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Celtics nab Kentucky’s James Young at 17

Celtics nab Kentucky’s James Young at 17

You may remember James Young from Kentucky’s Final Four team. He’s 6-7, 215 and just 18 years old. The scouting report: Super scoring wing Excellent penetrator Improving shooter with range Good motor Needs to improve his consistency from 3-point range Jay Bilas calls Young a “high ceiling” guy. Let’s hope he’s good enough to make [...]

June 26, 2014 Chuck - Red's Army Celtics News 33

Marcus Smart is coming to Boston (we think)

Marcus Smart is coming to Boston (we think)

Marcus Smart is athletic, tough and physical. He is also an elite defender. Unfortunately, he’s not a natural shooter. Another drawback is his position. He’s a point guard. What does this mean for Rajon Rondo? Or.. does this mean Avery Bradley is out? Celtics need a pure shooter in that trio. We have plenty of [...]

June 26, 2014 Chuck - Red's Army Celtics News, Draft 71

The one mock draft that has Exum falling to Boston

The one mock draft that has Exum falling to Boston

We’ll be drowning in final mock drafts today, but there’s one standing out from the rest. Yahoo’s Marc Spears has Australian mystery man Dante Exum falling to the Celtics at 6: The Celtics are probably surprised the Australian landed here, but his light body of work scared teams. Most mockers have Exum going to Philly [...]

June 26, 2014 Chuck - Red's Army Celtics News, Draft, Rumors 28

Rondo trade rumors are “usual BS”

Rondo trade rumors are “usual BS”

Sean Devaney has an update on the Rajon Rondo trade rumors that have surfaced over the last few days: But, according to a source close to the situation, Rondo has not been informed of any change of plans when it comes to the Celtics’ future, and he remains committed to helping Boston in its rebuilding [...]

June 26, 2014 Chuck - Red's Army Celtics News, Rajon Rondo, Rumors 5

Your Morning Dump… Where you can forget about Asik coming to Boston

Your Morning Dump… Where you can forget about Asik coming to Boston

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 Houston Rockets have reached agreement on a trade to send center Omer Asik to the New Orleans Pelicans in exchange for a future first-round draft pick, league sources told Yahoo Sports. For [...]

June 26, 2014 Chuck - Red's Army Celtics News, Rumors, Trades 29

Watch Jared Sullinger (and Emily Austen) workout

Watch Jared Sullinger (and Emily Austen) workout

Here’s a behind the scenes look at Jared Sullinger’s offseason workout program. He’s trying to drop about 20 lbs. I hope he succeeds because I believe conditioning is critical for his development. If you don’t care about Sullinger’s weightloss, feel free to focus on the lovely Emily Austen and her yoga pants. What hurts more, [...]

June 25, 2014 Chuck - Red's Army Celtics News, Jared Sullinger 12

Report: Love to Warriors deal “dead”

Report: Love to Warriors deal “dead”

Sources: KLove deal to Warriors is dead. Love “unlikely” now to be dealt before draft. — Ric Bucher (@RicBucher) June 23, 2014 I feel like this deserves the Troy McClure treatment.  Hi… I’m the trade is dead report.  You might remember me from such trades as “Kevin Garnett to Boston” and… “Doc Rivers to the [...]

June 23, 2014 John - Red's Army (@RedsArmy_John) Rumors 23

Mock draft: Brace yourselves for 2 guys who won’t play next season

Mock draft: Brace yourselves for 2 guys who won’t play next season

ESPN’s Chad Ford offers up his latest mock draft and I’m not happy: Joel Embiid #6 Embiid could go No. 3 to the Sixers (or to the Cavs in a Sixers-Cavs swap) or the Magic at No. 4. But if he slides past both of those teams (I don’t see the Jazz taking the risk [...]

June 23, 2014 Chuck - Red's Army Celtics News, Draft 32

Simmons firing up masses with latest “trade to Rondo to Sac” tweet

Simmons firing up masses with latest “trade to Rondo to Sac” tweet

Prediction: if Celts can’t get Love or Embiid, they will pursue Sac’s no. 8 pick plus more with Rondo as bait (to end up with 6 + 8 + 17). — Bill Simmons (@BillSimmons) June 22, 2014 Ugh. This scenario again. 5-9 point guard Isaiah Thomas is the obvious plus more in this deal. Ben [...]

June 22, 2014 Chuck - Red's Army Rajon Rondo, Rumors 22

Your Morning Dump…Where Cleveland may try and trade the first pick

Your Morning Dump…Where Cleveland may try and trade the first pick

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. Cleveland is making calls trying to trade down between the 3-5 spot because they think Embiid will slip. — Brett Poirier NBA (@BrettNBA) June 21, 2014 That [...]

June 21, 2014 Chris Jones Celtics News, The Morning Dump 15