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Talk of Durant/Horford coming to Boston makes me tingle

Talk of Durant/Horford coming to Boston makes me tingle

I guess it’s time to address the speculation that Kevin Durant and Al Horford are options for the Celtics this off-season. Before you fall off your chair laughing, follow the logic. Let’s start with Yahoo’s Adrian Wojnarowski (via NESN) on Al Horford: “But then in summer free agency, part of the reason sources tell me that [...]

March 11, 2016 Chuck - Red's Army Rumors 6

Smart junk-grab costs him $15K

Smart junk-grab costs him $15K

The NBA today announced a $15,000 fine for Marcus Smart due to an obscene gesture. Boston Celtics guard Marcus Smart has been fined $15,000 for making an obscene gesture, it was announced today by Kiki VanDeWeghe, Executive Vice President, Basketball Operations. The incident occurred with 1:49 remaining in the third quarter of the Celtics’ 105-104 [...]

March 7, 2016 John - Red's Army (@RedsArmy_John) Celtics News, Marcus Smart 4

Olynyk returns to practice, C’s fill 15th roster spot

Olynyk returns to practice, C’s fill 15th roster spot

Kelly Olynyk is out on the court shooting during Celtics practice. Updates to come on his participation level. pic.twitter.com/dt0jl0N74h — Marc D’Amico (@Marc_DAmico) March 7, 2016 The Celtics got back to work today in preparation for Wednesday’s game against Memphis, and among the participants was Kelly Olynyk (whose impact we discussed a bunch in the [...]

March 7, 2016 John - Red's Army (@RedsArmy_John) Free Agency, Injuries, Kelly Olynyk Comments Off on Olynyk returns to practice, C’s fill 15th roster spot

Your morning dump… Where it’s a quiet next week and a half and KO is coming

Your morning dump… Where it’s a quiet next week and a half and KO is coming

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 Boston Celtics play just two games over the next nine days, an impossibly quiet stretch at a time of year when teams are typically struggling [...]

March 7, 2016 Ben Mark Avery Bradley, Celtics News, Isaiah Thomas, Jae Crowder, Kelly Olynyk, The Morning Dump 6

Ainge: All Stars asked Isaiah Thomas “a lot of questions”

Ainge: All Stars asked Isaiah Thomas “a lot of questions”

Danny Ainge made his weekly appearance on the Toucher and Rich program. The biggest thing that stuck out was this acknowledgement not just about Brad Stevens… but how interested guys at the All Star game really were about Boston.  “Brad is a big plus for us and our organization. Ultimately people are going to come [...]

March 2, 2016 John - Red's Army (@RedsArmy_John) Celtics News, Danny Ainge, Isaiah Thomas 1

Brad Stevens named Coach of the Month

Brad Stevens named Coach of the Month

It looks like Division-3 reject Brad Stevens can coach after all… because he was just named Eastern Conference Coach of the Month by the NBA. Stevens led the Celtics to the best record in the Eastern Conference (9-3) in February, which included a 6-0 mark at TD Garden. The Celtics scored 100-plus points in 10 [...]

March 1, 2016 John - Red's Army (@RedsArmy_John) Brad Stevens, Celtics News 13

A Division 3 school once rejected Brad Stevens

A Division 3 school once rejected Brad Stevens

Brad Stevens sat down with Chris Mannix before yesterday’s game for the latest edition of The Vertical Podcast with Chris Mannix.  The first thing he revealed was that after years as an assistant at Butler, he’d applied for a Division 3 head coaching job. I actually applied for a D-3 coaching job a week before [...]

March 1, 2016 John - Red's Army (@RedsArmy_John) Brad Stevens, Celtics News 10

Your Morning Dump… Where we stop to appreciate Sully… and thank his mom??

Your Morning Dump… Where we stop to appreciate Sully… and thank his mom??

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. During Saturday’s game, Sullinger grabbed an absurd 42.9 percent of all available defensive rebounds during his 24 minutes, 31 seconds of floor time. That’s only slightly [...]

February 29, 2016 Ben Mark Brad Stevens, Celtics News, Jared Sullinger, Marcus Smart, The Morning Dump 13

IT inspired a search for great Celtics passes, and it’s a Larry Bird highlight reel

IT inspired a search for great Celtics passes, and it’s a Larry Bird highlight reel

Last night, Isaiah Thomas made Twitter tingle with a gorgeous pass in traffic to Jae Crowder in the corner. Here it is again so you can bask in its glory By the way, thank you, Jae, for hitting that 3 and making this an awesome play and not just some great pass that led to [...]

February 26, 2016 John - Red's Army (@RedsArmy_John) Celtics News, Larry Bird, Rajon Rondo 7

Suns GM admits Ainge robbed him blind on Isaiah Thomas trade

Suns GM admits Ainge robbed him blind on Isaiah Thomas trade

This time last year Celtics fans were getting acclimated to Isaiah Thomas. Danny Ainge acquired Thomas from Phoenix for Marcus Thornton and a 2016 1st round pick (via Cleveland). One year later, Thomas is thriving in Boston while Phoenix is sitting near the bottom of the Western conference. The trade has been universally accepted as [...]

February 25, 2016 Chuck - Red's Army Celtics News, Isaiah Thomas 7