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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

Rajon Rondo coaches up the kids at Summer League

Rajon Rondo coaches up the kids at Summer League

Last night, the Milwaukee Bucks were designated the “road” team in their matchup against the Celtics.  That was very appropriate, considering the crowd was decidedly pro-Boston. And the “home” crowd was in for a bit of a treat.  The few hundred people who showed up to see the a bunch of guys in C’s gear [...]

July 22, 2012 John - Red's Army (@RedsArmy_John) Celtics News, Rajon Rondo, Summer League 10

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

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

Doc on Pierce’s knee injury: He should not have been playing

Doc on Pierce’s knee injury: He should not have been playing

Doc Rivers spoke to the media before the Celtics-Kings game yesterday and touched on a number of topics.  One was the status of Paul Pierce’s knee. “He’ll be fine,” Doc said.  “With his injury, he had to rest it.  He should not have been playing, to be healthy.  The only way to be healthy is [...]

July 20, 2012 John - Red's Army (@RedsArmy_John) Injuries, Paul Pierce 22

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