly partnered with Guy Boston Sports! (@GuyBostonSports) Banner Town, USA's Twitter: @BannerTownUSA Sam's Twitter: @SamLaFranceNBA Jack's Twitter: @JackSimoneNBA https://bannertownusa.com/
51:47
January 27, 2022
Episode 167: Should Jayson Tatum Keep Shooting and Setting Celtics Expectations
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 town. People are beginning to question - should Jayson Tatum keep shooting this many threes? The guys also get into the topic of expectations for the Celtics this year. What should they do for the rest of the year? How should they approach the trade deadline? They end the episode by discussing recent Duncan Robinson trade rumors. Let us know your thoughts, and as always, thanks for listening to From the Rafters! Proudly partnered with Guy Boston Sports! (@GuyBostonSports) Banner Town, USA's Twitter: @BannerTownUSA Sam's Twitter: @SamLaFranceNBA Jack's Twitter: @JackSimoneNBA https://bannertownusa.com/
56:52
January 21, 2022
Episode 166: Celtics Finally Winning and the Duality of Dennis Schroder
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 looked good, and they might be starting to figure things out. At least they're closing out games. However, Dennis Schroder continues to be confusing. Plus, the guys dive into some potential trade targets that would help improve shooting towards the end of the show. Let us know your thoughts, and as always, thanks for listening to From the Rafters! Proudly partnered with Guy Boston Sports! (@GuyBostonSports) Banner Town, USA's Twitter: @BannerTownUSA Sam's Twitter: @SamLaFranceNBA Jack's Twitter: @JackSimoneNBA https://bannertownusa.com/
58:04
January 18, 2022
Episode 165: Jimmy Toscano - Celtics Trade Targets and a Lack of Celtic Pride
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 Pacers, as well as other trade targets around the league. This then dives into a conversation surrounding what's wrong with the Celtics and their apparent lack of pride. Lastly, they discuss Isaiah Thomas and, oddly enough, Zion Williamson as well. Let us know your thoughts, and as always, thanks for listening to From the Rafters! Proudly partnered with Guy Boston Sports! (@GuyBostonSports) Jimmy's Twitter: @Jimmy_Toscano Banner Town, USA's Twitter: @BannerTownUSA Sam's Twitter: @SamLaFranceNBA Jack's Twitter: @JackSimoneNBA https://bannertownusa.com/
01:25:40
January 14, 2022
Episode 164: Celtics Blow 25-Point Lead To Knicks and Ime Udoka's Questionable Comments
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 guys break down that game and discuss where Boston should go from here. Do the Boston Celtics trade Jaylen Brown? Do they sell at the deadline? Does Ime Udoka need to be fired? Who knows? Let us know your thoughts, and as always, thanks for listening to From the Rafters! Proudly partnered with Guy Boston Sports! (@GuyBostonSports) Banner Town, USA's Twitter: @BannerTownUSA Sam's Twitter: @SamLaFranceNBA Jack's Twitter: @JackSimoneNBA https://bannertownusa.com/
56:06
January 08, 2022
Episode 163: Jaylen Brown Scores 50 Points and the Celtics' January Schedule
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' somewhat lackluster schedule through the month of January while also giving their win/loss predictions for the month. Later on, they get into whether or not the Celtics should be buyers or sellers at the trade deadline, as well as who they could look to acquire. Let us know your thoughts, and as always, thanks for listening to From the Rafters! Proudly partnered with Guy Boston Sports! (@GuyBostonSports) Banner Town, USA's Twitter: @BannerTownUSA Sam's Twitter: @SamLaFranceNBA Jack's Twitter: @JackSimoneNBA https://bannertownusa.com/
51:50
January 04, 2022
Episode 162: John Karalis - What Is Wrong With the Boston Celtics?
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 transitioned into talks about Jaylen Brown and what's up with him. They then dove into the idea of trading Dennis Schroder, and John gave his thoughts on some other guys he thinks could be moved, too. Let us know your thoughts, and as always, thanks for listening to From the Rafters! Proudly partnered with Guy Boston Sports! (@GuyBostonSports) John's Twitter: @John_Karalis Banner Town, USA's Twitter: @BannerTownUSA Sam's Twitter: @SamLaFranceNBA Jack's Twitter: @JackSimoneNBA https://bannertownusa.com/
56:40
December 31, 2021
Episode 161: Celtics COVID Outbreak and Payton Pritchard vs. Dennis Schroder
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 Payton Pritchard has been playing lately. This leads to the discussion of whether or not he should be getting minutes over Dennis Schroder, and if so, if Schroder should be traded. Let us know your thoughts, and as always, thanks for listening to From the Rafters! Proudly partnered with Guy Boston Sports! (@GuyBostonSports) Banner Town, USA's Twitter: @BannerTownUSA Sam's Twitter: @SamLaFranceNBA Jack's Twitter: @JackSimoneNBA https://bannertownusa.com/
47:22
December 24, 2021
Episode 160: Which Celtics Players Should Be On the Team Long-Term?
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 trip, so they talk about that, too. They spend a majority of their time ranking Celtics players into tier lists based on whether or not they need to be on the team next season, though. The duo then discusses Dennis Schroder at length and whether or not the team should trade him. Let us know your thoughts, and as always, thanks for listening to From the Rafters! Proudly partnered with Guy Boston Sports! (@GuyBostonSports) Banner Town, USA's Twitter: @BannerTownUSA Sam's Twitter: @SamLaFranceNBA Jack's Twitter: @JackSimoneNBA https://bannertownusa.com/
56:37
December 15, 2021
Episode 159: Andrew Doxy - Payton Pritchard's Explosion and a Dennis Schroder Discussion
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 then quickly turn the conversation towards Marcus Smart, as well as the offense with and without Jaylen Brown. In addition, the guys also discuss the idea of trading Dennis Schroder and how good they think he really is. Let us know your thoughts, and as always, thanks for listening to From the Rafters! Proudly partnered with Guy Boston Sports! (@GuyBostonSports) Andrew's Twitter: @AndrewDoxy Banner Town, USA's Twitter: @BannerTownUSA Sam's Twitter: @SamLaFranceNBA Jack's Twitter: @JackSimoneNBA https://bannertownusa.com/
01:06:18
December 07, 2021
Episode 158: Jaylen Brown's Struggles and Brad Stevens Defends Jayson Tatum
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 the C's defended Joel Embiid with Al Horford. The duo also bring up Brad Stevens' defense of Jayson Tatum and the recent allegations that he doesn't care about winning. Let us know your thoughts, and as always, thanks for listening to From the Rafters! Proudly partnered with Guy Boston Sports! (@GuyBostonSports) Come hang out with us on the Airr app! Banner Town, USA's Twitter: @BannerTownUSA Sam's Twitter: @SamLaFranceNBA Jack's Twitter: @JackSimoneNBA https://bannertownusa.com/
44:04
December 02, 2021
Episode 157: Ime Udoka Comments and Deeper Offensive Issues
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 about a serious lack of shooters, and took a look at some of the comments from Ime Udoka, Jayson Tatum, and Grant Williams after the game. Let us know your thoughts, and as always, thanks for listening to From the Rafters! Proudly partnered with Guy Boston Sports! (@GuyBostonSports) Come hang out with us on the Airr app! Banner Town, USA's Twitter: @BannerTownUSA Sam's Twitter: @SamLaFranceNBA Jack's Twitter: @JackSimoneNBA https://bannertownusa.com/
32:21
November 27, 2021
Episode 156: Boston Celtics Two-Game Win Streak vs. Lakers and Thunder
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 talk about the recent success of Jayson Tatum, Dennis Schroder, and Grant Williams as well. They wrap up the show with some NBA Power Rankings. Let us know your thoughts, and as always, thanks for listening to From the Rafters! Proudly partnered with Guy Boston Sports! (@GuyBostonSports) Come hang out with us on the Airr app! Banner Town, USA's Twitter: @BannerTownUSA Sam's Twitter: @SamLaFranceNBA Jack's Twitter: @JackSimoneNBA https://bannertownusa.com/
51:37
November 21, 2021
Episode 155: A Lack of Consistent Offense and Reacting to Potential Celtics Trades
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 Josh Richardson as well. The guys then preview the Celtics ' game vs. the Los Angeles Lakers and react to potential Celtics trades proposed on various websites. Let us know your thoughts, and as always, thanks for listening to From the Rafters! Proudly partnered with Guy Boston Sports! (@GuyBostonSports) Come hang out with us on the Airr app! Banner Town, USA's Twitter: @BannerTownUSA Sam's Twitter: @SamLaFranceNBA Jack's Twitter: @JackSimoneNBA https://bannertownusa.com/
45:34
November 18, 2021
Episode 154: Cavaliers Mount Comeback and Dennis Schroder Monster Performances
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 lately, too. Boston's defense has picked things up, and it's leading to great things. They also touch on Jayson Tatum's continued shooting struggles and some of the latest NBA Power Rankings. Let us know your thoughts, and as always, thanks for listening to From the Rafters! Proudly partnered with Guy Boston Sports! (@GuyBostonSports) Come hang out with us on the Airr app! Banner Town, USA's Twitter: @BannerTownUSA Sam's Twitter: @SamLaFranceNBA Jack's Twitter: @JackSimoneNBA https://bannertownusa.com/
50:35
November 14, 2021
Episode 153: Ben Simmons Celtics Trade Rumors and the Luka Doncic Dagger
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 that rumor. After that, they talk about the Luka Doncic game-winning shot, the Jaylen Brown injury, and All-Star predictions for this season. Let us know your thoughts, and as always, thanks for listening to From the Rafters! Proudly partnered with Guy Boston Sports! (@GuyBostonSports) Banner Town, USA's Twitter: @BannerTownUSA Sam's Twitter: @SamLaFranceNBA Jack's Twitter: @JackSimoneNBA https://bannertownusa.com/
59:42
November 09, 2021
Episode 152: Bobby Manning - Elite Celtics Defense and a Big-Time Shooting Problem
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 the Boston Celtics have been playing, leading to two wins in a row vs. the Orlando Magic and Miami Heat. The show then turns to Boston's shooting problems, as Bobby points out that the team doesn't have much spacing. They also touch on Jaylen Brown's hamstring injury towards the end of the episode. Let us know your thoughts, and as always, thanks for listening to From the Rafters! Proudly partnered with Guy Boston Sports! (@GuyBostonSports) Bobby's Twitter: @RealBobManning Banner Town, USA's Twitter: @BannerTownUSA Sam's Twitter: @SamLaFranceNBA Jack's Twitter: @JackSimoneNBA https://bannertownusa.com/
52:53
November 05, 2021
Episode 151: Jayson Tatum's Struggles and Marcus Smart's Postgame Comments
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 ended up losing by 14. It was an ugly loss, and the guys are stuck questioning what went wrong. They hypothesize about Jayson Tatum and also get into Marcus Smart's post-game comments. Let us know your thoughts, and as always, thanks for listening to From the Rafters! Proudly partnered with Guy Boston Sports! (@GuyBostonSports) Download the Airr app: https://www.airr.io/ Tim's Twitter: @TimSheilsNBA Banner Town, USA's Twitter: @BannerTownUSA Sam's Twitter: @SamLaFranceNBA Jack's Twitter: @JackSimoneNBA https://bannertownusa.com/
52:15
November 03, 2021
Episode 150: Switch Everything Defense and Schroder vs. Smart
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 struggle. The guys make sure to give love to Dennis Schroder, though, because he has looked great. Let us know your thoughts, and as always, thanks for listening to From the Rafters! Proudly partnered with Guy Boston Sports! (@GuyBostonSports) Tim's Twitter: @TimSheilsNBA Banner Town, USA's Twitter: @BannerTownUSA Sam's Twitter: @SamLaFranceNBA Jack's Twitter: @JackSimoneNBA https://bannertownusa.com/
01:00:11
October 29, 2021
Episode 149: Tim Sheils - The Grant Williams Show and Al Horford's Defensive Impact
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 about Jayson Tatum, Al Horford, and Grant Williams, in particular. The trio then wraps up the show by previewing the Hornets game and recapping some of the things they've liked and disliked about the team so far. Let us know your thoughts, and as always, thanks for listening to From the Rafters! Proudly partnered with Guy Boston Sports! (@GuyBostonSports)  Tim's Twitter: @TimSheilsNBA  Banner Town, USA's Twitter: @BannerTownUSA  Sam's Twitter: @SamLaFranceNBA  Jack's Twitter: @JackSimoneNBA  https://bannertownusa.com/
55:08
October 25, 2021
Episode 148: Celtics Preseason Review and Options for the Open Roster Spot
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 Parker news and discuss potential replacements using the open roster spot. They wrap up the show by reacting to some trades that Bleacher Report concocted recently. Let us know your thoughts, and as always, thanks for listening to From the Rafters! Proudly partnered with @GuyBostonSports Banner Town, USA's Twitter: @BannerTownUSA Sam's Twitter: @SamLaFranceNBA Jack's Twitter: @JackSimoneNBA https://bannertownusa.com/
49:32
October 18, 2021
Episode 147: Romeo Langford’s Great Preseason and ESPN Snubs the Celtics Again
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 topic of discussion, as he has played super well this preseason. They wrap up the show by going over ESPN's list of the best franchises built for the next three years. Needless to say, the Celtics got snubbed. Let us know your thoughts, and as always, thanks for listening to From the Rafters! Proudly partnered with @GuyBostonSports  Banner Town, USA's Twitter: @BannerTownUSA  Sam's Twitter: @SamLaFranceNBA  Jack's Twitter: @JackSimoneNBA  https://bannertownusa.com/
49:46
October 12, 2021
Episode 146: Jaylen Brown Tested Positive for COVID-19 and Boston Celtics Preseason Basketball
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 preseason game against the Magic. They talk about what they liked, what they didn't like, and what the team needs to improve upon. They also sprinkle in some talk about Kyrie Irving and Ben Simmons, too. Let us know your thoughts, and as always, thanks for listening to From the Rafters! Proudly partnered with @GuyBostonSports Banner Town, USA's Twitter: @BannerTownUSA Sam's Twitter: @SamLaFranceNBA Jack's Twitter: @JackSimoneNBA https://bannertownusa.com/
53:36
October 09, 2021
Episode 145: Boston Celtics Media Day and NBA COVID Vaccine Drama
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 drama, along with the issue of vaccination around the league. Lastly, they dive into the Ben Simmons debate once again and discuss potential landing places for him. Let us know your thoughts, and as always, thanks for listening to From the Rafters! Proudly partnered with @GuyBostonSports Banner Town, USA's Twitter: @BannerTownUSA Sam's Twitter: @SamLaFranceNBA Jack's Twitter: @JackSimoneNBA https://bannertownusa.com/
58:07
September 28, 2021
Episode 144: Reacting to ESPN 2021-22 NBA Predictions and Marcus Smart Twitter Comments
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, the guys spend the bulk of the show reacting to ESPN's 2021-22 NBA predictions. Let us know your thoughts, and as always, thanks for listening to From the Rafters! Proudly partnered with @GuyBostonSports Banner Town, USA's Twitter: @BannerTownUSA Sam's Twitter: @SamLaFranceNBA Jack's Twitter: @JackSimoneNBA https://bannertownusa.com/
53:48
September 19, 2021
Episode 143: Jake Fischer - Boston Celtics Financial Plans and the Ben Simmons Situation
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 Forever," which is available now everywhere books are sold. The guys asked Jake about the Ben Simmons situation in Philly, Boston's offseason so far, and a whole lot more. They also made sure to open the shoe by congratulating the Boston Celtics Hall of Fame 2021 class! Let us know your thoughts, and as always, thanks for listening to From the Rafters! Order Jake's book here: https://www.amazon.com/Built-Lose-Tanking-Changed-Forever/dp/1629378712/ref=asc_df_1629378712/?tag=hyprod-20&linkCode=df0&hvadid=508977995883&hvpos=&hvnetw=g&hvrand=13323991541069767222&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&hvdev=c&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=9002053&hvtargid=pla-1210127155582&psc=1 Jake's Twitter: @JakeLFischer Banner Town, USA's Twitter: @BannerTownUSA Sam's Twitter: @SamLaFranceNBA Jack's Twitter: @JackSimoneNBA https://bannertownusa.com/
45:01
September 11, 2021
Episode 142: Juancho Hernangomez Trade and Celtics Player Expectations for 2022
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 give their thoughts on the deal. They then get into potential options for the second two-way spot. Lastly, they discuss their player expectations for everyone on the roster. Let us know your thoughts, and as always, thanks for listening to From the Rafters! Banner Town, USA's Twitter: @BannerTownUSA Sam's Twitter: @SamLaFranceNBA Jack's Twitter: @JackSimoneNBA https://bannertownusa.com/
01:31:04
September 05, 2021
Episode 141: Smart, Williams, and Richardson Extensions and the Fournier TPE
Sam and Jack are back to talk about the multiple extensions the Boston Celtics signed. Marcus Smart, Robert Williams, and Josh Richardson all signed extensions with the C's. Who gets to start where on the new-look Celtics? The guys also discuss how well Smart is going to do in his new role as the starting point guard. Lastly, the Celtics acquired a new TPE when Evan Fournier signed with the Knicks. Who should they target using it? Let us know your thoughts, and as always, thanks for listening to From the Rafters! Banner Town, USA's Twitter: @BannerTownUSA Sam's Twitter: @SamLaFranceNBA Jack's Twitter: @JackSimoneNBA https://bannertownusa.com/
52:20
August 28, 2021
Episode 140: Celtics Sign Dennis Schroder and Summer League Standouts
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 Payton Pritchard and Aaron Nesmith have been playing super well. Lastly, the two gave their way-too-early predictions for next year's NBA standings. Let us know your thoughts, and as always, thanks for listening to From the Rafters! Banner Town, USA's Twitter: @BannerTownUSA Sam's Twitter: @SamLaFranceNBA Jack's Twitter: @JackSimoneNBA https://bannertownusa.com/
01:00:53
August 13, 2021
Episode 139: Michael Pina - Celtics Free Agency Recap and Brad Stevens' Plan
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 keeping the team's options open in terms of cap space. They wrap up the show by talking about NBA free agency as a whole. Let us know your thoughts, and as always, thanks for listening to From the Rafters! Proudly partnered with Guy Boston Sports! (@GuyBostonSports) Michael's Twitter: @michaelvpina Banner Town, USA's Twitter: @BannerTownUSA Sam's Twitter: @SamLaFranceNBA Jack's Twitter: @JackSimoneNBA https://bannertownusa.com/
50:13
August 06, 2021
Episode 138: Tristan Thompson, Josh Richardson Trades and Celtics Free Agency Preview
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 draft, where the Celtics took Juhann Begarin 45th overall. After that, they went over the recent Lonzo Ball rumors. Lastly, they went over free agency and what they think the Boston Celtics should do. Let us know your thoughts, and as always, thanks for listening to From the Rafters! Proudly partnered with Guy Boston Sports! (@GuyBostonSports) Banner Town, USA's Twitter: @BannerTownUSA Sam's Twitter: @SamLaFranceNBA Jack's Twitter: @JackSimoneNBA https://bannertownusa.com/
57:40
August 01, 2021
Episode 137: KJ Doyle - Bradley Beal Rumors and Celtics Draft Plans
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 guard to Boston. They also get into other recent Celtics rumors, as well as the first trade of the post-Finals offseason. Lastly, the trio discusses the upcoming NBA Draft and who the Celtics could, and should, select. Let us know your thoughts, and as always, thanks for listening to From the Rafters! Proudly partnered with Guy Boston Sports! (@GuyBostonSports) KJ's Twitter: @bykjdoyle Banner Town, USA's Twitter: @BannerTownUSA Sam's Twitter: @SamLaFranceNBA Jack's Twitter: @JackSimoneNBA https://bannertownusa.com/
58:33
July 28, 2021
Episode 136: Tim Sheils - NBA Super Teams and Celtics Offseason Trades
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 then get into some Celtics-related topics, including Tremont Waters who is away from the team at the moment. The Celtics also announced their Summer League roster, so they get into that. Lastly, the trio discusses some Celtics offseason trades, including the latest rumors involving Eric Bledsoe. Let us know your thoughts, and as always, thanks for listening to From the Rafters! Proudly partnered with Guy Boston Sports! (@GuyBostonSports) Tim's Twitter: @TimSheilsNBA Banner Town, USA's Twitter: @BannerTownUSA Sam's Twitter: @SamLaFranceNBA Jack's Twitter: @JackSimoneNBA https://bannertownusa.com/
59:34
July 21, 2021
Episode 135: Adam Taylor - Exploring Marcus Smart Trades and the Celtics' Offseason Plans
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 ideas, including some recent rumors involving Dejounte Murray. They get into the big-name trade options as well such as Collin Sexton and Damian Lillard. The discussion spirals into a long-winded conversation about the Boston Celtics offseason plans as a whole. Let us know your thoughts, and as always, thanks for listening to From the Rafters! Proudly partnered with Guy Boston Sports! (@GuyBostonSports) Adam's Twitter: @AdamTaylorNBA Banner Town, USA's Twitter: @BannerTownUSA Sam's Twitter: @SamLaFranceNBA Jack's Twitter: @JackSimoneNBA https://bannertownusa.com/
53:45
July 16, 2021
Episode 134: Smarfwater - Celtics Offseason Changes and Recruiting Damian Lillard
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 changes that could happen this summer. Smarfwater gives her thoughts on the idea of bringing Bradley Beal or Damian Lillard to Boston as well. The trio wraps up the show by talking about Jayson Tatum and Kyrie Irving. Let us know your thoughts, and as always, thanks for listening to From the Rafters!  Proudly partnered with Guy Boston Sports! (@GuyBostonSports) Smarfwater's Twitter: @smarfwater Banner Town, USA's Twitter: @BannerTownUSA Sam's Twitter: @SamLaFranceNBA Jack's Twitter: @JackSimoneNBA https://bannertownusa.com/
53:09
July 09, 2021
Episode 133: Jayson Tatum Talks About Kyrie Irving and Celtics NBA Draft Prospects
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 are also discussed on the show. They then move into talking about possible draft prospects that the Boston Celtics could target at pick #45. Lastly, Jack lists off a bunch of players and Sam has to guess who they pay for. A classic game of "Who he play for?", stolen from the NBA TNT crew. Let us know your thoughts, and as always, thanks for listening to From the Rafters! Proudly partnered with Guy Boston Sports! (@GuyBostonSports) Banner Town, USA's Twitter: @BannerTownUSA Sam's Twitter: @SamLaFranceNBA Jack's Twitter: @JackSimoneNBA https://bannertownusa.com/
51:35
July 07, 2021
Episode 132: Sam Packard - A Marcus Smart Extension and Exploring Tristan Thompson Trades
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 Tatum and Jaylen Brown. Ime Udoka also made similar comments about them and Marcus Smart. This leads to some Marcus Smart trade talk, and whether or not they should extend him. They also get into potential Tristan Thompson trade ideas. Lastly, they discuss the draft and free agency. Let us know your thoughts, and as always, thanks for listening to From the Rafters!  Proudly partnered with Guy Boston Sports! (@GuyBostonSports)  Sam Packard's Twitter: @JamPackard  Banner Town, USA's Twitter: @BannerTownUSA  Sam's Twitter: @SamLaFranceNBA  Jack's Twitter: @JackSimoneNBA  https://bannertownusa.com/
36:15
July 01, 2021
Episode 131: Celtics Hire Ime Udoka and Offseason TPE Trade Targets
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 draft prospects that the Celtics can take in the second round. The guys even get into some trade ideas the C's can target with their TPEs. Let us know your thoughts, and as always, thanks for listening to From the Rafters! Proudly partnered with Guy Boston Sports! (@GuyBostonSports) Banner Town, USA's Twitter: @BannerTownUSA Sam's Twitter: @SamLaFranceNBA Jack's Twitter: @JackSimoneNBA https://bannertownusa.com/
50:58
June 27, 2021
Episode 130: Bobby Manning - The Al Horford Trade and Bringing Kyle Lowry to the Boston Celtics
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 discuss the 76ers monumental collapse in Round 2, ending in a Game 7 loss to the Atlanta Hawks. They also talk about potential trades that can help the Celtics this offseason, and Bobby brings up the idea of Kyle Lowy joining the C's. Let us know your thoughts, and as always, thanks for listening to From the Rafters!  Proudly partnered with Guy Boston Sports! (@GuyBostonSports) Bobby's Twitter: @RealBobManning Banner Town, USA's Twitter: @BannerTownUSA Sam's Twitter: @SamLaFranceNBA Jack's Twitter: @JackSimoneNBA https://bannertownusa.com/
51:14
June 22, 2021
Episode 129: John Karalis - Laughing at the 76ers and Explaining the Celtics' Cap Situation
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 collapse vs the Hawks in Game 5. They then get into the Celtics' search for a new head coach, as well as potential offseason moves. Later on, John explains the Celtics' cap space situation, including a potential trade involving Kemba Walker. Let us know your thoughts, and as always, thanks for listening to From the Rafters! Proudly partnered with Guy Boston Sports! (@GuyBostonSports) John's Twitter: @RedsArmy_John Banner Town, USA's Twitter: @BannerTownUSA Sam's Twitter: @SamLaFranceNBA Jack's Twitter: @JackSimoneNBA https://bannertownusa.com/
01:14:44
June 17, 2021
Episode 128: Timmy G - Celtics Head Coach Search and Potential Marcus Smart Trades
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. The guys talk about the Celtics' search for a new head coach, including who their top candidates are. They also get into the idea of trading Kemba Walker, and what the C's could get back in return. Lastly, they go over potential Marcus Smart trades for this offseason. Let us know your thoughts, and as always, thanks for listening to From the Rafters! Proudly partnered with Guy Boston Sports! (@GuyBostonSports) Timmy G: @BannerBanter18 Banner Town, USA's Twitter: @BannerTownUSA Sam's Twitter: @SamLaFranceNBA Jack's Twitter: @JackSimoneNBA https://bannertownusa.com/
01:02:44
June 11, 2021
Episode 127: Danny Ainge Retires and Brad Stevens Named New Celtics President and General Manager
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 will need to find a new head coach. The guys talk about their thoughts on the transition, as well as who they think should be the next head coach. They finish off the show with a little Kemba Walker trade talk and give their thoughts on the Kyrie Irving logo and water bottle incidents. Let us know your thoughts, and as always, thanks for listening to From the Rafters! Proudly partnered with Guy Boston Sports! (@GuyBostonSports) Banner Town, USA's Twitter: @BannerTownUSA Sam's Twitter: @SamLaFranceNBA Jack's Twitter: @JackSimoneNBA https://bannertownusa.com/
01:02:10
June 03, 2021
Episode 126: KJ Doyle - Kyrie Irving's Boston Comments and the Celtics' Chances vs the Nets
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 of the current Celtics-Nets series. KJ gives his thoughts on the Celtics' chances to take a game in the series, and realistically things don't look too good. Lastly, they briefly discuss some of their favorite playoff series going on right now. Let us know your thoughts, and as always, thanks for listening to From the Rafters! Proudly partnered with Guy Boston Sports! (@GuyBostonSports) KJ's Twitter: @bykjdoyle Banner Town, USA's Twitter: @BannerTownUSA Sam's Twitter: @SamLaFranceNBA Jack's Twitter: @JackSimoneNBA https://bannertownusa.com/
43:40
May 27, 2021
Episode 125: Celtics vs Nets Game 1 Breakdown and Robert Williams' Historic Performance
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 Game 2. They also discuss Robert William's franchise record nine blocks and how big of an impact he had on the game. Lastly, the pair take a stroll through the league and talk about all of the games that have been played so far. Let us know your thoughts, and as always, thanks for listening to From the Rafters! Proudly partnered with Guy Boston Sports! (@GuyBostonSports) Banner Town, USA's Twitter: @BannerTownUSA Sam's Twitter: @SamLaFranceNBA Jack's Twitter: @JackSimoneNBA https://bannertownusa.com/
55:58
May 25, 2021
Episode 124: Celtics vs Nets Series Preview and How to Guard Kyrie Irving
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 Jack dishes out a bunch of matchup stats. Lastly, the guys go over Keith Smith's NBA Playoff predictions and give some of their own. Let us know your thoughts, and as always, thanks for listening to From the Rafters! Proudly partnered with Guy Boston Sports! (@GuyBostonSports) Banner Town, USA's Twitter: @BannerTownUSA Sam's Twitter: @SamLaFranceNBA Jack's Twitter: @JackSimoneNBA https://bannertownusa.com/
48:12
May 21, 2021
Episode 123: Tim Sheils - 2021 Celtics Offseason and the Wizards Play-In Preview
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 includes players leaving, potential signings, and potential trades. They then take a look at the upcoming play-in game vs the Washington Wizards. Tim has a hot take on what the Celtics should do. Let us know your thoughts, and as always, thanks for listening to From the Rafters! Proudly partnered with Guy Boston Sports! (@GuyBostonSports) Tim's Twitter: @timsheilsnba Banner Town, USA's Twitter: @BannerTownUSA Sam's Twitter: @SamLaFranceNBA Jack's Twitter: @JackSimoneNBA https://bannertownusa.com/
54:31
May 17, 2021
Episode 122: 2021 NBA Award Show
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 tallied up the votes on the show to get this years' winners. Everyone had a first, second, and third place vote for each award. The guys also discussed the Celtics' recent play near the end of the episode. Let us know your thoughts, and as always, thanks for listening to From the Rafters! Proudly partnered with Guy Boston Sports! (@GuyBostonSports) Banner Town, USA's Twitter: @BannerTownUSA Sam's Twitter: @SamLaFranceNBA Jack's Twitter: @JackSimoneNBA https://bannertownusa.com/
35:35
May 14, 2021
Episode 121: Jaylen Brown's Season-Ending Injury and the Celtics' Defensive Woes
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 season. The guys reacted to the news live. They also broke down the losses to Miami and Chicago and gave their opinions on why the Celtics have been so bad lately. Both of them go on their own rants about defense, intensity, and other topics. Let us know your thoughts, and as always, thanks for listening to From the Rafters! Proudly partnered with Guy Boston Sports! (@GuyBostonSports) Banner Town, USA's Twitter: @BannerTownUSA Sam's Twitter: @SamLaFranceNBA Jack's Twitter: @JackSimoneNBA https://bannertownusa.com/
52:42
May 10, 2021
Episode 120: Peak Kemba Walker and the Celtics Playoff Matchups
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 about their potential matchups for the first round of the playoffs and beyond. This includes previews of series vs the Bucks, Knicks, and Hawks. They end the show by predicting the entirety of the playoffs, including the NBA Finals. Let us know your thoughts, and as always, thanks for listening to From the Rafters! Proudly partnered with Guy Boston Sports! (@GuyBostonSports) Banner Town, USA's Twitter: @BannerTownUSA Sam's Twitter: @SamLaFranceNBA Jack's Twitter: @JackSimoneNBA https://bannertownusa.com/
01:02:51
May 06, 2021
Episode 119: Jayson Tatum Scores 60 Points and Ties Larry Bird's Franchise Record
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 points. Jayson Tatum tied Larry Bird's franchise record by scoring 60 points in the comeback. The guys discuss his spectacular performance and how incredible it was to watch. They also talk about Aaron Nesmith's amazing hustle. Sam ends the show by ranting about jerseys once again as Jack reads him the jersey schedule for the rest of the Celtics' season. Let us know your thoughts, and as always, thanks for listening to From the Rafters! Proudly partnered with Guy Boston Sports! (@GuyBostonSports) Banner Town, USA's Twitter: @BannerTownUSA Sam's Twitter: @SamLaFranceNBA Jack's Twitter: @JackSimoneNBA https://bannertownusa.com/
57:25
May 01, 2021
Episode 118: Josue Pavón - Celtics Injury Problems and Begging for Home Whites
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 out by none other than Marcus Smart! Josue also gives his opinion on the Celtics jersey choices this season, which leads to a random, but very funny, tangent about jersey sponsors. Lastly, the guys talk about the playoffs this year, and how they think the Celtics will do. Let us know your thoughts, and as always, thanks for listening to From the Rafters! Proudly partnered with Guy Boston Sports! (@GuyBostonSports) Josue's Twitter: @Joe_Sway Banner Town, USA's Twitter: @BannerTownUSA Sam's Twitter: @SamLaFranceNBA Jack's Twitter: @JackSimoneNBA https://bannertownusa.com/
01:01:59
April 24, 2021
Episode 117: Reacting to the Bulls Loss and Responding to Delusional Hawks Fans
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 two guys were split on whether or not to be mad at the loss. They also talked about the various Hawks fans talking smack about the Celtics on Twitter. The Hawks and the Celtics could potentially meet in the first round of the playoffs this year. Finally, the show ended with Jack giving Sam a batch of "this or that" questions. Let us know your thoughts, and as always, thanks for listening to From the Rafters! Proudly partnered with Guy Boston Sports! (@GuyBostonSports) Banner Town, USA's Twitter: @BannerTownUSA Sam's Twitter: @SamLaFranceNBA Jack's Twitter: @JackSimoneNBA https://bannertownusa.com/
49:39
April 21, 2021
Episode 116: WayneBreezie - Jabari Parker's Celtics Debut and MVP Jayson Tatum
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, Stephen Curry's ridiculous performance, and Kemba Walker finding new ways to impact winning. Jayson Tatum also gets brought up, as he has been playing like an MVP as of late. Lastly, Wayne tells the guys what teams he'd want to face in the first round of the playoffs, and what teams he wants to avoid. Let us know your thoughts, and as always, thanks for listening to From the Rafters! Proudly partnered with Guy Boston Sports! (@GuyBostonSports) Wayne's Twitter: @WayneBreezie Wayne's Celtics Podcast Twitter: @CbreezeP Banner Town, USA's Twitter: @BannerTownUSA Sam's Twitter: @SamLaFranceNBA Jack's Twitter: @JackSimoneNBA https://bannertownusa.com/
56:26
April 18, 2021
Episode 115: The Real Jayson Tatum is Back and Marcus Smart's Hustle Defense
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 this world, too. His defensive intensity and overall leadership have been a driving factor in the Celtics' recent success. They guys also talk about what the ideal playoff path would be for the Celtics. They end the show by giving their NBA award picks for the year. Let us know your thoughts, and as always, thanks for listening to From the Rafters! Proudly partnered with Guy Boston Sports! (@GuyBostonSports) Banner Town, USA's Twitter: @BannerTownUSA Sam's Twitter: @SamLaFranceNBA Jack's Twitter: @JackSimoneNBA https://bannertownusa.com/
56:35
April 14, 2021
Episode 114: Adam Taylor - Jayson Tatum's 50-Point Game and Celtics Players vs the Media
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 players and the media in recent weeks. Later on, they discuss the Celtics' upcoming offseason and what the game plan will be. Adam also gives his NBA Playoffs predictions for this season. Let us know your thoughts, and as always, thanks for listening to From the Rafters! Proudly partnered with Guy Boston Sports! (@GuyBostonSports) Adam's Twitter: @AdamTaylorNBA Banner Town, USA's Twitter: @BannerTownUSA Sam's Twitter: @SamLaFranceNBA Jack's Twitter: @JackSimoneNBA https://bannertownusa.com/
58:26
April 10, 2021
Episode 113: Joel Embiid Dominated Robert Williams and Jayson Tatum's Sloppy Offense
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 rules. They also discussed Robert Williams' tough showing against Philadelphia. They then moved on to comment on Jayson Tatum's play as of late. He's had a rough go of it in the last couple of games, especially early on. Let us know your thoughts, and as always, thanks for listening to From the Rafters! Proudly partnered with Guy Boston Sports! (@GuyBostonSports) Banner Town, USA's Twitter: @BannerTownUSA Sam's Twitter: @SamLaFranceNBA Jack's Twitter: @JackSimoneNBA https://bannertownusa.com/
46:43
April 08, 2021
Episode 112: Paul Pierce May Be Coming Home to Boston and the COVID Fan Experience at TD Garden
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 by ESPN. This, along with a mysterious Tweet from Abby Chin, has many fans believing that Pierce could link up with NBC Sports Boston. The guys also discuss Sam's experience at TD Garden. He attended the Celtics' game vs the Charlotte Hornets this past Sunday. They also talk about Robert Williams, Romeo Langford, and Evan Fournier. Let us know your thoughts, and as always, thanks for listening to From the Rafters! Proudly partnered with Guy Boston Sports! (@GuyBostonSports) Banner Town, USA's Twitter: @BannerTownUSA Sam's Twitter: @SamLaFranceNBA Jack's Twitter: @JackSimoneNBA https://bannertownusa.com/
01:00:18
April 06, 2021
Episode 111: Steve Bulpett - Marcus Smart's Meltdown and Kevin McHale's Ankle Brace
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 the Pelicans and also dives into Evan Fournier's tough Celtics debut. The guys also discuss Kemba Walker's play this season and their overall thoughts on the Daniel Theis trade. Bulpett ends the show by telling the guys a bunch of amazing stories about his time as a writer for the Herald. Stories including the likes of Kevin McHale, Larry Bird, and Kobe Bryant! Let us know your thoughts, and as always, thanks for listening to From the Rafters!  Proudly partnered with Guy Boston Sports! (@GuyBostonSports) Banner Town, USA's Twitter: @BannerTownUSA Sam's Twitter: @SamLaFranceNBA Jack's Twitter: @JackSimoneNBA https://bannertownusa.com/
01:06:51
March 31, 2021
Episode 110: Our Thoughts on Celtics Trades and the Luke Kornet Show
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 they think each played out. The guys then move into talking about the game against the Thunder. This gets into a conversation about Luke Kornet, the newest Celtics hero. Let us know your thoughts, and as always, thanks for listening to From the Rafters! Proudly partnered with Guy Boston Sports! (@GuyBostonSports) Banner Town, USA's Twitter: @BannerTownUSA Sam's Twitter: @SamLaFranceNBA Jack's Twitter: @JackSimoneNBA https://bannertownusa.com/
55:32
March 28, 2021
Episode 109: Timmy G - Celtics Trade Deadline and Dealing Marcus Smart
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 great stories to tell. The guys chatted about the rapidly approaching NBA trade deadline and whether or not the Celtics will make any moves. They talked a lot about Aaron Gordon and the Orlando Magic. There have also been rumors swirling about Marcus Smart getting traded, so they gave their thoughts on that. Let us know your thoughts, and as always, thanks for listening to From the Rafters! Proudly partnered with Guy Boston Sports! (@GuyBostonSports) Timmy G's Twitter: @BannerBanter18 Banner Town, USA's Twitter: @BannerTownUSA Sam's Twitter: @SamLaFranceNBA Jack's Twitter: @JackSimoneNBA https://bannertownusa.com/
01:07:18
March 24, 2021
Episode 108: Trading Kemba Walker and Venting About the Celtics
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 guys assess potential solutions and talk about trading star point guard Kemba Walker. They also discuss whether or not it's even worth making a trade anymore. Is it time to settle for mediocrity this season? Let us know your thoughts, and as always, thanks for listening to From the Rafters! Proudly partnered with Guy Boston Sports! (@GuyBostonSports) Banner Town, USA's Twitter: @BannerTownUSA Sam's Twitter: @SamLaFranceNBA Jack's Twitter: @JackSimoneNBA https://bannertownusa.com/
01:02:03
March 20, 2021
Episode 107: Kyrie Irving vs Boston and Analyzing Celtics Players' Trade Value
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 talk about his comments after the game about hugging his former teammates. They also discuss whether or not Gordon Hayward will get booed in his return to TD Garden. Lastly, they discuss the trade value of all the players on the Celtics. Let us know your thoughts, and as always, thanks for listening to From the Rafters! Proudly partnered with Guy Boston Sports! (@GuyBostonSports) Banner Town, USA's Twitter: @BannerTownUSA Sam's Twitter: @SamLaFranceNBA Jack's Twitter: @JackSimoneNBA https://bannertownusa.com/
52:30
March 13, 2021
Episode 106: Ev Singleton - Marcus Smart's Return and New Celtics Jerseys
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 to get Ev's thoughts on everything. Finally, Ev and the guys give their real thoughts on the new Celtics jerseys that just released. Let us know your thoughts, and as always, thanks for listening to From the Rafters! Proudly partnered with Guy Boston Sports! (@GuyBostonSports) Ev's Twitter: @EvGuyBoston Guy Boston Sports' Twitter: @GuyBostonSports Banner Town, USA's Twitter: @BannerTownUSA Sam's Twitter: @SamLaFranceNBA Jack's Twitter: @JackSimoneNBA https://bannertownusa.com/
54:29
March 10, 2021
Episode 105: The Blake Griffin Idea and NBA All-Star Weekend
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 Pistons and is a free agent. Should the Celtics look to sign him? Lastly, the guys talk about all the All-Star weekend festivities including the dunk contest, three-point contest, and skills challenge. Let us know your thoughts, and as always, thanks for listening to From the Rafters! Proudly partnered with Guy Boston Sports! (@GuyBostonSports) Banner Town, USA's Twitter: @BannerTownUSA Sam's Twitter: @SamLaFranceNBA Jack's Twitter: @JackSimoneNBA https://bannertownusa.com/
44:31
March 06, 2021
Episode 104: Bobby Manning - The Rise of Robert Williams and a Potential Nikola Vucevic Trade
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 Teague, and Payton Pritchard. How will that be altered once Marcus Smart returns? They finish the show by dissecting a potential trade for Nikola Vucevic using the TPE. Let us know your thoughts, and as always, thanks for listening to From the Rafters! Proudly partnered with Guy Boston Sports! (@GuyBostonSports) Bobby's Twitter: @RealBobManning Banner Town, USA's Twitter: @BannerTownUSA Sam's Twitter: @SamLaFranceNBA Jack's Twitter: @JackSimoneNBA https://bannertownusa.com/
57:11
March 03, 2021
Episode 103: Danny Hanley - What is Wrong with Jayson Tatum and How to Fix the Celtics
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 Pacers. Danny brings up his long-standing hatred for Daniel Theis, and asks about Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown's fit on the team together. They also discuss Brad Stevens and whether or not he's on the hot seat. Let us know your thoughts, and as always, thanks for listening to From the Rafters! Proudly partnered with Guy Boston Sports! (@GuyBostonSports) Danny's Twitter: @BannerTownDanny Banner Town, USA's Twitter: @BannerTownUSA Sam's Twitter: @SamLaFranceNBA Jack's Twitter: @JackSimoneNBA https://bannertownusa.com/
56:51
February 27, 2021
Episode 102: The Pelicans Loss and NBA All-Star Reserves
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 fourth quarters and constant inefficiency. Later on, they get into talking about their picks for the All-Star reserves, since the starters were recently announced. Let us know your thoughts, and as always, thanks for listening to From the Rafters! Proudly partnered with Guy Boston Sports! (@GuyBostonSports) Banner Town, USA's Twitter: @BannerTownUSA Sam's Twitter: @SamLaFranceNBA Jack's Twitter: @JackSimoneNBA https://bannertownusa.com/
50:35
February 22, 2021
Episode 101: The Great Celtics Trade Debate with Tim Sheils and KJ Doyle
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 Danny Ainge could target this season. There are heated debates and some interesting ideas that spark controversy. Let us know your thoughts, and as always, thanks for listening to From the Rafters! Proudly partnered with Guy Boston Sports! (@GuyBostonSports) Banner Town, USA's Twitter: @BannerTownUSA Tim's Twitter: @timsheilsnba KJ's Twitter: @bykjdoyle Sam's Twitter: @SamLaFranceNBA Jack's Twitter: @JackSimoneNBA https://bannertownusa.com/
01:12:06
February 20, 2021
Episode 100: What's Wrong with the Celtics and Still Talking Trades
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 something has to change. The guys do dive into Kemba's solid performance but mainly talk about everything going wrong with the Celtics. Later on, they even get back into talking about trade options, because that has to be where this season is going. Let us know your thoughts, and as always, thanks for listening to From the Rafters! Proudly partnered with Guy Boston Sports! (@GuyBostonSports) Banner Town, USA's Twitter: @BannerTownUSA Sam's Twitter: @SamLaFranceNBA Jack's Twitter: @JackSimoneNBA https://bannertownusa.com/
56:18
February 15, 2021
Episode 99: Smarfwater - Thoughts on Kemba Walker and Potential Trade Options
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 play of Kemba Walker, and whether or not she's worried yet. Later on, they talk more about potential trade options for Boston, including a mega-deal for John Collins. Let us know your thoughts, and as always, thanks for listening to From the Rafters! Proudly partnered with Guy Boston Sports! (@GuyBostonSports) Smarfwater's Twitter: @smarfwater Smarfwater's Designs: https://www.redbubble.com/people/smarfwater/shop?asc=u Banner Town, USA's Twitter: @BannerTownUSA Sam's Twitter: @SamLaFranceNBA Jack's Twitter: @JackSimoneNBA https://bannertownusa.com/
53:34
February 13, 2021
Episode 98: The Celtics Can't Close and Fighting Over Trade Options
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 talk about Kemba Walker, Payton Pritchard, and the entire point guard depth chart in Boston. They close out the show by arguing over trade options the Celtics could target with the TPE. Let us know your thoughts, and as always, thanks for listening to From the Rafters! Proudly partnered with Guy Boston Sports! (@GuyBostonSports) Banner Town, USA's Twitter: @BannerTownUSA Sam's Twitter: @SamLaFranceNBA Jack's Twitter: @JackSimoneNBA https://bannertownusa.com/
58:53
February 08, 2021
Episode 97: Chris Forsberg - Jeff Teague's Burner Account and the Celtics' Inconsistency
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 lulls have been killing them. They also bring up the supposed Jeff Teague burner account on Twitter and ask him his thoughts. Chris talks about some of his favorite Celtics moments near the end of the show, too. Let us know your thoughts, and as always, thanks for listening to From the Rafters! Proudly partnered with Guy Boston Sports! (@GuyBostonSports) Chris' Twitter: @ChrisForsberg_ Banner Town, USA's Twitter: @BannerTownUSA Sam's Twitter: @SamLaFranceNBA Jack's Twitter: @JackSimoneNBA https://bannertownusa.com/
01:01:02
February 05, 2021
Episode 96: Discussing Kemba Walker's Play and Selecting Our NBA All-Star Teams
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 struggles, Tatum's inability to keep the offense going, and Smart's unfortunate injury. Later on, they go over some funny Facebook posts from Celtics fans and fill out their own All-Star ballots. Let us know what you think, and as always, thanks for listening to From the Rafters! Proudly partnered with Guy Boston Sports! (@GuyBostonSports) Banner Town, USA's Twitter: @BannerTownUSA Sam's Twitter: @SamLaFranceNBA Jack's Twitter: @JackSimoneNBA https://bannertownusa.com/
50:27
February 01, 2021
Episode 95: Jimmy Toscano - Celtics vs. Lakers and Dissecting Bradley Beal Trade Ideas
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 newcomers Jeff Teague and Tristan Thompson, as well as their spots in the rotation. Later on, they get into Bradley Beal trade ideas and talk about how Jaylen Brown very clearly deserves to be an All-Star this year. They end the show by Sam asking his normal questions, with Jimmy giving some great insight into his life covering Boston sports. Let us know what you think, and as always, thanks for listening to From the Rafters! Proudly partnered with Guy Boston Sports! (@GuyBostonSports) Jimmy's Twitter: @Jimmy_Toscano Banner Town, USA's Twitter: @BannerTownUSA Sam's Twitter: @SamLaFranceNBA Jack's Twitter: @JackSimoneNBA https://bannertownusa.com/
01:19:49
January 29, 2021
Episode 94: Jayson Tatum's Return and the Best Center on the Celtics
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 health and safety protocols, so the guys talked about how he performed. They also discuss how the big three of Tatum, Kemba Walker, and Jaylen Brown will all play together as one. The topic of bench depth also comes up, and there's also a debate as to who the best center on the roster right now is, and which one could be expendable at the trade deadline. They finish the show by playing overrated or underrated with Sam once again. Let us know your thoughts, and as always, thanks for listening to From the Rafters! Proudly partnered with Guy Boston Sports! (@GuyBostonSports) Banner Town, USA's Twitter: @BannerTownUSA Sam's Twitter: @SamLaFranceNBA Jack's Twitter: @JackSimoneNBA https://bannertownusa.com/
01:00:04
January 26, 2021
Episode 93: Max Lederman - The 76ers Matchup and Boston's Bright Future
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 gives his thoughts on Joel Embiid's dominance, as well as Ben Simmons' inability to improve as a player. The guys also talk about Kemba Walker's return, Jaylen Brown's All-Star season, as well as Fast PP and the Celtics bench. They wrap up the show by going over the top contenders in the East including the new Brooklyn Nets big three. Let us know your thoughts, and as always, thanks for listening to From the Rafters! Proudly partnered with Guy Boston Sports! (@GuyBostonSports) Max's Twitter: @Max_Lederman Banner Town, USA's Twitter: @BannerTownUSA Sam's Twitter: @SamLaFranceNBA Jack's Twitter: @JackSimoneNBA https://bannertownusa.com/
55:36
January 22, 2021
Episode 92: Analyzing the Loss to the Knicks and Sam's Thoughts on NBA Legends
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 got blown out in Kemba's return to action, so the guys talk about what went wrong and what it means. Later on, they also get into Sam playing a game of underrated or overrated with some of the game's greatest legends. Let us know what you think, and as always, thanks for listening to From the Rafters! Proudly partnered with Guy Boston Sports! (@GuyBostonSports) Banner Town, USA's Twitter: @BannerTownUSA Sam's Twitter: @SamLaFranceNBA Jack's Twitter: @JackSimoneNBA https://bannertownusa.com/
01:07:12
January 18, 2021
Episode 91: Adam Taylor - The Celtics are Back and Looking at the James Harden Nets
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 with Jayson Tatum out. They then get into a discussion about the new-look Nets with James Harden and how the rest of the East stacks up against the Celtics. They even get into the C's bench a bit, saying who they think has taken the biggest leap. Let us know what you think, and as always, thanks for listening to From the Rafters! Proudly partnered with Guy Boston Sports! (@GuyBostonSports) Adam's Twitter: @AdamTaylorNBA Banner Town, USA's Twitter: @BannerTownUSA Sam's Twitter: @SamLaFranceNBA Jack's Twitter: @JackSimoneNBA https://bannertownusa.com/
51:47
January 15, 2021
Episode 90: The Celtics Skeleton Crew and the NBA's COVID Rules
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 result, three other players are out due to contact tracing. This leaves the Celtics with nine players unavailable in the near future, so the guys discuss what this means for the team. Later on, they talk about the NBA's COVID rules in general, as well as getting into the general state of the team. They even discuss some potential free agents the Celtics could sign if the NBA expands roster sizes. Let us know what you think, and as always, thanks for listening to From the Rafters! Proudly partnered with Guy Boston Sports! (@GuyBostonSports) Banner Town, USA's Twitter: @BannerTownUSA Sam's Twitter: @SamLaFranceNBA Jack's Twitter: @JackSimoneNBA https://bannertownusa.com/
54:54
January 11, 2021
Episode 89: Josue Pavon - The COVID Celtics and Eyeing Kemba's Return
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 the current state of the Celtics with nearly the entire big-man rotation out due to COVID contact tracing. Later on, they get into what Kemba Walker's return will look like and how the Celtics will move forward this season and into the future. Lastly, Sam ends the show by asking Josue the normal questions for new guests and the answers are great. Let us know what you think, and as always, thanks for listening to From the Rafters! Proudly partnered with Guy Boston Sports! (@GuyBostonSports) Josue's Twitter: @Joe_Sway Banner Town, USA's Twitter: @BannerTownUSA Sam's Twitter: @SamLaFranceNBA Jack's Twitter: @JackSimoneNBA https://bannertownusa.com/
01:05:09
January 08, 2021
Episode 88: Jaylen Brown is Amazing and the Celtics Defensive Struggles
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 most thought they should have won with ease. Jaylen Brown hs continued to play at an All-NBA level, but the Celtics have been struggling on the defensive end making things harder on themselves. The guys then dive into certain lineups and who plays best with who and when. Let us know what you think, and as always, thanks for listening to From the Rafters! Proudly partnered with Guy Boston Sports! (@GuyBostonSports) Banner Town, USA's Twitter: @BannerTownUSA Sam's Twitter: @SamLaFranceNBA Jack's Twitter: @JackSimoneNBA https://bannertownusa.com/
59:05
January 04, 2021
Episode 87: KJ Doyle - Semi Ojeleye the Offensive God and Trolling Ben Simmons
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 Jaylen Brown and Payton Pritchard, who have both been playing great so far. They wrap up the show by discussing one of KJ's viral tweets about Ben Simmons and how he, along with Ronnie 2K, replied to it! Let us know your thoughts, and as always, thanks for listening to From the Rafters! Proudly partnered with Guy Boston Sports! (@GuyBostonSports) KJ's Twitter: @bykjdoyle Banner Town, USA's Twitter: @BannerTownUSA Sam's Twitter: @SamLaFranceNBA Jack's Twitter: @JackSimoneNBA https://bannertownusa.com/
01:16:21
January 01, 2021
Episode 86: A Tough Pacers Loss and the Third Quarter Celtics
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 of what we have come to expect. Jayson Tatum's final shot wasn't great and maybe it's time that Jaylen Brown gets more touches in crunch time. On the plus side, however, Payton Pritchard has been playing great and the bench has been solid, too. The guys also discuss the baffling scenario of the third quarter Celtics. Join us live on the Locker Room app on Mondays to talk and chat with us about all things Celtics! Let us know what you think, and as always, thanks for listening to From the Rafters! Partnered with @GuyBostonSports Banner Town, USA's Twitter: @BannerTownUSA Sam's Twitter: @SamLaFranceNBA Jack's Twitter: @JackSimoneNBA https://bannertownusa.com/
54:22
December 28, 2020
Episode 85: Celtics Preseason Review and Fantasy Basketball
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 think the rotation should look like. Later on, they talk about their fantasy basketball draft and who they picked. The guys are live on Mondays at 10:30 AM every week on the Locker Room app for these shows, so come join in the conversation! Let us know what you think, and as always, thanks for listening to From the Rafters! Partnered with @GuyBostonSports Banner Town, USA's Twitter: @BannerTownUSA Sam's Twitter: @SamLaFranceNBA Jack's Twitter: @JackSimoneNBA https://bannertownusa.com/
54:05
December 21, 2020
Episode 84: Nick Gelso - Old Celtics Stories, Tommy Heinsohn Memories, and Kyrie Slander
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 conversation quickly divulges into a variety of amazing stories told by Nick. He tells all about his experiences working in Celtics media, including with the great Tommy Heinsohn, the guys talk about some old Celtics stories, and of course, they get some Kyrie slander in there. The show ends with Nick talking about some of his favorite memories and memorabilia that he's collected over the years. Let us know what you think, and as always, thanks for listening to From the Rafters! Nick's Twitter: @CLNS_Nick CLNS Media's Twitter: @CLNSMedia Banner Town, USA's Twitter: @BannerTownUSA Sam's Twitter: @SamLaFranceNBA Jack's Twitter: @JackSimoneNBA https://bannertownusa.com/
02:12:28
December 18, 2020
Episode 83: Preseason Celtics vs. 76ers and the Aaron Nesmith Debate
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! They talked Kemba Walker, Aaron Nesmith, and so much more. Make sure to tune in next Monday and join the conversation. Let us know your thoughts, and as always, thanks for listening to From the Rafters!  Partnered with @GuyBostonSports  Banner Town, USA's Twitter: @BannerTownUSA  Sam's Twitter: @SamLaFranceNBA  Jack's Twitter: @JackSimoneNBA  https://bannertownusa.com/
01:02:09
December 14, 2020
Episode 82: Adam Kaufman - Fans at TD Garden and the Celtics Starting Lineup
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 who should be starting for the C's. Lastly, they discuss whether or not Adam thinks the Celtics got better this offseason. Let us know your thoughts, and as always, thanks for listening to From the Rafters! Adam's Twitter: @AdamMKaufman Banner Town, USA's Twitter: @BannerTownUSA Sam's Twitter: @SamLaFranceNBA Jack's Twitter: @JackSimoneNBA https://bannertownusa.com/
30:54
December 10, 2020
Episode 81: NBA Award Predictions and Marcus Smart's Role on the Celtics
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 with them. They start off by talking about Marcus Smart and what his role will be this season - starter or 6th man? They then get into their predictions for all of the NBA awards next season, including the MVP. Lastly, they talk about LeBron's influence and Sam goes on another one of his infamous rants. Let us know what you think, and as always, thanks for listening to From the Rafters!  Proudly partnered with Guy Boston Sports: @GuyBostonSports  Banner Town, USA's Twitter: @BannerTownUSA  Sam's Twitter: @SamLaFranceNBA  Jack's Twitter: @JackSimoneNBA  https://bannertownusa.com/
01:02:34
December 07, 2020
Episode 80: The Celtics' Lineup Without Kemba and Reacting to the Danny Ainge Interview
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 that, they touch on Kemba Walker's presser and everything he said about his knees and about Hayward going to his old stomping grounds in Charlotte. The guys also discuss what the Celtics' rotation will look like without Kemba, and specifically how Carsen Edwards could thrive. They end the show talking about the Christmas Day games and touch on the situation with the Clippers. This was all recorded live on the @lockerroomapp so join us next time and chime in! Let us know your thoughts, and as always, thanks for listening to From the Rafters! Proudly partnered with Guy Boston Sports! (@GuyBostonSports) Banner Town, USA's Twitter: @BannerTownUSA Sam's Twitter: @SamLaFranceNBA Jack's Twitter: @JackSimoneNBA https://bannertownusa.com/
55:41
December 03, 2020
Episode 79: Biggest Celtics Surprises Next Season and Recapping Gordon Hayward's Options
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 recording! Make sure to check it out next time they are live over there and follow them both on the app. The guys talked about Hayward's options and why he most likely ended up choosing Charlotte. After that, the discussion turns toward next season and who the guys expect to surprise Boston the most. Make sure to let us know your thoughts and as always, thanks for listening to From the Rafters!  Banner Town, USA's Twitter: @BannerTownUSA Sam's Twitter: @SamLaFranceNBA Jack's Twitter: @JackSimoneNBA https://bannertownusa.com/
56:41
November 28, 2020
Episode 78: Celtics Offseason Reactions and Our NBA Power Rankings
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 Teague to the roster, bringing in a veteran presence, so the guys give their reactions to that. Finally, to end off the show they finalize their team power rankings for next year's NBA season. Let us know your thoughts and as always, thanks for listening to From the Rafters! Banner Town, USA's Twitter: @BannerTownUSA Sam's Twitter: @BannerTownSam Jack's Twitter: @JackSimoneNBA https://bannertownusa.com/
01:02:16
November 24, 2020
Episode 77: Bobby Manning - Celtics Draft Recap and NBA Free Agency Reactions
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 outdated discussion. On top of that, the guys talk about the Celtics' draft selections and their thoughts. They also bring up the Nets, the Chris Paul trade, and much more going on in the NBA right now. Let us know your thoughts, and as always, thanks for listening to From the Rafters! Bobby's Twitter: @RealBobManning Banner Town, USA's Twitter: @BannerTownUSA Sam's Twitter: @BannerTownSam Jack's Twitter" @JackSimoneNBA https://bannertownusa.com/
01:01:50
November 21, 2020
Episode 76: Tim Sheils - James Harden to the Celtics and an NBA Mock Draft
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 on this deal and also react to the rumor that Gordon Hayward could be heading to Atlanta. After that, they start up a mock draft that slowly transitions into talking about who the Celtics could take at pick 14. Let us know what you think, and as always, thanks for listening to From the Rafters! Tim's Twitter: @timsheilsnba Sam's Twitter: @BannerTownSam Jack's Twitter: @JackSimoneNBA Banner Town USA's Twitter" @BannerTownUSA https://bannertownusa.com/
58:23
November 18, 2020
Episode 75: Max Lederman - NBA Draft Night Ideas and Addressing Jaylen Brown Rumors
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 discussions and what Danny Ainge could possibly do with his three first-round picks. The talks then transition into trade rumors, and Max gives his thoughts on a potential Jaylen Brown trade. Finally, the guys ask Max about his thoughts on the new jerseys that have been surfacing, and what the C's could potentially do for theirs. Make sure to let us know what you think of the show, and as always, thanks for listening to From the Rafters! Max's Twitter: @Max_Lederman  Sam's Twitter: @BannerTownSam  Jack's Twitter: @BannerTownJack  https://bannertownusa.com/
01:11:43
November 14, 2020
Episode 74: NBA Offseason Rumors and Draft Prospects the Celtics Could Target
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 to the Suns, and people are saying the Hawks could trade their 6th overall pick. On top of that, the Celtics have been interviewing more and more draft prospects, so there is plenty to talk about there. The guys give their reasoning in the Devin Booker vs. Jaylen Brown trade argument. Let us know your thoughts, and as always, thanks for listening to From the Rafters! Banner Town USA's Twitter: @BannerTownUSA Sam's Twitter: @BannerTownSam Jack's Twitter: @BannerTownJack https://bannertownusa.com/
46:16
November 12, 2020
Episode 73: Adam Taylor - Celtics Draft Ideas and the Life of an Aspiring NBA Journalist
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 large focus on the draft as Adam explains which guys he likes, what Danny Ainge could use the picks for, and what trade packages we could see them bunched in with. Later on, the guys drift away from Celtics talk and discuss some funny, and some not so funny stories. Adam gets into what it's like in the world of NBA media, and the guys chat about that as well. Make sure to follow everyone on social media, and as always, thanks for listening to From the Rafters! Adam's Twitter: @AdamTaylorNBA Banner Town USA's Twitter: @BannerTownUSA  Sam's Twitter: @BannerTownSam  Jack's Twitter: @BannerTownJack  https://bannertownusa.com/
56:19
November 06, 2020
Episode 72: Dee4Three - Why the Celtics Should Run it Back and Venting About NBA 2K21
Dee4Three (Derek Ferland) from CLNS Media and his podcast, the  Holding Court with Dee4Three Podcast, joins the show to talk with the guys! They start off by doing a little preview of what they think the upcoming offseason could look like for the C's. They address the trade rumors, Gordon Hayward, and whether or not they think changes are in order. Later on, they discuss their thoughts on LeBron James, and Dee4Three has an eye-opening take on the subject. The cap it all off by talking a bit about the current state of 2K and their thoughts on it. Make sure to follow everyone on social media, and as always, thanks for listening to From the Rafters! Derek's Twitter: @Dee4Three Banner Town USA's Twitter: @BannerTownUSA Sam's Twitter: @BannerTownSam Jack's Twitter: @BannerTownJack https://bannertownusa.com/
01:22:17
October 30, 2020
Episode 71: Crazy Trade Ideas and Our Free Agency Wish List
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 wouldn't help the team. After that, they get into some fan-submitted ideas for players that could come to Boston in free agency. They end the show talking about a couple of ideas having to do with the Celtics' plethora of picks in this year's draft. Let us know what you think, and as always, thanks for listening to From the Rafters! Banner Town, USA Twitter:: @BannerTownUSA Sam's Twitter: @BannerTownSam Jack's Twitter: @BannerTownJack https://bannertownusa.com/
47:31
October 28, 2020
Episode 70: Sean Grande - Celtics Trades That Never Happened and a Shared Love for Isaiah Thomas
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 around. As they talk, the conversation shifts to some trades of Celtics past, including reactions to the Isaiah Thomas deal, the Kevin Garnett/Minnesota trade, and when Ray Allen was apparently almost dealt for Tracy McGrady! Sean ends the show by showing off his championship ring (go check us out on YouTube for the visual) and telling Jack and Sam some more stories. Thanks for listening to From the Rafters! Sean's Twitter: @SeanGrandePBP Banner Town USA's Twitter: @BannerTownUSA Sam's Twitter: @BannerTownSam Jack's Twitter: @BannerTownJack https://bannertownusa.com/
01:03:44
October 23, 2020
Episode 69: The Celtics Center Rotation and Recent NBA Draft Busts
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 think the center rotation will look like next season. However, it didn't take long for things to make their way back to Twitter where Sam calls out a user for a very questionable take. They end the show by talking a little about Boston's recent draft history and its ups and downs. As usual, thanks for listening to From the Rafters! Banner Town, USA Twitter:: @BannerTownUSA Sam's Twitter: @BannerTownSam Jack's Twitter: @BannerTownJack https://bannertownusa.com/
45:43
October 22, 2020
Episode 68: Matt Esposito - Celtics' Roster Next Season and One Guy Who Boston Will Definitely Sign
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 gets extended? After that, Matt makes a wild claim that the Celtics will 100% sign a player, and the guys get into free agents a little bit. All that and more on this episode of From the Rafters! Matt's Twitter:: @MattEsposito_ Sam's Twitter: @BannerTownSam Jack's Twitter: @BannerTownJack https://bannertownusa.com/
45:54
October 09, 2020
Episode 67: Bad Twitter Trades and Joel Embiid the Celtic
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 interesting hot takes, so the guys break down some of the most interesting ones they've found. They also talk about the potential idea of a Joel Embiid trade including how it would get done and if they would be on board. Make sure to tweet at them with more ideas for episode topics throughout the offseason. As always, thanks for listening to From the Rafters! Banner Town, USA Twitter: @BannerTownUSA Sam's Twitter: @BannerTownSam Jack's Twitter: @BannerTownJack https://bannertownusa.com/
01:04:47
October 09, 2020
Episode 66: KJ Doyle - Gordon Hayward Rumors and Discussing Options for the Celtics' Draft Picks
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 on a potential deal involving Marcus Smart. Beyond that, they talk about the draft, new coaching hires, and what the Celtics can do this upcoming offseason. All that and more on this episode of From the Rafters! KJ's: @bykjdoyle Sam's Twitter: @BannerTownSam Jack's Twitter: @BannerTownJack https://bannertownusa.com/
01:05:21
October 03, 2020
Episode 65: Twitter Morons and the First Look at Upcoming Free Agents
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 stupid Twitter ideas and explain why trading Hayward is not necessarily a good idea. Afterwards, they take a look at the upcoming free agency class and see who they'd want to see in a Celtics uniform. Let us know who you want to see on the show next! As always, thanks for listening to From the Rafters (@_FromtheRafters), presented by @BannerTownUSA! Sam's Twitter: @BannerTownSam Jack's Twitter: @BannerTownJack https://bannertownusa.com/
01:01:52
October 01, 2020
Episode 64: Tim Sheils - The Celtics' Game 5 Fight and Our Thoughts on the Heat
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 back and win the second half convincingly. What do they need to do in order to keep that momentum up in Game 6 against the Heat? Also, what made the Raptors so insufferable, and why are the Heat more likable? Does Brad Stevens need to be fired? All that and more on this episode of From the Rafters (@_FromtheRafters)! Let us know who you want to see on the show next, and as always, thanks for listening! Tim's Twitter: @timsheilsnba Sam's Twitter: @BannerTownSam Jack's Twitter: @BannerTownJack Banner Town USA's Twitter" @BannerTownUSA https://bannertownusa.com/
56:29
September 26, 2020
Episode 63: Drinkin' the Green Kool-Aid and Looking at the Stacked Western Conference
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 Walker's play, and debate whether or not Marcus Smart should be taking some of those questionable shots. Then later in the episode, they discuss which teams they believe will make the Western Conference Playoffs next season in a stacked West. Let us know who else you want to see on the show! As always, thanks for listening to From the Rafters (@_FromtheRafters), presented by @BannerTownUSA! Sam's Twitter: @BannerTownSam Jack's Twitter: @BannerTownJack https://bannertownusa.com/
50:58
September 22, 2020
Episode 62: John Karalis - The Celtics Locker Room Drama and How to Bounce Back in Game 3
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 better in Game 3. Also, what the hell was going on in the locker room after the game? Was it a good thing? A bad thing? How much of the blame should be placed on Brad Stevens? All this and more in this episode of From the Rafters! Make sure to let us know who you want to see on the shoe next time. Thanks for listening! John's Twitter: @RedsArmy_John Sam's Twitter: @BannerTownSam Jack's Twitter: @BannerTownJack https://bannertownusa.com/
01:02:35
September 18, 2020
Episode 61: Bam's Block and the Gordon Hayward Bubble Mystery
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 the Hayward rumors about him not leaving the bubble. We also went through fan messages this episode! We hope to do this more often so make sure to leave a message at the link that is on our pinned Tweet (@_FromtheRafters) on our Twitter page! Let us know who you want to see on the show next time! Thanks again for listening to From the Rafters, presented by @BannerTownJack and @BannerTownSam! Sam's Twitter: @BannerTownSam Jack's Twitter: @BannerTownJack https://bannertownusa.com/
49:40
September 17, 2020
Episode 60: Celebrating Game 7 and Analyzing the Miami Heat
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 such a great time to be a Celtics fan! We also take a look ahead at the series against the Miami Heat, and how Boston matches up with them. Let us know who you want to see on the show next time! Thanks again for listening to From the Rafters, presented by @BannerTownJack and @BannerTownSam! Sam's Twitter: @BannerTownSam Jack's Twitter: @BannerTownJack https://bannertownusa.com/
41:16
September 13, 2020
Episode 59: Adam Taylor - Game 7 Talk and the Two Timelines of the Celtics
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 Game 7 looming, we talked about everything the C's need to do in order to advance to the Conference Finals! We also got into a discussion of who will be on the team next season. Let us know if you want us to talk about anything else on the show. Thanks for listening to From the Rafters, presented by Banner Town, USA!   Adam's Twitter: @AdamTaylorNBA  Sam's Twitter: @BannerTownSam   Jack's Twitter: @BannerTownJack   https://bannertownusa.com/
59:48
September 11, 2020
Episode 58: Around the Association Should Siakam Have Gotten a Flagrant and is Budenholzer Done in Milwaukee?
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 now! Also, should Pascal Siakam have gotten a flagrant for kicking Theis in the face? If the Bucks lose this series, is Mike Budenholzer going to get fired? All that and more in this episode! Let us know who you want to see on the show next time! Thanks again for listening to From the Rafters, presented by @BannerTownUSA! Sam's Twitter: @BannerTownSam  Jack's Twitter: @BannerTownJack  https://bannertownusa.com/
45:08
September 08, 2020
Episode 57: Celtics Fan Anxiety and What Boston Can Do Better
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 Toronto should the Celtics focus on, if anyone? How annoying are Nick Nurse and Kyle Lowry? Let us know who you want to see on the show next time! Thanks again for listening to From the Rafters, presented by @BannerTownJack and @BannerTownSam! Sam's Twitter: @BannerTownSam Jack's Twitter: @BannerTownJack https://bannertownusa.com/
44:16
September 07, 2020
Episode 56: Celtics Trivia Jeopardy 2! with Dante Turo, Evan Singleton, and Tim Sheils
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 (@timsheilsnba). There were some real hard ones in this batch of questions, so make sure to play along and let us know how you do! Who should we have on the podcast next time to go against the winner of this round? Make sure to Tweet us your thoughts @_FromtheRafters! Thanks for listening! Dante's Twitter: @DanteOnDeck Evan's Twitter: @EvGuyBoston Tim's Twitter: @timsheilsnba Podcast Twitter: @_FromtheRafters Banner Town, USA on Twitter: @BannerTownUSA Sam's Twitter: @BannerTownSam Jack's Twitter: @BannerTownJack https://parquetpress.wordpress.com/ https://bannertownusa.com/
35:32
September 04, 2020
Episode 55: The Marcus Smart Show and Why the Raptors Can't Beat the Celtics
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 leader on this team. Also, why are the Raptors incapable of beating the Celtics? Who's their go-to guy? Let us know who you want to see on the show next time! Thanks again for listening to From the Rafters, presented by @BannerTownJack and @BannerTownSam!  Sam's Twitter: @BannerTownSam  Jack's Twitter: @BannerTownJack  https://bannertownusa.com/ 
50:58
September 02, 2020
Episode 54: Bobby Manning - Jaylen Brown's Real World Impact and Defending the Raptors
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 events going on in the NBA. There's so much going on and we really believe that Jaylen Brown and all the other Celtics are doing a great job of stepping up to help make change. Let us know if you want us to talk about anything else on the show. Thanks for listening to From the Rafters, presented by Banner Town, USA!  Bobby's Twitter: @RealBobManning https://www.realbobmanning.com/ Sam's Twitter: @BannerTownSam  Jack's Twitter: @BannerTownJack  https://bannertownusa.com/
01:13:19
August 28, 2020
Episode 53: Celtics vs. Raptors Preview and Why Kyle Lowry is Trash
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 VanVleet? Why is Lory garbage? Let us know who you want to see on the show next time! Thanks again for listening to From the Rafters, presented by @BannerTownJack and @BannerTownSam! Sam's Twitter: @BannerTownSam Jack's Twitter: @BannerTownJack https://bannertownusa.com/ https://parquetpress.wordpress.com/
47:28
August 26, 2020
Episode 52: Around the Association Future Celtic Donovan Mitchell is on Fire and Paul George is Garbage
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 discuss how Paul George is throwing their series against the Mavs. Let us know who you want to see on the show next time! Thanks again for listening to From the Rafters, presented by @BannerTownJack and @BannerTownSam! Sam's Twitter: @BannerTownSam Jack's Twitter: @BannerTownJack https://bannertownusa.com/ https://parquetpress.wordpress.com/
49:34
August 24, 2020
Episode 51: Max Lederman - Analyzing the 76ers and Drooling Over Jaylen Brown
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, their pieces, and what went wrong at times. Then later on, we get into Jaylen Brown and just hot good he has been in the bubble. Make sure to follow all of us on Twitter and keep up on other social media platforms. Let us know if you want us to talk about anything else on the show. Thanks for listening to From the Rafters, presented by Banner Town, USA! Max's Twitter: @Max_Lederman Sam's Twitter: @BannerTownSam Jack's Twitter: @BannerTownJack https://parquetpress.wordpress.com/ https://bannertownusa.com/
01:06:04
August 21, 2020
Episode 50: The Hayward Injury and Why Tatum and Brown are So Dominant
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 the near future looks like for the C's. Who would get Hayward's minutes? How good are Tatum and Brown? What were our thoughts on the Blazers and Magic's upsets? Let us know who you want to see on the show next time! Thanks again for listening to From the Rafters, presented by @BannerTownJack and @BannerTownSam! Sam's Twitter: @BannerTownSam Jack's Twitter: @BannerTownJack https://bannertownusa.com/ https://parquetpress.wordpress.com/
51:20
August 19, 2020
Episode 49: Around the Association Playoff Predictions and the Steph Curry vs. Duncan Robinson Debate
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 on the show next time! Thanks again for listening to From the Rafters, presented by @BannerTownJack and @BannerTownSam! Sam's Twitter: @BannerTownSam Jack's Twitter: @BannerTownJack https://bannertownusa.com/ https://parquetpress.wordpress.com/
56:47
August 17, 2020
Episode 48: WayneBreezie - Sizing Up the Sixers and the Time Russell Westbrook Cussed Out Wayne
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 Philadelphia, we talked about everything having to do with beating them! From rotations, to matchups, to how to defend Embiid. Wayne also told us the story of when Russell Westbrook cussed him out at a game!!! Let us know who you want to see on the show next time! Thanks again for listening to From the Rafters, presented by @BannerTownJack and @BannerTownSam! Wayne's Twitter: @WayneBreezie Sam's Twitter: @BannerTownSam Jack's Twitter: @BannerTownJack https://parquetpress.wordpress.com/ https://bannertownusa.com/
01:03:38
August 14, 2020
Episode 47: A Look Ahead at Playoff Matchups and How the Celtics Need to Play to Win
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 consistently.1 Let us know who you want to see on the show next time! Thanks again for listening to From the Rafters, presented by @BannerTownJack and @BannerTownSam! Sam's Twitter: @BannerTownSam Jack's Twitter: @BannerTownJack https://bannertownusa.com/ https://parquetpress.wordpress.com/
47:04
August 13, 2020
Episode 46: Ev Singleton - Changes in the Celtics' Rotation and Jaylen Brown's Superstar Potential
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 up after a rocky start to the seeding games. We also touched on how much potential Jaylen Brown has, and if he could possibly be as good, or better, than Jayson Tatum! Let us know who you want to see on the show next time! Thanks again for listening to From the Rafters, presented by @BannerTownJack and @BannerTownSam! Evan's Twitter: @EvGuyBoston https://guybostonsports.com/ Sam's Twitter: @BannerTownSam Jack's Twitter: @BannerTownJack https://parquetpress.wordpress.com/ https://bannertownusa.com/
01:05:34
August 09, 2020
Episode 45: The War on Theis and the Celtics' Bubble Performance
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 know who you want to see on the show next time! Thanks again for listening to From the Rafters, presented by @BannerTownJack and @BannerTownSam!  Sam's Twitter: @BannerTownSam  Jack's Twitter: @BannerTownJack  https://bannertownusa.com/ https://parquetpress.wordpress.com/ 
57:49
August 05, 2020
Episode 44: Smarfwater - Dissecting the Bucks Game and A Mutual Hatred for Drawing Fouls
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 had to talk about the Milwaukee game. Tatum's struggles, Theis' importance, and what team's we hate to watch! Let us know who you want to see on the show next time! Thanks again for listening to From the Rafters, presented by @BannerTownJack and @BannerTownSam! Smarfwater's Twitter: @smarfwater Smarfwater's Designs: https://www.redbubble.com/people/smarfwater/shop?asc=u Sam's Twitter: @BannerTownSam Jack's Twitter: @BannerTownJack https://parquetpress.wordpress.com/ https://bannertownusa.com/
59:24
August 02, 2020
Episode 43: Scrimmage Standouts and the Future Bench in Boston
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 Williams get? Let us know who you want to see on the show next time! Thanks again for listening to From the Rafters, presented by @BannerTownJack and @ParquetPress! Sam's Twitter: @ParquetPress Jack's Twitter: @BannerTownJack https://parquetpress.wordpress.com/ https://bannertownusa.com/
53:18
July 29, 2020
Episode 42: Celtics Trivia Jeopardy! with Max Lederman, Dante Turo, and Mark Piselli
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 contestants! There were some hard questions, some trick questions, and some questions you won't want to miss. Make sure to play along and let us know how you do! Who should we have on the podcast next time to go against the winner of this round? Make sure to Tweet us your thoughts! Thanks for listening! Max's Twitter: @Max_Lederman Dante's Twitter: @DanteOnDeck Mark's Twitter: @MarkPiselli13 Sam's Twitter: @ParquetPress Jack's Twitter: @BannerTownJack https://parquetpress.wordpress.com/ https://bannertownusa.com/
29:27
July 25, 2020
Episode 41: Kemba's Knee and A Potential Breakout for Some of the Celtics' Rookies
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 the show next time! Thanks again for listening to From the Rafters, presented by @BannerTownJack and @ParquetPress! Sam's Twitter: @ParquetPress Jack's Twitter: @BannerTownJack https://parquetpress.wordpress.com/ https://bannertownusa.com/
54:32
July 22, 2020
Episode 40: Tim Sheils - Who Steps Up for the Bubble Celtics and Who's Leaving Boston Next Year
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 rotation a bit, and discuss our thoughts on Kemba's injury situation. We also talked about which Celtics we believe will remain on the roster for next season. Let us know who you want to see on the show next time! Thanks again for listening to From the Rafters, presented by @BannerTownJack and @ParquetPress! Tim's Twitter: @timsheilsnba Sam's Twitter: @ParquetPress Jack's Twitter: @BannerTownJack https://parquetpress.wordpress.com/ https://bannertownusa.com/
01:01:18
July 18, 2020
Episode 39: The Celtics' Orlando Antics and Players Breaking Bubble Rules
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 Larry Bird? Anthony Davis or Kevin Garnett? What do you think?  Let us know who you want to see on the show next time! Thanks again for listening to From the Rafters, presented by @BannerTownJack and @ParquetPress! Sam's Twitter: @ParquetPress Jack's Twitter: @BannerTownJack https://parquetpress.wordpress.com/ https://bannertownusa.com/
58:07
July 15, 2020
Episode 38: John Karalis - Summer League Stories and the Celtics in Orlando
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 telling us some funny stories from his time covering the Summer League. We then get into discussing what it will take for the Celtics to succeed in Orlando and all sorts of other things! Let us know who you want to see on the show next time! Thanks again for listening to From the Rafters, presented by @BannerTownJack and @ParquetPress!  John's Twitter: @RedsArmy_John  Sam's Twitter: @ParquetPress  Jack's Twitter: @BannerTownJack  https://parquetpress.wordpress.com/  https://bannertownusa.com/
01:08:52
July 10, 2020
Episode 37: Our Thoughts on Players Opting Out and Disney World Food
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 the players are getting in Disney World! Let us know who you want to see on the show next time! Thanks again for listening to From the Rafters, presented by @BannerTownJack and @ParquetPress! Sam's Twitter: @ParquetPress Jack's Twitter: @BannerTownJack https://parquetpress.wordpress.com/ https://bannertownusa.com/
49:09
July 08, 2020
Episode 36: StoolGreenie - Discussing the Celtics Roster and Laughing at Sixers Fans
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 of the Celtics roster including who will step u in Orlando and who he thinks will be on the team next year. Then we dive into the funny issues of conversing with Sixers fans on Twitter, the Celtics not having good introduction videos, and why the C's don't always wear their white jerseys at home. Let us know who you want to see on the show next time! Thanks again for listening to From the Rafters, presented by @BannerTownJack and @ParquetPress! Dan's Twitter: @StoolGreenie Sam's Twitter: @ParquetPress Jack's Twitter: @BannerTownJack https://parquetpress.wordpress.com/ https://bannertownusa.com/
56:11
July 05, 2020
Episode 35: A Healthy Celtics Squad and Discussing the Seeding for the Orlando Playoffs
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 Celtics, what they have to do to obtain the 2 seed, and discuss Kemba Walker as he returns from nursing a knee injury. Let us know who you want to see on the show next time! Thanks again for listening to From the Rafters, presented by @BannerTownJack and @ParquetPress! Sam's Twitter: @ParquetPress Jack's Twitter: @BannerTownJack https://parquetpress.wordpress.com/ https://bannertownusa.com/
57:39
July 01, 2020
Episode 34: Tom Westerholm - The Orlando Return and the Celtics' Future
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 teams, the Celtics potentially making move, and a little about what the future of the Celtics will look like. Let us know who you want to see on the show next time! Thanks again for listening to From the Rafters, presented by @BannerTownJack and @ParquetPress! Tom's' Twitter: @Tom_NBA Sam's Twitter: @ParquetPress Jack's Twitter: @BannerTownJack https://parquetpress.wordpress.com/ https://bannertownusa.com/
01:01:48
June 26, 2020
Episode 33: NBA Mini Free Agency and Who the Celtics Should Sign
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 think the Celtics could/should sign for the NBA restart! Let us know who you want to see on the show next time! Thanks again for listening to From the Rafters, presented by @BannerTownJack and @ParquetPress! Sam's Twitter: @ParquetPress Jack's Twitter: @BannerTownJack https://parquetpress.wordpress.com/ https://bannertownusa.com/
55:09
June 24, 2020
Episode 32: Halftime Productions - Our Favorite Celtics Stories and YouTube Talk
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 fan, how he started his awesome YouTube channel, and we also talk about some things going on with the Celtics right now! Let us know who you want to see on the show next time! Thanks again for listening to From the Rafters, presented by @BannerTownJack and @ParquetPress! James' Twitter: @HalftimeProd James' Instagram: @jim.weldon5 and @halftimeyt https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC5qsOBsQJ0BsJZOpRI42wvw Sam's Twitter: @ParquetPress Jack's Twitter: @BannerTownJack https://parquetpress.wordpress.com/ https://bannertownusa.com/
01:08:04
June 19, 2020
Episode 31: How Many Jerseys Do We Own and NBA 2K20 Talk
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 out for you guys! We talk about our jersey collections, the Celtics workout clips, NBA 2K20, and more! Let us know who you want to see on the show next time! Thanks again for listening to From the Rafters, presented by @BannerTownJack and @ParquetPress! Sam's Twitter: @ParquetPress Jack's Twitter: @BannerTownJack https://parquetpress.wordpress.com/ https://bannertownusa.com/
50:26
June 16, 2020
Episode 30: Dante Turo - A Potential Isaiah Thomas Return and Funny Sports Betting Stories
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 talking about sports betting without any sports. Let us know who you want to see on the show next time! Thanks again for listening to From the Rafters, presented by @BannerTownJack and @ParquetPress! Dante's Twitter: @DanteOnDeck https://danteondeck.wordpress.com/ Sam's Twitter: @ParquetPress Jack's Twitter: @BannerTownJack https://parquetpress.wordpress.com/ https://bannertownusa.com/
56:14
June 12, 2020
Episode 29: Adam Taylor - The Return of the NBA and Fun Interview Stories
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 Celtics and the rest of the league. Sam and I also ask Adam about his recent interviews with Gordon Hayward and Mike Gorman! Let us know if you want us to talk about anything else on the show! Once again, thanks for listening to From the Rafters, presented by Banner Town, USA and Parquet Press! Adam's Twitter: @AdamTaylorNBA Adam's Links: https://linktr.ee/adamtaylornba Sam's Twitter: @ParquetPress Jack's Twitter: @bannertownusa https://parquetpress.wordpress.com/ https://bannertownusa.com/
43:22
June 05, 2020
Episode 28: Max Lederman - A Season at Disney and the Young Celtics' Lifestyle
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 Game of Zones... Make sure to follow all of us on Twitter and keep up on other social media platforms. Let us know if you want us to talk about anything else on the show. Once again, thanks for listening to From the Rafters, presented by Banner Town, USA and Parquet Press! Max's Twitter: @Max_Lederman Sam's Twitter: @ParquetPress Jack's Twitter: @bannertownusa https://parquetpress.wordpress.com/ https://bannertownusa.com/
01:07:10
May 22, 2020
Episode 27: The Top 74 NBA Players Ever and What We Think
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 a list of the top 74 NBA players ever, so we decided to give our thoughts and opinions on the list. Make sure to follow us both on Twitter and Tweet at us with anything else you want to hear us talk about. Thanks again for listening to From the Rafters, presented by Banner Town, USA and Parquet Press! Sam's Twitter: @ParquetPress Jack's Twitter: @bannertownusa https://parquetpress.wordpress.com/ https://bannertownusa.com/
56:42
May 15, 2020
Episode 26: Begging for Basketball Back and Answering Hypothetical Questions
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 from college and the rain was super loud when we recorded this. I'll try and find a better recording setting next time. Anyways, let us know what you think and what else you want us to talk about during this time. Thanks for listening to From the Rafters presented by Banner Town, USA and Parquet Press! Sam's Twitter: @ParquetPress Jack's Twitter: @bannertownusa https://parquetpress.wordpress.com/ https://bannertownusa.com/
01:04:31
March 24, 2020
Episode 25: From the LAUGHTERS Funny Restaurant Employee Stories
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 with our social media for more Parkcast streams on Mixer. Follow us on social media, and thanks for listening to From the Rafters presented by Banner Town, USA and Parquet Press. Sam's Twitter: @ParquetPress Jack's Twitter: @bannertownusa https://parquetpress.wordpress.com/ https://bannertownusa.com/
53:32
March 14, 2020
Episode 24: Max Lederman - Philly vs. Boston and the Inside Scoop on Celtics Media
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 rating on iTunes and follow us on Spotify. Check out all three of us on social media, and make sure to keep up with weird Celtics Twitter at all times. Thanks for listening to From the Rafters, presented by Banner Town, USA and Parquet Press! Max's Twitter: @Max_Lederman Sam's Twitter: @ParquetPress Jack's Twitter: @bannertownusa https://parquetpress.wordpress.com/ https://bannertownusa.com/
01:00:37
March 10, 2020
Episode 23: Joe Murray - Begging Ainge to Make Trades and Looking into the Celtics' Future
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 season struggles, and then take a look into the future of the organization. Make sure to check out Joe on 98.5 The Sports Hub and on his Over/Under 98.5 podcast. All links will be below. Thanks for listening to From the Rafters, presented by Banner Town, USA! Joe's Twitter: @JoeyMurr https://985thesportshub.com/podcasts/over-under-98-5/ Sam's Twitter: @ParquetPress https://parquetpress.wordpress.com/ My Twitter: @bannertownusa https://bannertownusa.com/
44:19
March 06, 2020
Episode 22: From the LAUGHTERS Nursing Home Stories and College Life Differences
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 the comedy club so he's much funnier than I am, but I try my best. Hope you guys enjoy listening to these episodes as much as we enjoy making them. I think they can reach a bigger audience outside of just the basketball community. Make sure to follow us on social media and thanks for listening to From the LAUGHTERS! Sam's Twitter: @ParquetPress https://parquetpress.wordpress.com/ My Twitter: @bannertownusa https://bannertownusa.com/
28:25
March 04, 2020
Episode 21: Celtics Bench Woes and Please Stop the Hayward Slander
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 Hayward is a GREAT BASKETBALL PLAYER. Casual fans just don't know what's up and need to be stop. Anyways, make sure to follow both of us on social media (linked below). Thanks for listening to From the Rafters, presented by Banner Town, USA! Sam's Twitter: @ParquetPress https://parquetpress.wordpress.com/ My Twitter:@bannertownusa https://bannertownusa.com/
01:03:08
March 03, 2020
Episode 20: From the LAUGHTERS Post Show Storytimes
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 as much as we did. Thanks for listening! Sam's Twitter: @ParquetPress My Twitter: @bannertownusa https://bannertownusa.com/
01:18:28
March 01, 2020
Episode 19: More Jayson Tatum Hype and Why ESPN is Falling Off with Sam LaFrance
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 usual, make sure to check us both out on social media. Thanks for listening to From the Rafters, presented by Banner Town, USA! Sam's Twiter: @ParquetPress My Twitter: @bannertownusa https://bannertownusa.com/
56:05
February 29, 2020
Episode 18: Superstar Tatum and Kyrie Slander with Sam LaFrance
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 some reason? We bring back some Kyrie talk for some reason, even though I'm sick of hearing his name at this point. Make sure to follow us both on Twitter! Thanks for listening to From the Rafters, presented by Banner Town, USA! Sam's Twitter: @ParquetPress My Twitter: @bannertownusa https://bannertownusa.com/
55:02
February 25, 2020
Episode 17: When Will They Return, Timelord, Kemba, and Isaiah Thomas with Sam LaFrance
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 sure to follow both of us on social media. Thanks for listening to From the Rafters, presented by Banner Town, USA! Sam's Twitter: @ParquetPress My Twitter: @bannertownusa https://bannertownusa.com/
53:14
February 22, 2020
Episode 16: Mid-Season Hype and More Random Tangents with Sam LaFrance
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 tangents, making for a pretty entertaining listen. Make sure to follow both of us on social media! Thanks again for listening to From the Rafters, presented by Banner Town, USA! Sam's Twitter: @ParquetPress My Twitter: @bannertownusa https://bannertownusa.com/
57:58
February 20, 2020
Episode 15: Jay King - All-Star Recap and the Long-Term Celtics
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 move into talking about how the Celtics should proceed this year, and in the long-term. Make sure to follow us on both of our socials! Thanks for listening to From the Rafters, presented by Banner Town, USA! Jay's Twitter: @ByJayKing My Twitter: @bannertownusa https://bannertownusa.com/
48:25
February 17, 2020
Episode 14: StooleGreenie - The Surging Celtics and All-Star Weekend
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 how Rob Williams III will fit back in the rotation, and who we think is going to take the dunk contest tonight! Make sure to follow both of us on social media, and keep up with the blogs. Thanks for listening to From the Rafters, presented by Banner Town, USA! Greenie's Twitter: @StoolGreenie My Twitter: @bannertownusa https://bannertownusa.com/
47:19
February 15, 2020
Episode 13: Twitter Questions and Random Celtics Tangents
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 that lead to some crazy discussions! Like, would you want Embiid on the Celtics? Make sure you follow us both on Twitter so you can get your questions in next time we do one of these episodes! Thanks for listening to From the Rafters, presented by Banner Town, USA. Sam's Twitter: @ParquetPress https://parquetpress.wordpress.com/ My Twitter: @bannertownusa https://bannertownusa.com/
58:28
February 13, 2020
Episode 12: Tom Westerholm - How the Celtics Match Up Against the East
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 Eastern Conference playoff teams. We talk Giannis, the Toronto win-streak, and the dumpster fire that is Philly right now. Tune in on all platforms and make sure to follow us both on social media! Thanks for listening to From the Rafters, presented by Banner Town, USA. Tom's Twitter: @Tom_NBA My Twitter: @bannertownusa https://bannertownusa.com/
55:58
February 10, 2020
Episode 11: ITN Refs, Romeo, and Rob
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 Langford, and how Timelord could help the Celtics out in the playoffs. Make sure to follow me on Twitter @bannertownusa and visit bannertownusa.com for all the new articles!
12:45
February 08, 2020
Episode 10: ITN Trade Deadline Gut Reaction
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 soon as something big happens, so keep an eye out on my Twitter (@bannertownusa) to see when they drop! Thanks for listening to From the Rafters: In the Now! My Twitter: @bannertownusa https://bannertownusa.com/
09:03
February 06, 2020
Episode 9: CelticsHive - The Capela Woj Bomb and Potential Celtics Bench Additions
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 we discuss possible additions to help bolster the Celtics bench through trades or signings. Make sure to follow Corey, and myself, on social media for all the latest news and content! Corey's Twitter: @celticshive My Twitter: @bannertownusa https://bannertownusa.com/
46:45
February 06, 2020
Episode 8: AJ King - Playoff Contenders or Playoff Pretenders
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 potentially be contenders or pretenders for the title and/or the playoffs. Make sure to follow AJ on all his socials listed below, and do the same for me!! Thanks for tuning in to From the Rafters, presented by Banner Town, USA! AJ's Socials: Twitter/Insta: @allday_ajking Insta Brand: @sketchculture My Socials: Twitter/Insta: @bannertownusa https://bannertownusa.com/
52:30
February 03, 2020
Episode 7: The Celtics Fan Signal and Some Bench Trade Options
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 look to trade for, and if Celtics fans should have a secret signal so we know who the real ones are. Make sure you follow both of us on Twitter, and tweet us any ideas for a possible Celtics "Jeep Wave" we could enforce. Enjoy From the Rafters, presented by Banner Town, USA! Sam's Socials:  @ParquetPress (Twitter) CelticPride (YouTube) https://parquetpress.wordpress.com/ My Socials:  @bannertownusa https://bannertownusa.com/
51:37
February 01, 2020
Episode 6: One on One Tournament and the Zion Effect
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 like with all the best players from this year.  In addition, we talk about Zion's debut, the Celtics needs, and look at the leaked All-Star game jerseys. (This episode was recorded before All-Star starters were announced, so keep that in mind.) Twitter - @bannertownusa Instagram - @bannertownusa bannertownusa.com
39:58
January 24, 2020
Episode 5: NBA Nonsense and the Los Angeles Warriors
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 least. Enjoy the latest of From the Rafters, presented by Banner Town, USA.
42:54
January 21, 2020
Episode 4: Adam Taylor - Potential Trades and Potential All Stars
I have guest Adam Taylor (@adamtaylornba) on the podcast to talk about all things hypothetical. Where will Drummond be traded? Should the Celtics make a trade? What need should that trade fill? Will Trae Young be an All-Star? All this and more on From the Rafters, presented by Banner Town, USA!
41:32
January 17, 2020
Episode 3: Playoff Predictions and the First All Star Ballot Returns
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 the podcast, too, so stay tuned!
54:16
January 03, 2020
Episode 2: Teams of the Decade
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!
01:32:48
December 31, 2019
Episode 1: Welcome Podcast
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, uncensored discussion about the basketball world.
58:09
December 29, 2019