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Heading into Vegas, a pair of jokers mar a wild offseason

Heading into Vegas, a pair of jokers mar a wild offseason

The second week of summer basketball has begun.  We’ve seen NBA veterans trying to stick around.  We’ve seen rookies trying to prove their worth.  We’ve seen an NBA offseason that is, officially, less than a week old but has still given us a mountain of stories. It’s been an amazing off-season.  But as we head [...]

July 16, 2012 John - Red's Army (@RedsArmy_John) Injuries, News 4

Report: Ray Allen can opt-out after one year

Report: Ray Allen can opt-out after one year

This juicy tidbit comes to us from the Miami Herald: Heat fans should appreciate Ray Allen next season, because there’s no assurance he will be here beyond that. Two sources with direct knowledge tell us that Allen’s two-year deal with the Heat includes a $3.2 million player option for 2013-14. So if Allen wants to become a free agent again next July, [...]

July 15, 2012 Chuck - Red's Army Around the NBA, Ray Allen 42

What the hell is Houston GM Daryl Morey thinking?

What the hell is Houston GM Daryl Morey thinking?

Via ESPN.com’s Marc Stein and Chad Ford: Sources told ESPN.com that the Rockets, if they go ahead with their widely reported plans to release starting power forward Luis Scola via the NBA’s amnesty clause, are prepared to absorb the contracts of Jason Richardson, Glen Davis and Chris Duhon — in addition to sending Orlando multiple [...]

July 13, 2012 Chuck - Red's Army Around the NBA, Trades 2

Enemy Chatter: Friction with Rondo didn’t factor into Ray’s decision

Enemy Chatter: Friction with Rondo didn’t factor into Ray’s decision

We often wonder what opposing teams, their beat reporters and bloggers are saying about the Celtics.  Here’s a look at some enemy chatter from Miami. Was friction with Rondo a factor? I haven’t spoken with him at all. I know when i came down here I texted Paul and Kevin… we shared a similar philosophy. [...]

July 11, 2012 Chuck - Red's Army Around the NBA, Enemy Chatter, Ray Allen 50

Some GMs reluctant to help Nets land Dwight Howard

Some GMs reluctant to help Nets land Dwight Howard

The Orlando Magic and Brooklyn Nets are ramping up the trade talk for Dwight Howard. The Nets are seeking multiple partners to sweeten the pot for Orlando. But some GMs aren’t sure they want to help Brooklyn land the center piece of their mega-team: Multiple league executives told ESPN.com on Sunday that there is growing reluctance [...]

July 9, 2012 Chuck - Red's Army Around the NBA, Trades 10

Celtics Interested in Courtney Lee?

Celtics Interested in Courtney Lee?

According to a report by Marc Stein of ESPN.com, the Celtics and Courtney Lee have met, and the Celtics have emerged as a “serious suitor” for Lee. The Boston Celtics have emerged as a serious suitor for Courtney Lee after coach Doc Rivers met with the free-agent guard Saturday night, according to sources familiar with [...]

July 8, 2012 Jay Free Agency 14

76ers land Nick Young, will amnesty Elton Brand

76ers land Nick Young, will amnesty Elton Brand

The 76ers are making some news today. First, the signing of shooting guard Nick Young to a super cheap contract: Multiple reports including Yahoo and ESPN confirm through Nick Young’s agent that he has agreed to an offer sheet with the Philadelphia 76ers on a one-year deal worth $6 million. Wait. It wasn’t a four-year, $30 million [...]

July 6, 2012 Chuck - Red's Army Around the NBA, Free Agency 6

Clippers cancel Ray visit after signing Crawford, Billups

Clippers cancel Ray visit after signing Crawford, Billups

Ray Allen’s options have just dwindled after the Los Angeles Clippers signed Jamal Crawford and Chauncey Billups.  The Clippers were informed on Thursday that guards Jamal Crawford and Chauncey Billups intend to sign contracts with the team when the NBA’s moratorium period is lifted for free agents to sign deals, according to NBA executives who were not authorized to speak publicly on the [...]

July 5, 2012 John - Red's Army (@RedsArmy_John) Free Agency, Free Agency, Ray Allen 14

Steve Nash is a Laker

Steve Nash is a Laker

Well then… we didn’t see this coming, did we? In an unforeseen twist that could thrust the Los Angeles Lakers straight back into title contention, two-time NBA MVP Steve Nash has successfully negotiated a sign-and-trade deal from the Phoenix Suns to the Lakers that will team him up with Kobe Bryant, according to sources with [...]

July 4, 2012 John - Red's Army (@RedsArmy_John) Trades 13

Terry Gets No Offer From Dallas, Wants Ray to Re-Sign With Celtics

Terry Gets No Offer From Dallas, Wants Ray to Re-Sign With Celtics

There is a quick update on the Jason Terry signing.  While there was some doubt left while giving the Mavericks a chance to match the Celtics offer, it appears that time has come and passed.  Dallas has lost out on the Deron Williams sweepstakes and appears ready to move on without Terry.  Terry spoke with Fox [...]

July 4, 2012 Jay Free Agency, Free Agency 4