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Celtics Talk Podcast: Camp begins; Interviews with Danny Ainge and Brad Stevens

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Celtics Talk Podcast: Camp begins; Interviews with Danny Ainge and Brad Stevens

Abby Chin and A. Sherrod Blakely talk about the Celtics start of training camp in Newport, RI. With only four players returning, the biggest challenge has been developing chemistry the first five practices. Sherrod also talks about Gordon Hayward actually surprising people, and 3rd overall pick Jayson Tatum impressing his teammates.

We then bring you interviews from Celtics Media Day with Abby and Brian Scalabrine, as they sat down with Danny Ainge (10:37) and head coach Brad Stevens (23:56) Ainge goes into detail about his reasoning for finally parting with the coveted Brooklyn pick. Stevens talks about the steps that need to happen to get his group on the same page with so many new faces, plus stressing to every single player on the roster that they can all get better each and every day.

Also make sure to check out an episode earlier this week with Mike Gorman and Tommy Heinsohn.

WATCH: Boston Celtics vs. Detroit Pistons

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WATCH: Boston Celtics vs. Detroit Pistons

Tune into NBC Sports Boston to watch the Celtics host the Clippers at TD Garden. You can also click here to watch the Celtics livestream presented by Nissan on the NBC Sports App. Coverage begins at 6:30  p.m. with Celtics Pregame Live Presented by ACE Ticket.

- Game preview: Familiar matchup, unfamiliar faces

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BEST OF BST PODCAST: C's back from All-Star break, how will Stevens change rotations?

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BEST OF BST PODCAST: C's back from All-Star break, how will Stevens change rotations?

(1:00) A. Sherrod Blakely joins Boston Sports Tonight to discuss Brad Stevens hinting that he will change the Celtics rotations after All-Star break, and what changes he thinks Brad will make. (4:30) How will Marcus Smart’s return impact Terry Rozier?

(5:40) Evan Drellich and Lou Merloni discuss why the J.D. Martinez announcement was delayed another day as doctors review his physical, and whether Red Sox fans should be concerned.

(11:50) DJ Bean reacts to the Bruins trading Frank Vatrano to the Panthers and Anders Bjork being out for the season following shoulder surgery.

(14:40) Mike Flynn joins Kayce Smith and Tom E. Curran to discuss Sports News article that says that the Denver Broncos could possibly release Aqib Talib. We debate what it would take to get Talib back to New England and how well he would fit in with the Patriots defense. 

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