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Heat fall apart defensively with Ray Allen on the court

Heat fall apart defensively with Ray Allen on the court

Ray Allen may be dropping game winning three-pointers for the Heat, but his defense has been awful. His lack of lateral movement was exposed last night by Jamal Crawford. ESPN’s True Hoop analyzed the Heat’s drop in defensive productivity (ranked 25th in the league). Here’s reason #3: 3. The Heat have fallen apart defensively with [...]

November 15, 2012 Chuck - Red's Army Around the NBA, Ray Allen 22

Lakers hire Mike D’Antoni – the offensive version of Mike Brown

Lakers hire Mike D’Antoni – the offensive version of Mike Brown

So much for Phil Jackson. We East Coast basketball fans woke up this morning to a pleasant surprise – the Lakers hired Mike D’Antoni as head coach.  We weren’t the only ones caught off guard. Phil Jackson is reportedly stunned. The hiring isn’t going over well in LA. Bill Plaschke of the LA Times: Mike [...]

November 12, 2012 Chuck - Red's Army Around the NBA 20

With Brown out of town, its time for Phil to swoop in again

With Brown out of town, its time for Phil to swoop in again

With the biggest news of the week in the NBA coming out of Los Angeles in the firing of Mike Brown as head coach of the Los Angeles Lakers, one has to wonder who will inherit the “Super Team” of Nash, Kobe, Pau, and Dwight. I bet we can hardly count the free agent coaches [...]

November 10, 2012 Nick Sannicandro Around the NBA 14

Lakers fire Mike Brown

Lakers fire Mike Brown

Turns out that really was a death stare. The 1-4 Los Angeles Lakers, with a re-tooled starting line-up and virtually no bench help, have fired Mike Brown.  Brown was just starting year two of a four-year, $18 million deal… which means he’s getting about $13 million or so to do nothing. Let’s be honest here… [...]

November 9, 2012 John - Red's Army (@RedsArmy_John) News 16

Red’s fascination with Ralph Sampson nearly cost us the Big 3

Red’s fascination with Ralph Sampson nearly cost us the Big 3

If you enjoyed 80s basketball, you’ll enjoy reading Grantland’s oral history on the Houston Rockets: The Greatest Team that Never Was.  Here’s something I didn’t know; Red Auerbach wanted Ralph Sampson to leave college early for the Celtics. Had Sampson obliged, Robert Parish and Kevin McHale might never have worn green. After Sampson averaged 14.9 [...]

November 8, 2012 Chuck - Red's Army Around the NBA, Past 3

The most hilarious flop ever draws league warning

The most hilarious flop ever draws league warning

Congratulations Donald Sloan… that’s the funniest flop I’ve ever seen.  Too bad the league didn’t find it very funny.  Donny got a little warning for the theatrics.  His next ballet routine will cost him $5,000. JJ Barea got a warning too.  His flop was pretty bad, but it lacked Sloan’s flair.  I’m afraid we’re going [...]

November 5, 2012 John - Red's Army (@RedsArmy_John) Around the NBA 9

Ray Allen’s clutch three pointer beats Nuggets

Ray Allen’s clutch three pointer beats Nuggets

The Nuggets did exactly what you shouldn’t do in this situation. I’d let LeBron drive to the hoop with a man on his hip before I doubled off Ray Allen. Or play a zone on the final play. Would you rather have Ray shoot an open three or LeBron take a semi-contested jumper? (Courtesy: ProBasketball [...]

November 4, 2012 Chuck - Red's Army Around the NBA, Ray Allen 19

Your Morning Dump… What the James Harden deal means to the Celtics

Your Morning Dump… What the James Harden deal means to the Celtics

Every morning, we compile the links of the day and dump them here… highlighting the big storyline. Because there’s nothing quite as satisfying as a good morning dump. The Oklahoma City Thunder have traded James Harden to the Houston Rockets after they were unable to agree to a contract extension with the star guard, league sources told [...]

October 28, 2012 Chuck - Red's Army Around the NBA, The Morning Dump 19

Doc can’t escape the Ray talk, but handles it beautifully

Doc can’t escape the Ray talk, but handles it beautifully

Doc was on Felger and Mazz… and he spent a good portion of it answering Ray questions.  You can listen to the whole interview above, but here are a couple of money quotes. “He made a choice… do I think it was the wrong choice? I absolutely do.  I think he at times probably feels [...]

October 27, 2012 John - Red's Army (@RedsArmy_John) Around the NBA, Celtics News 5

Does Ray belong in the rafters?

Does Ray belong in the rafters?

As Ray Allen continues to flap his gums now that he is surrounded by the games biggest prima-donnas, one has to wonder if he is not only burning the bridge, but blowing the thing sky-high between he and Boston. The burns were bad enough that Ray opted to take less money to join the Celtics [...]

October 26, 2012 Nick Sannicandro Around the NBA, Celtics News, Look Back 55