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.