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.
1:20 - 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?