CELTICS TALK PODCAST: Smart returns, Kawhi comes to the Eastern Conference and Hayward checks in

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CELTICS TALK PODCAST: Smart returns, Kawhi comes to the Eastern Conference and Hayward checks in

0:50 - Kyle Draper and A. Sherrod Blakely discuss the Celtics signing Marcus Smart to a 4-year, $52 million contract and what he means to the team.

6:02 - With the Toronto Raptors acquiring Kawhi Leonard in a trade including DeMar DeRozan the Eastern Conference has experienced a bit of a shake up. Sherrod and Kyle debate whether or not the Celtics remain the favorites in the East.

14:25 - Gordon Hayward joins Sherrod to discuss a variety of topics including how videos games helped him during his recovery, his health status, how important it was for the Celtics to re-sign Marcus Smart and how competitive the Eastern Conference will be this season.

20:23 - Kyle and Sherrod talk about Hayward's return and how he'll have to make adjustments after missing an entire season.

22:24 - With Carmelo Anthony being shipped to Atlanta in a trade, Kyle and Sherrod break down what the veteran forward can bring to the Hawks.

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CELTICS TALK PODCAST: Spurs beat writer Jabari Young believes Kawhi wouldn't re-sign if traded to Boston

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CELTICS TALK PODCAST: Spurs beat writer Jabari Young believes Kawhi wouldn't re-sign if traded to Boston

In this episode of The Celtics Talk Podcast with Kyle Draper and A. Sherrod Blakely...

1:05 - It's great that the Celtics are in the mix for Kawhi Leonard but they can stand back and still be a top team in the NBA. So is it worth it to trade for Kawhi?

5:10 - It's making less and less sense to make a trade for Leonard as the risk is outweighing the reward.

7:24 - Jabari Young, Spurs beat writer for the San Antonio Express joins and says it's looking like Kawhi Leonard is not going to be a Spur for much longer and what the vibe has been like in San Antonio since Tim Duncan retired.

16:35 - Jabari Young on how Kawhi would be more likely to re-sign with the Philadelphia 76ers than with the Boston Celtics and how Boston doesn’t seem like the place for Kawhi long term.

21:40 - Jabari Young on how the Spurs would need Jayson Tatum, Jaylen Brown, and a pick for Kawhi Leonard. 

29:20 - Draper and Blakely on getting the feeling that Aron Baynes will be coming back to the Celtics. But would Marcus Smart return on a 1-year deal?

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