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 emergency episode, Kyle Draper and A. Sherrod Blakely talk about the monster trade between the Celtics and Cleveland Cavaliers. The C's trade Isaiah Thomas, Jae Crowder, Ante Zizic and the coveted Brooklyn 2018 pick for All-Star Kyrie Irving. ESPN NBA Insider Chris Haynes covered the Cavs before going national, and he weighs in with his thoughts.
Here's the rundown:
:40 Unexpected fireworks in August: Is Sherrod surprised this trade went down?
2:20 Trying to evaluate where the Brooklyn pick will land; keeping the Lakers pick; Celtics still set-up w/ Kyrie being 25 on a good contract, Jaylen/Tatum
3:40 Is Kyrie ready to be a leader?
5:15 Kyrie making his teammates better; impression he can make on Tatum
6:40 Importance of Kyrie having stability (finally) with Celtics organization
8:00 Are the Celtics better than the Cavs?
Chris Haynes from ESPN
10:34 What kind of player are the C’s getting? "Best years are yet to come."
11:34 Anything to read into Cleveland struggling with Kyrie without LeBron James in the lineup?
13:10 How come it just didn’t work out in Cleveland?
15:00 Will Kyrie have a sense of urgency to win another title?
17:30 Is this the best deal Cleveland could’ve gotten; If LeBron leaves, will Isaiah leave?
19:10 Is Cleveland still the team to beat
21:05 Where will LeBron be playing in 2018
23:00 IT will thrive in Cleveland, but will his career follow the same path as Allen Iverson?
24:30 Looking ahead to opening night in Cleveland