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I'm Brian -- it's time to -- basketball so I'm pleased to be joined by Marcus Johnson. -- sanity still sweeping the NBA trade sending the basketball world this has become a huge story globally. Let's talk about x.s and knows what to expect in the point Gordon's second half the six trans landing the ball very -- like Marcus Smith you know and not walking. Had to -- mine and there everybody's got a permanent. I I love Jeremy Lin and and discount what he's. Brought to the game has this infusion of energy and interest but at the same time you know let's not get overboard. In terms of is is is abilities as a player I've taken away and see approach that you look at the way. The heat played him I mean they got up in Norris Cole tomorrow mine and Chalmers they freshen him full court he struggle with that they forced him left they jammed him on on pick and roll. Teams now I have got the look at Jeremy only in the got to play him differently defensively and will get a chance to see. If he is you know this is this is just terrific player went to the kind kind of point guard come along or he's just a solid point guard who can be good for good basketball team. The Celtics are not getting any younger if they're stars can remain healthy go on that side advanced stage of their career that's a big F -- be a factor in the east or they don't. You know I think that they are when they're done in terms of being a factor in the east -- the team they won aboard the seventh and eighth holes that if they don't have to play the heat don't play the Bulls in the first round. But it's going to be tough they've had this year injuries you know Wilcox and and O'Neal and and Rondo have been out this season. With the way this thing is now this all -- -- Of a season that were in and I just don't think with there advanced -- at that. If they do put forth the energy and exert energy to to getting to that fourth or fifth seed in the playoffs. I think they're going to be spit on the back when they benefited though from having a break in the post season it will be back to backs right of the schedule would aid. A team would need you still -- I don't out of our yet another a good idea you'll -- -- you want to play you won't have to play you know a fun game to seven nice but at that point after -- ides of -- -- upon -- to get ready to play about the by about 1516 games in the month of march. Everybody's got this this crazy this crede -- the march schedule. But a -- this pick is over bodies will be broken down mental -- a -- this team is going to be rattled. It is going to be tough I mean anybody can do what Doc Rivers Celtics they can do it but I just don't see it happen because the other -- that's a much to Big Three got two of the guys are relative to the guys around him haven't been there but they've been there before. And I remember how many games -- -- in -- -- completed by the mark -- wrapping up very Shakespearean. In the less the thunder currently have the best record that conference let's go through elite teams that could knock them off given the option Spurs Clippers mavs would -- well you know that. The Lakers unless they get a point guard or some help -- map let us is -- in the back court is not gonna happen for them. The Spurs against the team to nobody's been out for twenty gave them come back hurts his oblique muscle. I I think any spectral finally hit it with an even though they play great basketball. You know the mavs Lamar Odom -- situation if they can get him Holden right. I would have I would be happy and an -- and contend at the pick them at the team to talents. I think the team it's gonna tell us his best ability will be the team that will be most healthy at this point a year and that's going to be the -- And the reason I say that is because not only is Blake Griffin and loud city happen and that the -- Jordan -- defense but Chris Paul. To -- you know I -- say he's the MVP because the Brock playing great roles will be appeared to -- that the -- has to rant and and then these other players but but but Chris Paul right now is plan is gonna basketball as anybody. Given this team everything mini scoring 36 points -- night assist double digits another night. A great defense attached take on the team's best backcourt player. He is playing out of his mind I think he. Will lead this team to be the biggest challengers challenger but the operative word being talent that the under the seasoned player. Clippers have been amazing to watch Boston fans beware the ides of march the -- upon -- at two Marcus. That is gonna do it for our look at the NBA don't forget foxwoods dot com has covered for all your basketball needs for Marcus some brought we'll see next.