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The Celtics Talk podcast from NBC Sports Boston is hosted by Insiders A. Sherrod Blakely, Chris Forsberg, and Pre/Postgame host Kyle Draper. Guests include players, coaches, management and media members from around the NBA.

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    Marcus Smart returns as Celtics embarrass Heat, Jimmy Butler in Game 2 of Eastern Conference Finals

    Play Episode Listen Later May 20, 2022 10:54

    Chris Forsberg and Abby Chin break down the Celtics' 127-102 win over the Miami Heat. How can the Celtics carry the momentum into Game 3?1:00-Celtics once again bounce back after a bad Game 12:30-Marcus Smart returns in a BIG way in Game 26:00-Impact of the Rob and Grant Williams7:30-Game 3 previewWatch on YouTube: https://youtu.be/MzQAwf45Ee0See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Was Jimmy Butler motivated to prove he's the best player in Game 1 vs Jayson Tatum, Celtics?

    Play Episode Listen Later May 18, 2022 16:31

    Chris Forsberg and ESPN's Nick Friedell break down the Celtics' Game 1 loss to the Miami Heat. What adjustments will the Celtics make in Game 2? 1:00-Why did the Celtics struggle to slow down Jimmy Butler?3:30-What went wrong for the Celtics in the 3rd quarter?6:30-What adjustments will the Celtics make in Game 2?8:00-Reaction to Bam Adebayo's "energy has shifted" comments13:00-How much do the Celtics need Marcus Smart and Al Horford in Game 2?Watch on YouTube: https://youtu.be/by-zOXqC3kkSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Grant Curry the Game 7 hero? Eddie House and Brian Scalabrine think C's can beat the Heat in ECF

    Play Episode Listen Later May 16, 2022 16:17

    Chris Forsberg, Eddie House and Brian Scalabrine break down the Celtics' 109-81 Game 7 win over the Milwaukee Bucks. What will be the key to the Celtics beating the Heat in the East Finals?1:00-Grant Williams the Game 7 hero3:00-Eddie House and Brian Scalabrine's takeways from the Celtics-Bucks series4:00-How do the Celtics match up against the Heat?9:00-Eddie and Scal's predictions for upcoming series10:30-Predicting the x-factor for ECFWatch on YouTube: https://youtu.be/uNxklZL_yzUSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Bucks comeback pushes C's to the brink | with Chris Gasper

    Play Episode Listen Later May 12, 2022 16:10

    Chris Forsberg is joined by Chris Gasper of The Boston Globe to break down the Celtics crushing Game 5 loss that pushes Boston to the brink of elimination heading into Game 6 in Milwaukee on Friday night.(1:30) What happened in Game 5(6:00) Gasper has a surprising person he'd put some of the blame on for the loss(9:30) The Celtics major in making it hard for themselves(11:30) What has to happen for the C's to force a Game 7(13:30) How will this season be seen if they lose the seriesWATCH ON YOUTUBE: https://youtu.be/fagj3aKU7X8See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    "The Al Horford Game" - Celtics stun Bucks to tie series

    Play Episode Listen Later May 10, 2022 11:42

    Chris Forsberg and Abby Chin talk about a career game from Al Horford as the Celtics even the series with the Milwaukee Bucks, 2-2. Horford's 30 points continue a great postseason (and season). (6:50) Chris and Abby talk about where this series is headed. Is a Game 7 inevitable, or have the C's figured Giannis and the Bucks out?See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Refs or the Celtics? Who deserves the most blame for Game 3 loss to the Bucks?

    Play Episode Listen Later May 8, 2022 19:57

    Chris Forsberg and Abby Chin recap the Celtics' 103-101 loss to the Milwaukee Bucks in Game 3. Can the Celtics take any positives out of a tough loss? 1:30-Breaking down the wild finish in Game 34:30-What went wrong in the 3rd quarter?6:00-Reasons for Tatum's struggles 10:00-Injury concerns for the Celtics?12:00-Positive signs from the Celtics in Game 3Watch on YouTube: https://youtu.be/FJbq2H1qKoESee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Is Grant Williams Boston's playoff MVP? Reaction from Celtics' Game 2 win over the Bucks

    Play Episode Listen Later May 4, 2022 14:19

    Chris Forsberg and Jeff Goodman break down the Celtics' 109-86 win over the Milwaukee Bucks. How key has Grant Williams been to the Celtics in the playoffs? Can the Celtics carry the momentum to Milwaukee? 1:00-Is Grant Williams Boston's playoff MVP? 4:30-Jaylen Brown's bounce-back performance in Game 28:00-Level of concern for Marcus Smart's injury9:30-Can the Celtics continue to shut down Giannis?11:30-Expectations heading to MilwaukeeWatch on YouTube: https://youtu.be/4Cb5Q3bSxt8See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Will Celtics fight back after Bucks delivered haymaker in Game 1?

    Play Episode Listen Later May 2, 2022 27:52

    Chris Forsberg and Trenni Kusnierek break down the Celtics' 101-89 loss to the Bucks in Game 1. What adjustments will the Celtics make in Game 2?1:00-Can the Celtics match the physicality of the Bucks?4:30-Why Game 2 is a must win 7:00-What can the Celtics learn from Game 1?11:00-Marcus Smart questionable with quad injury18:00-Positive takeaways for the Celtics Watch on YouTube: https://youtu.be/MW_s5SxhSb4See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Celtics in 7? Brian Scalabrine breaks down keys to series vs. Bucks

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 28, 2022 18:54

    Chris Forsberg and Brian Scalabrine break down the upcoming series between the Celtics and the Bucks. What's the key for the Celtics to win and advance?1:00-Why do the Bucks constantly struggle in the first game of a series?2:30-Scal gives his prediction for the series4:00-Which player is the key to the series for the Celtics?8:00-How big is the loss of Khris Middleton?Watch on YouTube: https://youtu.be/it69DnaIR5cSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Takeaways from Celtics sweeping Nets, and what happens next? | w/ Amina Smith

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 26, 2022 25:05

    Chris Forsberg and Amina Smith recap the Boston Celtics sweep of the Brooklyn Nets, and look ahead to a possible match-up with the defending champion Milwaukee Bucks.1:00 How the Celtics, specifically Jayson Tatum & Grant Williams, kept Kevin Durant in check2:35 Forsberg talks about the C's coming up big in clutch situations in this series7:25 How impressive has the Celtics' defense been? Is it historic at this point?10:20 Chris and Amina talk about Kyrie Irving in this series, and how Eddie House ripped him on Postgame Live14:15 The coaching job Ime vs Nash18:00 Look ahead to a potential match-up with MilwaukeeWatch on YouTubeSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Broom time? Eddie House breaks down the Celtics' 3-0 start vs Nets

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 24, 2022 15:52

    Chris Forsberg and Eddie House break down the Celtics' 109-103 win over the Brookly Nets. How can the Celtics carry the momentum to close out the series?1:00-Have the Nets waved the white flag?3:00-Eddie praises Ime Udoka's ability to motivate this team6:00-Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown putting the NBA on notice8:00-House on the "championship mindset" the Celtics need moving forwardWatch on YouTube: https://youtu.be/m7IqLLUJD5ESee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Derrick White on Celtics' defense, bench contributions with team up 2-0 over the Nets

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 21, 2022 22:25

    Chris Forsberg and Amina Smith discuss the Celtics' ability to play team basketball against the Nets, Kyrie Irving's postgame comments about Boston and how important Ime Udoka is to Celtics in this matchup. Plus, Chris goes 1-on-1 with Derrick White to talk about the Celtics' 2-0 series lead and his friendship with Red Sox first baseman Bobby Dalbac.1:00 - What about the Celtics has impressed you the most in this Brooklyn series?4:00 - What do you make of Kyrie Irving's praise of the Celtics organization after Game 2?9:00 - How big of an advantage is it having Ime Udoka over Steve Nash?13:30 - What was the atmosphere like at TD Garden through the first two games15:30 - 1-on-1 with Derrick WhiteSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Tracy McGrady: Beating Durant and Kyrie could launch Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown to new heights

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 20, 2022 22:47

    Chris Forsberg talks with Tracy McGrady about his relationship with Jaylen Brown. McGrady gives his Celtics-Nets series prediction and explains why this series is pivotal to whatever comes next for Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown. 1:00-Reaction to Marcus Smart winning DPOY9:30-Tracy McGrady discusses being the founder of Ones Basketball League12:30-Who did Tracy wish he went 1-on-1 against? 14:00-McGrady's Celtics-Nets series prediction16:00-What advice did Tracy give Jaylen before the season?See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Celtics fans 1, Kyrie Irving 0 after Boston steals Game 1 vs Nets

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 18, 2022 18:04

    Chris Forsberg and ESPN's Nick Friedell recap the Celtics' Game 1 buzzer-beater win over the Nets. How will Kyrie's feud with the fans impact the series? What changes will each team make heading into Game 2?1:30-Kyrie Irving vs. Celtics fans5:00-Breaking down Jayson Tatum's buzzer-beater7:00-Why did the Celtics decide not to call a timeout?10:00-What changes will the Nets making heading into Game 2?15:00-Giving credit to Ime Udoka for having the Celtics readyWatch on YouTube: https://youtu.be/0eKqwVISbHYSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Celtics-Nets series preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 16, 2022 44:23

    Chris Forsberg, Brian Scalabrine, Chris Mannix and Amina Smith recap the regular season turnaround from the Celtics and preview their upcoming first-round matchup against the Brooklyn Nets. Plus, an exclusive 1-on-1 interview with Jaylen Brown.1:00-Recapping the Celtics' regular season turnaround6:30-Celtics and Nets players discuss the upcoming matchup10:10-Exclusive 1-on-1 with Jaylen Brown17:00-KD and Kyrie vs Jaylen and Jayson28:00-Tale of the tapeSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Bradley Beal on why Jayson Tatum is the next face of the NBA

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 15, 2022 20:03

    Chris Forsberg talks with Bradley Beal about being a mentor to Jayson Tatum what kind of person Jayson is away from the court. Beal explains why he's confident Jason has what it takes to be the next face of the NBA. 3:28- Bradley Beal explains why he's confident that Tatum can be the next face of the NBA6:35- Beal recalls watching Tatum's journey to the NBA, and why he embraced the ‘big brother' role12:32- What's Brad think of the Tatum's “kiss of death” celebration?15:10- Beal explains why he can see Tatum ending up being considered one of greatest players in NBA history16:15- Beal discusses the disappointment in not being able to play with Tatum on the U.S. Olympic team last summerWatch the full episode on YouTube: https://youtu.be/lx1MRFUIUJYSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    How Jaylen Brown shifted the energy of the Celtics season

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 14, 2022 18:44

    Chris Forsberg talks with former NBA player Shareef Abdur-Rahim about his relationship with Jaylen Brown, from growing up in the same area of Georgia to becoming a mentor for Jaylen, and when he knew the Celtics All-Star had NBA-level talent. 3:40- Shareef describes how his relationship and connection with Jaylen Brown began and grew7:10- Shareef discusses Jaylen's development as an NBA player, and at what point he realized Jaylen had NBA-level talent9:30- What it's been like watching Jaylen develop his interests and leadership off the court11:45- Why he's not surprised by the Celtics turnaround this season12:40- How Jaylen shifted the energy of this Celtics season and became the perfect running mate for this teamWatch the full episode on YouTube: https://youtu.be/cvCby8PJ4zYSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    How Marcus Smart cemented himself as the point guard of the Boston Celtics

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 13, 2022 21:05

    Chris Forsberg talks with Marcus Smart's high school coach, Kenny Boren, about Smart's development throughout his career. What have been the biggest factors to Smart's consistency this season? Has he proven he deserves to win Defensive Player of the Year?1:00-Looking back on the Celtics' decision to extend Marcus Smart6:30-Kenny Boren discusses Smart's ability to remain confident during the ups and downs of his career11:00-How Smart has benefitted from moving to a true point guard role14:30-Making the case for Smart to win DPOYWatch on YouTube: https://youtu.be/nb4aDH_ZA3oSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Man of His Word: How Ime Udoka laid out path for Celtics success

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 12, 2022 19:10

    Chris Forsberg takes a look back at the incredible first year for Ime Udoka with the Celtics and how the head coach laid out during his introductory press conference exactly how he planned to lead the team to the success and growth they've had over the last few months.1:00- Udoka lays out his goal to improve the team's ball movement and jokingly calls out Brad Stevens for Boston's 27th place finish in assist percentage last season4:36- Udoka makes clear from the start that he was going to call out and push his star players to be better7:20- Udoka praises Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown as “foundational pillars” while challenging them to take the next step to become superstars14:01- Udoka explains that the goal from day 1 is to lead Boston to another NBA championshipWatch the full episode on YouTube: https://youtu.be/QgkKIvgkekwSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    How fearless Brad Stevens built a title contender his first year on the job

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 11, 2022 24:57

    We look back at the moves Brad Stevens made this season that helped the Celtics reach their potential. Former Butler Head Coach Todd Lickliter discusses Stevens' journey to the NBA and why there was never a doubt he would be successful. 3:00-Looking back at all the right moves Brad Stevens made this season8:30-Todd Lickliter on why moving Brad to GM was the right move by the Celtics13:00-Lickliter recalls working with Stevens at Butler early in his career17:30-Lickliter's favorite memories from working with Stevens at Butler21:30-Will Brad ever get the itch to coach again?Watch on YouTube: https://youtu.be/KhW_CKAfVO4See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    As seeding comes into focus, can the Celtics make a championship run?

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 8, 2022 35:23

    Chris Forsberg and Abby Chin break down the seeding scenarios for the Boston Celtics, and rank their biggest concerns heading into the playoffs. Later, Max Lederman joins to discuss the state of the East and which matchups each team would prefer.1:00-Breaking down the seeding scenarios for the Celtics5:30-Positive takeaways from loss to Bucks7:00-Biggest signs the Celtics will have success in the playoffs10:00-What concerns do you have heading into the playoffs?14:00-Making the case for Tatum to make All-NBA first team18:00-What matchups are teams in the East hoping for?Watch on YouTube: https://youtu.be/qrgYdYa4CvsSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    1-on-1 with Marcus Smart on spearheading a turnaround, and pushing the Jays

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 5, 2022 20:42

    Chris Forsberg sits down with Marcus Smart to discuss what has led to the Celtics' turnaround and what it will take for the Celtics to raise Banner 18. Marcus also clarifies his comments "calling out" Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown earlier in the season.1:30-Marcus explains the intention behind "calling out" Jayson and Jaylen3:00-What's the biggest reason behind the Celtics' turnaround?5:00-Smart on embracing the role as 'swiss army knife' for Celtics6:00-Making the case for Smart winning DPOY11:30-What's Ime like behind the scenes?13:00-What will it take for the Celtics to raise Banner 18?Watch on YouTube: https://youtu.be/qWydbwlp26USee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    How far can the Time Lord-less Celtics go in the playoffs?

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 29, 2022 23:37

    Chris Forsberg talks with MassLive's Brian Robb about the state of the Celtics following the loss of Robert Williams for the foreseeable future with a torn meniscus. Who steps up to replace his contributions on defense and can Boston still make a deep postseason run without their starting center? 1:00- Reacting to Rob's torn meniscus, how should Boston handle Rob's recovery?8:55- Should the Celtics now be taking playoff seeding into account as they finish up the regular season?14:30- Can the team replace Rob's value on defense? Which players most need to step up to replace him?18:30- How far do the Celtics go in the playoffs without Rob?Watch the full episode on YouTube: https://youtu.be/X69aDTHtpY8See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Jayson Tatum for MVP? Marcus Smart for DPOY? Which Celtics deserve award consideration?

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 24, 2022 23:51

    Chris Forsberg talks with Jay Croucher, head of trading for PointsBet, about the odds for Celtics players and staff to win regular season awards. What do the odds say about Jayson Tatum's case for MVP? What will it take for Ime Udoka to win Coach of the Year? Can Rob Williams or Marcus Smart win Defensive Player of the Year? 1:10- Who has better odds to win Defensive Player of the Year, Robert Williams or Marcus Smart?5:55- What will it take for Ime Udoka to win Coach of the Year11:40- How much will Tatum's slow start impact his chances for MVP?14:20- Should Robert Williams be in the conversation for most improved player? Is there a category where Jaylen Brown may get consideration?Watch the full episode on YouTube: https://youtu.be/MeEBIl5kY8sSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Should Ime Udoka win Coach of the Year after guiding improbable turnaround?

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 22, 2022 27:43

    Amina Smith joins Chris Forsberg on the Celtics Talk Podcast to discuss whether Ime Udoka is a Coach of the Year candidate, how Jayson Tatum has evolved this season and whether Grant "Batman" Williams should be able to give himself a nickname3:00 - What's it been like to watch this Celtics turnaround? 6:00 - Should Ime Udoka be in the Coach of the Year conversation?10:00 - Where does Jayson Tatum rank in the NBA?15:00 - Is it ok for Grant Williams to give himself a nickname?22:00 - Where in the Eastern Conference standings will the Celtics finish the season?See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Eddie House and Brian Scalabrine unflitered: Reflecting on the 2008 reunion

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 21, 2022 15:26

    In Part 2 of our interview with Brian Scalabrine and Eddie House, we get to hear the inside stories from the KG number retirement ceremony. 1:00-Scal and House tell the inside stories of the KG number retirement ceremony5:00-Some of the best smack talk between the '08 team at the ceremony 7:00-Why is Scal so motivated to get into better shape following the reunion? 9:30-Ray Allen "the philosopher" is still alive and well!Watch on YouTube: https://youtu.be/sv2Qd7xLflESee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    The only thing 'dangerous' about Marcus Smart is his defense

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 17, 2022 20:25

    Chris Forsberg is joined by Brian Scalabrine and Eddie House to discuss the controversy around Marcus Smart diving for the ball and injuring Steph Curry on the play. Was it dirty? Should Steve Kerr have backtracked more in his comments after the game? Plus, the guys debate Marcus Smart and Robert Williams' chances of making the all-defensive team and who Boston should want to play in the first round. 1:00- Scal and Eddie House share their thoughts on the Smart-Kerr controversy7:00- Who's more important to the Celtics defense this season, Smart or Rob? Should either be seriously in the running for Defensive Player of the Year?12:50- How should the Celtics handle playoff seeding? Which team should they want to play in the first round?Watch the full episode on YouTube: https://youtu.be/9OGsTewTp-oSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Can KG's jersey retirement ceremony motivate Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown?

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 14, 2022 45:20

    Chris Forsberg and Abby Chin discuss an unforgettable day for the Boston Celtics and Kevin Garnett. How big was KG embracing Ray Allen publicly, and can Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown use the energy from the day as motivation as their careers go forward? Plus, Brian Scalabrine catches up with Ray Allen for an exclusive 1-on-1 interview. 1:00- Abby shares what it was like at the TD Garden on Sunday, and she and Forsberg share their thoughts on all that the day meant3:30- How important of a moment was KG and Ray Allen publicly ending their longstanding “beef”? Should Ray get his number retired next?23:15- What motivation can Tatum, Brown and this year's Celtics team take from being part of Sunday's festivities?38:55- Brian Scalabrine talks with Ray Allen in an exclusive 1-on-1 interviewWatch the full episode on YouTube: https://youtu.be/6hbmLIJ6oB4Support the Heather Walker Glioblastoma Fund to benefit brain cancer research: celtics.com/m4hSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Is Jayson Tatum an MVP candidate? Who gets the credit for Celtics' turnaround?

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 7, 2022 31:36

    Chris Forsberg and John Tomase break down the Celtics' huge win over the Brooklyn Nets. How historic is the Celtics' improbable turnaround? Has Jayson Tatum put himself in the MVP conversation?1:00-Has Jayson Tatum put himself in the MVP conversation?9:30-Who gets the most credit for Celtics' improbable turnaround?14:30-Have expectations changed for the Celtics in the postseason?19:00-What to make of the Kyrie ‘scorned girlfriend' commentsWatch on YouTube: https://youtu.be/PQtw3Bp9JagSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Is Trenni hopping on the Celtics bandwagon? And a chat with Allison Feaster

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 3, 2022 34:28

    Trenni Kusnierek joins Chris Forberg to share her thoughts on all things Celtics. They discuss how Jaylen Brown's ankle injury could impact the team and which teams the Celtics will want to avoid in the postseason. Plus, Celtics VP of Player Development & Organizational Growth Allison Feaster joins the podcast to talk about her role in the front office and breaking the glass ceiling in the NBA5:00 - How does Trenni feel about the 2021-22 Celtics?9:00 - How will Jaylen Brown's injury impact the Celtics over the next few weeks?16:00 - Which postseason matchup scares you the most?21:30 - How does Trenni feel about Ime Udoka?25:00 - Allison Feaster on her role with the team, her relationship with the players and breaking the glass ceiling in the NBASee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Do the Celtics have the best starting 5 in the NBA?

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 25, 2022 32:05

    After another impressive Celtics win, Chris Forsberg is joined by MassLive's Brian Robb to break it all down. They discuss how Ime Udoka has turned this season around, whether the Celtics can maintain this level of offense against top teams and what is a realistic expectation in terms of the standings for the Celtics?1:00 - Does everyone owe Ime Udoka an apology?6:30 - What has changed for the Celtics over these last 14 games?12:00 - Can the Celtics maintain this level of offense for the rest of the season and into the playoffs?15:00 - What is a realistic in terms of seeding for the Celtics?25:00 - Is Grant Williams be an important piece of this Celtics core?See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Derrick White's crazy journey to the NBA and the Boston Celtics

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 17, 2022 27:37

    Chris Forsberg is joined by University of Colorado - Colorado Springs basketball head coach Jeff Culver to discuss his introduction to Derrick White and the Celtics' new addition's wild journey from NCAA Division II basketball to the NBA and ultimately to Boston. 1:25 – Jeff Culver explains his introduction to Derrick White and the timeline that ultimately led to him recruiting the guard to play for him in Colorado6:00 – How did Derrick go from almost being a ‘red shirt' freshman to in the starting lineup in a matter of months?13:18 – Jeff shares how their relationship has progressed and helping give Derrick the confidence to know ‘he belongs' in the NBA17:00 - What were the emotions after learning Derrick had been traded to the Celtics?20:20 – Jeff explains what he thinks Derrick will bring to the Celtics and where he can thrive on this teamWatch the full episode on YouTube: https://youtu.be/A9glm-DNJ08See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Digesting Boston's wild deadline day

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 11, 2022 36:36

    It was a busy day for the Boston Celtics. Brian Scalabrine, Amina Smith and Chris Forsberg are breaking down each and every move the Celtics made today. They share their reactions to the Derrick White acquisition and Daniel Theis returning to Boston. Plus, they discuss the James Harden-Ben Simmons trade and how that impacts the East.1:00 - Chris Forsberg breaks down each of the Celtics trades14:30 - What do you think of the Derrick White acquisition?19:30 - How does Daniel Theis fit back into the Celtics roster?27:00 - What does the buyout market look like for the Celtics?30:00 - Reacting to the James Harden-Ben Simmons tradeSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Is it safe to get excited about the surging Celtics?

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 3, 2022 42:18

    Chris Forsberg is joined by Sean Grande, Celtics radio play-by-play announcer, to discuss this surging Celtics team. They talk about whether the team has officially turned things around, what they've improved on over the last few weeks and what their ceiling is for the rest of the season.1:30 - Is it time to get excited about this Celtics team?9:30 - How has Ime Udoka done so far?16:00 - Will we see anything big happen at the trade deadline?22:30 - What is the Celtics' ceiling this season?31:30 - How impressive is Rob Williams' growth this year?See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Could Celtics & Kings be trade partners? Kyle Draper on what's next for Boston

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 25, 2022 31:55

    Our old friend Kyle Draper is back in Boston, and he joins Chris Forsberg on the Celtics Talk Podcast ahead of the Celtics-Kings matchup. Drapes shares an update on how things are going for him in Sacramento and what he's learned in the play-by-play announcer role. He also talks about what both teams could do ahead of the NBA trade deadline and shares his thoughts on Brad Stevens the GM. Plus, Tom E. Curran joins (crashes) the podcast and makes the pitch to trade Jaylen Brown.1:30 - Catching up with Drapes7:30 - Is Drapes surprised the Celtics are struggling this season?13:00 - Could the Celtics and Kings wind up as trade partners ahead of the 2022 deadline?18:30 - What does Drapes think of Brad the GM?26:00 - Tom E. Curran and Drapes debate whether the C's should trade Jaylen BrownSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    What are Brad Stevens' trade deadline plans? And a chat with Payton Pritchard

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 18, 2022 41:48

    Chris Forsberg is joined by Jay King to discuss his recent conversation with Brad Stevens, offer up some bold predictions for how the Celtics will handle the trade deadline and debate how close this team really is to competing for a championship. Then, Payton Pritchard joins Chris and Amina Smith to discuss his and the team's recent success on the court, playing 1-on-1 with Jaylen Brown during practice and his next “Tik Tok challenge”. 0:40 – Discussing the biggest takeaways from Jay's conversation with Brad Stevens 9:20 – What should we expect from the Celtics at the trade deadline? How far away is this team from being a serious competitor in the East?15:35 – Should we ‘buy in' to the Celtics after their recent string of success, winning five of their last six games?19:35 – Will Ime Udoka find a way to play the young guys more while the team is competing for a playoff spot?27:35 – Chris and Amina Smith welcome in Payton Pritchard for an exclusive interviewWatch on YouTube: https://youtu.be/0V3bu0nj7vYSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Assessing the Celtics at the midway point, plus a chat with Maine Celtics coach Jarell Christian

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 11, 2022 36:45

    Chris Forsberg is joined by MassLive's Brian Robb to discuss where the Celtics stand at the midway point of the season, how Ime Udoka has fared as head coach and how hands on Brad Stevens should be going forward. Then, Maine Celtics head coach Jarrell Christian joins Chris and Amina Smith to discuss the team's success early in the season and adapting to constant player changes on his roster. 0:30 – What is the state of the Celtics at the midway point of the season?2:25 – Grading Ime Udoka's first half season as the team's head coach; how much does Brad Stevens need to step in?13:05 – Is the Celtics' best path forward still building a team around Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown?20:00 - Looking for bright spots this season, including Rob Williams potentially developing into an All-Defensive team candidate27:35 – Chris and Amina Smith welcome in Jarell Christian for an exclusive interviewWatch the full episode on YouTube: https://youtu.be/Cmf5C15Uoc4See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Celtics Mailbag: Trades and blame game, plus a chat with Al Horford

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 4, 2022 34:18

    Chris Forsberg opens up the mailbag to answer your questions as the Celtics near the midpoint in the season, including whether the team should ever consider trading Jayson Tatum and which of the team's young players factor into the long-term plan. Then Chris and Amina Smith welcome in Al Horford to discuss why he has faith this C's team will figure things out, the development of Tatum and Brown, and his favorite breakfast cereals. 1:00 – Chris shares his thoughts on where the Celtics stand as they close in on the halfway point of the season2:15 – Chris opens up the mailbag to answer your questions, including:-Should the Celtics ever consider moving Jayson Tatum? (4:35)-How should Brad Stevens handle trading Dennis Schroder? What type of deal should he be looking to make? (12:22)-Which of the team's young players are likeliest to be a part of the team's long-term plans? (15:20)-Who's most to blame for the Celtics' struggles this season? (19:25)25:30 – Chris and Amina Smith welcome in Al Horford for an exclusive interviewWatch the full episode on YouTube: https://youtu.be/HcCpnvggZVISee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Forsberg and Tomase try to find anything positive about this Celtics team

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 28, 2021 34:14

    After another brutal loss, this time to the Minnesota Timberwolves, NBC Sports Boston's John Tomase joins Chris Forsberg on the Celtics Talk Podcast to break it all down. They discuss why this team can't seem to figure out how to close out games and why bringing back Isaiah Thomas could be a good thing for the team and Celtics fans. Forsberg also looks back at some of his favorite Celtics moments of the last year.1:00 - What is the most frustrating part of this Celtics team?8:30 - Why does this team have such a hard time closing out games?14:30 - Do you want Brad Stevens to take a big swing at the trade deadline?20:30 - Should the Celtics bring back Isaiah Thomas?27:30 - What are Forsberg's four favorite Celtics moments from 2021?See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Bobby Marks on the path forward for Brad Stevens and the Celtics

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 21, 2021 36:29

    ESPN Front Office Insider Bobby Marks joins NBC Sports Boston's Chris Forsberg to discuss what the Celtics should do with their roster after a disappointing start to the NBA season.3:50 Bobby Marks is out in Las Vegas at the G-League showcase, and talks about what' it's been like6:10 Danny Ainge's return to the NBA in Utah7:20 Looking at the state of the roster, and how it's been a rotating door of players being available11:30 How tough it is for Brad Stevens to figure out what to do dealing with so many variables16:30 A look at Stevens' moves so far as President of Basketball Ops.18:20 Could there be a trade market for Al Horford20:15 The decision to extend Marcus Smart, and whether or not he could be moved22:15 Should the Celtics sell high on Dennis Schroder?25:50 What missing piece would best compliment Jayson Tatum & Jaylen Brown?27:30 Would Domantas Sabonis or Damian Lillard fit in Boston30:30 Praising the decision to extend Robert Williams IIIWATCH on YouTube+ Follow Chris Forsberg on Twitter+ Follow Bobby Marks on TwitterSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    NBA Trade Season gets going; Grant Williams interview

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 15, 2021 39:45

    Chris Forsberg is joined by ESPN NBA reporter Nick Friedell to talk about Steph Curry and the Warriors visit to Boston on Friday, a national view of the Celtics, and is it time to break up "The Jays"? Plus, Grant Williams spoke with Amina Smith and Chris on this week's "Celtics PostUp" on NBC Sports Boston.ESPN's Nick Friedell1:00 How Steph Curry and the Warriors have returned to their throne as a title contender6:40 A national view of what's going on with the Celtics this season10:00 Should Boston break up the Tatum & Brown duo?14:00 Big picture look at the Eastern Conference - Who's legit? Who's a pretender?17:00 The Warriors needing to take a step back the last few years...should the Celtics take the same approach?Grant Williams interview30:35 On his great start to the season shooting 3-pointers32:30 A breakdown of what happened on Monday with his altercation with Bobby Portis33:30 The trash-talking he engaged Lebron James in Los Angeles last week that had the bench cracking up35:00 What is on his Christmas listWATCH on YouTube: https://youtu.be/aKzVIj6EDwQFollow @ChrisForsberg_Follow @NickFriedellSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Scalabrine's plan to fix the Celtics; Danny Ainge Exclusive interview

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 9, 2021 50:59

    Following two tough losses in Los Angeles, Chris Forsberg is trying to stay optimistic and look for solutions in this episode of the Celtics Talk podcast. He's joined by Brian Scalabrine - who has some ideas on how to turn things around, and former Director of Basketball Operations Danny Ainge.1:30 - Scal joins Chris to discuss how he'd like to see more of the young players (Aaron Nesmith, Payton Pritchard, and Romeo Langford) play more minutes and inset energy into the lineup10:00 - Overall, Scal and Chris agree that the team just needs to play harder more consistently16:15 - Chris and Scal talk about what gives them hope after the first 26 games into the season18:20 What a Jaylen Brown return to the lineup will mean, and which Jaylen will return when hee's healthy?24:00 While he's been a force blocking shots, Robert Williams has not played as well in other ways on defense30:00 Should Brad Stevens look at the forthcoming firesales in Portland and Indiana for a big roster shake-up?31:30 Why Scal wouldn't trade Marcus Smart33:00 The terribly inconsistent spacing the Celtics offense has shown35:30 What Scal would tell the team if he was in locker room, and stress to them they need to play harder40:00 Is there a viable path for Dennis Schroder to sign long-term?Forsberg talks with Danny Ainge exclusively45:45 Danny's thoughts on the season so far46:00 What he's been doing in retirement in Utah47:00 His future in the NBASee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Celtics quarter-mark checkup: Are tough decisions ahead for Brad Stevens?

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 1, 2021 26:51

    Chris Forsberg and Chris Gasper break down what they have seen from the Celtics so far this season. Do the Celtics need to shake things up to win more consistently?1:00-Gasper explains what has frustrated him the most about this Celtics team9:00-Breaking down the positive signs we have seen from the Celtics12:00-Should Aaron Nesmith and Payton Pritchard be getting more playing time?15:30-What grades would you give Tatum and Brown for the start of the season?23:00-Giving the Celtics bench the credit they deserveWatch on YouTube: https://youtu.be/m_YSalktN94See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Dan Shaughnessy on life with the Larry Bird Celtics

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2021 38:17

    Dan Shaughnessy joins Chris Forsberg on the Celtics Talk Podcast to discuss his new book, Wish it Lasted Forever: Life with the Larry Bird Celtics. Dan talks about what inspired him to write the book and reflects on some of his favorite Larry Bird stories. He also discusses how access to NBA players and the locker room has changed in recent years and shares his thoughts on the 2021-22 Celtics team.5:45 - What inspired Dan to write the book?12:00 - Dan reflects on those teams and shares some of his favorite Larry Bird stories22:00 - How has access to NBA players changed in recent years?27:00 - What does Dan think about this 2021-22 Celtics?31:00 - What were the "newspaper wars" like in the 80s?See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Gary Gulman thinks roller coaster Celtics are on their way up

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 16, 2021 35:37

    Comedian Gary Gulman joins Chris Forsberg to discuss why he's optimistic about this year's Celtics team, the time Chris was escorted out of the Sonic Drive-In headquarters and Gary's upcoming appearance at the Wilbur Theatre. 1:00 – The two celebrate a big week for Gary after he performed at Carnegie Hall for the first time6:05 – Gary discusses his basketball-watching habits when on tour, and which of the New York Post's “Five Things to Know about Gary Gulman…” were actually true8:25 – Why Gary believes the Celtics are turning the corner after a tough start to the season, and why Robert Williams is the most important Celtic, outside of Jaylen and Jayson, on this year's team15:05 – How Oklahoma City rejuvenated Al Horford and Forsberg shares the story of the time he was escorted out of the Sonic Drive-In headquarters while trying to buy a t-shirt18:50 – Gary is appearing at the Wilbur Theatre this Friday, and life living in New York City as a Boston sports fan Watch the full podcast on YouTube: https://youtu.be/m0WWEdDUi74See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Pondering a Ben Simmons to Boston trade

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 9, 2021 34:35

    John Tomase joins Chris Forsberg to discuss all the latest off-the-court drama around the Celtics, including the reports that the Celtics are interested in trading for Ben Simmons. Should the C's consider trading Jaylen Brown for Simmons? Plus, the two vent about Marcus Smart and give Al Horford his ‘flowers' for his performance this season.0:50 – Tomase and Forsberg share their thoughts on Ben Simmons and if he'd fit on the Celtics5:00 – Would you trade Jaylen Brown for Ben Simmons? Which player has the higher upside going forward?14:45 – Why don't Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown seem to compliment each other on the floor? Will they figure it out?17:10 – Tomase vents about Marcus Smart's performance on and off the court this year27:35 – What player, or type of player, does Boston need to add to make this team a title contender?Watch the full episode on YouTube: https://youtu.be/hVP4YyARyO8See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Celtics Problems: Who deserves the blame, and can things be fixed?

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 2, 2021 45:59

    Chris Forsberg is joined by Tom Giles to talk about the latest version of the "worst loss of the season" for the Boston CelticsAfter blowing a 19-point 3rd quarter lead, the Chicago Bulls dominated Boston on Monday night at TD Garden, outscoring them 39-11. The C's start a 3-game road trip with a 2-5 record.After the game, Marcus Smart had some direct words for the Celtics offense, specifically Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown. Forsberg and Giles start the pod by talking about Smart's comments.Other topics discussed in this episode:6:30 How big of a deal was it that Jaylen Brown or Jayson Tatum didn't meet with the media after the game?10:00 Jayson Tatum needs to stop getting distracted by bad calls13:00 Blame pie? Who is to blame for the poor start to the season?19:00 What can Ime Udoka do to turn things around?23:00 If Boston can't turn things around, what is the right path forward? Should there be a major shakeup?27:50 Why are Aaron Nesmith, Payton Pritchard, and Romeo Langford buried on the bench?WATCH ON YOUTUBE | Follow Chris Forsberg | Follow Tom GilesSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Celtics falling into old bad habits; should we stop daydreaming about Bradley Beal?

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 28, 2021 50:01

    Chris Forsberg reacts to Wednesday night's discouraging loss to the Wizards and the Celtics falling back into last season's bad habits. Then NBC Sports Washington's Chris Miller joins to discuss whether or not it's time for C's fans to stop daydreaming about Bradley Beal teaming up with Jayson Tatum in Boston, and debate all things around the NBA after the first week or the regular season.1:00 – Forsberg reacts to Wednesday night's loss at home to the Wizards, can this team ever get over its bad habits on a consistent basis?13:15 – Chris Miller joins to discuss the latest on Bradley Beal and how likely he is to stay in D.C. beyond this season.19:10 – What should we make of the Celtics and Wizards after one week? What is the ceiling for each of these teams?33:00 – Which teams in the Eastern Conference are legitimate playoff contenders? Who's the favorite to take the top see right now?Watch the full episode on YouTube: https://youtu.be/2FhLYlbthnsSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Overreactions to Boston's wild season-opener, plus a chat with Jaylen Brown

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 21, 2021 36:19

    Boston.com's Tom Westerholm joins Chris Forsberg on the podcast and they react to the Celtics heartbreaking double overtime loss to the Knicks in the season-opener. They discuss Jaylen Brown's career night, Ime Udoka's head coaching debut and their panic level with Jayson Tatum. Plus, Forsberg sits down exclusively with Jaylen Brown to discuss the 2021-22 season.1:00 – Biggest takeaways after the season-opener?6:00 – What's your panic meter after Jayson Tatum's underwhelming performance vs Knicks?15:00 – Early impressions of Ime Udoka? 25:00 – Projections for the season 30:00 – Exclusive 1-on-1 with Jaylen BrownSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    What to make of Marcus Smart's suspension, plus exclusive chats with Aaron Nesmith and Romeo Langford

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 15, 2021 41:17

    Chris Forsberg is joined by The Athletic's Jay King to discuss Marcus Smart's one-game suspension for reportedly missing the team flight to Orlando, plus which of the younger players they expect will have the greatest impact this season. Then Chris sits down with Aaron Nesmith and Romeo Langford for a pair of exclusive one-on-one interviews. 1:10 - What should we make of Smart's one-game suspension? How does it impact his relationship with Ime Udoka and his chances of being named a team captain? 15:25 - Which of the team's younger players will have the greatest impact on the team this season? 20:40 - Which of the players in the back half of the 10-man rotation will get ‘squeezed' on playing time? 29:44 - Exclusive one-on-one with Aaron Nesmith 34:00 - Exclusive one-on-one with Romeo LangfordWatch on YouTube: https://youtu.be/5HUBIHkzPgMSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Jayson Tatum, Jaylen Brown talk friendship, plus training camp impressions

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 8, 2021 37:53

    In an exclusive sit down interview, Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown open up about their friendship on and off the court. Also, Chris Forsberg and Brian Robb break down what they've learned so far at Celtics training camp. 2:30-Exclusive interview with Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown13:30-What have we learned at Celtics training camp? 15:50-Any shot that Aaron Nesmith starts?18:20-What role will Al Horford and Robert Williams have to start the season?32:00-Ranking the level of concern for Jaylen's wristWatch on YouTube: https://youtu.be/nGxQyrtRYKESee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

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