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.
In this week's episode of the "Celtics Talk" podcast, A. Sherrod Blakely and Kyle Draper discuss the Cavs introduction of Isaiah Thomas and Jae Crowder, plus bring you some of the exclusive interviews we have had over the past few days - Isaiah Thomas in Cleveland, Celtics head coach Brad Stevens, former Celtics head coach Doc Rivers.
Here's a rundown of this episode:
+Kyle and Sherrod
1:10: Reaction to Isaiah Thomas/Jae Crowder press conference
4:30: Are people underestimating the Cavs with Derrick Rose and Jose Calderon to fill in for Isaiah?
8:03: Isaiah Thomas Player’s Tribune letter
+A. Sherrod Blakely interview with Isaiah Thomas
11:37: Isaiah on dealing with the trade
12:34: IT on playing with LeBron
13:04: Questions with hip injury effecting 'backing up the Brinks truck' next summer
14:04: What it would be like to play the Celtics in the Eastern Conference Finals
15:48: How does IT not take it personally getting traded?
16:27: Isaiah's conversation with Brad Stevens
17:22: Does the relationship change with young players on C’s?
+ Kyle with Brad Stevens
18:35: On entering his 5th season with Celtics
19:22: Thoughts on the overhauled roster
20:03: Stevens thought on Isaiah’s letter
22:47: Stevens on theory that Kyrie Irving is a ‘ball dominant guard’
+ Kyle with Doc Rivers
25:17: Doc talks about Celtics big changes
26:12: Kyrie Irving is a closer…you need closers
27:12: Danny Ainge rebuild - “As good a rebuild as you’ve ever seen”
28:05: Adjustment for Clippers from losing Chris Paul
28:52: Loss of Jamal Crawford
29:30: His role change within the organization
30:20: The stacked West, and how everyone is still chasing the Warriors
+ Kyle and Sherrod
31:50 Marcus Smart - Losing weight; importance of his role on defense with loss of Bradley and Crowder
33:41 Expecting Tatum/Brown to play big roles