Celtics Lab 56: Will Yam Madar be a Celtic next season, and can the U.S. count on Gold?
The NBA's offseason tends to shift the focus of its fans to a more international context as favorite players spend time abroad and potential overseas players come into focus for the season to come. But in an Olympics year in particular, we can find the league's media attention focused outside the ambit of the NBA even more than usual.
And for fans of the Boston Celtics, a much-anticipated guard previously stashed abroad coming stateside in one Yam Madar makes for a most cosmopolitan basketball summer. To that end, we brought on Sports Rabbi's Moshe Halickman to get us up to speed on Madar's potential in the NBA, and some context about what he's accomplished so far.
Halickman has covered the Beit Dagan native including breaking his contract arbitration news, and has plenty to say that won't be slowing down the Yamaniacs and their hype train any time soon.
Our regular hosts of Cam Tabatabaie, Alex Goldberg and Justin Quinn also talk Team USA's struggles with Celtics Lab O.G. Josh Coyne (also of Double Clutch U.K.) to get an unbiased perspective on just how much we ought to be worrying about the potential of the U.S. National Team.