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Your Morning Dump…where the NBA is trying real hard to make it up to Cleveland

Your Morning Dump…where the NBA is trying real hard to make it up to Cleveland

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. Nick Gilbert and the Cleveland Cavaliers have beaten the NBA lottery odds again. The Cavaliers won the lottery for the second time in three years Tuesday, giving them the [...]

May 22, 2013 Nick Sannicandro Draft 34

Your Morning Dump… Brace yourself for Danny to draft an injured player

Your Morning Dump… Brace yourself for Danny to draft an injured player

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. Ainge took Sullinger knowing the forward had chronic back trouble and eventually would need surgery. The Celtics boss probably believes more than ever that Sullinger’s value was [...]

May 16, 2013 Chuck - Red's Army Celtics News, Draft, The Morning Dump 10

Mock draft: Gonzaga’s Kelly Olynyk is an impactful big

Mock draft: Gonzaga’s Kelly Olynyk is an impactful big

This latest mock draft comes via Sheridan Hoops. They reference Giannis Adetokunbo, a raw, 6-9 combo wing playing in Greece. We learned of Danny Ainge’s infatuation with him in April. It doesn’t appear he’ll last until pick 16. Here’s the scouting report on Olynk, courtesy NBADraft.net: Strengths: Legit 7 footer with a polished, highly effective post [...]

May 10, 2013 Chuck - Red's Army Celtics News, Draft 25

Your Morning Dump… Revisionist anger, Ryan McDonough and a mock draft

Your Morning Dump… Revisionist anger, Ryan McDonough and a mock draft

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. Another myth that got loud traction during the six-game loss to the Knicks was that the Celtics could have saved their season by getting another point guard [...]

May 9, 2013 Chuck - Red's Army Draft, Rajon Rondo, The Morning Dump 19

Saving the NBA and D-League by eliminating One and Done rule

Saving the NBA and D-League by eliminating One and Done rule

Lets all be honest here, its a fairly safe bet that most of us reading today have never watched a single NBA D-League game, nor do most NBA fans really care about the D-League.  Can you name more than three teams without the assistance of Wikipedia? How about a key player in the league? There [...]

March 16, 2013 Nick Sannicandro Around the NBA, Draft 8

Celtics brass likes their rookies

Celtics brass likes their rookies

We all get a little bit of the Summer Fever around this time of year.  We fall in love with players who never make it.  We fantasize about genius GM’s finding no-name diamonds in the rough that will make an impact for a winning team.  Hell, I did three separate pieces on Dionte Christmas in [...]

July 20, 2012 John - Red's Army (@RedsArmy_John) Draft, Summer League 10

Celtics rookies say all the right things to the media

Celtics rookies say all the right things to the media

“Honestly, I don’t have any back problems, but it is what it is,” Sullinger said. “I’m just playing basketball now. I finally have a job, and now it’s time to take the next step and get ready to play. Originally projected as a top 10 pick in this year’s draft before being red-flagged, Sullinger described [...]

July 2, 2012 Chuck - Red's Army Celtics News, Draft, Fab Melo, Jared Sullinger 39

With addition of Melo and Sullinger, Garnett’s return essential

With addition of Melo and Sullinger, Garnett’s return essential

With the 21st and 22nd picks in the 2012 NBA draft last night, the Celtics filled two gaping holes in their roster with the addition of Ohio State’s Jared Sullinger and Fab Melo from Syracuse University. As is the case with many of the picks from this years draft, both have more than their fair share [...]

June 29, 2012 Nick Sannicandro Celtics News, Draft, The Team 8

Video: Sullinger & family’s reaction to being drafted

Video: Sullinger & family’s reaction to being drafted

This is pretty cool.  I love seeing these because we always tend to forget how exciting these moments are for these kids.  Remember, they’re young… some are still teenagers, some are in their early 20′s… and as much as they’re big-time college players, there’s a dream being realized here.  No matter how big a player [...]

June 29, 2012 John - Red's Army (@RedsArmy_John) Draft, Videos 3

Your Morning Dump… Where the Celtics draft a bad back and maturity issues

Your Morning Dump… Where the Celtics draft a bad back and maturity issues

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. Sullinger, a talented 6-foot-9 post player and rebounder, got by without a lot of lift in his game, and some question about his ability to score over [...]

June 29, 2012 Chuck - Red's Army Celtics News, Draft, Fab Melo, Jared Sullinger, The Morning Dump 12