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Christmas in July

Christmas in July

Dionte Christmas’ great play in Summer League has been rewarded. ESPN Boston’s Greg Payne first tweeted that Boston has signed Christmas to a partially guaranteed contract/camp invite. Our own John Karalis, in Vegas for Summer League, said that Christmas told him he’d be flying to Boston tonight to “sign papers”. Celtics Director of Player Personnel [...]

July 22, 2012 KWAPT Celtics News, Free Agency, Summer League 14

Your Morning Dump… Where Jason Collins is here to defend and foul

Your Morning Dump… Where Jason Collins is here to defend and foul

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 33-year-old Collins, a veteran of 11 NBA seasons, gives Boston a defensive-minded big man who can give quality minutes off the bench. Collins’ offensive game is [...]

July 22, 2012 Chuck - Red's Army Celtics News, Free Agency, The Morning Dump 12

Celtics set to sign Jason Collins

Celtics set to sign Jason Collins

Well, it looks like the question I asked in my last post has been answered. Via ESPN Boston’s Chris Forsberg: Chris Forsberg‏@ESPNForsberg Following  Sources: Celtics set to ink veteran big man Jason Collins to a one-year, veteran minimum deal. Adds 7-footer to bench. Collins is 7-feet tall. I think that is obviously the most important [...]

July 21, 2012 KWAPT Celtics News, Free Agency 33

It’s been real Stiemer

It’s been real Stiemer

GoldieBlocks is heading back to the midwest. According to CSNNE’s Jessica Camerato, Greg Stiemsma agreed to a deal with the Minnesota Timberwolves today. Details of the deal were not released. Stiemsma was born and raised in Randolph, Wisconsin, which is about 280 miles east of Minneapolis, so this move makes sense for him. Stiemer played [...]

July 21, 2012 KWAPT Celtics News, Free Agency, Greg Stiemsma, The Team 10

Your Morning Dump… A mystery team offers Stiemsma a deal

Your Morning Dump… A mystery team offers Stiemsma a deal

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.  Restricted free-agent center Greg Stiemsma has received an offer from a new suitor, according to a league source.  The Celtics extended a $1.05 million qualifying offer to Stiemsma before [...]

July 21, 2012 Chuck - Red's Army Celtics News, Free Agency, Greg Stiemsma, The Morning Dump 13

Christmas may get a chance to stick with the Celtics

Christmas may get a chance to stick with the Celtics

E’Twaun Moore, as much as the Celtics may not have wanted him to go, is going to play for someone else this year.  And his departure may have paved the way for more than just Courtney Lee to join the Celtics. Dionte Christmas is setting himself up nicely to fill a seat on the Celtics [...]

July 20, 2012 John - Red's Army (@RedsArmy_John) Celtics News, Free Agency 10

Doc praises Terry… and Ray Allen gets caught in the crossfire

Doc praises Terry… and Ray Allen gets caught in the crossfire

The question was simple, and the reply was genuine. “How excited are you for Jason [Terry], to have a real 6th man? “Oh I love it.” It was a quick, reply.  He went on “We really needed a guy… that could create his shot.  It was one of our big needs.  Again Jason was….. we [...]

July 20, 2012 John - Red's Army (@RedsArmy_John) Free Agency, Jason Terry 14

Courtney Lee: it’s official!

Courtney Lee: it’s official!

Welcome to the Boston Celtics Courtney Lee!   Via Lee’s Twitter: “Want to thank all the ppl in Houston friends and fans enjoyed my time. Also would like to thank all the Cs fan for the love 17+1 leggoo!!   [...]

July 20, 2012 KWAPT Celtics News, Free Agency 15

Celtics get Courtney Lee in sign-and-trade for JaJuan Johnson

Celtics get Courtney Lee in sign-and-trade for JaJuan Johnson

Not long after a supposed cousin of Courtney Lee’s tweeted his congratulations for signing with the Celtics come word from Yahoo’s Marc Spears that the Celtics will acquire Lee in a sign-and-trade for JaJuan Johnson Celtics to acquire G Courtney Lee from Rockets in a sign and trade sending back F JaJuan Johnson, sources tell [...]

July 19, 2012 John - Red's Army (@RedsArmy_John) Free Agency, Trades 32

Your Morning Dump… Carlos Delfino is the Celtics back-up to their original back-up plan

Your Morning Dump… Carlos Delfino is the Celtics back-up to their original back-up plan

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. At 6-foot-6 and 230 pounds, Delfino has the size, speed and athleticism to play both shooting guard and small forward.  In addition, the 29-year-old (he’ll be 30 [...]

July 19, 2012 Chuck - Red's Army Celtics News, Free Agency, The Morning Dump 32