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Your Morning Dump… Where other teams are interested in Brandon Bass

Your Morning Dump… Where other teams are interested in Brandon Bass

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. Scouts and opposing front-office types have begun to speak and inquire about the 29-year-old forward, a practice that’s generally a precursor to discussing a trade. Danny Ainge [...]

November 23, 2014 Jay Brandon Bass, Rumors, The Morning Dump, Vitor Faverani 5

What should the Celtics do to better close out games?

What should the Celtics do to better close out games?

Much has been made out of the Celtics inability to close out tight games, and with good reason. Four of their seven losses have come by five points or less. Boston’s most frustrating loss of the season came at home against the Cleveland Cavaliers, where they blew a 17 point lead in the 4th quarter. While [...]

November 22, 2014 Geoffrey Simpson Celtics News, Jared Sullinger, Rajon Rondo 10

Dividing Minutes between the Celtics Frontcourt

Dividing Minutes between the Celtics Frontcourt

Brad Stevens is going to have some difficult decisions to make regarding his frontcourt rotations this season. The Celtics have four players (five if you include Jeff Green) who currently deserve significant minutes and Vitor Faverani is on his way back from injury, and rookie Dwight Powell who will most likely spend the majority of [...]

November 21, 2014 Geoffrey Simpson Brandon Bass, Celtics News, Jared Sullinger, Kelly Olynyk, Tyler Zeller, Vitor Faverani 20

Throwback Thursday: C’s vs Sixers in a classic 1980’s matchup

Throwback Thursday: C’s vs Sixers in a classic 1980’s matchup

It was Superbowl Sunday in 1986 and it was hours before the Patriots were about to get blasted by the Bears.  During a matinée game at the Garden, the Celtics and Sixers battled in a close game featuring Larry Bird at his zenith, Bill Walton during his revival, Dr. J and Moses at the end, [...]

November 20, 2014 Jay Bill Walton, Larry Bird, Look Back 1

The Celtics Need More Out of Jeff Green

The Celtics Need More Out of Jeff Green

If there was a list of the top 5 most confounding players in the NBA, Jeff Green would surely be on it. He often shows flashes of greatness that leave fans wanting more, like his 43 point performance against LeBron and the Heat a couple of years back. In that game, Green showed the skill [...]

November 17, 2014 Geoffrey Simpson Celtics News, Jeff Green 24

The myth of the “max guy”

The myth of the “max guy”

One of the things I heard in the aftermath of Friday night’s failure by Rajon Rondo to get a potential game-winning shot off was that it was proof he’s not a “max guy.”  In fact, the question of whether he’s a “max guy” has become the center of most discussions about his future. The “max [...]

November 16, 2014 John - Red's Army (@RedsArmy_John) Celtics News 21

Breaking Down the Celtics Pick and Roll Defensive Struggles

Breaking Down the Celtics Pick and Roll Defensive Struggles

To start the season, the Celtics defense has been disappointing. The team ranks in the bottom five in defensive rating, a statistic that adjusts for pace of play by measuring points per 100 possessions. It seems that the team’s goal of finishing as a top 10 defensive team is a pipe dream at this point, [...]

November 14, 2014 Geoffrey Simpson Celtics News 2

Anonymous exec: Rondo is close to max guy, Smart is a two-guard

Anonymous exec: Rondo is close to max guy, Smart is a two-guard

SI’s Chris Mannix spoke with one Eastern Conference league executive about Rajon Rondo and Marcus Smart:​ I don’t think Rondo is a max guy, but he is close to it. I’m not huge on point guards getting max deals. Derrick Rose is a max player. Max guys have to be able to carry a team. If [...]

November 14, 2014 Chuck - Red's Army Celtics News, Marcus Smart, Rajon Rondo 15

What really hurt the Celtics offense against OKC

What really hurt the Celtics offense against OKC

The Celtics offense struggled in the 2nd half vs the Thunder Wednesday night, totaling 43 points on 41% shooting. This was well off their 104.6 points per game pace and their 47% field goal percentage for the season. The Thunder’s size and length bothered the Celtics throughout the 2nd half causing the low offensive output. [...]

November 13, 2014 Geoffrey Simpson Celtics News 9

Rondo explains why the hand screws had to be removed

Rondo explains why the hand screws had to be removed

Via ESPN Boston: Rondo detailed how the screws, which were inserted in late September after he suffered a fracture of the third metacarpal, were irritating him recently. He was undergoing weekly X-rays to monitor their status. Rondo said that, at halftime of Friday’s win over the Indiana Pacers, team physician Dr. Brian McKeon and president [...]

November 11, 2014 Chuck - Red's Army Celtics News, Rajon Rondo 8