The Celtics Talk podcast from NBC Sports Boston is hosted by Insiders A. Sherrod Blakely, Chris Forsberg, and Pre/Postgame host Kyle Draper. Guests include players, coaches, management and media members from around the NBA.
1:05 - Gordon Hayward had a big night against Minnesota and it was a reminder of what he was before his injury. Can this success continue for Hayward?
6:50 - Terry Rozier made the start against the Timberwolves with Kyrie Irving out. What does Rozier need to do to stay productive when he is coming off the bench.
9:00 - This Celtics team doesn’t quite have an identity yet. Can they be as mentally tough as last year’s team? Celtics need to use Marcus Smart as their identity.
13:10 - Can this team bottle up their success from their win against Minnesota to become more consistent?
14:30 - Will Danny Ainge and the Celtics make any moves prior to the trade deadline?
17:10 - Jeff Van Gundy joins the Celtics Talk Podcast to discuss what he has seen from the Celtics so far this season and gives his prediction for how far this team will go.
18:50 - Van Gundy says that some players still seem to be finding their roles.
20:05 - Did expectations at the start of the season weigh on the Celtics and affect their performance?
22:40 - Where do the Celtics have the edge over the Bucks and Raptors?
24:40 - Van Gundy talks about Gordon Hayward and how he can become more consistent and build more confidence.
27:10 - Van Gundy discusses Golden State, their vulnerability, and how they have lost a lot of talent.
29:00 - Chris Forsberg and A. Sherrod Blakely react to Jeff Van Gundy’s thoughts on the Celtics, and take a look at the NBA All-Star voting.