PODCAST: Antoine Walker on Ainge trading him, on Isaiah Thomas, and much more


Kyle Draper and A. Sherrod Blakely bring you a jam packed episode of the "Celtics Talk" Podcast, featuring a great interview with Antoine Walker, plus Brian Scalabrine talks to Brad Stevens about when the "basketball bug" got him.

Show Notes: Kyle and Sherrod talk about Gordon Hayward being able to not wear the big boot, and the realistic prospects of his return to the floor this season. (4:30) Also, a discussion on Kyrie Irving exceeding the already lofty expectations.

(8:00) Former Celtic Antoine Walker was in town for the game against Denver, and he joined us the next day on the phone to talk about his time in Boston. Toine starts off by talking about his time in Boston with Paul Pierce, and how his game as a 'stretch 4' was ahead of its' time. Walker reflects back on the early days with Pierce, the relationship the two had, and feeling some regret on being part of Danny Ainge's first major trade. Walker also relates his situation with Ainge trading away Isaiah Thomas. Walker also weighs-in on the current Celtics, and what he thinks of the Jayson Tatum comparison's to Paul Pierce.

(25:15) Brian Scalabrine has a great conversation with Celtics head coach Brad Stevens on when he first fell in love with the game of basketball.

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