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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.

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.

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United States

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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.

Language:

English


Episodes

Jeff Goodman on Celtics’ biggest draft need, and the Gordon Hayward trade he’d make in a heartbeat

10/28/2020
Kyle Draper and Chris Forsberg talk with Stadium’s Jeff Goodman about the best options for the Celtics in the draft. Jeff also gives his opinion on the best trade option for Gordon Hayward. 4:00-Goodman explains why the Celtics need an elite shooter from this draft 5:30-Is Brad Steven ‘too nice’ to his players? 9:30-Trade for Hayward that Goodman would make in a heartbeat 12:30-Goodman’s advice to Danny Ainge in the draft 19:30-Why the Celtics should not move up in the draft Watch on...

Duration:00:27:00

Pondering Gordon Hayward’s future in green and a curious Celtics offseason

10/21/2020
Kyle Draper and Chris Forsberg break down all the options for the future of Gordon Hayward, and debate why Celtics fans want to see him go. 1:00-Breaking down the options for Gordon Hayward’s future 8:00-Realistic trade options for Gordon Hayward 18:00-Would the Celtics trade Marcus Smart and #14 to GSW for the #2 pick? 25:00-Are we confident Kemba Walker will be healthy for the start of next season? Watch on YouTube: https://youtu.be/E-P_Grg7E7g

Duration:00:33:10

Brian Scalabrine upset that Lakers have 17 titles, lays out plan for Celtics to win the race to 18

10/13/2020
Brian Scalabrine joins Kyle Draper and Chris Forsberg to discuss his frustrations that the Lakers now have 17 NBA titles. What can the Celtics do to win the race to 18? 5:00-Would the Lakers have won if there was no NBA bubble? 7:00-How bothered is Scal that the Lakers got their 17th title? 10:30-Celtics have ‘Superstars that have weaknesses, we have to improve those weaknesses’ 12:20-Scal says there is no NBA team that will take Gordon Hayward’s contract 15:45-Scal’s keys to the...

Duration:00:36:24

Why Cedric Maxwell isn’t watching the Finals and how the Celtics can get there next year

10/7/2020
Cedric Maxwell joins Kyle Draper and Chris Forsberg to discuss the Celtics coming up short on making the NBA Finals. What are the biggest keys to the Celtics getting to the Finals next season? 1:00-Cedric explains why he is not watching the NBA Finals 3:30-What changes should Celtics make heading into next year? 7:00-How much will it hurt Celtics Nation to see the Lakers win a title? 13:00-How much blame should Danny Ainge get for the Celtics not making the Finals? 15:20-What grade...

Duration:00:32:58

Breaking down Danny Ainge's end-of-season comments & what's ahead for Celtics

10/1/2020
Kyle Draper and Chris Forsberg react to Danny Ainge's end-of-season comments on Kemba Walker, discuss what the Celtics could have accomplished if the entire team had been healthy and talk about how the Celtics can improve this offseason. 1:30 - Are you concerned or relieved that Danny Ainge said Kemba Walker won't be having knee surgery this offseason? 7:45 - Did the Celtics have enough to get to the finals if they had been healthy? 13:30 - What area do the Celtics most need to improve...

Duration:00:26:11

Sorting through the emotions after Celtics season ends with Game 6 loss to Heat

9/27/2020
Kyle Draper, Sherrod Blakely, and Chris Forsberg react to the Celtics’ Game 6 loss to the Miami Heat. Who is to blame for losing the series, and what’s next for the Celtics? 1:00-Immediate reactions to the Celtics’ Game 6 loss 5:00-What can the Celtics learn from this series? 7:00-Will the Celtics get a better chance at making the NBA Finals? 11:00-How much blame does Brad Stevens get for this season? 17:00-Biggest reasons for Gordon Hayward’s struggles Watch on YouTube:...

Duration:00:24:41

Do the Celtics have what it takes to win this series after inspired Game 5 comeback?

9/26/2020
Kyle Draper and Chris Forsberg recap the Celtics' Game 5 win over the Miami Heat. Can the Celtics use this momentum to win 2 more games and take the series? 1:00-What happened at halftime to fuel the Celtics’ comeback? 4:30-How the play of Enes Kanter changed the momentum of the game 8:30-How much will fatigue impact the Celtics' chances of coming back? 11:00-Which Celtics' player is the x-factor going forward? Watch on YouTube: https://youtu.be/gU2lSsM5ktM

Duration:00:26:19

Tyler Herro leads Heat to Game 4 win, do the Celtics have what it takes to come back from down 3-1?

9/24/2020
Kyle Draper, Sherrod Blakely and Chris Forsberg break down the Celtics’ disappointing Game 4 loss to the Miami Heat. Do the Celtics have what it takes to win 3 in a row to steal the series? 3:00-Can the Celtics come back from down 3-1? 7:00-What could have been if the Celtics drafted Tyler Herro 9:00-Should Brad Stevens have made adjustments to slow down Herro? 19:45-What is the main reason for Kemba Walker struggling vs Heat? Watch on YouTube: https://youtu.be/9wuKfXySF3o

Duration:00:29:49

After Game 3 victory, are the Celtics winning this series versus Heat?

9/21/2020
Kyle Draper, Sherrod Blakely and Chris Forsberg discuss the Celtics’ Game 3 win over the Miami Heat. Can the Celtics carry momentum from this win? What defensive adjustments do we expect from the Heat? 2:00-Which team benefits the most from days off? 4:00-Will Jimmy Butler be more aggressive in Game 4? 6:00-What defensive adjustments do we expect out of the Heat? 13:00-Why have the Celtics struggled to maintain big leads? 16:30-Why has Brad not used Robert Williams at all? Watch on...

Duration:00:32:12

Celtics blow 17-point lead to Heat in Game 2; locker room gets heated following the loss

9/17/2020
Kyle Draper, Sherrod Blakely and Chris Forsberg break down the Celtics’ 106-101 Game 2 loss to the Heat. Who is to blame for the Celtics blowing a 17-point lead, and how can the Celtics fight to get back in the series? 1:00-Immediate reactions to the Celtics blowing a 17-point lead in Game 2 4:00-Why do the Celtics continue to blow double-digit leads? 5:30-How can the Celtics overcome the zone defense of the Heat? 8:00-What happened in the Celtics’ locker room following the...

Duration:00:25:58

Kemba struggles, Bam’s block, and how did the Heat steal Game 1 from the Celtics?

9/15/2020
Kyle Draper, Sherrod Blakely and Chris Forsberg break down the Celtics’ 117-114 OT loss to the Miami Heat. What went wrong for the Celtics and how can they bounce back in Game 2? 1:30-What is wrong with Kemba Walker? 7:00-Making the case for more playing time for Brad Wanamaker 12:45-Why have Celtics struggled putting teams away? 17:00-Have Celtics’ fans underestimated Miami? 20:00-Reaction to the Nuggets beating the Clippers Watch on YouTube: https://youtu.be/nIcLriu4A64

Duration:00:28:10

Eastern Conference Finals predictions: Why Tom Haberstroh is taking the Heat over the Celtics

9/14/2020
Tom Haberstroh joins Chris Forsberg, Sherrod Blakely and Abby Chin to preview the Celtics-Heat series. We give our Eastern Conference finals predictions and break down the biggest factors heading into the series. 6:30-Haberstroh on how different the Celtics and Heat look since they last met 11:30-Will Marcus Smart be able to slow down Jimmy Butler? 13:00-Besides Butler, who should Celtics be worried about? 14:45-Who has the coaching advantage in this series? 22:00-Haberstroh explains...

Duration:00:38:55

Marcus Smart’s Game 7 block helps Celtics outlast Raptors, is Boston the favorite against the Heat in the East finals?

9/12/2020
Kyle Draper, Sherrod Blakely and Chris Forsberg break down the Celtics’ HUGE Game 7 win over the Raptors. Can they carry this moment into the Eastern Conference finals? How do they match up against the Heat? 3:20-Jayson Tatum proved the Celtics can rely on him in big moments 8:00-Is Jayson Tatum a top 10 player in the NBA? 10:00-Was Marcus Smart the MVP of the series? 21:20-Celtics-Heat preview, are we underestimating Miami? 24:30-Who would you rather have, Jimmy Butler or Kemba...

Duration:00:35:38

After letting the Raptors off the ropes, can Celtics deliver a knockout punch in Game 7?

9/10/2020
Kyle Draper and Chris Forsberg react to the Celtics’ loss to the Raptors in Game 6. Who is to blame for the Celtics not closing out the series? Which team has the momentum heading into Game 7? 2:00-Officiating was an issue, but not the reason the Celtics lost 6:30-What was the biggest reason the Celtics lost Game 6? 12:00-How do the Celtics slow down Kyle Lowry in Game 7? 13:00-Who is the x-factor for the Celtics in Game 7? 24:50-Will Game 7 be a defining moment for Brad Stevens? Watch...

Duration:00:30:10

Celtics dominate Game 5; how can they close out the Raptors in Game 6?

9/7/2020
Kyle Draper, A. Sherrod Blakely and Chris Forsberg react to the Celtics dominant win in Game 5. What was the biggest difference that led to the Celtics win? 1:00-Immediate reactions to Celtics blowout win vs the Raptors 3:00-What successful adjustments did the Celtics make? 10:30-How much of an unsung hero has Daniel Theis been for the Celtics? 14:30-How will Brad Stevens game plan using his big men going forward? Watch on YouTube: https://youtu.be/IAJEQ_awC1s

Duration:00:25:06

Did the Celtics get outworked by the Raptors in Game 4 loss?

9/5/2020
Kyle Draper, A. Sherrod Blakely and Chris Forsberg break down the Celtics’ Game 4 loss to the Raptors. Who deserves the blame for the Celtics’ poor performance? What’s the confidence level of the Celtics heading into Game 5? 1:00-Immediate overreactions to Celtics’ Game 4 loss to Raptors 4:00-Kyle Draper explains why he’s not hitting the panic button 5:30-Biggest keys to Celtics winning this series 7:30-Did the Raptors find something to build off heading into Game 5? 9:30-How important...

Duration:00:25:28

How will Celtics respond after Raptors stunning Game 3 victory? And who’s to blame for Anunoby’s winning 3?

9/3/2020
Our Celtics Talk crew reacts to the stunning loss to the Toronto Raptors in Game 3. Is Jaylen Brown being too hard on himself? Can the Raptors use this momentum to make this a series? 2:00-Why being in the bubble benefits Celtics after a tough loss 4:00-Jaylen Brown takes responsibility for final play 8:00-Which team has more confidence heading into Game 4? 13:00-After 3 games, is it clear the Celtics are the better team? 16:40-Can the Raptors build off of their second half performance?

Duration:00:26:43

Checking on reeling Raptors and assessing Celtics’ title chances with Toronto Star’s Doug Smith

9/2/2020
Doug Smith from the Toronto Star joins our Celtics Talk crew to discuss the Raptors being down 0-2 to the Celtics. Do the Raptors have the mental toughness to come back in this series? If so, which player will be their x-factor going forward? 1:00-What’s the feeling in Toronto after going down 0-2? 5:00-What can Nick Nurse do to switch things up for Toronto? 15:15-Has Robert Williams caught the Raptors by surprise? 17:30-Are the Raptors mentally tough enough to come back from...

Duration:00:30:50

Reacting to Boston’s Game 1 win: Do the Celtics have the Raptors’ number?

8/31/2020
Kyle Draper, Sherrod Blakely, and Chris Forsberg react to the Celtics' Game 1 win over the Raptors. Do the Celtics have the Raptors' number? What adjustments can we expect from Toronto heading into Game 2? 1:30-Overreactions to Boston’s dominant Game 1 win 5:00-What did Boston do defensively that they can build off of? 10:30-President of Robert Williams' fan club, Chris Forsberg, enjoys the moment 18:30-What adjustments do we expect Toronto to make in Game 2? 20:30-Do the Celtics have...

Duration:00:26:54

Bigger Than Basketball: How NBA players are calling for an end to social injustice

8/28/2020
Kyle Draper and A. Sherrod Blakely host an important discussion about a topic bigger than sports: the role of NBA players in the fight to abolish social injustice in the United States. Chris Mannix joins the discussion from within the NBA Bubble in Orlando; Abby Chin is joined by Stephanie Ready from NBA on TNT to give her perspective from the Bubble; and Cedric Maxwell talks with Kyle and Sherrod about the issues at hand. 1:30- Chris Mannix and A. Sherrod Blakely discuss the NBA players...

Duration:00:32:33