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Locked On Celtics Ep. 46: A whole LOT of Horford optimism

Locked On Celtics Ep. 46: A whole LOT of Horford optimism

Day 1 of Free Agency has almost concluded and Jay King and I are feeling REALLY good about the chances to sign Al Horford, especially since the news I was waiting for broke in the middle of the show. How does this affect the pursuit of Kevin Durant? Did the Hawks to Boston TWO favors today? [...]

July 1, 2016 John - Red's Army (@RedsArmy_John) Free Agency, Rainin' J's, Rumors 0

Report: Dwight Howard wants $24 million to start

Report: Dwight Howard wants $24 million to start

So Danny Ainge is going to go talk to Dwight Howard some point soon in Atlanta. I imagine the conversation will go something like this… Once Ainge hears this…. When Dwight Howard starts having his free agent meetings on Friday he’ll seek a contract starting at $24 million a season according to a source. Howard [...]

June 30, 2016 John - Red's Army (@RedsArmy_John) Free Agency, Rumors 7

Report: Kevin Durant’s decision is 90% made

Report: Kevin Durant’s decision is 90% made

Marc Spears has some disappointing news about Kevin Durant’s free agency: Don’t stress too hard, Thunder fans. Yes, Durant, 27, is the star of this year’s NBA free agency reality show. But barring an incredible sales job, several friends and business colleagues close to the 2014 NBA MVP expect him to return to Oklahoma City [...]

June 30, 2016 Chuck - Red's Army Rumors 7

Isaiah Thomas says Al Horford is serious about Boston

Isaiah Thomas says Al Horford is serious about Boston

IT on Horford’s view of C’s: “Very serious. I texted him other day. He’s open to opportunity, he’s a fan of my game, he likes how we play.” — Mark Murphy (@Murf56) June 30, 2016 Isaiah Thomas is out and about slinging ice cream for some promotion, and he’s just dropping these little nuggets all [...]

June 30, 2016 John - Red's Army (@RedsArmy_John) Celtics News, Free Agency, Rumors 8

Your Morning Dump… Where the Celtics are meeting with Dwight Howard

Your Morning Dump… Where the Celtics are meeting with Dwight Howard

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. Howard, 30, scored fewer points per 36 minutes than he did at any point in the previous decade. Though he still finished seventh in the NBA [...]

June 29, 2016 Mike Dynon (@MikeDynon) Free Agency, Jaylen Brown, Marcus Smart, Rumors, The Morning Dump 24

Report: Celtics will pursue Al Horford

Report: Celtics will pursue Al Horford

By now you’ve heard most of the theories about Danny Ainge’s free agent plan… sign a guy like Al Horford, beef up the bench a little, and try to convince Kevin Durant that his path to a championship runs through Boston. Well, it turns out that theory is becoming a reality. If the Hawks are [...]

June 28, 2016 John - Red's Army (@RedsArmy_John) Free Agency, Rumors 5

Marks: Boston a wild card in the Durant sweepstakes

Marks: Boston a wild card in the Durant sweepstakes

Just about everyone thinks the Celtics are a long shot in the Kevin Durant sweepstakes. Except for the Vertical’s Bobby Marks: Golden State is reportedly interested in Durant, but Marks doesn’t think the seven-time All-Star will end up there. “I would be really surprised if Durant goes that route,” he said. “He certainly may, but [...]

June 27, 2016 Chuck - Red's Army Rumors 3

Philly pulling ahead in race for the 3rd pick?

Philly pulling ahead in race for the 3rd pick?

I feel like I’m trying to keep track of a 29 horse race being run in a hurricane and fog (don’t Neil deGrasse Tyson me here.. I’m trying to set a scene). As we try to figure out where the Celtics cadre of picks may be disseminated, a number of teams seem to be vying [...]

June 23, 2016 John - Red's Army (@RedsArmy_John) Celtics News, Draft, Rumors 13

Report: Bucks, Celtics talking swap for Middleton, Monroe

Report: Bucks, Celtics talking swap for Middleton, Monroe

Bucks reporter Gerry Woelfel has the scoop: There has been speculation in recent days the Boston Celtics have interest in Kris Middleton, the Milwaukee Bucks’ standout shooting guard. That interest hasn’t waned. According to sources, the Bucks and Celtics are still exploring a potential deal that would send Middleton to the Celtics. Middleton, who can [...]

June 23, 2016 Chuck - Red's Army Celtics News, Rumors 3

Report: Ainge’s patience paying off, Sixers chasing 3rd pick

Report: Ainge’s patience paying off, Sixers chasing 3rd pick

Danny Ainge is engaged in a high-stakes game of NBA draft chicken with the rest of the league. GM’s are daring him to make his 8 draft picks, and he’s daring them to miss out on potential franchise-altering talent. Looks like Ainge might be winning: League sources tell @chadfordinsider and me: Philadelphia is ramping up [...]

June 23, 2016 John - Red's Army (@RedsArmy_John) Draft, Rumors 19