Red's Army

The new guys are fast learners

Ho hum… another day, another piece about how awesome the chemistry is on this team and how smart the new guys are. "We put in a few sets and we're playing off that so well right now," said Paul Pierce as the team returned to its Waltham practice facility yesterday following five days of workouts... [More]

October 6, 2009 RedsArmyAdmin Uncategorized 3

Doc won’t limit starters’ minutes

Doc Rivers is an NBA coach… a former coach of the year and an NBA champion. I'm a slob who sometimes drinks alone, could stand to lose a few pounds, and uses terms like "we" and "us" when referring to his favorite pro teams. So I get why Doc Rivers doesn't want to listen to... [More]

October 5, 2009 RedsArmyAdmin Uncategorized 10

Celtics letting Perk score a little

The Celtics are throwing a few wrinkles into their out-of-bounds play selections… including an option for Perk.  instead of passing to a cutting teammate or someone on the perimeter, Perkins took two dribbles and dunked, the last thing second unit opponents expected. "That was almost a fun section of practice," coach Doc Rivers said. "We... [More]

October 5, 2009 RedsArmyAdmin Uncategorized 2

Buy Dwight Howard’s House

Via the Big Lead: Dwight Howard is selling his 7,796 square foot, 5.5 bedroom, 4-bathroom mini-palace in Windemere, Florida. Howard, the 2008 NBA dunk champ, is asking just $2.95 million. The pool sounds pretty sweet: “A resort style lagoon pool with swim up bar, a spa, and summer kitchen with grill area.” All this for... [More]

October 5, 2009 Chuck - Red's Army Uncategorized 3

“Kevin Garnett pisses intensity”

That's just one part of the Ball Don't Lie Celtics preview. There are other, funnier photos.  There also actual basketball analysis. I found this interesting. Depth? Not great. Wallace helps, a ton. Marquis Daniels can really play, I have misgivings about his ability as a reserve point man, but he can help this team if... [More]

October 5, 2009 RedsArmyAdmin Uncategorized 6

(Old But New to Us) Rumor: Rondo for Devin Harris

Via Chris Sheridan's ESPN Insider column: General manager Danny Ainge has acknowledged discussing possible Rondo trades with other teams early in the offseason (one proposal that was floated but never gained traction was a multiplayer deal that would have included Devin Harris of the New Jersey Nets),… A Rondo-for-Harris swap is one deal I would... [More]

October 5, 2009 Chuck - Red's Army Uncategorized 9

Refs get expanded replay power

I missed this one… but I didn't really see it anywhere else either.  So just in case you missed it too, here are the new rules. NEW YORK (AP)—NBA referees will be able to use instant replay on shot-clock and out-of-bounds calls this season. The NBA Board of Governors approved the expanded use on Friday.... [More]

October 5, 2009 RedsArmyAdmin Uncategorized Comments Off

“You’re on borrowed time”

That's Ray Allen's approach to appreciating whatever moments he's got left in the NBA… and tuning out talk of the contract extension he wants. “It’s interesting how I approach training camp as an older man in relation to my career,” Allen said. “I think Kevin (Garnett) takes the same mindset and Paul (Pierce) has the... [More]

October 5, 2009 RedsArmyAdmin Uncategorized 10

Wow, Perk really did slim down

He looks really skinny in this picture.  You could see in the training camp broadcast (for the short time he was on) that he's moving around well… especially laterally.  That could be a big help in preventing some fouls. By the way… how about Sheed playing in sweatpants with the pockets inside out and the... [More]

October 4, 2009 RedsArmyAdmin Uncategorized 15

Sheed Embraces His Grumpy Persona

Via Boston.com: “A lot,’’ was his response when asked how many people believe he is a grouchy dude. “But that’s how I like it though, honestly. It keeps the riff-raff away. It keeps all the negative people away. “[People think] I’m off the rocker, that’s how it is,’’ he said. “I have no problem with... [More]

October 4, 2009 Chuck - Red's Army Uncategorized 5