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Locked On Celtics: Unbridled optimism about Jae & Jaylen

Locked On Celtics: Unbridled optimism about Jae & Jaylen

Returns on the first few practices are in, and there’s actual basketball stuff to discuss. MassLive’s Jay King and I talk about some notes from the Celtics’ second day of training camp, including: how the team will bring Jaylen Brown along slowly at power forward, how Jae Crowder’s shooting is drawing compliments, and a couple of [...]

September 29, 2016 John - Red's Army (@RedsArmy_John) Jae Crowder, Jaylen Brown, Rainin' J's 0

Locked On Celtics: Sleeping, eating right, and love letters

Locked On Celtics: Sleeping, eating right, and love letters

Media day has arrived, and there’s a lot to talk about after the hours long grind of every single player giving interviews at the same time. MassLive’s Jay King and RedsArmy’s John Karalis get into Isaiah Thomas’ nutrition, Al Horford’s embrace of Boston’s future, Brad Stevens loosening up (maybe), Avery Bradley’s love of KG, and, [...]

September 27, 2016 John - Red's Army (@RedsArmy_John) Avery Bradley, Brad Stevens, Isaiah Thomas, Rainin' J's 0

Locked On Celtics: Frontcourt rotation & bonus KG tribute pod

Locked On Celtics: Frontcourt rotation & bonus KG tribute pod

MassLive’s Jay King and WEEI’s Sam Packard go together for the last positional breakdown of our series… breaking down the Boston Celtics frontcourt rotation: what it should look like, what each player will bring, and everything else. Meanwhile… Jay and Jam also reacted to the news that Kevin Garnett is reportedly talking buyout with the Minnesota [...]

September 23, 2016 John - Red's Army (@RedsArmy_John) Rainin' J's 0

Locked On Celtics: What can Jaylen Brown do for Boston?

Locked On Celtics: What can Jaylen Brown do for Boston?

Our week of position-by-position looks at the Celtics takes us to the Small Forwards. We know what Jae Crowder is, but can he take a step forward? Jay King and I get into the things he needs to do to take a step forward. Then, it’s a discussion about what Jaylen Brown might end up becoming, [...]

September 21, 2016 John - Red's Army (@RedsArmy_John) Jae Crowder, Jaylen Brown, Rainin' J's 0

Locked On Celtics: The SG situation… who backs up Bradley?

Locked On Celtics: The SG situation… who backs up Bradley?

Jay King and I analyze the Boston Celtics’ shooting guard situation. We break down Avery Bradley’s improvements, Marcus Smart’s potential role change, Terry Rozier’s possible playing time, and what to expect from Gerald Green, among a host of other topics. Enjoy the show. Having trouble listening? Go directly to our show page on Audio Boom. From there [...]

September 20, 2016 John - Red's Army (@RedsArmy_John) Avery Bradley, Rainin' J's 0

Locked On Celtics: The Point Guard Situation

Locked On Celtics: The Point Guard Situation

We’ve been talking a lot about the team but this week we’re taking a deep dive into each position, starting with the point guards. Yes, Isaiah Thomas is THE main guy for the Celtics, but that doesn’t mean the PG situation is set. The loss of Evan Turner hurts more than you might realize, and [...]

September 19, 2016 John - Red's Army (@RedsArmy_John) Isaiah Thomas, Marcus Smart, Rainin' J's, Terry Rozier 0

Locked On Celtics: Perfect Pierce retirement & CelticsBlog’s Jeff Clark

Locked On Celtics: Perfect Pierce retirement & CelticsBlog’s Jeff Clark

Jay King and I welcome guest Jeff Clark, the godfather of all Boston Celtics blogs (or the blogfather, if you will). Clark reminisces about Mark Blount, the early days of NBA blogging, and some of his favorite memories covering the team. Jay and I also discuss Brad Stevens’ comments about the “void” left by Evan Turner’s [...]

September 8, 2016 John - Red's Army (@RedsArmy_John) Paul Pierce, Rainin' J's 3

Locked On Celtics: Athletic Jaylen, IT wows ‘Hawks, & too much video game talk

Locked On Celtics: Athletic Jaylen, IT wows ‘Hawks, & too much video game talk

MassLive’s Jay King and I dive into a smorgasbord of Boston Celtics offseason topics, including the NBA’s rookie survey (Jaylen Brown was voted the most athletic rookie), Isaiah Thomas’ visit with the Seattle Seahawks, the fence mosaic of Kelly Olynyk, the most frustrating players in recent franchise history, and Jonas Jerebko’s purchase of an esports [...]

September 1, 2016 John - Red's Army (@RedsArmy_John) Isaiah Thomas, Jaylen Brown, Rainin' J's 0

Locked On Celtics: Avery Bradley does play D, doesn’t recruit Durant

Locked On Celtics: Avery Bradley does play D, doesn’t recruit Durant

Jay King and I got together to chat about a number of Boston Celtics topics, including… 1. Avery Bradley’s desire for the Celtics to field a top-two defense 2. Bradley’s admission that he did not want to put much recruiting pressure on friend Kevin Durant 3. And Jae Crowder’s All-Star chances (which became a topic [...]

August 30, 2016 John - Red's Army (@RedsArmy_John) Avery Bradley, Rainin' J's Comments Off on Locked On Celtics: Avery Bradley does play D, doesn’t recruit Durant

Locked On Celtics: Projections, Motivation, and Snapchat Lessons

Locked On Celtics: Projections, Motivation, and Snapchat Lessons

Sam (who shall heretofore be known as “Jam”) Packard joins the show as our new fill-in co-host to discuss the new projections suggesting the Celtics will have the 4th best record in the, RJ Hunter’s motivation to avoid getting cut, and the lesson Terry Rozier SHOULD have learned after his very R-rated snapchat. We get [...]

August 25, 2016 John - Red's Army (@RedsArmy_John) Rainin' J's Comments Off on Locked On Celtics: Projections, Motivation, and Snapchat Lessons