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.
1:20 - It was a wild week for the Celtics. They showed great mental toughness against the Raptors on Wednesday night.
2:30 - Celtics seem to beat up on the good opponents and struggle against bad teams.
4:55 - Kyrie Irving had a crazy week. Kyrie seems to be learning how to lead this team as the season goes on. He acknowledged he needs to continue to grow as a leader.
7:00 - Irving’s job as a leader is not to make the players happy, but make them better. A criticism of his leadership skills is making issues public and not keeping it in the locker room.
8:55 - Does Jaylen Brown deserve props for calling out Kyrie Irving during his postgame interview?
10:30 - Were the young guys getting worn down by Kyrie? Did that force Kyrie to reconsider his leadership approach?
11:40 - Kyrie said he called LeBron after the Celtics loss to the Magic to ask for leadership advice. Kyrie humbled himself by making a call to LeBron. Was this the right move by Irving?
14:30 - Celtics young players got a taste of playing without Kyrie last season which may have changed the dynamic.
16:10 - Chris Haynes from Yahoo Sports joins the podcast to talk about Kyrie reaching out to LeBron and if he was surprised about hearing that. Haynes says it is a sign of maturity for Kyrie.
19:05 - Any chance that Kyrie could thinking about jumping ship and joining the Lakers?
20:40 - Where do the Celtics line up in the East and what can be expected in the playoffs?
23:00 - Chris Haynes says he could see the Warriors completely sweep the Western Conference in the playoffs.
26:05 - Any chance that Anthony Davis could go to Golden State?