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Michael Cooper says Larry Bird was a 10 dimensional player

Michael Cooper says Larry Bird was a 10 dimensional player

Sports Illustrated treats us to a wonderful excerpt from the book Showtime: Magic, Kareem, Riley, and the Los Angeles Lakers Dynasty of the 1980s. In this tale, Michael Cooper talks about an encounter with Larry Bird: To Cooper, Larry Bird was still merely larry bird (lowercase intended) — an overrated Great White Hype who captured a nation’s imagination [...]

March 5, 2014 Chuck - Red's Army Around the NBA, Larry Bird 14

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

Your Morning Dump…Where Ron Adams tweaked Rondo’s shot mechanics

Your Morning Dump…Where Ron Adams tweaked Rondo’s shot mechanics

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 Ron Adams remembers how opposing teams defended Rajon Rondo. Adams saw it when he was an assistant coach with the Bulls and elsewhere. Then Adams joined the [...]

March 5, 2014 Chris Jones Celtics News, Rajon Rondo, The Morning Dump, Uncategorized 10

Kelly Olynyk shows LeBron what a real mask looks like

Kelly Olynyk shows LeBron what a real mask looks like

  Take that, King James. I want Sports Center to devote an entire segment to the mask Kelly Olynyk sported today during Celtics practice. a Read to Achieve event. Olynyk mask photo courtesy Joe Giza [...]

March 4, 2014 Chuck - Red's Army Celtics News, Kelly Olynyk 7

Assessing Avery Bradley’s value

Assessing Avery Bradley’s value

ESPN Insider Amin Elhassan tries to put a value on the top 30 free agents in the NBA. Elhassan doesn’t project what each player will earn in free agency, instead he determines worth by examining many factors: Remember, this is sorted by the AAV (average annual value) of the new contracts I believe each player deserves under the [...]

March 3, 2014 Chuck - Red's Army Avery Bradley, Celtics News 15

Your Morning Dump… Where Rondo’s the kind of instigator Red would have loved

Your Morning Dump… Where Rondo’s the kind of instigator Red would have loved

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 a week in which we all spent too much time overanalyzing Birthdaygate, one of the takeaways should have been that Rondo is simply a little different than [...]

March 3, 2014 John - Red's Army (@RedsArmy_John) Jared Sullinger, Rajon Rondo, The Morning Dump 18

Your Morning Dump… Where Rondo wants to shoot threes like Avery Bradley

Your Morning Dump… Where Rondo wants to shoot threes like Avery Bradley

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. In 2009-10, Rondo shot 17 for 80 from the land of plenty. He’s currently 16 for 44, with more than three times as many makes per game [...]

March 2, 2014 Jay Celtics News, Rajon Rondo, The Morning Dump 13

Recap: Feisty C’s fizzle late against Pacers

Recap: Feisty C’s fizzle late against Pacers

Led by the gritty play of Kris Humphries and Rajon Rondo, the Celtics put forth a damn good effort tonight against the league’s best team. But the Pacers made the plays down the stretch and won it, 102-97. This game turned with about 4 minutes remaining in the 4th quarter. Rondo (12 points, 11 assists, [...]

March 1, 2014 Chuck - Red's Army Kris Humphries, Rajon Rondo, Recaps 14

Your Morning Dump… Where Danny Ainge has closed the book on Rondo

Your Morning Dump… Where Danny Ainge has closed the book on Rondo

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.  Ainge and Rondo talked at length Thursday, and Ainge, who would not say whether Rondo had been fined or penalized, appeared content. “It was between Rondo and [...]

March 1, 2014 Chuck - Red's Army Celtics News, Rajon Rondo, The Morning Dump 9

Good Will Rondo’ing

Good Will Rondo’ing

“Ugh are you kidding me, what is this garbage all about?  Come on not again, not just after the annoying trade deadline just ended. ”  That was me, on Tuesday morning when I first read Steve Bulpett’s report that Rajon Rondo opted to skip his flight with the team to Sacramento to stay in LA [...]

February 28, 2014 Jay Celtics News, Rajon Rondo 27