Celtics Talk TV: Leading role for Bradley?
Thu, 7 Mar 2013|
Kyle Draper, A. Sherrod Blakely and Rich Levine bring you another episode of 'Celtics Talk TV' where they debate whether Bradley will be the new leader of the Celtics.
So overflow welcome to another smashing edition of celtics' -- TV on Kyle Draper joined by the Celtics insider age arrived quickly. Rich Levine CS NNE dot com the columnists make sure you hit it up on Twitter using -- -- Celtics talk you can follow us as well also rod BCS then rich underscore Levine and Kyle are Draper are right -- the Celtics rocking and rolling. Four straight wins arrived after the win in Indianapolis on Wednesday I was surprised by how good their planned -- any he has been Avery Bradley. That takes -- to our first question from the Twitter verse it comes from our wide JC it's 13 Avery Bradley's continued his great defense. And has also become an offices spark the deceased rat he has stepped up as a leader on this team what do you think about what Bradley's been able to do. He is becoming a complete player I mean and that is the one thing that Avery Bradley has not been able to do in part because of injuries but also. In part because of opportunity with Rondo out Avery Bradley is getting a lot more shots and he's also as soon as he can handle the ball which is something. That in the past is an issue for him. His development is gonna make a very interesting and very bright future for the -- he continues to step his game out night in and night out at both ends of the. We have what yeah what about his swagger too because he's got a little swagger out there and confident his grammar 'cause -- -- -- the ball. -- -- to have I don't really like hunched over it had been I mean Giles I would pass and yet anyway I thought I know also it's only a little bit but in general that's going away. But in terms of him being a leader in this year it is the W leader but moving forward I think if you got if one guy off the roster Rondo included. -- lead this next terrorism stuff I think he's -- got. He's a guy goes out every single night. He gives everything he has. And he's what you -- so much if any any time the Sox know it's like it's a perfect mix there but it's only been what 28 games. Played a lot of cheering and you know he's so quickly with them the thing that I. Caution anyone who's you know drinking all that Avery Bradley Kuwait is remember this guy has not an -- health. That's the one knock on him that I think. Until he has a year where he's able to us to sustain himself health wise and continue to play at that high level where I don't really know. If Avery can maintain. The level that he plays the defense -- for a full season I think until we have a couple of years like that. Then we can start talking about him as being you know potential face of the franchise move for right now. He's available player -- might think based -- has been as if it's behind the scenes. And he's he's a guy that you want to have got to keep around all right well wood's contract situation is gonna be adjusting and coming up this off season and into next offseason with the Celtics. But to do with that next -- ten months ago. Rich are you writers Celek that the Celtics will get home court advantage in the first round what are you wanna see. Putting when you felt the pace. Yeah there's a chance that they did I don't think that element they want. I think if you if you're in the foresee it he got Miami -- -- second round you want to avoid them as long as you can. So I mean it's crazy to say but you know -- given that given the 66 -- -- -- he -- better -- so I don't I don't think it I don't think it's a matter whether they want and I just don't think they're gonna get that fourth spot I think Brooklyn is gonna finish with a better record. You know that the Chicago. Indiana whichever one of those teams emerges as -- the lower seed. In the central I think they'll be ahead of the Celtics as well in the 65 frankly. That's we -- I think that's where you have the best chance of not only getting past that first round opponent but also really blaze and it's really get to the conference final. You did in this six -- you probably open up against the New York Knicks who probably get the theaters the beatable and in Indiana has been unbelievable what -- is you know that's going to be a crazy series that I have been good at that but it beautiful. Yeah it's automatic right now yeah -- -- Steve Jacobs wants to those draft playing the what if game rivalry -- were back for the playoffs. How far did this he go how far can they go. -- -- well Ellis is back up and just say you know this team was given a playoff team would have both of those guys that I did and they're gonna go deeper if they had him. I'm not sure I'm ready to jump on board that I think they would have helped. But when you take Rondell the equation I mean it's love. Let -- you grow there a better team. There are better regular season team with Brian I think sellers -- the loss of it was gonna hurt them once in a playoff because it becomes more half court game you need guys to be physical and bang around us. The rim and he's the best on this team that so I think they had both of those guys. Possibly blow a little bit further but I still think the way they're playing now they understand who they are they understand their identity. They know what their roles are and I think that they're playing to the best and ability and a win a lot of games. Yeah I don't know what would have taken for them to turn the season around the front -- doesn't get hurt I think yeah I think it's two different worlds you can start compare everything is different. You know I forgot about D. J. White when you're talking about looper as presence in the class. Not enough I'm. That's my dad Indiana. I'll -- D. J. White AK Kanye -- That's who will win usually nice -- back on and it does you know this incidence of -- about it and I. How did you get him things like that isn't what what that is that you ever -- -- play -- -- seven Randolph but here's Williams there was a reason why. Those guys resign. And there's a reason why even after they finished playing in China they have a job waiting for them they become their ages that it will go to work him. So I think he's away he's going to be a nice -- this and I -- like his style of play I think he could potentially help them. And it -- the season. But when it's the playoffs not dots in the state and then nine I was in Florida they need to be around them well at times militants -- -- guys are rich has time to hash it out this is where we did. Bit in back to -- Everett is we want I'll start with you. Back and I have to stop watching. Clearly Doc Rivers is watching -- shot. -- last week. We talk about the isolation for beards so what did we get -- why don't they -- and I have to defend it got a little bit me earlier that -- they hope lady you're wrong never works. The first I didn't check all the -- inaudible -- last year yet yesterday raised the question. You know it's usually. To get so Big Three almost -- -- that that pat and it was a great pass like Garnett so when you have here's isolated they're listing that you Jauron right. But Patriots opportunities on my dad was beautiful. Sure rod your hash it out like this will go ahead how would you unveil it to the world didn't crawl. Byrd is what's gonna back present when the Celtics pick this guy up or watch -- there were a lot of balls and thought that. This guy was just going to be you know poor man's Vince Carter -- of south wasn't that a fitting KG was gonna happen smack him upside the head again it's not okay and that. And it has been just the -- he is fit -- well in this thing that has really struck me. Is the fact that Doc Rivers is trusts. And that's something that Doc Rivers is my hand out you know easily disguise blitzes every single game -- scoring isn't quite what it wasn't watching but neither are his minutes. And neither are the mediocre players and some was run but I give -- into -- a lot of credit he is stepping now. Play in the world that he has to play to help this team win and he's got a lot of folks include supposed problem is Santo. Eating -- word I could see it proffered by the -- yet every single shot has to be at least five times higher than it should. That's that's isn't it great contact or something like I -- I know I don't -- -- -- -- yeah. I absolutely didn't have a wide open a wide open those -- -- stuff and he never should never take a lot of different -- -- tour school to the bats did little. -- -- -- -- -- -- -- But the question mark -- probably be that way because it's TV. Celtics other contenders now that they won four in a row thirteen and four without Rondo during this stretch. I'm going to hold -- as they not yes quite yet sure they're good team guys they're playing well but I still think if the playoffs started in the match that with Indiana. Indiana would still have to be the favorite so you talk about pecking order in the east where did the celtics' -- you gotta go Miami Indiana ended up through the Celtics in there with the rest New York Brooklyn. Chicago -- think I think right now. It's Miami in this every. -- -- who I don't think -- Indiana Pacers have separated themselves from the Celtics or any other team I think really. When you look at Brooklyn you look at does the Celtics you look anyone but the Hawks basically in my opinion this point. All of those teams have potential to beat the other in a best of seven series and if you're the Celtics. You really want is a shot because when you look at the kind of season they've had all the injuries all you guys leave for personal reasons -- Milledge is going back home in all the things that they've had to battle there was a team to be in a position where you can go to the playoffs and know that basically you've got to. A batted an average chance of beating whoever your face and regardless of whether you have home court and not. That's all you can ask where the -- to. Then I thought that last night was a prime example of -- was that night was a prime example why the Celtics don't have a shot doesn't example of the young his his team. That got a big lead sort of fell asleep. And what's -- others look up they didn't know what that did know what to do it and and they broke down and guys know Paul George who is a great player Mathewson in the last you know he doesn't know what it's like that you know it's just not good man to beat this guy and I don't look like -- goes -- -- -- like you know they they have a young core especially if Granger is not there. And it's going to be tough impressed the veterans Dan Uggla. Our guys for -- right now through NBA talk Serge Ibaka vs Blake Griffin you know polluted belt. So were Rams vs Ray Allen how would you reacted officials do their jobs drive to Hillis. If you're placed. Somebody did that to you all of us what someone does that he would do exactly what Blake did you ever assume the field position to help Alex and oh yeah. I mean -- -- I remember right yeah. Yeah it. If you don't like it don't you think and I'm gonna get this Claude Miller who's going to toss the fact that very little the guy basically a slap on the wrist that was it that was. Ambassador as far as like Ray Allen and Barea. That -- well enough -- me a little guy -- skinny guy won. Let's move on -- that at Beloit he gets guys somehow he's he's going to be crazy from the playoffs again. -- guys consistently the most draft in the lead of the of the of the younger guys after proper to -- that. He is going to be in the middle of controversy in the classic density and the Celtics hope they don't see Eddie -- a record one of their playoff games we definitely -- -- costs they're just here and ran out of it. Are rich -- Spurs broke vulnerable with Tony Parker out will be able wrong for best record in the west does that even matter what do you think about the spurt yet doesn't even matter I think I think -- the question I I I personally think that everyone healthy and I take Oklahoma City and that's series anyways. But you know it's one of those things -- you lose your point guard who's arguably one of the best point guards in the league when -- best players in the league this year. And it's got hurt the chances but you know if there's -- -- team that didn't go a month without their point guard and -- come back if he's healthy enough to be icy -- the Spurs but silly the way. I -- on him. Look at the sentencing don't care about right season as far as who's healthy who's a comic book. They have. Played the defending NBA champion and sat there all their quarterback also wanna get yourself so does not like. That absolutely partners all of a sudden you're gonna -- -- doom and -- feeling a sense -- any of this team is built for the playoffs they understand that and the best chance of they're gonna have in the playoffs is to have a healthy Tony Parker so really this is not like a blessing in disguise in the because this gives them an opportunity. That one of their main guys it's a much needed rest before they get to the postseason Jerod six weeks to go on a regular season of the teams now in the post season now and who plays their way out well I think if you look -- is I think the eight teams that are in now are going to be helping there's going to be in each. Any shade of an injustice shuffling of the deck you go out west I think the team that is most likely to not make it -- Utah mom I think you saw the schedule. It's not. I don't think it's a break I know him. You don't yeah. It was not favorable Erica -- thing that hurts him I think more than anything else is they can't win on the road attendance when he -- and wrote this in the worst road record of any team that's currently in -- playoff position and so I think the Jazz are gonna be you know so you talk about losing. How many how many things that are no. At the Pentagon whereas now the Lakers grabbed him wet weather whether it's -- did the rest of the rest a couple of critical game against Dallas. There was one of the again to Portland's. Then there was that New Orleans has put on a par last night to think things have happened these last couple weeks to make. The obvious outcome manipulated to get a sneak but you know here's the thing about the lives didn't because I think the way things are -- on I think they will start and yet. Didn't back doing it but. Did to the playoffs. This innovative so I don't know if it's 18 you know I don't know I think said that when he did they get power back. How bad that's going to be the team. How they -- him back. Well exactly and not -- -- -- -- my -- of our Lakers colors and I don't understand editor and I don't know. They're not then I'm gonna win the series at all they'll they'll be happy to get him and just think he did and which means you're out of the running for the the number one overall pick so you basically what's the point. What's the point other than a city gotten from back problems reading for the exact ankle today you think Kobe yeah. Our voice that's gonna -- after this week's edition of celtics' healthy beat -- -- -- drive strapping CF and rich are rich or the square foot which it. Do you change it every week I think that once you how. Incidentally I'm really good to me is a lot more followers than that you're -- probably yeah. -- are very very right -- -- -- follow me forget about those guys. I'm for it next week.