The Celtics Talk podcast from NBC Sports Boston is hosted by Insider Chris Forsberg. Guests include players, coaches, management and media members from around the NBA. New episodes drop every week.
Could Celtics & Kings be trade partners? Kyle Draper on what's next for Boston
Our old friend Kyle Draper is back in Boston, and he joins Chris Forsberg on the Celtics Talk Podcast ahead of the Celtics-Kings matchup. Drapes shares an update on how things are going for him in Sacramento and what he's learned in the play-by-play announcer role. He also talks about what both teams could do ahead of the NBA trade deadline and shares his thoughts on Brad Stevens the GM. Plus, Tom E. Curran joins (crashes) the podcast and makes the pitch to trade Jaylen Brown.
1:30 - Catching up with Drapes
7:30 - Is Drapes surprised the Celtics are struggling this season?
13:00 - Could the Celtics and Kings wind up as trade partners ahead of the 2022 deadline?
18:30 - What does Drapes think of Brad the GM?
26:00 - Tom E. Curran and Drapes debate whether the C's should trade Jaylen Brown
What are Brad Stevens' trade deadline plans? And a chat with Payton Pritchard
Chris Forsberg is joined by Jay King to discuss his recent conversation with Brad Stevens, offer up some bold predictions for how the Celtics will handle the trade deadline and debate how close this team really is to competing for a championship. Then, Payton Pritchard joins Chris and Amina Smith to discuss his and the team’s recent success on the court, playing 1-on-1 with Jaylen Brown during practice and his next “Tik Tok challenge”.
0:40 – Discussing the biggest takeaways from Jay’s conversation with Brad Stevens
9:20 – What should we expect from the Celtics at the trade deadline? How far away is this team from being a serious competitor in the East?
15:35 – Should we ‘buy in’ to the Celtics after their recent string of success, winning five of their last six games?
19:35 – Will Ime Udoka find a way to play the young guys more while the team is competing for a playoff spot?
27:35 – Chris and Amina Smith welcome in Payton Pritchard for an exclusive interview
Watch on YouTube: https://youtu.be/0V3bu0nj7vY
Assessing the Celtics at the midway point, plus a chat with Maine Celtics coach Jarell Christian
Chris Forsberg is joined by MassLive’s Brian Robb to discuss where the Celtics stand at the midway point of the season, how Ime Udoka has fared as head coach and how hands on Brad Stevens should be going forward. Then, Maine Celtics head coach Jarrell Christian joins Chris and Amina Smith to discuss the team’s success early in the season and adapting to constant player changes on his roster.
0:30 – What is the state of the Celtics at the midway point of the season?
2:25 – Grading Ime Udoka’s first half season as the team’s head coach; how much does Brad Stevens need to step in?
13:05 – Is the Celtics’ best path forward still building a team around Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown?
20:00 - Looking for bright spots this season, including Rob Williams potentially developing into an All-Defensive team candidate
27:35 – Chris and Amina Smith welcome in Jarell Christian for an exclusive interview
Watch the full episode on YouTube: https://youtu.be/Cmf5C15Uoc4
Celtics Mailbag: Trades and blame game, plus a chat with Al Horford
Chris Forsberg opens up the mailbag to answer your questions as the Celtics near the midpoint in the season, including whether the team should ever consider trading Jayson Tatum and which of the team’s young players factor into the long-term plan. Then Chris and Amina Smith welcome in Al Horford to discuss why he has faith this C’s team will figure things out, the development of Tatum and Brown, and his favorite breakfast cereals.
1:00 – Chris shares his thoughts on where the Celtics stand as they close in on the halfway point of the season
2:15 – Chris opens up the mailbag to answer your questions, including:
-Should the Celtics ever consider moving Jayson Tatum? (4:35)
-How should Brad Stevens handle trading Dennis Schroder? What type of deal should he be looking to make? (12:22)
-Which of the team’s young players are likeliest to be a part of the team's long-term plans? (15:20)
-Who’s most to blame for the Celtics’ struggles this season? (19:25)
25:30 – Chris and Amina Smith welcome in Al Horford for an exclusive interview
Watch the full episode on YouTube: https://youtu.be/HcCpnvggZVI
Forsberg and Tomase try to find anything positive about this Celtics team
After another brutal loss, this time to the Minnesota Timberwolves, NBC Sports Boston's John Tomase joins Chris Forsberg on the Celtics Talk Podcast to break it all down. They discuss why this team can't seem to figure out how to close out games and why bringing back Isaiah Thomas could be a good thing for the team and Celtics fans. Forsberg also looks back at some of his favorite Celtics moments of the last year.
1:00 - What is the most frustrating part of this Celtics team?
8:30 - Why does this team have such a hard time closing out games?
14:30 - Do you want Brad Stevens to take a big swing at the trade deadline?
20:30 - Should the Celtics bring back Isaiah Thomas?
27:30 - What are Forsberg's four favorite Celtics moments from 2021?
Bobby Marks on the path forward for Brad Stevens and the Celtics
ESPN Front Office Insider Bobby Marks joins NBC Sports Boston's Chris Forsberg to discuss what the Celtics should do with their roster after a disappointing start to the NBA season.3:50 Bobby Marks is out in Las Vegas at the G-League showcase, and talks about what' it's been like6:10 Danny Ainge's return to the NBA in Utah7:20 Looking at the state of the roster, and how it's been a rotating door of players being available11:30 How tough it is for Brad Stevens to figure out what to do dealing with so many variables16:30 A look at Stevens' moves so far as President of Basketball Ops.18:20 Could there be a trade market for Al Horford20:15 The decision to extend Marcus Smart, and whether or not he could be moved22:15 Should the Celtics sell high on Dennis Schroder?25:50 What missing piece would best compliment Jayson Tatum & Jaylen Brown?27:30 Would Domantas Sabonis or Damian Lillard fit in Boston30:30 Praising the decision to extend Robert Williams III
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I love it but don’t be negative Forsberg!!!
Don’t be negative #canceltheracistfelger
Forsberg has been a reliable reporter and commentator on the Celtics for a long time and often provides great perspective. Amina does not appear to do her research at all or understand the machinations of the salary cap (e.g. stating the Celtics should sign Lonzo Ball or Kyle Lowry). She does not seem ready to engage meaningfully in these discussions and just makes proclamations without support or foundation.
I have always liked and listened to the show and Chris’ comments and insights. However the introduction Amina Smith has definitely been a negative. I’m sure she’s smart and sports knowledgeable but she offers very little depth or deep understanding with her observations about the Celtics. I hope she gets better cause in meantime, I will hold off listening to Chris and this podcast. Of course, I’ll continue watching you, Chris, on pre and post game tv analysis. Until then,