Adam Kaufman and Evan Valenti welcome Mark Murphy of the Boston Herald to Celtics Beat and talk about the massive gap evident between the championship contending Brooklyn Nets and the middling Boston Celtics. The teams were in opposite positions just seven months ago, so Murphy previews how the Celtics will try to close that gap when the series inevitably ends. Are Jaylen Brown and Marcus Smart available in trade talks? What does Jayson Tatum need to do to better lead Boston in the future? What do Kyrie Irving’s comments about Boston racism mean for the franchise?
2:47 The Nets are in a different league
13:42 How much of this series is on Jayson Tatum?
26:43 What could Marcus Smart fetch in a trade?
31:39 Jaylen Brown for Beal?
37:43 Kyrie Irving’s comments on Boston