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Tommy’s a Hall of Famer (again), Fitch & Jo Jo could join him

Tommy’s a Hall of Famer (again), Fitch & Jo Jo could join him

The NBA announced its Hall of Fame finalists and five “direct-elect” members today. Let’s start with the latter, because it involves Tommy Heinsohn going in Hall again, this time as a coach. Heinsohn was voted in by the Veterans Committee, and he joins Bill Sharman, Lenny Wilkens, and John Wooden as the only men in [...]

February 14, 2015 John - Red's Army (@RedsArmy_John) Celtics News 3

Recap: Celtics erase 18 point deficit, shock Atlanta

Recap: Celtics erase 18 point deficit, shock Atlanta

Full disclosure: I had a recap written midway through the 4th quarter. At that point the Celtics were down 14, they were shooting less than 30%, and the Hawks are the Hawks. This game was over. I completely believed that. So did the Hawks. Because the Hawks decided the 7:43 mark of the 4th quarter [...]

February 11, 2015 John - Red's Army (@RedsArmy_John) Celtics News, Evan Turner, Jared Sullinger, Recaps 13

Ainge on analytics, conference playoff seeds and… blockbuster trades

Ainge on analytics, conference playoff seeds and… blockbuster trades

Danny Ainge touched on a bunch of different topics during his weekly interview with Toucher and Rich. First up, analytics, specifically Charles Barkely’s rant last night on TNT: “The Rockets sucked for a long time, so they went out and paid James Harden a lot of money; they got better,” Barkley said on the TNT [...]

February 11, 2015 Chuck - Red's Army Celtics News, Danny Ainge 7

Assessing the Trade Value of the Boston Celtics: Part 1

Assessing the Trade Value of the Boston Celtics: Part 1

Every year, Grantland’s Bill Simmons comes out with his NBA trade value column in which he assesses the value of the NBA’s top players by listing the top 60 trade assets in order (with some honorable mention candidates). It’s a column I look forward to every year. Simmons does a great job looking at the [...]

February 10, 2015 Geoffrey Simpson Brandon Bass, Celtics News, Evan Turner, Gerald Wallace, Marcus Smart, Tayshaun Prince 5

Your Morning Dump… Where teams interested in Prince, Bass are holding firm

Your Morning Dump… Where teams interested in Prince, Bass are holding firm

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. As it stands, NBA execs are telling us that Tayshaun Prince has the greatest immediate value on the market. He’s on the last year of his [...]

February 10, 2015 Chuck - Red's Army Celtics News, Jae Crowder, Rumors 7

Bird to ‘Nique: “You can’t guard me, Homes”

Bird to ‘Nique: “You can’t guard me, Homes”

I missed this fantastic trash talking tale about Larry Legend in Sunday’s Herald. According to Dominique Wilkins: “One of the first times I ever played against him, I went out for the opening tip and I went to shake his hand. He just stood there and looked at me stone-faced with his hands behind his [...]

February 9, 2015 Chuck - Red's Army Celtics News, Larry Bird 8

Your Morning Dump… Where Danny Ainge Has a Decision to Make

Your Morning Dump… Where Danny Ainge Has a Decision to Make

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. As [the Celtics] continue to climb up the Eastern Conference standings where they now stand just two games out of the eighth and final playoff spot, it moves [...]

February 9, 2015 Ben Mark Celtics News, Marcus Smart, The Morning Dump 8

Recap: Celtics fight hard, but can’t overcome Bucks

Recap: Celtics fight hard, but can’t overcome Bucks

On the second night of a back to back the Celtics have been 5-4 this season. Against the Bucks they had a chance to move their win streak to 4 games, and get within a game of the 8th seed (yes we’re taking playoffs). Let’s see how it went down.. 1st quarter Boston got up [...]

February 8, 2015 Alex Kungu Celtics News, Gametime, Recaps 28

How much fun would the Celtics be in the playoffs?

How much fun would the Celtics be in the playoffs?

Grantland’s Zach Lowe has a new column where he looks at 7 teams on the “cusp” of the Eastern conference playoffs and tries to determine which teams would be the most fun to watch as they’re getting blown out. The Celtics come in at #4 on his list, beating out Orlando, Brooklyn and Indiana: These [...]

February 6, 2015 Chuck - Red's Army Celtics News 11

Trade market for Reggie Jackson is weaker than expected

Trade market for Reggie Jackson is weaker than expected

The Sporting News’ Sean Devaney updates us on 15 inhabitants of the trading block. Inside the slideshow we find two references to the Celtics: Reggie Jackson Heading into free agency, Jackson has picked a poor time to struggle with his shooting (42.7 percent, and 27.9 percent from the 3-point line). His minutes have been on [...]

February 5, 2015 Chuck - Red's Army Brandon Bass, Rumors 23