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Cavs offered Calipari $60 million, full control and he passed

Cavs offered Calipari $60 million, full control and he passed

Cleveland Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert went all-in with Kentucky coach John Calipari: Gilbert and Calipari had discussed a package in the range of $8 million-plus a year, sources said, and it wasn’t until midweek that Calipari finally rejected Cleveland and fully committed to his seven-year, $52 million extension at Kentucky. If Calipari had gone to [...]

June 9, 2014 Chuck - Red's Army Around the NBA 9

Study: Short refs have Napoleon complex, hand out more fouls

Study: Short refs have Napoleon complex, hand out more fouls

  The NBA is dominated by large, freakish athletes.  Men like Kevin Durant, at nearly seven feet tall, run and jump and dribble with a level of ease that few can even comprehend. We can’t really understand this in the real world.  I’m 6’5″ and I’m often the tallest person in whatever room I enter. [...]

June 9, 2014 John - Red's Army (@RedsArmy_John) Around the NBA 12

Your Morning Dump… Where Phoenix wants Love

Your Morning Dump… Where Phoenix wants Love

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. Kevin Love wants to get out of the small market of Minnesota (and his people have told the team he will opt out next summer), a team that [...]

June 9, 2014 John - Red's Army (@RedsArmy_John) Rumors, The Morning Dump 13

Report: Sacramento leading the Love sweepstakes

Report: Sacramento leading the Love sweepstakes

Buzz around #NBA is #Kings leaders in Kevin Love sweepstakes when/if occur. Don’t care about extension. Will trade anything but Cousins. — Sam Amico (@SamAmicoFSO) June 4, 2014 Crap. What exactly do the Kings have to offer? The #8 pick and shooting guard Ben McLemore, for starters. This report by Sam Amico contradicts yesterday’s report [...]

June 4, 2014 Chuck - Red's Army Rumors 13

Your Morning Dump…Where Boston Shows the Love to Kevin Love

Your Morning Dump…Where Boston Shows the Love to Kevin Love

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 While the Celtics and Minnesota Timberwolves have not engaged in any serious trade talks regarding three-time All-Star forward Kevin Love, that hasn’t stopped Love from using this [...]

June 1, 2014 Jay Rumors, The Morning Dump 11

New ESPN mock draft: Who gets picked at 6 & 17?

New ESPN mock draft: Who gets picked at 6 & 17?

From now until draft day you’ll see about a thousand mock drafts posted by a thousand different sites.  Essentially, you’ll find that the names associated and rumored with the Celtics are relatively the same: Marcus Smart, Julius Randle, Noah Vonleh, Aaron Gordon, etc.  The real drama will be if Danny Ainge decides to trade one [...]

May 29, 2014 Jay Celtics News, Draft News, Rumors 21

Brad Stevens a candidate to replace Coach K at Duke?

Brad Stevens a candidate to replace Coach K at Duke?

It’s been almost a full calendar year since Danny Ainge and the Celtics stunned the basketball world by hiring Brad Stevens from Butler University.  He’s only been here one full NBA season, although has not even gone through the draft process yet.  However, that doesn’t keep his name from being rumored as a possible replacement [...]

May 29, 2014 Jay Brad Stevens, Celtics News, Rumors 6

Your Morning Dump… Where I’m becoming a big fan of Lance Stephenson

Your Morning Dump… Where I’m becoming a big fan of Lance Stephenson

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. From players to the coach, mid-level staffers to management, the message to Lance Stephenson the last two days was simple: Shut up and play. No more public shots at LeBron [...]

May 29, 2014 Chuck - Red's Army Around the NBA, The Morning Dump 31

Report: Love wants out of Minny by July 1

Report: Love wants out of Minny by July 1

Yahoo’s Marc Spears has an update on the Kevin Love trade front. The Kings want in and Love wants out by the start of free-agency: The Kings are willing to give up their eighth overall pick in this year’s NBA draft and a combination of players for Love, even though he would not be expected [...]

May 27, 2014 Chuck - Red's Army Around the NBA, Rumors 7

Grizzlies owner Robert Pera sounds like a delusional mess

Grizzlies owner Robert Pera sounds like a delusional mess

In case you missed the drama unfolding between Memphis and Minnesota recently, here’s a quick synopsis. First-year head coach Dave Joerger was granted permission to talk to the Minnesota Timberwolves (Joerger is from Minnesota, by the way), and had, by all accounts, gotten the job.  Then suddenly, when a little matter of compensation came up, [...]

May 26, 2014 John - Red's Army (@RedsArmy_John) Around the NBA 11