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About Mike Petraglia

Mike Petraglia is a columnist and reporter and has covered the Patriots, Red Sox, Celtics, Bruins and Boston College since the inception of WEEI.com in 2008. He has been working for Sports Radio WEEI since 1999. Mike began his own sports reporting service, SportSound, in 1993, and has been covering the Boston beat on a full-time basis ever since. Mike can be heard on local and national outlets including WEEI, ESPN Radio and Sirius NFL and Fox Sports Radio.

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05/25/16 08:35 EST
Enough of the talk. Danny Ainge needs to make just one deal. Trade up for one of the top two picks and get Brandon Ingram. Jahlil Okafor, with his terrific paint presence, still has questions that come with his enormous talent. Like, is he mature enough to handle Boston? Like, did losing 72 games with a franchise going nowhere and precious little talent stunt his growth during a critical period of his NBA development? Ingram went to Duke and played in a prestige program where winning is ingrained. He still needs to put bulk on his 6-foot-9 frame but can run all over the court and is a legit 3-point shooter. Okafor also went to Duke but was stained by one of the worst franchises in sports last year. He is an immense offensive talent, but Ingram is a more dynamic player. If Ainge had gotten one of the top two picks, that's exactly what he would've done. Here's the thing: He has the equity in draft picks (Nos. 3, 16, 23) and talent on roster to move up and get the deal done. Philly, by most
05/16/16 03:29 EST
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Break out those good luck charms and invite your best friends over for a party. It's time to watch the Celtics actually get some good fortune and land a star who will pave the way to Banner 18. It's bound to happen this time, right? Celtics owner Wyc Grousbeck has his lucky charm all set in the form of his 2008 NBA championship ring he'll be wearing as he's in the room inside the Midtown Hilton in Manhattan on Tuesday night. He vowed, after missing out on the Kevin Durant sweepstakes in 2007, never to enter the room again. The Celtics have a 15.6 percent chance at the top pick and a 15.7 percent shot at the No. 2 pick. That means they have a 31.3 percent possibility of having either Ben Simmons or Brandon Ingram in a Celtics uniform next season. The Celtics know the buzz is so intense that their website and online content folks went to assistant GM Michael Zarren for the complete breakdown of percentagesfor the draft, which takes place in full on June 23. Maybe having Isaiah Thomas and his
05/05/16 03:20 EST
WALTHAM -- Now the real work begins for Danny Ainge. With three picks in the first round, eight overall, a lottery pick and more money to spend on free agents than ever before, the Celtics president of basketball operations is in a great spot. But to get from 48 wins to contending for an NBA title next year probably is going to mean spending a lot less time on the golf course and a lot more time on the practice court and in his practice facility office. "We look forward to every offseason," Ainge said this week as pre-draft workouts began in Waltham. "This offseason is bigger. My expectations are high this offseason, and yet I also know that it takes good fortune. We need the ping-pong balls to bounce our way to give us the best opportunity." As would-be NBA hopefuls stroll into the Celtics' practice facility to work out and try to impress Ainge, son Austin and coach Brad Stevens, there's plenty to keep in mind this spring and summer. Specifically, the Celtics have a
04/29/16 04:20 EST
Brad Stevens isn't waiting for Danny Ainge to bring Kevin Durant through the door anytime soon. Sure, that might happen if Durant is convinced Boston is close enough to the title and far enough away from the Western Conference that he could carry Boston to the Finals, not having to go through San Antonio, Golden State or Portland. But in the meantime, and before the draft in late June, Stevens has to look himself in the mirror and then look at the TV monitor for replays of the series against Atlanta to find out where it all went wrong after the Celtics were up 29-19 in Game 5 with the series tied. While he waits for Ainge to restock his pantry with shooters and scorers, Stevens is going to be doing some serious self-examination in the next couple of weeks. Stevens was beaten to the punch by Atlanta counterpart Mike Budenholzer in Games 5 and 6, and whether it's purely personnel or Stevens slow at the draw, the Celtics never looked like they adjusted to the multiple pressures they were



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Mike Reiss with Dale, Hol…

Mike Reiss with Dale, Holley and Thornton

Dale, Michael and Jerry dig into the details of this draft for the Patriots with ESPN's Mike Reiss.

NFL SUNDAY with Mike Giardi and Chris Price -- Roger Goodell is maddening! -- 5-1-16

Giardi and Price discuss the Tom Brady appeal getting overturned and Roger Goodell's victory tour. The guys can't believe the victory lap and some of his behavior. The more you listen to him, the more frustrating his behavior becomes.

NFL SUNDAY with Mike Giardi and Chris Price -- A look at the AFC East post NFL Draft -- 5-1-16

Giardi and Price break down how the teams in the AFC East altered their futures after the NFL Draft weekend.

Jeff Goodman, ESPN, joins…

Jeff Goodman, ESPN, joins Giardi and Bradford to preview the NBA Draft and the future of the Celtics - "They're looking to get a starter this year, a starter in next year's draft and possibly a free agent starter...Kevin Durant is not coming here." ...

Jeff Goodman calls Mike and Rob to drop a ton of knowledge on the upcoming NBA Draft and some of the names available. Sorry fans - he doesn't see Kevin Durant or any big-named free agents coming to Boston and thinks they'll end up making the third pick this season. He also says that there is NO WAY he would trade next year's Brooklyn pick because the draft will be very deep. He discusses the chances of trading with Philly for Okafor, why he like Kris Dunn so much and much more.

Head Coach Brad Stevens with Dale and Holley

Brad Stevens makes his first appearance on the Dale and Holley with Thornton show. We discuss the Atlanta series and what went wrong, and where the Celtics go from here.

WEEI Celtics Podcast - NBA.com's Ian Thomsen on Spurs-Thunder Ending, Danny Ainge's next move for Celtics 5/3

Ian Thomsen of NBA.com joined Sam Packard and Jared Weiss to discuss the next moves for Danny Ainge and the Boston Celtics with the NBA Draft Lottery rapidly approaching. They discussed the crazy ending to Game 2 of Thunder vs Spurs and picked the player they would build their pretend new franchise around.

5-28 Danny Picard - Red S…

5-28 Danny Picard - Red Sox Review

Who is to blame for the Red Sox 10-9 loss to the Blue Jays? Danny points the finger.

Tim Neverett talks with John Farrell on Clay Buchholz move to the bullpen

Tim talks with Red Sox manager John Farrell before the Red Sox game against the Blue Jays. John talks about Clay Buchholz move to the bullpen and adjustments he expects him to have to make going from the starter to the bullpen.

Red Sox Review with Mut, 5-26-16

Mut recaps the Sox 8-2 loss to the Rockies.

SUNDAY SKATE with DJ Bean…

SUNDAY SKATE with DJ Bean and Pete Blackburn -- A look toward the future for the Bruins -- 4-17-16

DJ and Pete continue to assess the season that was for the Bruins and look toward the future for the franchise and how they can improve.

SUNDAY SKATE with WEEI's DJ Bean and Uproxx's Pete Blackburn -- They got what they wanted...Claude Julien is staying in Boston -- 4-17-16

DJ and Pete are together for the final Sunday Skate of the season. They get into their overall thoughts on the season, the Bruins keeping Claude Julien on as head coach and the end-of-season press conferences last week. They discuss the rebuild process, what the Bruins need and how they can obtain it. Plenty of callers have their own theories and opinions on all of these topics as well.

Butch Stearns with DJ Bean and Pete Blackburn -- The season is officially over for the Bruins; where do we go from here? -- 4-10-16

Butch is joined by two-thirds of the Sunday Skate show in DJ and Pete. The guys discuss the problems with Bruins including leadership and grit, who should stay and who should go and if Claude is to blame.

Lucy goes after Dino, 5-2…

Lucy goes after Dino, 5-27-16

Lucy's parting shot after not taking the job is to attack Dino for how he treats producers.

Headlines, Headlines, Headlines--Will Bernie and Trump debate?

Bernie Sanders wants to debate Trump.

The Red Sox honored the '86 team, 5-27-16

Yaz was on hand at Fenway last night to honor the '86 team and Wade Boggs' number retirement.

Swimming With Sharks 5-27…

Swimming With Sharks 5-27-16

Christian shares his fear of shark attacks...in a pool.

Travis Shaw Joins OMF, 5-27-16

Travis Shaw talks about Clay Buccholz, David Ortiz, and his fear of the dark when he was a kid.

OMF, Whiner Line 5/27

No one is safe from OMF's Whiner Line.

Laroy Streat's Freestyle …

Laroy Streat's Freestyle Friday via the Dale & Holley Show

Laroy Streat keeps setting fire to the airways and talks people singing his Freestyle Fridays to him when they see him on the street! Catch our guy every friday via final drive! He's must listen radio!

Dale and Holley's Final Drive Including Laroy's Freestyle Friday 5/27/16

We end the week with the best in sound Laroy Streat continues to set fire to the airways with his music.

Dale and Holley's Freestyle Friday Hour 2 - Red Sox Pitching and Triple A.

The guys talk Red Sox pitching and the problems that could arise with Buchholz struggles.

Red Sox Review with Mut, …

Red Sox Review with Mut, 5-26-16

Mut recaps the Sox 8-2 loss to the Rockies.

Red Sox Review with Mut, 5-25-16

Mut recaps the Sox 10-3 win over the Rockies.

5-24-16 Red Sox Review with Mut

Carson Smith needs Tommy John and Jackie Bradley Jr. reaches 28 game hitting streak

Unsportsmanlike Podcast -…

Unsportsmanlike Podcast - Graig Murphy 2

Jerry is joined by Graig Murphy to talk stand up comedy. Until Graig pretty much hijacks the podcast to tell his side of the "Big Show Unfiltered" story.

SoccerCast - Champions League Final Preview

Ben and Russ preview the Champions League Final between Atletico Madrid and Real Madrid. Who we want to win, who we think will win, and why. We also talk about our wishes for the USMNT.

Enough About Me - Ep. 15: Pete Sheppard

The Dennis and Callahan malcontent is joined by former WEEI personality Pete Sheppard to talk about his past involvement with the station and his current gig in New Hampshire. You'll be glad to hear Pete hasn't changed one bit.

Lucy goes after Dino, 5-2…

Lucy goes after Dino, 5-27-16

Lucy's parting shot after not taking the job is to attack Dino for how he treats producers.

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Ted Olson, joins the guys to talk about how he and Tom Brady plan to attack the latest court ruling.

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