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Stevens places 6th in Coach of the Year voting

Stevens places 6th in Coach of the Year voting

Welp, Brad Stevens may have beaten Steve Kerr on Golden State’s home court this month, but he didn’t come close in the Coach of the Year voting. The NBA announced today that the Celtics’ coach finished a distant sixth in votes cast by media members, totaling just 74 points compared to Kerr, the winner with [...]

April 26, 2016 Mike Dynon (@MikeDynon) Around the NBA, Brad Stevens, Celtics News 12

Report: Celts wouldn’t trade Crowder for Butler

Report: Celts wouldn’t trade Crowder for Butler

Remember the trade deadline in February, when Danny Ainge said he “came close” to making a trade but didn’t? And remember that so many Celtics fans were relieved because we wanted to keep budding star Jae Crowder? That may have been a rare case when Danny and the fans were thinking alike. That’s if a [...]

April 13, 2016 Mike Dynon (@MikeDynon) Celtics News, Jae Crowder, Rumors, Trades 10

Paul Pierce, Sheed sing in Kobe farewell commercial cameos

Paul Pierce, Sheed sing in Kobe farewell commercial cameos

Yeah, I know you’re sick of Kobe’s goodbye. The good news is that it’s just about over. But Nike basketball’s contribution to the cacophony is actually a nicely done musical tribute that says a lot about the farewell. It’s not lost on us that Kobe is orchestrating the whole thing much like he is the people in [...]

April 13, 2016 John - Red's Army (@RedsArmy_John) Around the NBA, Paul Pierce 5

Jimmy Butler is starting to look like a dink

Jimmy Butler is starting to look like a dink

The Bulls’ Jimmy Butler is a rising star in the NBA and, sometimes with stardom, comes silliness. For example: A guy who spent the entire season talking about leadership showed none in a game the Bulls absolutely had to win Tuesday, looking disengaged at both ends and going scoreless until it was too late with [...]

April 8, 2016 Chuck - Red's Army Around the NBA 12

Don’t Expect a Quick Turnaround in Philly

Don’t Expect a Quick Turnaround in Philly

Despite carrying a ‘win now’ mandate, a hefty pile of draft picks, and a pair of “executive of the year” awards, there are several reasons to maintain a jaundiced view of the Sixers’ prospects under new GM Bryan Colangelo. The current roster is really really bad Philadelphia is carrying an almost unprecedented stockpile of draft [...]

April 7, 2016 Rich Jensen Around the NBA 4

LeBron takes the night off… to coach?

LeBron takes the night off… to coach?

Get a load of this a-hole, overtly showing up coach Tyronn Lue. It’s one thing for a superstar to advise his teammates on the bench, but it’s another to stand up and patrol the sidelines. I’m not sure how long LeBron played coach last night, but even if he did so for just a few [...]

March 30, 2016 Chuck - Red's Army Around the NBA 11

Cavs management forced to address LeBron’s behavior

Cavs management forced to address LeBron’s behavior

Via Cleveland.com: The Cavaliers have noticed LeBron James’ occasionally peculiar behavior of late and have addressed it with their star. Two members of the team’s top brass – coach Tyronn Lue and general manager David Griffin – have had conversations with James over the past few days regarding separate items. Lue spoke with James after [...]

March 24, 2016 Chuck - Red's Army Around the NBA 8

I’m starting to think people are underestimating the Cavs

I’m starting to think people are underestimating the Cavs

Yahoo’s Chris Mannix has a new story on the chemistry issues in Cleveland and how Toronto and Boston (somewhat) have narrowed the talent gap.: No, the sky is not falling in Cleveland. The Cavs remain atop the Eastern Conference standings and have the equalizer – James – that no team can account for. But teams [...]

March 8, 2016 Chuck - Red's Army Around the NBA 8

Trade Deadline Round Up

Trade Deadline Round Up

In light of this year’s incredibly dull deadline, Red’s Army presents a team-by-team look at who wasn’t moved, and why they weren’t. Atlanta Hawks Player they should’ve traded: Al Horford Why they didn’t trade him: Apparently no one else in the league was willing to send one or more starters and a high draft pick [...]

February 19, 2016 Rich Jensen Around the NBA 5

Lakers tried to swap Kobe for Lebron in 2007

Lakers tried to swap Kobe for Lebron in 2007

We’re learning about a blockbuster offer the Lakers allegedly made to the Cavaliers back in 2007 involving Kobe Bryant and LeBron James: According to multiple sources with direct knowledge of the event, the Lakers once contacted the Cavs to investigate whether Cleveland would make James available in a possible Bryant trade. In the summer of [...]

February 10, 2016 Chuck - Red's Army Around the NBA 3