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Just start the finals on Friday: The Celtics are the best team in the East

Just start the finals on Friday: The Celtics are the best team in the East

You may think I’m just going for page-views with that sensationalist title. Yellow journalism, you might say. Not so, friends. The statistics have spoken and they claim that the Celtics are among the best, if not the best team in the East.  The Cs have a Pythagorean win differential of +2.2, among the top five [...]

December 9, 2015 Ben Mark Around the NBA, Celtics News 2

Jahlil Okafor got into a fight in Boston after last night’s game

Jahlil Okafor got into a fight in Boston after last night’s game

TMZ Sports has the video of Jahlil Okafor getting into a fight after the Sixers collapsed against the Celtics last night. 19-year-old Okafor was screaming at the other man, “We got money you broke ass n**ga.” A scuffle ensues — people tried to hold Okafor back — but then he escapes and swings wildly at [...]

November 26, 2015 John - Red's Army (@RedsArmy_John) Around the NBA 6

Kevin Garnett can make you…or break you

Kevin Garnett can make you…or break you

Former teammate Chauncey Billups maintains that Garnett is the most unselfish superstar of his era and the most dynamic leader he has seen. Then again, if Towns is devoured by KG’s fire, he wouldn’t be the first. A partial list of ex-teammates who have endured the wrath of the Big Ticket includes Glen “Big Baby” [...]

November 25, 2015 Mike Dynon (@MikeDynon) Around the NBA, Kevin Garnett 3

Your Morning Dump… Where he looks calm, but Brad is mad

Your Morning Dump… Where he looks calm, but Brad is mad

Every morning, we compile the links of the day and dump them here… highlighting the big story line. Because there’s nothing quite as satisfying as a good morning dump. “He was very upset,” Isaiah Thomas said after dropping a 121-97 embarrassment to the Atlanta Hawks. “That’s the most mad I’ve seen him since I’ve been [...]

November 25, 2015 Mike Dynon (@MikeDynon) Brad Stevens, Draft News, The Morning Dump 4

Rockets fire Kevin McHale

Rockets fire Kevin McHale

The Houston Rockets fired Kevin McHale this morning.  McHale delivered the Rockets to the Western Conference Finals a year ago, but four straight blowout losses and a roster struggling to respond with effort pushed to the organization to make a move to salvage what had been expected to be a season of championship contention. McHale [...]

November 18, 2015 John - Red's Army (@RedsArmy_John) Around the NBA, Kevin McHale 13

Your Morning Dump… Where Sullinger’s agent wanted a max contract extension

Your Morning Dump… Where Sullinger’s agent wanted a max contract extension

Every morning, we compile the links of the day and dump them here… highlighting the big story line. Because there’s nothing quite as satisfying as a good morning dump. “We didn’t spend one second discussing an extension for him,” said Sullinger’s representative, the estimable David Falk. “Danny [Ainge] wasn’t in a position to give the [...]

November 13, 2015 Jay Celtics News, Free Agency, Jae Crowder, Jared Sullinger, Rumors, The Morning Dump 2

Your Morning Dump… Where we shouldn’t assume Boston wants Boogie

Your Morning Dump… Where we shouldn’t assume Boston wants Boogie

It’s important to flip the question of the day around: Would Boston give up the Nets pick for Boogie? Don’t assume they would. — Zach Lowe (@ZachLowe_NBA) November 11, 2015 Every morning, we compile the links of the day and dump them here… highlighting the big story line. Because there’s nothing quite as satisfying as [...]

November 12, 2015 John - Red's Army (@RedsArmy_John) Around the NBA, Isaiah Thomas, The Morning Dump 4

Paul Pierce gets rough with Jeff Green

Paul Pierce gets rough with Jeff Green

The Clippers beat the Grizzlies last night in a game that featured two ex-Celtic small forwards, Paul Pierce and Jeff Green. Green got the best of Pierce in the 1st quarter: But Pierce retaliated: The Truth received a Flagrant 1 for that little push. File under: Old men can’t jump. [...]

November 10, 2015 Chuck - Red's Army Around the NBA, Jeff Green, Paul Pierce 6

Your Morning Dump… Where ghosts caused Smart’s toe injury

Your Morning Dump… Where ghosts caused Smart’s toe injury

Every morning, we compile the links of the day and dump them here… highlighting the big story line. Because there’s nothing quite as satisfying as a good morning dump. “If I’m ready to go Friday (against the Washington Wizards), I’m going to go,” Smart said. “If not, it’s early in the season, we are not [...]

November 6, 2015 Jay Avery Bradley, Celtics News, Injuries, James Young, Marcus Smart, The Morning Dump 26

The Eastern Conference Overreaction Post

The Eastern Conference Overreaction Post

Well, with every team in the East having played at least 2 games, it’s time to make some snap judgments about the teams in what is probably the fourth or fifth best conference in professional basketball. Detroit (3-0): Stan van Gundy is on track to win coach-of-the year. Toronto (3-0): Clearly, this team is going [...]

November 2, 2015 Rich Jensen Around the NBA 3