PBT Podcast: Talking Boston playoffs, trades, Rondo with A. Sherrod Blakely

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The Boston Celtics are a good team (14-2 as of this writing). Credit to Brad Stevens, the first thing everyone around the league says about them is they are well coached. They are deep with talent — especially along the front line — and that versatility allows Stevens to put out lineups that are about matchups. They are a lock playoff team in the East.

And they may be pushing up against their ceiling without a true No. 1 option, a true star on the roster to anchor it.

That’s what A. Sherrod Blakely, who covers the Celtics for Comcast Sportsnet New England, and ProBasketballTalk’s Kurt Helin discuss in this latest NBCSports.com PBT podcast.

That includes discussing the DeMarcus Cousins trade rumors (don’t bet on it) and what other trades and moves the Celtics would be willing to make to get that true alpha player. The pair also discusses whether it was a surprise to see what happened to Rajon Rondo, the team most likely to break out of the pack in the East, and more around the Eastern Conference.

As always, you can listen to the podcast below, or you can listen and subscribe via iTunes.