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The Celtics Talk podcast from CSNNE.com is hosted by Insider A. Sherrod Blakely and Pre/Postgame host Kyle Draper. Guests include players, coaches, management and media members from around the NBA.

The Celtics Talk podcast from CSNNE.com is hosted by Insider A. Sherrod Blakely and Pre/Postgame host Kyle Draper. Guests include players, coaches, management and media members from around the NBA.
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The Celtics Talk podcast from CSNNE.com is hosted by Insider A. Sherrod Blakely and Pre/Postgame host Kyle Draper. Guests include players, coaches, management and media members from around the NBA.

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Episodes

Sekou Smith on the "Celtics have too much talent" debate

12/13/2018
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Kyle Draper, A. Sherrod Blakely and Chris Forsberg talk about the Celtics 7-game winning streak, and how much of the teams' turnaround is due to improved play versus their relatively easy schedule. We look forward to next Friday's game at the Garden against Milwaukee as one to circle. Plus, how concerned should the team be with Al Horford's injury. (11:56) NBATV's Sekou Smith is our guest, and he joins the discussion on the Celtics turnaround coinciding with various injuries hitting the...

Duration:00:31:07

Terry Rozier on his special connection with Danny Ainge; It's Larry Bird's birthday!

12/7/2018
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In this week's episode, Chris Forsberg sits down with Terry Rozier to discuss his special connection with Danny Ainge, how he expects to be here all season, and the recent win streak for the C's. Also, as we celebrate Larry Bird's birthday on Friday, December 7th, we bring you an interview Mike Gorman conducted with Larry Legend in February of 1993.

Duration:00:22:53

Robert Williams joins to talk about learning from mistakes, rookie chores, and Time Lord nickname

11/29/2018
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Celtics Talk Podcast with Kyle Draper, A. Sherrod Blakely, and Chris Forsberg 1:05 - Good win against the Pelicans. Marcus Smart gets the start and plays 40 minutes and brought a different energy to the team. 4:25 - What should the Celtics starting 5 be? 6:50 - Win against New Orleans has changed the mood of the team. 12:33 - Robert Williams joins the Celtics Talk Podcast 13:55 - Williams talks about how his career didn’t get off on the right foot early but how that has better...

Duration:00:32:27

Yahoo Sports Senior NBA writer Vincent Goodwill talks Celtics struggles and the balance of power in the NBA

11/20/2018
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A. Sherrod Blakely, Chris Forsberg and Kyle Draper discuss the latest Celtics news and results in this weeks episode of the Celtics Talk Podcast: 1:03 - Sherrod, Chris and Kyle address the early-season struggles the Celtics have dealt with. "For whatever reason, this team cannot sustain its effort for 48 minutes this season." - Chris Forsberg 7:18 - For the first time in his tenure with the Celtics, Brad Stevens is receiving heavy criticism for his decisions and the lack of urgency from...

Duration:00:37:41

Semi Ojeleye on state of the Celtics, toughest teams in the East, competitions between teammates

11/15/2018
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Celtics Talk Podcast with Kyle Draper, A. Sherrod Blakely, and Chris Forberg... 1:12 - What’s the state of the Celtics after defeating the Bulls? 2:40 - Measuring stick game against Toronto and a chance to build confidence. Team acknowledged focus is on the Raptors. 5:13 - Home court advantage. Could the Celtics win a playoff series in Toronto? Milwaukee? 7:55 - Celtics a better team than we are seeing right now. Will the Raptors continue to improve? 11:50 - Kyrie’s comments on...

Duration:00:33:58

NBC Sports National Insider Tom Haberstroh on Kyrie, the Celtics offense and the Eastern Conference

11/1/2018
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New NBC Sports National Insider Tom Haberstroh joins Kyle Draper, A. Sherrod Blakely and Chris Forsberg to discuss the state of the Celtics, including a slow start for Kyrie Irving, and slow start for the offense. Also, what to make of the Eastern Conference early on in the season and who Haberstroh has in the NBA Finals.

Duration:00:35:41

Bob Cousy discusses relationship with Bill Russell, stories from his playing days, and thoughts on the Celtics

10/22/2018
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1:00 - Kyle Draper, A. Sherrod Blakely, and Chris Forsberg discuss how the Celtics have started off the season and why Kyrie Irving has struggle shooting in the first few games. 9:03 - Who will be the Celtics top scorer this season? Jayson Tatum or Kyrie Irving? 14:08 - Bob Cousy and author Gary Pomerantz join the podcast to discuss their new book, The Last Pass, which recounts Cousy's relationship with Bill Russell. 15:10 - Cousy's thoughts on Kyrie Irving returning from injury, Jayson...

Duration:00:41:36

Expectations and predictions for the 2018-19 Celtics; Kyrie, Horford, and Hayward discuss the upcoming season

10/11/2018
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In this episode of The Celtics Talk Podcast with Kyle Draper, A. Sherrod Blakely, and Chris Forsberg... 1:29 - Expectations for this team right out of the gate. Will the poor preseason performance affect the Celtics in the regular season? 3:30 - Celtics team has to stay hungry and humble or reality check could be coming their way. 4:45 - Who is the best team in the East besides the Celtics? The Raptors better with Kawhi over DeRozan? 76ers the next team in the East? 10:47 - Confidence...

Duration:00:32:00

Jeff Goodman's super confident that Kyrie will be staying in Boston and Jayson Tatum will be a Hall of Famer

10/3/2018
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On this episode of The Celtics Talk Podcast with Kyle Draper, A. Sherrod Blakely, and Chris Forsberg.... 0:50 - A look at the NBA survey from general managers around the league. Thoughts on Marcus Smart not receiving a single vote for best defender. 4:13 - Brad Stevens voted best coach in the NBA by the general managers. Did Gregg Popovich lose out because of the situation last season with Kawhi Leonard? 8:30 - MVP race from the GM survey - Kyrie Irving received some votes. 10:47 -...

Duration:00:33:11

Austin Ainge on confidence of Celtics heading into the season

9/20/2018
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Austin Ainge talks with A. Sherrod Blakely about the confidence the Celtics have heading into the 2018 season, and we discuss what team we think Jimmy Butler will end up on. (2:00) Does Jimmy Butler wanting out of Minnesota make him look bad? (6:00) What team does Jimmy Butler end up with? (11:00) Breaking down ESPN top 100 NBA players list, did they rank the Celtics correctly? (15:00) Would you rather have Jimmy Butler or Gordon Hayward? (17:00) A. Sherrod Blakely talks with Celtics...

Duration:00:34:03

Gordon Hayward 1-on-1, Ben Golliver breaks down his SI top 100 list

9/13/2018
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Kyle Draper and A. Sherrod Blakey talk everything Celtics, including an exclusive 1-on-1 interview with Gordon Hayward, and SI Senior Writer Ben Golliver breaks down his top 100 list and what went behind where he ranked Celtics players. (1:00) Kyle Draper and A. Sherrod Blakely discuss the return of Gordon Hayward and SI’s top 100 list. (7:30) A. Sherrod Blakely talks with Gordon Hayward about his rehabbing from his injury and expectations for training camp(11:00) What will the return of...

Duration:00:38:08

Is the NBA pushing for a renewed rivalry between Celtics & 76ers? Exclusive 1-on-1’s with Aron Baynes and Daniel Theis

8/8/2018
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A. Sherrod Blakely and Kyle Draper discuss the latest surrounding the Celtics including…(3:00) How badly does the NBA want to revive the Celtics-76ers rivalry. How much better can the 76ers be? (8:00) Reacting to the NBA Schedule release, why not have the Celtics play the Lakers on Christmas? (11:00) Will Kawhi Leonard hold the Raptors hostage like he did the Spurs? (17:00) A. Sherrod Blakely talks with Aron Baynes about coming back to the Celtics, and the ‘unfinished business’ he feels he...

Duration:00:28:55

Marcus Smart returns, Kawhi comes to the Eastern Conference and Gordon Hayward checks in

7/19/2018
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0:50 - Kyle Draper and A. Sherrod Blakely discuss the Celtics signing Marcus Smart to a 4-year, $52 million contract and what he means to the team. 6:02 - With the Toronto Raptors acquiring Kawhi Leonard in a trade including DeMar DeRozan the Eastern Conference has experienced a bit of a shake up. Sherrod and Kyle debate whether or not the Celtics remain the favorites in the East. 14:25 - Gordon Hayward joins Sherrod to discuss a variety of topics including how videos games helped him...

Duration:00:26:27

Are the Celtics handling the Smart contract situation the right way?; Running into Isaiah Thomas; Summer League developments

7/12/2018
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1:20 - Sherrod broke the news that the Kings are preparing an offer for Marcus Smart. Any chance Smart gets close to $15 million? 5:26 - Are the Celtics handling the Smart contract situation the right way? Would the Celtics need to massage the ego of Smart if he were to return to Boston? 10:19 - Sherrod ran into Isaiah Thomas at the airport in Las Vegas. Sherrod tells us the conversation he had with I.T. about still being a free agent and what kind of deal he expects to receive. 13:28 -...

Duration:00:30:17

LeBron joins Lakers as free agency begins; Consider trading Jaylen Brown? What's the Celtics window?

7/5/2018
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0:50 - LeBron goes to the Western Conference to join the Lakers. Boogie Cousins joins the defending champs. A lot of big dominos have fallen during free agency. Surprised by any moves that have been made around the league so far? 3:00 - Isaiah Thomas is still a free agent. What is the market for the former Celtics point guard? How much did playing through his hip injury in Boston impact him? 7:05 - The Lakers are a team made for TV drama. L.A. has signed a bunch of ‘misfits’ around LeBron...

Duration:00:29:15

Spurs beat writer Jabari Young believes Kawhi wouldn't re-sign if traded to Boston; Spurs would need both Tatum and Brown

6/28/2018
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In this episode of The Celtics Talk Podcast with Kyle Draper and A. Sherrod Blakely... 1:05 - It's great that the Celtics are in the mix for Kawhi Leonard but they can stand back and still be a top team in the NBA. So is it worth it to trade for Kawhi? 5:10 - It's making less and less sense to make a trade for Leonard as the risk is outweighing the reward. 7:24 - Jabari Young, Spurs beat writer for the San Antonio Express joins and says it's looking like Kawhi Leonard is not going to be a...

Duration:00:33:28

Robert Williams' college coach Billy Kennedy explains what kind of player the Celtics drafted

6/22/2018
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Kyle Draper and A. Sherrod Blakely bring you the latest in Celtics and NBA news in this episode of the Celtics Talk Podcast... 1:40 - The Celtics select Robert Williams with the 27th overall pick. Draper and Blakely discuss why he was still on the board and if the reward will outweigh the risk. 5:15 - Blakely says that a comparison to Roger Williams could be Clint Capela, with maybe a chance to be even better. Also, a discussion about why the Celtics did not move up in the draft. 8:27 -...

Duration:00:30:54

Is Lebron/Kyrie relationship fixable? Chris Haynes discusses; Austin Ainge on expectations this summer

6/8/2018
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In this week’s Celtics Talk Podcast with Kyle Draper and A. Sherrod Blakely, our guests include ESPN NBA Insider Chris Haynes, and Boston Celtics Director of Player Development Austin Ainge. Kyle and Sherrod begin by talking about whether the Celtics would have given the Warriors a more competitive series in the NBA Finals. (8:00) Chris Haynes joins us on the phone to talk about the Celtics being the “best option” for LeBron James. Hayes says LeBron has a ton of respect for the Celtics...

Duration:00:35:05

Game 7 learning experience; Any major roster moves? Why was Kyrie missing?

5/31/2018
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2:05 - How far would the Celtics have gone if they had Kyrie Irving and/or Gordon Hayward? Any experienced gained from playing in Game 7? 6:09 - Growth area for the young stars: Jayson Tatum needs to add size and weight to improve his game while Jaylen Brown should build off this last season and work on his ball handling. 8:35 - Why was Kyrie Irving not on the bench for Game 7 and were you disappointed he wasn't present? 11:40 - The Celtics reportedly might be interested in Mo Bamba in...

Duration:00:27:34