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With the 22nd pick in the NBA draft…

With the 22nd pick in the NBA draft…

The Celtics select center Fab Melo of Syracuse Melo’s stock dropped, but he’s a legitimate 7 footer and a defensive specialist.  He’s a big, physical guy who lacks an offensive game. Is this pick reminding anyone of Kendrick Perkins? [...]

June 28, 2012 John - Red's Army (@RedsArmy_John) Draft 11

With the 21st pick in the NBA draft…

With the 21st pick in the NBA draft…

The Boston Celtics select… Jared Sullinger Sullinger is the first of two medically red flagged guys due to issues with his back.  But the Celtics weren’t scared off by the Ohio State power forward. He’s a big boy.  He’s a top 10 talent.  If this back issue is no big deal, this is a steal [...]

June 28, 2012 John - Red's Army (@RedsArmy_John) Draft 25

Report: Garnett has promised decision by Saturday

Report: Garnett has promised decision by Saturday

They are only 48 hours apart, but July 1, not June 28, is the real D-Day for the Celtics. We face the possibility that two of the linchpins of the past five years, Kevin Garnett and Ray Allen, will not be back. Hard as it might be to envision a Celtics team without either one, Ainge said recently [...]

June 28, 2012 Chuck - Red's Army Celtics News, Kevin Garnett 4

Woj: Ainge getting aggressive, wants to move up in draft

Woj:  Ainge getting aggressive, wants to move up in draft

  Shocker of shockers, Danny Ainge is being aggressive. Here are the assets the Celtics have, in order (my opinion) of value Rajon Rondo Draft picks (a combination of 21 & 22, plus future #1’s) Avery Bradley Paul Pierce JaJuan Johnson/E’Twaun Moore Yes, I ranked Pierce 4th because of his age and contract, I’m sure other teams would [...]

June 28, 2012 John - Red's Army (@RedsArmy_John) Draft 14

Elton Brand: KG has a lot left in the tank

Elton Brand: KG has a lot left in the tank

I was in New York to cover Steve Nash’s “Showdown in Chinatown” charity soccer game.  There, I spoke to Elton Brand briefly about Kevin Garnett, against whom Brand and the Philadelphia 76’ers matched up for seven grueling games in the conference semifinals. The simple question was whether he, as a man who faced him on [...]

June 28, 2012 John - Red's Army (@RedsArmy_John) Celtics News, Kevin Garnett Comments Off

Your Morning Dump… Doc won’t be with team during draft

Your Morning Dump… Doc won’t be with team during 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. “He’s heading to New York with Austin,’’ general manager Danny Ainge said Wednesday, “which is where he should be.’’ Rivers has a dual role at this year’s [...]

June 28, 2012 Chuck - Red's Army Celtics News, Doc Rivers, The Morning Dump 7

Ainge: 10 plans, 0 promises

Ainge:  10 plans, 0 promises

The draft is a little more than 24 hours away, and the burning question remains… did Danny Ainge make a promise to Royce White? His answer today:  No. “As a general rule I do not make promises,” Ainge said. “I have before, it’s been a while, and we did not make a promise, no. On [...]

June 27, 2012 John - Red's Army (@RedsArmy_John) Draft 10

Report: Ray Allen will sign with Heat

Report: Ray Allen will sign with Heat

The general consensus around the NBA is that Ray Allen will sign with Miami. “Barring a change, he’ll join the Heat,” said a league source. — Alex Kennedy (@AlexKennedyNBA) June 27, 2012 I’m still skeptical.  “General consensus” is based on nothing besides what everyone thinks will happen.  And the source doesn’t tell you anything besides [...]

June 27, 2012 John - Red's Army (@RedsArmy_John) Free Agency, Rumors 41

Your Morning Dump… Where we’re not buying the league’s story about Jeff Green

Your Morning Dump… Where we’re not buying the league’s story about Jeff Green

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. As part of a ruling in a trade disclosure dispute between the Boston Celtics and the Oklahoma City Thunder, NBA Commissioner David Stern today awarded the Celtics [...]

June 27, 2012 John - Red's Army (@RedsArmy_John) Injuries, The Morning Dump 14

Can the rooks make the Bradley leap next season?

Can the rooks make the Bradley leap next season?

Lost in all the talk about the upcoming draft, what the Celtics will do with the picks, a need to get younger, and the need to begin rebuilding, is the fact that the Celtics were able to land two serviceable prospects in LAST years draft.  JaJuan Johnson and E’Twuan Moore gave  Celtics fans some flashes of [...]

June 26, 2012 Nick Sannicandro Celtics News, E'Twaun Moore, JaJuan Johnson, Look Back 9