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Banners Broadcast 15: Jahlil Okafor, Celtics’ defense and Kyrie Irving

Adam Kaufman of 98.5 The Sports Hub joins the Broadcast before Mike DePrisco breaks down Okafor’s possible fit in Boston. Could he be Brad Stevens’ Greg Monroe?

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As Jahlil Okafor rumors swirl with him and the 76ers engaged in a standoff over his potential buyout several seasons after he was their number-one selection, the Celtics and their $8-million+ disabled player exception could be a possible landing spot.

98.5’s Adam Kaufman joined this week’s Banners Broadcast to discuss that possibility and more. He’s higher on Okafor’s potential than most, but also sees value in the Celts waiting once he hits the market because Boston does not have to dive into their exception until March.

Later, our own Mike DePrisco breaks down Okafor’s potential fit with the C’s and Terry Rozier’s phenomenal start to the season. If he keeps getting better, would it make Marcus Smart expendable later?

Here’s the show list for you to browse through. If you have questions, takes you want on the show, call 978-595-1744 and leave the Banners Broadcast a voicemail. And be sure to subscribe to us on iTunes or wherever you listen to podcasts.

Adam Kaufman

0:50-4:40 Media reaction to Gordon Hayward's injury

4:40-7:57 Early season dominance and passing

7:57-12:29 The surprise of Irving

12:29-16:35 Flat Earth continues

16:35-20:34 Resetting Expectations

20:34-26:00 Jahlil Okafor to Boston?

Michael DePrisco

27:00-30:34 Okafor's fit with Celts

30:34-33:25 Defensive success

33:25-38:00 Rozier's play and Smart contract

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