Red's Army

Doc: “I’m looking forward to sharpening our tools”

The Globe's Julian Benbow spoke with Doc Rivers about where the Celtics stand following the preseason: After going 6-2 in exhibition games, with no major injuries, the Celtics are comfortable with their preparation, though there are things they still want to work on. Rivers said he has more plays he intends to put in, and... [More]

October 23, 2009 Chuck - Red's Army Uncategorized 1

The case for, and against extending Rondo now

Last night, while doing the 8th Seed show, I said I was going to do a post imploring Danny Ainge to sign Rajon Rondo now.  And while my stance hasn't changed… I can see the logic for not doing the deal this week, and waiting until next summer. Extend him: We love Rondo.  I think... [More]

October 23, 2009 RedsArmyAdmin Uncategorized 11

Live 8th Seed from 9-11pm!

This is a first for the 8th Seed…. we're doing a big, 2 hour mega-NBA preview.  Just head on over to SportsTalkCleveland.com right now.  The show should be starting in just a few minutes.  It'll be going on until about 11pm.  Here's the whole crew: Jared Wade of Both Teams Played Hard and eightpointsnineseconds.com Zach... [More]

October 22, 2009 RedsArmyAdmin Uncategorized 1

See Ya, Sweets

Of course… as soon as I try to read into what the Celtics are thinking with Michael Sweetney… they cut him.  See ya Sweets.  We'll miss ya. Yo… ding dong, man… ding dong The good news is, the Celtics opened up two roster spots by cutting Sweetney.... [More]

October 22, 2009 RedsArmyAdmin Uncategorized 21

Is the choice Sweetney or Hudson?

Let's start with the Wojo tweet: As much as Mike Sweetney intrigues Celtics, appears "unlikely" organization will eat a guaranteed contract to keep him, sources tell Y! So that means Tony Allen is sticking around.  That means the choice seems to be between the two non-guaranteed deals:  Lester Hudson and Michael Sweetney. This is something... [More]

October 22, 2009 RedsArmyAdmin Uncategorized 2

Magic admits what we already knew about the Dream Team

The original (and some would say "only") Dream Team had every great player of its day on the roster… … except for 1. Isiah Thomas.  And for years, we heard the stories about Zeke being frozen out.  I personally had never seen confirmation of this… until now. Magic also admits that he joined with Michael... [More]

October 22, 2009 RedsArmyAdmin Uncategorized 7
Al Horford was just kidding about Pierce (but probably not)

Al Horford was just kidding about Pierce (but probably not)

Here’s how I think things went down a couple of days ago after Al Horford told the story about Paul Pierce owing him $10 grand. Horford (in the morning):  Hey funny story:  Paul Pierce bet me a couple of years ago that we wouldn’t win a game.  We won 3… so we essentially bet on... [More]

October 22, 2009 RedsArmyAdmin Uncategorized 4

The Red’s Army Fantasy Challenge returns!

Once again, we're launching TWO fantasy leagues through Yahoo! Fantasy Sports.  The first league is going up right now.  http://basketball.fantasysports.yahoo.com/league/redsarmyLeague ID: 294043Password: celtics It's going to be an auto draft (yeah, I know… I  know).  If you can beat me and Chuck… you win a T-Shirt.  If you missed the chance to sign up for... [More]

October 22, 2009 RedsArmyAdmin Uncategorized 8

LeBron Preparing Fans For Opening Night Loss

Anyone with an ounce of basketball knowledge who watched the Cavs/Celtics last night came away with this: despite sitting three key players, the Celtics still outplayed a fully manned Cavs team. LeBron James realizes this and is warning fans: At the end of the day, it’s a preseason game and you don’t want to look... [More]

October 22, 2009 Chuck - Red's Army Uncategorized 9

Report: Rondo Extension By Oct. 31 Unlikely

Via Chris Sheridan of ESPN: The Celtics' Rajon Rondo has become a potential All-Star after just three years in the league. However, head coach Doc Rivers and GM Danny Ainge have been pretty harsh toward Rondo over the course of the summer. The Celtics actually attempted to trade Rondo before the draft. While there's still... [More]

October 22, 2009 Chuck - Red's Army Uncategorized 49