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The Fab Melo challenge facing the Celtics

The Fab Melo challenge facing the Celtics

The Celtics face a bit of a challenge with Fab Melo this season. The second year center is still not ready to be a contributor at the NBA level.  His movements on the floor were often slow yesterday, especially laterally.  He had trouble catching the ball.  And while it wasn’t all bad for Melo yesterday, [...]

July 8, 2013 John - Red's Army (@RedsArmy_John) Fab Melo, Summer League 23

Your Morning Dump… Where it’s Summer League for Brad Stevens too

Your Morning Dump… Where it’s Summer League for Brad Stevens too

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 lot coaches are down here evaluating the players and I’m down here getting a feel for not only the players, but also the game, the discussion [...]

July 8, 2013 John - Red's Army (@RedsArmy_John) Brad Stevens, Summer League, The Morning Dump 10

“Coach” Sullinger will have none of your tanking talk

“Coach” Sullinger will have none of your tanking talk

21-year-old Jared Sullinger’s NBA career has spanned 45 games.  He is, on a team that will already be young, one of its youngest players. But Sullinger doesn’t carry himself like some kid.  Here in Orlando, he’s setting up shop on the Celtics’ bench, and playing the role of mentor to guys like Kelly Olynyk, who [...]

July 7, 2013 John - Red's Army (@RedsArmy_John) Jared Sullinger, Summer League 6

Olynyk impresses in summer debut, but Celtics want more

Olynyk impresses in summer debut, but Celtics want more

Yes, it’s summer league, which is the caveat that should just be understood as we get into any of these pieces.  But Kelly Olynyk looked pretty good in his first game with “Boston” on his chest.  After nearly 27 minutes of play, the scouting report on him looked pretty accurate. He poured in a game-high [...]

July 7, 2013 John - Red's Army (@RedsArmy_John) Kelly Olynyk, Summer League 16

Get pumped – 2013 Summer League schedule is out!

Get pumped – 2013 Summer League schedule is out!

For those craving basketball in summer, we’re happy to announce the Celtics will participate in the Orlando Summer League (they will not field a team in Las Vegas). Boston joins the Nets, Pistons, Rockets, Pacers, Heat, Thunder, 76ers and Jazz. Each team will play 4 games and a playoff game. Who can we expect on [...]

May 30, 2013 Chuck - Red's Army Celtics News, Summer League 3

The Red’s Army Vegas Summer League wrap up

The Red’s Army Vegas Summer League wrap up

The Celtics have left Las Vegas and so have I.  It was a pretty good trip for everyone, as many of the Celtics came away from the week with something positive.  Here, in case you missed any of the coverage, is a wrap up of the week. First and foremost, I want to thank the [...]

July 24, 2012 John - Red's Army (@RedsArmy_John) Summer League 7

Jared Sullinger talks frustrations, keeping his job, and Vanilla Ice

Jared Sullinger talks frustrations, keeping his job, and Vanilla Ice

The two-week long initial inspection of Jared Sullinger’s game as a Celtic is over.  We’ve seen him display a nice post game, some good rebounding ability, some nice passing instincts, and a good mid-range game that allows him to take bigs off the dribble. All in all, it was a good couple of weeks for [...]

July 23, 2012 John - Red's Army (@RedsArmy_John) Jared Sullinger, Summer League 1

Christmas in July

Christmas in July

Dionte Christmas’ great play in Summer League has been rewarded. ESPN Boston’s Greg Payne first tweeted that Boston has signed Christmas to a partially guaranteed contract/camp invite. Our own John Karalis, in Vegas for Summer League, said that Christmas told him he’d be flying to Boston tonight to “sign papers”. Celtics Director of Player Personnel [...]

July 22, 2012 KWAPT Celtics News, Free Agency, Summer League 14

Christmas mulling “crazy numbers” to play overseas

Christmas mulling “crazy numbers” to play overseas

Dionte Christmas continues to make an impression at Summer League.  And before you accuse me of just being a guy that falls in love with summer players, just know that I’m  not alone. “A lot of  overseas teams contacting me and throwing out some crazy numbers,” Christmas said after yesterday’s game.   “They’re making it [...]

July 22, 2012 John - Red's Army (@RedsArmy_John) Summer League 3

Rajon Rondo coaches up the kids at Summer League

Rajon Rondo coaches up the kids at Summer League

Last night, the Milwaukee Bucks were designated the “road” team in their matchup against the Celtics.  That was very appropriate, considering the crowd was decidedly pro-Boston. And the “home” crowd was in for a bit of a treat.  The few hundred people who showed up to see the a bunch of guys in C’s gear [...]

July 22, 2012 John - Red's Army (@RedsArmy_John) Celtics News, Rajon Rondo, Summer League 10