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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In this week’s Celtics Talk Podcast with Kyle Draper and A. Sherrod Blakely, our guests include ESPN NBA Insider Chris Haynes, and Boston Celtics Director of Player Development Austin Ainge.
Kyle and Sherrod begin by talking about whether the Celtics would have given the Warriors a more competitive series in the NBA Finals.
(8:00) Chris Haynes joins us on the phone to talk about the Celtics being the “best option” for LeBron James. Hayes says LeBron has a ton of respect for the Celtics organization. (13:10) Haynes has a strong take on whether Kyrie Irving and LeBron could coexist again if the opportunity was there. (15:40) With the Colangelo situation with the Sixers, Haynes weighs-in on James going there to join Simmons and Embiid. He doesn’t see how Simmons and Lebron would fit together on the court. (19:15) Chris talks about how committed Kyrie Irving is to Boston long-term.
(23:00) Sherrod catches up with Austin Ainge to look at who could be available for the C’s late in the first round of the NBA Draft. (27:10) What will we see from a couple young bigs - Guerschon Yabusele and Daniel Theis next season. (30:25) Looking back at Jayson Tatum’s rookie year and what this summer could mean for him. (31:30) Does Austin expect a busy offseason for Boston, and what does it mean to hear superstar players consider Boston among the teams everyone wants to play for.
1:21 - With the Patriots selecting two former Georgia Bulldogs in Isaiah Wynn and Sony Michel in the first round of the NFL Draft, insiders Tom Curran, Phil Perry and Michael Giardi discuss how the players can contribute in New England this coming season. Also, Patriots Director of Player Development Nick Caserio gives his take on the picks immediately following the draft.
9:25 - Tommy Heinsohn and Chris Mannix join Kyle Draper to break down the Celtics' 97-86 loss to the Bucks as the two teams prepare for a Game 7 showdown in Boston on Saturday.