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 episode of the Celtics Talk Podcast Kyle Draper, A. Sherrod Blakely and Chris Forsberg discuss the Celtics not making any moves at the trade deadline. They are also joined by Danny Ainge who explains why the Celtics ultimately decided to stand pat.
1:30 – Kyle Draper, A. Sherrod Blakely and Chris Forsberg react to the Celtics standing pat at the deadline, and whether they think it was the right move.
4:30 – Sherrod explains why the Heat are now a team that he is worried about. Are the in the East ‘Big 3’ now?
9:00 – Did any teams make moves that you wish the Celtics had made?
11:45 – Danny Ainge explains why the Celtics ‘didn’t have any good deals’ and that is why they ultimately chose to stand pat at the deadline.
12:45 – Ainge admits that a few deals ‘fell through the cracks’ yet he feels good about not doing any of the deals that were tempting.
14:00 – Ainge says the Celtics have no real needs, but that doesn’t mean they can’t still improve their roster.
16:20 – Did strong team chemistry weigh into the Celtics decision not to make a move?
20:00 – Ainge discusses how he avoided the urge to use his 3 draft picks to make a trade
24:00 – Will the Celtics look into the buyout market for more options?
25:00 – Did Danny enjoy Enes Kanter’s celebration about not being traded?
27:00 – Does an Isaiah Thomas return to Boston make sense?