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With Aldridge out, will Portland make a push for Bass?

With Aldridge out, will Portland make a push for Bass?

The Portland Trailblazers, owners of the 3rd best record in the Western conference, learned yesterday that All-Star forward LaMarcus Aldridge will miss the next 6-8 weeks because of a thumb injury. I immediately wondered if Portland would have interest in Brandon Bass. There isn’t much traction on this front, but Grantland’s Zach Lowe did reference [...]

January 23, 2015 Chuck - Red's Army Brandon Bass, Celtics News, Rumors 14

Tyler Zeller getting love as an underrated player

Tyler Zeller getting love as an underrated player

ESPN Insider Amin Elhassan believes Tyler Zeller is one of the most underrated players in the NBA: Rudy Gobert | Utah Jazz Tyler Zeller | Boston Celtics While the first few players I mentioned are all on teams in the thick of the playoff race, I wanted to give some acknowledgment to a couple of [...]

January 22, 2015 Chuck - Red's Army Celtics News, Tyler Zeller 9

Your Morning Dump… Stats show Olynyk is an average defender!

Your Morning Dump… Stats show Olynyk is an average defender!

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. There are more encouraging numbers in regards to Olynyk’s defense, however. The team’s defensive rating with him on the floor is essentially in lockstep with Boston’s [...]

January 22, 2015 Chuck - Red's Army Kelly Olynyk, Marcus Smart, Rajon Rondo, The Morning Dump 31

Kobe Bryant will not sleep until Rajon Rondo wears purple and gold

Kobe Bryant will not sleep until Rajon Rondo wears purple and gold

In between taking plenty of nights off, plenty of shots on nights he does play, and trashing his current teammates, Kobe Bryant is setting his sights on next year with Rajon Rondo. In Steve Buplett’s piece from the Herald this morning, Kobe spent time laughing at the state of the Celtics’ current roster (see John’s [...]

January 21, 2015 Ben Mark Around the NBA, News, Rajon Rondo 1

Your Morning Dump… Where Marcus Smart is silencing his critics

Your Morning Dump… Where Marcus Smart is silencing his critics

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. “Marcus is probably playing as well in his role as he has all year,” Celtics coach Brad Stevens said. “He’s been in a lot of games [...]

January 21, 2015 John - Red's Army (@RedsArmy_John) Marcus Smart, The Morning Dump 18

Marcus Smart goes for 14 & 7 in L.A.

Marcus Smart goes for 14 & 7 in L.A.

Our friend Down To Buck has video of Marcus Smart’s 14 point, 7 assist performance against the LA Clippers from yesterday. Smart’s hoops (4 of 7 shooting) were all three-point field goals, and he also had 2 boards, 1 steal, 1 block and was 2 of 2 from the FT line. Smart is now shooting [...]

January 20, 2015 KWAPT Marcus Smart, Red's Army Multimedia, Videos 2

Your Morning Dump… Where the Celtics might be torturing Tayshaun Prince

Your Morning Dump… Where the Celtics might be torturing Tayshaun Prince

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. “I didn’t expect to play him near that much,” coach Brad Stevens said. “I felt pretty comfortable with him on the floor, because he’s really savvy. [...]

January 20, 2015 Chuck - Red's Army Doc Rivers, Tayshaun Prince, The Morning Dump 9

Bespectacled Paul Pierce pokes some fun at Russ Westbrook

Bespectacled Paul Pierce pokes some fun at Russ Westbrook

Paul Pierce took a few friendly jabs at Russell Westbrook this weekend, mocking his “we executed” interview from Friday night. John touched on Westbrook’s little tantrum in the Saturday Dump. FWIW, I don’t think the glasses are part of the bit. Pierce has worn those babies before. (h/t CBS Sports) [...]

January 19, 2015 Chuck - Red's Army Around the NBA, Paul Pierce 6

Your Morning Dump… Where ‘who invited this guy?':The Tayshaun Prince story

Your Morning Dump… Where ‘who invited this guy?':The Tayshaun Prince story

    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. Recently acquired Tayshaun Prince joined the Boston Celtics on the practice floor Sunday in Santa Monica, Calif., but stressed that all options regarding his [...]

January 19, 2015 Ben Mark Doc Rivers, The Morning Dump 5

Jeff Green puts Victor Oladipo on a poster

Jeff Green puts Victor Oladipo on a poster

            Looks like Jeff Green is feeling right at home with the Memphis Grizzlies. Green scored 21 points off the bench in Memphis’ win over the Magic last night, including this nasty flush on Victor Oladipo. Oladipo tried to draw a charge, but instead ended up on the receiving end [...]

January 17, 2015 KWAPT Jeff Green, Red's Army Multimedia, Videos 27