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League gently spanks Whiteside for Olynyk cheapshot

League gently spanks Whiteside for Olynyk cheapshot

NBA announces Hassan Whiteside suspended one game without pay for slamming Kelly Olynyk last night — John Karalis (@RedsArmy_John) March 10, 2015 In the eyes of the league, charging and throwing a forearm into the back/neck of an opposing player who isn’t looking is the same as leaving the bench during an altercation or lightly kicking a [...]

March 10, 2015 Chuck - Red's Army Celtics News, Kelly Olynyk 12

The James Young conundrum

The James Young conundrum

This kid can’t catch a break. This kid can’t earn his break. Every time it looks like he’s poised to get some regular minutes, someone else comes along and steals them from him. Every time there are regular minutes to give him, someone else comes along and plays much better than him. This is the [...]

March 10, 2015 John - Red's Army (@RedsArmy_John) Celtics News, James Young 14

Your Morning Dump… Where We Take the Tour of Italy

Your Morning Dump… Where We Take the Tour of Italy

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. With Boston playing without starting shooting guard Avery Bradley the past three games, an opportunity opened for a shooter and Datome got his chance. The 27-year-old [...]

March 10, 2015 Ben Mark Celtics News, Gigi Datome, Isaiah Thomas, The Morning Dump 2

Brad Stevens with 5 simple words for last night’s refs

Brad Stevens with 5 simple words for last night’s refs

Atta boy, Brad. Get right to the point. Nothing beats a clear, concise message. I touched on the officiating in this morning’s Dump. We have yet to hear anything about Marcus Smart’s flagrant-2 foul. (H/t Ed Lighthouse) [...]

March 9, 2015 Chuck - Red's Army Brad Stevens, Celtics News 15

Your Morning Dump… Where Ainge inquired about LeBron last summer

Your Morning Dump… Where Ainge inquired about LeBron last summer

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. The second and more serious response came after hearing people latch on to the fences phrase and treat it as a change in the way the [...]

March 6, 2015 Jay Avery Bradley, Celtics News, Danny Ainge, The Morning Dump 26

Un-brace yourself, JaVale McGee is not coming to Boston

Un-brace yourself, JaVale McGee is not coming to Boston

JaVale McGee will NOT be coming to the Celtics. The sides couldn’t reach agreement on a contract. — Steve Bulpett (@SteveBHoop) March 5, 2015 Celtics deal w/ JaVale McGee has fallen through, sources told ESPN. Celtics wanted team option for next season, McGee wanted player option. — Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanESPN) March 5, 2015 This is [...]

March 5, 2015 John - Red's Army (@RedsArmy_John) Celtics News 15

Brace yourself… Javale McGee is coming to Boston

Brace yourself… Javale McGee is coming to Boston

Boston Celtics close to signing enigmatic big man JaVale McGee, multiple sources told ESPN. Deal with be through next season. — Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanESPN) March 5, 2015 Shortly after Goodman broke the news, Danny Ainge all but confirmed the report during his weekly interview on Toucher and Rich. Ainge on McGee: "He hasn't lived up [...]

March 5, 2015 Chuck - Red's Army Celtics News 45

Rumor: Love, Monroe top Celtics summer wish list

Rumor: Love, Monroe top Celtics summer wish list

Via Basketball Insiders: The Celtics have a ton of cash and are geared up to use it. Target number one is Kevin Love. Target number two is Greg Monroe. Sources close to the process say the Celtics plan to swing for the proverbial fences this summer including runs at Gasol, Leonard and Butler too. With [...]

March 3, 2015 Chuck - Red's Army Rumors 17

Isaiah Thomas wins Player of the Week award

Isaiah Thomas wins Player of the Week award

The NBA just announced the winners of the East and West Players of the Week.  Newly acquired guard Isaiah Thomas joins Portland’s Damian Lillard in this week’s honors. From the NBA: Thomas helped the Celtics to a 3-1 week, which included wins over the Phoenix Suns and Charlotte Hornets.  He placed third in the East [...]

March 2, 2015 John - Red's Army (@RedsArmy_John) Celtics News, Isaiah Thomas 4

ESPN Insider doesn’t think highly of Marcus Smart

ESPN Insider doesn’t think highly of Marcus Smart

ESPN Insider David Thorpe has ranked this year’s crop of rookies. Marcus Smart is ranked 12th behind the likes of Joe Ingles, Langston Galloway, Jordan Clarkson and Tarik Black and is classified as “Struggling:” As a catch-and-shoot guy, Smart continues to play well. He has to be accounted for off the ball because he can [...]

March 2, 2015 Chuck - Red's Army Celtics News, Marcus Smart 19