The Celtics Talk podcast from NBC Sports Boston is hosted by Insider Chris Forsberg and Pre/Postgame host Kyle Draper. Guests include players, coaches, management and media members from around the NBA.
Breaking out the Kemba Walker panic meter; the truth about why Gordon Hayward left
Chris Forsberg and NBC Sports Boston Celtics producer Max Lederman react to the news that Kemba Walker will be out until January. How worried should Celtics fans be about Kemba? Can he get back to where he was at the start of last season? Plus, the two break down Danny Ainge's comments about Gordon Hayward and discuss the real reasons Hayward left to sign with Charlotte.
1:00-Panic meter on Kemba Walker’s knee
5:35-Can Kemba come back and be as impactful as he was in the start of his Celtics’ career?
9:25-How much will the Celtics use their rookies at the start of the season?
20:05-Reaction to Danny Ainge’s comments regarding Gordon Hayward’s departure
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Here's how the Celtics can use the Gordon Hayward trade exception
Chris Forsberg is joined by Max Lederman to discuss how the Celtics can use the trade exception they received in return for Gordon Hayward as well as what the biggest void on the roster is as training camp looms.
0:53 - Should Celtics’ fans be happy with the return for Hayward? Max explains the nature of a trade exception and how it can be used.
10:40 - Which players could the Celtics target with trade exception? Chris and Max discuss who would fit on this roster for the right amount of money.
18:05 - Would Gary Harris or Aaron Gordon be a good fit for the Celtics?
28:00 -What’s the biggest void on the Celtics’ roster right now?
30:42 - With Evan Turner joining the Celtics as an assistant coach, Chris and Max remember their favorite Turner moments and talk about what he can bring to the organization.
View from Charlotte: Waiting for the Hayward sign-and-trade and how much should we worry about Kemba's knee?
Rick Bonnell of The Charlotte Observer joins Chris Forsberg and A. Sherrod Blakely to discuss what the Hornets look like after adding Gordon Hayward, which team has more leverage in a possible Celtics-Hornets sign-and-trade and why Danny Ainge needs to have a serious conversation with Kemba Walker about his knee
5:00 - What does the Celtics starting five look like if the roster stays as is?
10:45 - How concerned are you about Kemba Walker's knee?
13:00 - Rick Bonnel joins the podcast
15:00: Who has more leverage in a Celtics-Hornets sign-and-trade?
21:30 - Where do the Hornets stand in the East now that they have Hayward?
29:30 - Rick Bonnell explains why Kemba Walker is his "own worst enemy"
Gordon Hayward’s departure, Tristan Thompson’s arrival, and the state of the Celtics
Brian Scalabrine joins Kyle Draper and Chris Forsberg to react to Gordon Hayward signing a four-year, $120M deal with the Charlotte Hornets. They also react to the Celtics signing Tristan Thompson on a two-year, $19M deal.
1:00-Scal "dumbfounded" Charlotte paid Hayward that much
2:45-Should Ainge have taken the McDermott/Turner deal from Indiana?
9:00-Reaction to Celtics signing Tristan Thompson
11:00-Will Celtics have a ‘center by committee’ approach?
14:30-Where to the Celtics rank in the East right now?
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How much is Indiana willing to give up for Gordon Hayward?
Chris Forsberg and Kyle Draper debate where Gordon Hayward will ultimately land. What’s the best deal Danny Ainge can get from Indiana?
1:30-What is the best deal Boston can get from Indiana?
4:00-Should Danny just accept the McDermott/Turner deal?
7:00-Could Charlotte be in the mix for Gordon Hayward?
10:00-Reaction to deals around the NBA
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Should Celtics' fans be mad about the draft? Danny Ainge and Brad Stevens talk about the night
Chris Forsberg and NBC Sports Boston NBA Draft ‘guru’ Rob Snyder break down the 2020 NBA Draft and how the Celtics did after selecting Aaron Nesmith and Payton Pritchard. The two also discuss what they expect from Boston during free agency. Finally, Danny Ainge and Brad Stevens join Tom Giles and Brian Scalabrine to discuss the team’s Draft picks, plans for free agency, and how the team is preparing to return to the court in the next few weeks.
0:25-How did the Celtics do with their Draft picks? Surprises around the NBA?
11:50-What happens now with Gordon Hayward?
18:17-What do you want the Celtics to do in free agency?
22:14-Danny Ainge on the Celtics’ decisions on Draft night and expectations entering free agency
30:50-Brad Stevens on the Draft and preparing for the start of training camp and the regular season
43:03-Are you confident the Celtics are still and NBA title contender?
Watch on YouTube: https://youtu.be/_VYErCw5Usg