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Your Morning Dump… Wee!!! The Celtics continue to slide down the standings

Your Morning Dump… Wee!!! The Celtics continue to slide down the standings

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.  If the regular season ended today, the Celtics and Magic would split the probability between the third and fourth positions, leaving each team a roughly 42.5 percent [...]

April 10, 2014 Chuck - Red's Army Danny Ainge, Jeff Green, The Morning Dump 20

ESPN says the Celtics have the 6th best front office in NBA

ESPN says the Celtics have the 6th best front office in NBA

ESPN’s panel of basketball experts have ranked the front offices of all 30 teams in the NBA. They rated “each team’s front-office management on its guidance and leadership in terms of how it affects overall on-court success, both in the short and long term.”   Impossible to argue with San Antonio’s dominance, the consistency in [...]

April 1, 2014 Chuck - Red's Army Brad Stevens, Celtics News, Danny Ainge 28

Is Danny Ainge truly unimpressed with the 2014 draft class?

Is Danny Ainge truly unimpressed with the 2014 draft class?

Danny Ainge is not impressed with the 2014 draft class and he wants everyone to know it. Here are comments Ainge made on Monday to an audience of season ticket holders (transcription courtesy Celtics Blog): “I’ve been saying all along that the experts on ESPN and so forth are blowing this draft out of proportion. [...]

March 25, 2014 Chuck - Red's Army Celtics News, Danny Ainge 18

Rondo didn’t care that Ainge, Stevens didn’t want him to stay in LA

Rondo didn’t care that Ainge, Stevens didn’t want him to stay in LA

During his weekly interview on Toucher and Rich, Danny Ainge elaborated yet again on Rajon Rondo’s decision to skip the team flight to Sacramento so he could party with his family in Los Angeles: “What happened was he stayed in [Los Angeles],” said Ainge. “He let [head coach] Brad [Stevens] know and he let me [...]

March 5, 2014 Chuck - Red's Army Celtics News, Danny Ainge, Rajon Rondo 17

Don’t believe the media – Danny Ainge knows exactly what he’s doing

Don’t believe the media – Danny Ainge knows exactly what he’s doing

In this week’s Tank Rank column (Insider), ESPN’s Chad Ford examines which lower tier teams are making moves at the deadline. Here’s his take on the Celtics: 4. Boston Celtics | Status: ??? | Record: 19-35 (1-1) No one can figure out exactly what GM Danny Ainge is trying to do right now. The two names most attached [...]

February 18, 2014 Chuck - Red's Army Celtics News, Danny Ainge 15

Ainge trying to “shake down” Suns McDonough for “a bunch of things”

Ainge trying to “shake down” Suns McDonough for “a bunch of things”

Last summer, the Phoenix Suns hired Danny Ainge’s right-hand man, Ryan McDonough as their new GM.  McDonough has spearheaded a superb, early comeback for the Suns who have been dreadful following the Steve Nash/Amare Stoudemire/Shawn Marion/Mike D’Antoni “Seven seconds or less” era.  Recently, Jonathan Abrams, who writes some of the most spectacular pieces about the [...]

February 1, 2014 Jay Celtics News, Danny Ainge 2

Danny Ainge just ruined Ray Allen’s day

Danny Ainge just ruined Ray Allen’s day

During his weekly appearance on Toucher and Rich Danny Ainge commented on the likelihood of the Celtics retiring the jersey numbers of Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett and Ray Allen: Celtics President of Basketball Ops. Danny Ainge wasn’t present when the team honored Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett on Sunday, but said both players will likely be [...]

January 30, 2014 Chuck - Red's Army Danny Ainge, Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce, Ray Allen 69

Your Morning Dump… Where Avery Bradley reportedly wants $8 million per year

Your Morning Dump… Where Avery Bradley reportedly wants $8 million per year

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.  A source said the Celtics are “going to make a lot of moves in the next year.” While the source said Courtney Lee, Gerald Wallace and Kris [...]

December 13, 2013 Chuck - Red's Army Avery Bradley, Celtics News, Danny Ainge, The Morning Dump 38

Danny Ainge throws wet blanket on Rajon Rondo return speculation

Danny Ainge throws wet blanket on Rajon Rondo return speculation

So much for the speculation that Rajon Rondo is nearing a return to the court. MassLive’s Jay King transcribed Danny Ainge’s morning interview on Toucher and Rich: “I don’t think he’s close, meaning I don’t think it’s going to happen for the next few weeks,” Ainge said during an appearance on Toucher & Rich. “We’re not [...]

December 5, 2013 Chuck - Red's Army Celtics News, Danny Ainge, Rajon Rondo 8

Your Morning Dump… Where the dreaded “T” word isn’t green tinted

Your Morning Dump… Where the dreaded “T” word isn’t green tinted

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. Anyway, we squeezed six competitive, interesting years out of what was supposed to be a three-year plan featuring Garnett, Paul Pierce, and Ray Allen, and now here [...]

December 1, 2013 Jay Brad Stevens, Celtics News, Danny Ainge, The Morning Dump 8