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The sad reality about the Leon Powe decision

I hate that Leon Powe was not offered a contract.  Hate it.  But I get it. Had the Celtics offered, and Powe accepted, the qualifying offer from the Celtics… they would have been on the hook for about $1.6 million dollars when you combine the contract and luxury tax.  It's just too much to pay... [More]

July 1, 2009 RedsArmyAdmin Uncategorized 21

Determining Rajon Rondo’s Worth

It appears Danny Ainge and Rajon Rondo's agent are having a tough time determining just how much the young point guard is worth. Here's a look at what other point guards, statistically better and worse, are making (I'm excluding Derrick Rose and Rodney Stuckey since they're still trapped in rookie contracts): Chris Paul: $4.5 million... [More]

July 1, 2009 Chuck - Red's Army Uncategorized Comments Off

Need for Sheed?

Via Marc Stein of ESPN.com: Boston has emerged as the hot new entrant in the race for 'Sheed, with my colleague Ric Bucher from ESPN The Magazine crediting Kevin Garnett for not only convincing Celtics personnel chief Danny Ainge to enter the bidding but leading the Celtics' lobbying efforts. Orlando, San Antonio and Dallas all... [More]

July 1, 2009 Chuck - Red's Army Uncategorized 5

Baby gets offer, Powe doesn’t, & Sheed news

Scott Souza has the scoop. While the Celtics did retain the right to match any contract offer to Glen Davis through the qualifying offer, Ainge said the injury status of Leon Powe – who had reconstructive left knee surgery after tearing his ACL in the playoff series vs. the Bulls – was a determining factor... [More]

June 30, 2009 RedsArmyAdmin Uncategorized 20

Eddie House is coming back!

Eddie House won't opt out of his deal.  He has chosen to come back to Boston for the last year of his deal. "It was a tough decision," Bartelstein said. "We went back and forth the last couple of weeks. But, when it was all said and done, Eddie loved his time in Boston, he... [More]

June 30, 2009 RedsArmyAdmin Uncategorized 13

Introducing… The 8th Seed Podcast

I'm beyond excited to introduce The 8th Seed… a new, 8-man podcast that was born from the big "Blogs with Balls" weekend.  I joined Michael De Leon and Jeff Garcia from ProjectSpurs.com, Rey Moralde from The No Look Pass, Jared Wade of Both Teams Played Hard, Adam Best of Fansided and Glenn Moore of the... [More]

June 30, 2009 RedsArmyAdmin Uncategorized 7

Pistons can Curry

This was unexpected. Pistons coach Michael Curry has been fired, the team announced Tuesday. "This was a difficult decision to make," Pistons president Joe Dumars said. "I want to thank Michael for his hard work and dedication to the organization. However, at this time, I have decided to make a change." This is one of... [More]

June 30, 2009 RedsArmyAdmin Uncategorized 5

Celtics playing the pick 3

The Celtics essentially have 3 open roster spots to play with this summer.  They've got $5.6 million in mid-level money to play with… assuming they spend the whole thing.  So let's start looking at ways to get 3 guys in here who can fill the voids we have.  I'm trying to use realistic salary expectations.... [More]

June 30, 2009 RedsArmyAdmin Uncategorized 17

Stephon Marbury Really, Really Likes Us

Via the Boston Globe: “I’m not trying to get a bunch of money,’’ Marbury said. “I know Boston doesn’t have a bunch of money. I’m not seeking out teams with more money. I want to play for a championship-contending team. I can’t play for a young team that’s not in a position to compete for... [More]

June 30, 2009 Chuck - Red's Army Uncategorized 29

Charlie Villanueva will be available

The Milwaukee Bucks are not going to make a qualifying offer to Charlie Villanueva.  That means that a 6-11 guy who averaged 16 points and almost 7 boards will be available.  I think it's a no brainer to pursue him… and hopefully we can afford him.  But I think this is one of those deals... [More]

June 29, 2009 RedsArmyAdmin Uncategorized 22