Kyle Draper and A. Sherrod Blakely talk about the Celtics impressive win streak after losing their first two games. (3:00) Kyrie Irving has been a catalyst for the win streak, but maybe not in the ways you would've expected. (8:05) Gordon Hayward spoke with the media for the first time since his injury...will he return this season? Should he? (12:40) The Celtics have a DPE they can use to go get a player, and Sherrod and Kyle discuss whether they will use it, on who, and specifically talk about the rumors surrounding Jahlil Okafor.
(15:00) Steve Kyler of Basketball Insiders is our guest to talk about a team he is familiar with, the surprising Orlando Magic. Also, Kyler talks about whether he expected the Celtics to be playing this well after the Hayward injury, and whether the Cavs are in real trouble, or whether it's just a matter of 'flipping the switch' like they have done in previous seasons.
If the San Antonio Spurs can't retain disgruntled Kawhi Leonard, they'll likely trade him to an Eastern Conference team, according to a USA TODAY report.
The Celtics have made inquiries about Leonard, ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reported earlier this month.
More from Sam Amick's story in USA TODAY:
Fellow West teams have been told, in essence, to get lost – none moreso than the Lakers, according to ESPN. As it stands, the Spurs are determined to either fix the situation or trade Leonard to an Eastern Conference team. For teams other than the Lakers, the threat of losing Leonard in free agency next summer makes the prospect of offering meaningful assets a complicated, calculated risk.
Spurs coach Gregg Popovich flew to San Diego earlier this week to meet with Leonard, who reportedly will tell any team he's traded to that he intends to sign with the Los Angeles Lakers or Clippers when he becomes a free agent next summer.
Kyle Draper and A. Sherrod Blakely bring you the latest in Celtics and NBA news in this episode of the Celtics Talk Podcast...
1:40 - The Celtics select Robert Williams with the 27th overall pick. Draper and Blakely discuss why he was still on the board and if the reward will outweigh the risk.
5:15 - Blakely says that a comparison to Roger Williams could be Clint Capela, with maybe a chance to be even better. Also, a discussion about why the Celtics did not move up in the draft.
8:27 - 18:18 - Kyle Draper and A. Sherrod Blakely are joined by Texas A&M head basketball coach Billy Kennedy. Kennedy describes the potential he sees in Robert Williams, if he thought he would go higher in the draft, and what part of his game he will need to improve in the NBA.
18:53 - All eyes will be on Roger Williams during the Celtics summer league. What will he be able to bring to the Celtics?
20:04 - Would you want the Celtics to sign Dwight Howard? Or would you rather have Aron Baynes return to Boston?
26:02 - The Spurs are not going to be able to get full value for Kawhi Leonard and how it's looking less and less likely that the Celtics will trade for Leonard.
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