Chris Broussard isn’t buying Kemba and Kanter was the Celtics Plan A | NBA | FIRST THINGS FIRST

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  • Published on Jul 18, 2019
  • Chris Broussard reacts to Danny Ainge's comments that Kemba Walker and Enes Kanter were the Boston Celtics Plan A in free agency. Hear why Broussard isn't buying Ainge's comments, but thinks Kemba is better for the Celtics than Kyrie Irving.
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  • First Things First: Cris Carter and Nick Wright

    Is Kemba Walker a better fit for the Celtics than Kyrie Irving?

    • stk7778
      stk7778 Month ago

      clearly, yes

    • Ailvert Petines
      Ailvert Petines 2 months ago

      No

    • Tom H
      Tom H 3 months ago

      TW we will see how he does against the living . Though he is way more muscular than I thought

    • Tom H
      Tom H 3 months ago

      Very simple Irving was too big for his britches. If you listen to Stevens you become a better player. When you play as a unit you are far more likely to win a game. You play hard when your teammate is working hard for you. I never cared for him from day one . I thought he was strange. Not that smart ( flat earth) . Moon landing ect.

    • Doctor Cthulhu
      Doctor Cthulhu 3 months ago

      Anthony Budzko jr the point is the first sentence you are glossing over.
      Plan A, means it was your very first plan. If pairing Kyrie and AD was your primary plan, then that means it was the Celtic’s Plan A.
      You can’t tell me PLAN A this entire off-season was::
      losing Kyrie, losing out on AD, losing Horford, losing Morris, losing Rozier, getting 2 low lottery picks, and then not getting ANY face-to-face meetings with any free agents other than Walker and Kanter.
      Yes, the Celtics didn’t *completely* fall apart this off-season with signing Kemba and Kanter, But it wasn’t anywhere near what they had planned for from the beginning, as what Ainge was alluding to when he called Kemba and Kanter “the Celtics plan A this off-season”
      They are likely going to be a middle of the road playoff team, with no way of stopping the 2 big men who dominate the east, now that LeBron is gone, Embiid and Giannis.

      Taco isn’t that guy, and his combine numbers showed that. He’s slow moving side to side, hasn’t got great instincts on defence, and he can’t space the floor at all with near zero outside shooting ability.
      The main reason a ton of teams passed on Taco, is the history of guys over 7’2” in the NBA. They are all literally 1 easy injury away from losing what little athleticism they have, because the human body just hasn’t evolved to be that tall, and be pushed to its limits athletically for an hour, +80 times a year(plus practices).
      It’s the exact same reason why so many teams passed on the Porzingas trade that The Knicks were offering.
      And, it’s why a ton of GM’s pass on +7’2” guys in every single draft. The chance they stay healthy past their rookie extension is very rare, and outside shooting has become such a powerhouse in the league. A part of the game Taco is going to be exploited on every time he’s on the floor, with screen and switches.

  • Benjamin Lappin
    Benjamin Lappin 22 days ago

    If this was the Plan A, it is only half the plan. Danny's plan A was to get rid of Irving, get Kemba and Kanter and have Al beside them. His early trading of Baynes was a an absolute mistake as he did it before Al left.

  • B Ortiz
    B Ortiz 27 days ago

    Lets go Celtics

  • Abel Bis'Hia
    Abel Bis'Hia Month ago

    I reckon if D.Ainge knew Russ was available he would of chosen him over Kemba.

  • jacob clark
    jacob clark Month ago

    We have Robert Williams who is a mini Rudy gobert so we good defensively

  • Snicky G
    Snicky G Month ago +1

    Kanter was so grateful when Portland took him out of NY. He could not praise them enough. Then, he dumps Portland and joins the Celtics. Is Kanter chasing a ring?

  • azael dtl
    azael dtl 2 months ago

    Boston still gonna fight ☘☘

  • ronald robert
    ronald robert 2 months ago +1

    What better plan was out ther
    Kanter Double-Double
    Kemba is top 5-10 PG in NBA
    Kyrie was never staying
    Durant wasnt going to Boston
    Horford wasnt staying
    These 3 are idiots
    Match the numbers kemba VS Kyrie not much of a difference except for 2
    Games played and minutes played

  • Darth Maul
    Darth Maul 2 months ago

    these guys never say positive things about Boston...

  • Hulk Niss
    Hulk Niss 2 months ago

    move kanter to pf and get adams from okc

  • Thorfinn986_doesn't_do_average

    I hope the Celtics prove these idiots wrong.

  • Papi
    Papi 2 months ago +1

    Two words: Tacko Fall

  • Hezekiah Hoshea
    Hezekiah Hoshea 2 months ago

    Sleep On My Celtics All You Want! This Is A Great Team!

  • Xavier Florence
    Xavier Florence 2 months ago +1

    I didn't know tom green was a sports analyst "😂😂💯

  • flyofchange
    flyofchange 2 months ago

    Broussard is so off it's not even funny..

  • flyofchange
    flyofchange 2 months ago

    The 6ers still have not proved anything..

  • James Dawny
    James Dawny 2 months ago

    They just roasted gms hahahaa

  • steve midas
    steve midas 2 months ago

    Portland wouldn't over pay Kanter for a job he could not do! #NO#DEFENSE. Defense wins championships!

  • Matthew Hui
    Matthew Hui 2 months ago

    How’s kawhi doing in Toronto. Thanks for reporting!

  • John McCormack
    John McCormack 2 months ago

    Al Horford is waaaay over the hill. Kanter is a better on the glass and in the post. Defense Horford is better.

  • Joe Ray
    Joe Ray 2 months ago +7

    Tacko Fall and Robert Williams on the rise

  • Luis Martinez
    Luis Martinez 3 months ago +2

    Tacko Fall mofos! Sign him already!

  • William Pickarski
    William Pickarski 3 months ago +9

    If Boston can rebuild around Kemba and Tatum, they could definitely have a great future

  • megamar
    megamar 3 months ago

    These clowns are bs artists to me. It was clear that Kyrie was leaving, and it was outrageous to pay Horford 4 years. So I think it not crazy to say this was the plan, and is a good plan. Don’t sleep on the Celtics this year...just saying.

  • jay pee
    jay pee 3 months ago

    Who gives a ... K what you think

  • jordand623
    jordand623 3 months ago

    Insane how anti Boston this show is. Story of the Celtics is overachieving and getting bounced in the first round? They were literally one home game away from the finals without Kyrie. It’s obvious Kyrie came in and completely took over the system and ruined it. And yes sells more shoes and can dribble more than Kemba but offensively there’s not too much between them but kembas attitude is 20x better you can just see it. And you’ll see it this year with Brooklyn.

  • jordand623
    jordand623 3 months ago

    Obviously Kyrie and AD are “better players” but Boston has known for a while now how much of a snake Kyrie was so that’s why Kemba was are plan A

  • Dexter Jiang
    Dexter Jiang 3 months ago

    Gordon Hayward is their only hope now

  • Elan Zankman
    Elan Zankman 3 months ago +12

    What a bunch of clowns. Danny obviously knew Kyrie was leaving long before the draft/free agency

  • Bryce Long
    Bryce Long 3 months ago

    What happened to kawhi ruling the clippers out broussard you clown

  • YeahThatsRight
    YeahThatsRight 3 months ago +2

    Hayward will be a 18/5/4 guy this season....not really a max player by the stats but lets see how the chemistry will be this season. Horford will be greatly missed!

  • CONVICT REACTIONZ
    CONVICT REACTIONZ 3 months ago

    Kemba and Vucevic would have been gold.

  • Jordan Maverick
    Jordan Maverick 3 months ago

    Celtics need to deal Hayward quick

  • RaleJB
    RaleJB 3 months ago

    I think these signings can allow the development of Tatum and Brown. Don't know what they'll do since the East is starting to get better, especially next year when KD returns.

  • canadiansfan5 toronto4life

    Obviously that wasnt plan A. Just the celtics proving how petty they are. Like always 🤣🤣

  • Elijah Blue
    Elijah Blue 3 months ago

    I think Kanter was only apart of plan A because they knew they'd lose Horford and kyrie. And was only gonna have enough for Kanter after signing Kemba. I think as smart as Boston is they knew kyrie was gone since before the playoffs

  • J LeBlanc
    J LeBlanc 3 months ago

    He said after the draft you idiots

  • Dylan Lloyd
    Dylan Lloyd 3 months ago

    These guys hate the celtics so much they misquote a guy then call him a liar. As far as journalism, that's about as unprofessional as you get.

  • Biggie Broham
    Biggie Broham 3 months ago

    Kanter went from not playing in NY to being a "PLAN A??!" Nah son.....nahhh. Danny Ainge probably chuckled when he said this 😂😂

  • BOOM BRO
    BOOM BRO 3 months ago

    Chris: This was probably plan...D!
    ...probably plan J
    😂😂💀💀

  • the business handler
    the business handler 3 months ago

    I disagree I think we're underated

  • Raymund G
    Raymund G 3 months ago

    They overachieve, they made conference finals 2 years in a row, so ya the only time they didn't get far was last year thanks to Kyrie

  • the business handler
    the business handler 3 months ago

    Tacko will dominate Phili and I'm not even kidding

  • the business handler
    the business handler 3 months ago

    Kemba Walkers better than Kyrie

  • the business handler
    the business handler 3 months ago

    Celtics have tacko fall we don't need horeford

  • iDOthisFORfun
    iDOthisFORfun 3 months ago

    watch boston be even better and they pretend they didnt say these things smh

  • Geoff
    Geoff 3 months ago

    I get their points but they sound a little bias

  • Hater
    Hater 3 months ago

    If that was plan A he should've been fired already he just a lier

  • CodeManJenkins
    CodeManJenkins 3 months ago

    These guys have worse takes than casual fans

  • KING CHARLES
    KING CHARLES 3 months ago

    Who cares he got them didn’t he.

  • Ted Unseth
    Ted Unseth 3 months ago

    You can tell that Nick and Chris hate the Celtics. Kemba is a big deal. Kyrie's name got big because playing next to LeBron will do that. I think if Heyward returns to what he was in Utah then the Celtics added 2 All stars to their team. Then Tatum and Brown will take that next step. Tatum becomes a top 15 player this season. Boston could be a huge surprise. They have a very athletic center that can play D. I think the Celtics could be the best in the East or fall around a 4th seed.

  • SimonSimonSimon3
    SimonSimonSimon3 3 months ago +1

    Been watching some of this show lately. Jenna does a great job at moderating. And she has some good points herself as well from time to time. Is she the best host of these type debate shows?

  • victor montanez
    victor montanez 3 months ago

    This is why these guys idiots ,,, did you know that these guys are the plan a after the fact that these guys were leaving , is that so hard to see ?

  • victor quintana
    victor quintana 3 months ago

    This gal is talking more sense than these three dicks!!

  • Prithvi Tanna
    Prithvi Tanna 3 months ago

    this should be chris broussards show

  • RWF1984
    RWF1984 3 months ago

    Kyrie just a diva who doesn't know what he wants besides being in Brooklyn.

  • Themistocles Ramirez
    Themistocles Ramirez 3 months ago

    No I am completely relax with the Celts! It’s going to be completely the oposite to what this 3 stooges are saying.

  • Jason Avery
    Jason Avery 3 months ago +3

    Ainge simply meant this was Plan A going into free agency. He already knew Kyrie and Horford were gone. He knew KD and Kyrie were hooking up in Brooklyn, he knew he wasnt paying Horford at age 34. So this was his Plan A, and he got it.

    • James Sweeny
      James Sweeny 3 months ago

      Jason Avery if Kanter is your “Plan A,” you have a serious problem

  • Aaron Daniel
    Aaron Daniel 3 months ago

    I’m assuming in this video Nick slams the Celtics as usual. I used to like this show but year after year he Nick shows no objectivity. What a chump. Can’t wait till he dogs the Patriots again...keep it objective Nicole..

  • Tam Ogeh
    Tam Ogeh 3 months ago

    Jenna so proud of herself 0:38