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Your Morning Dump… Where the Celtics are an awful rebounding squad

Your Morning Dump… Where the Celtics are an awful rebounding squad

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. To see the Boston Celtics at or near the bottom of the standings when it comes to rebounds isn’t all that surprising. After all, it’s not like [...]

November 21, 2012 Nick Sannicandro Around the NBA, Celtics News, The Morning Dump 20

Should the Celtics make a play for Marcin Gortat?

Should the Celtics make a play for Marcin Gortat?

There’s a lot of speculation about Suns center Marcin Gortat and his future in Phoenix. Gortat is unhappy with his role in the Suns offense and the team’s refusal to discuss a contract extension, according to this Polish media outlet. ESPN Insider Joe Kaiser summarizes Gortat’s talents and possible trade partners for Phoenix: Today, the [...]

November 19, 2012 Chuck - Red's Army Around the NBA, Avery Bradley, Celtics News, Rumors 54

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