A conversation with Celtics fan and culture writer for the New York Times, Sopan Deb
10:00 -- Celtics struggling since returning home, lack of a second scorer. Should the Celtics make a move. Is a trade more likely than using the DPE on a buyout?
16:40 -- New York Times culture writer Sopan Deb -- follow him on Twitter -- joins the Celtics Talk Podcast to talk about how he became a big fan, going back to the Antoine Walker/Paul Pierce years.
20:20 -- Deb talks about whether he feels the Celtics have over achieved this season, plus he weighs-in on whether the C’s should look to make a deal.
22:15 -- Would he go all-in on Anthony Davis if he ever became available?
26:40 -- Speaking of New Orleans . .. we talk about how they could be a tough match-up in the playoffs for any team, including the Warriors.
29:30 -- Sopan discusses the drama and “fighting” the NBA went through this week.
31:25 -- Finally, as we do with all of our guests, we ask Sopan: Will Gordon Hayward return this season?
Also, Brian Scalabrine sits down with Brad Stevens to discuss what he might do when his coaching career is over.
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0:41 - A. Sherrod Blakely joins BST to break down the Celtics loss to the Pelicans in overtime, which snapped Boston's 7-game winning streak, and talks about the dysfunction with the Cleveland Cavaliers.
4:24 - Michael Holley, Tom Curran, Phil Perry, and Tom Giles discuss Gregg Doyel's article where he expressed concern over the expected hiring of Josh McDaniels by the Colts because of his tenure in Denver.
10:13 - Celtics legend Jo Jo White passed away at the age of 71. Michael Holley and Tom Curran talk about the impact he had on the franchise.
13:49 - Phil Perry gives us his report card for each position from the Patriots win over the Titans in the Divisional Round of the playoffs.
Jerod Mayo talks with Tom E. Curran and Phil Perry about the Patriots AFC Championship matchup with the Jacksonville Jaguars.
(2:00) Jerod Mayo gives his X’s and O’s breakdown of the Jaguars defensive schemes and traits.
(5:00) Jerod gives his opinion on how the Patriots offense should attack the Jaguars defense.
(8:30) Could Gronkowski be the key to the Patriots offense? What would be the best way to use him?
(15:00) Does the Jaguars defense have a weakness against vertical routes?
(17:00) Jerod Mayo explains why James White could be a key once again for the Patriots.
(21:00) Will Jaguars change their defensive scheme after allowing 42 to the Steeler?
(23:00) Will much will the Jaguars having the ‘nothing to lose’ mindset impact the game?