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Your Morning Dump… Where Smart isn’t quite ready

Your Morning Dump… Where Smart isn’t quite ready

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. After Marcus Smart asked out of practice early Wednesday, he decided to skip the Celtics’ brief workout Thursday, delaying the rookie guard’s return to the lineup. Coach [...]

November 28, 2014 Jay Celtics News, Marcus Smart, The Morning Dump 0

Your Morning Dump… Where Marcus Smart could be back Friday

Your Morning Dump… Where Marcus Smart could be back Friday

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. [Smart] made it clear afterwards that he’s inching closer to getting back on the court, with a “high possibility” of returning to practice on Wednesday. In doing so, [...]

November 26, 2014 John - Red's Army (@RedsArmy_John) Celtics News, Marcus Smart, The Morning Dump 21

Paul Pierce grants in-game autograph to ballsy woman

Paul Pierce grants in-game autograph to ballsy woman

Celtics fan or not, this woman has a lot of nerve to approach Paul Pierce for an autograph during a game! If this was me, I get tasered and banned from all NBA arenas. (h/t JohnnyNBA) [...]

November 25, 2014 Chuck - Red's Army Around the NBA, Paul Pierce 13

Your Morning Dump… Where it’s time for Kelly to let it fly

Your Morning Dump… Where it’s time for Kelly to let it fly

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. What Sunday’s loss hammered home is that Olynyk is still a bit too shy at times with his offensive game, and it’s on both him and the [...]

November 25, 2014 John - Red's Army (@RedsArmy_John) James Young, Kelly Olynyk, The Morning Dump 19

Enemy Chatter: Rondo made mincemeat out of Damian Lillar(d)

Enemy Chatter: Rondo made mincemeat out of Damian Lillar(d)

We often wonder what opposing teams, their beat reporters and bloggers are saying about the Celtics. Here’s a look at some enemy chatter from Portland. Appropriate to the season, Rajon Rondo made mincemeat out of Damian Lillar in the first. He squirted past Portland’s defense repeatedly. … The Celtics continued to foil Lillar and his mates with [...]

November 24, 2014 Chuck - Red's Army Enemy Chatter, Rajon Rondo 16

Your Morning Dump… Where this loss was not like the others

Your Morning Dump… Where this loss was not like the others

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 end result, then, was all too familiar: Another loss, this time a 94-88 defeat to the Portland Trail Blazers on Sunday night at TD Garden. Boston [...]

November 24, 2014 Ben Mark Celtics News, Jeff Green, Rajon Rondo, The Morning Dump 18

Green’s Market Stronger Than Rondo’s?

Green’s Market Stronger Than Rondo’s?

Sherrod Blakely is reporting that a league executive has said that the free agency market for Jeff Green may be even stronger than the one for Rajon Rondo this coming offseason: “A league executive told CSNNE.com on Saturday that the market for Green is as strong, “if not stronger”, than it is for Rajon Rondo, [...]

November 23, 2014 Geoffrey Simpson Celtics News, Jeff Green, Rajon Rondo 5

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

Your Morning Dump… Where we look for blame on the defensive end

Your Morning Dump… Where we look for blame on the defensive end

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. One of the biggest keys for Sullinger and Olynyk in establishing themselves as a sustainable frontcourt tandem is learning to work together at both ends of the [...]

November 22, 2014 Chuck - Red's Army Avery Bradley, Rajon Rondo, The Morning Dump 7