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Getting to know Marquis Daniels

Getting to know Marquis Daniels

This is a pretty extensive "Getting to know…" interview with Marquis Daniels last year. Couple of cool things he talks about:  What it's like to be a dad… how special it was buying his mom a house and a car… and how not being drafted allowed him to see who his true friends were, and... [More]

July 18, 2009 RedsArmyAdmin Uncategorized 9

Daniels is great… now what’s next?

Reading through the comments here and elsewhere, I think Celtics fans are universally psyched about Marquis Daniels.  One of the best parts about the deal is the potential for a sign and trade involving Tony Allen and Brian Scalabrine.  Scal makes $3.4 million and TA makes $2.5… which conveniently add up to the mid-level exception... [More]

July 18, 2009 RedsArmyAdmin Uncategorized 13

Done Deal: Marquis Daniels to Boston

Marc Spears… now a Yahoo employee… has the story. Free-agent guard Marquis Daniels has committed to sign with the Boston Celtics, a league source said Friday. Daniels will receive the Celtics’ $1.9 million biannual salary-cap exception if the Indiana Pacers aren’t interested in a sign-and-trade deal. The 6-foot-6 Daniels averaged 13.6 points and 4.6 rebounds... [More]

July 17, 2009 RedsArmyAdmin Uncategorized 28

Scal to Indy for Marquis Daniels?

Fanhouse is reporting the Celtics are in talks to acquire Marquis Daniels in a sign-and-trade.  One of the names being discussed as part of the sign-and-trade is Celtics power forward Brian Scalabrine, who is going into the final year of his contract making $3.5 million. The sign-and-trade would allow the Celtics to pay him more... [More]

July 17, 2009 RedsArmyAdmin Uncategorized 15

DWade recruiting Odom

Dwyane Wade willed the Heat to a better performance last season than anyone expected.  Now he wants to go from playoff team to contender… and LaMar Odom is one of the missing pieces for him.  So he's going out and actively recruiting him. “I want Lamar to do what’s best for him and his family... [More]

July 17, 2009 RedsArmyAdmin Uncategorized 7

Yao will miss next season

He's having surgery on the foot he's now broken twice. Houston Rockets center Yao Ming has elected to have extensive surgery on his fractured left foot that almost certainly eliminates his chances of playing next season but offers hope that he can resume his NBA career and not fracture the foot a career-ending third time.... [More]

July 17, 2009 RedsArmyAdmin Uncategorized Comments Off

On Display at the ESPYs: Vanessa Bryant

Some bloggers are drooling over the appearance of Vanessa Bryant at the annual ESPN awards show (broadcast Sunday night), but not me. Don't get me wrong, I think Vanessa is a beautiful woman (albeit crazy and bitchy), but I'm not a fan of any dress that smooshes boobs. More pictures (courtesy BlackSportsOnline.com) …after the jump.... [More]

July 17, 2009 Chuck - Red's Army Uncategorized 10

The 8th Seed… Episode 2

"The 8th Seed" is a monthly podcast that was born from the Blogs with Balls conference.  I know I've said it before, but it's something I'm really proud and happy to be a part of. One of the really cool things is the rotating host concept… so everyone gets a shot at it.  It was... [More]

July 17, 2009 RedsArmyAdmin Uncategorized 2

Will bad GM’s get another do-over?

A few years ago, the NBA bailed out a bunch of GM's by letting them waive one player with no luxury tax implications.  Yes, the cap number still counted… and the players still got all the money owed to them… but owners weren't hit with the double-whammy of having to pay these guys AND a... [More]

July 17, 2009 RedsArmyAdmin Uncategorized Comments Off

Scot Pollard Loves His Ring, But….

Via the Lawrence Journal: Pollard is not pleased with the way his career came to an end in Boston. He received a championship ring for a season that ended because of surgery in February. “I got hurt in September and played until February. They said I needed surgery. It hurt that they didn’t invite me... [More]

July 17, 2009 Chuck - Red's Army Uncategorized 2