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Locked On Celtics: The Free Agency Frenzy begins!

Locked On Celtics: The Free Agency Frenzy begins!

At midnight, one of the most anticipated free agency periods in recent memory began… and early, bloated contracts set the tone for what we could expect for July. As it began, Jay King joined the hosts from several other podcasts on the Locked On network to react live to the first hour of this crazy [...]

July 1, 2016 John - Red's Army (@RedsArmy_John) Rainin' J's Comments Off on Locked On Celtics: The Free Agency Frenzy begins!

Locked On Celtics Ep. 45: Why is Boston talking to Dwight Howard?

Locked On Celtics Ep. 45: Why is Boston talking to Dwight Howard?

The Celtics are talking to Dwight Howard now, and everyone is in a tizzy, so Jay King and I are talking about what the Celtics are really doing here and how it affects their prime free agency target, Kevin Durant. Is the Dwight chase real? Is Al Horford the better fit? And we even talk some [...]

June 30, 2016 John - Red's Army (@RedsArmy_John) Free Agency, Rainin' J's 1

Locked On Celtics Ep. 44: We pitch KD on Boston

Locked On Celtics Ep. 44: We pitch KD on Boston

Danny Ainge and company are going to be busy once the clock strikes midnight tomorrow. They’ll be pitching Al Horford… Dwight Howard (ugh)… and most importantly, Kevin Durant. So what will they say to him? What’s the best approach? What role will Ainge, Brad Stevens, and the Celtics owners have in convincing Durant that Boston [...]

June 29, 2016 John - Red's Army (@RedsArmy_John) Free Agency, Rainin' J's Comments Off on Locked On Celtics Ep. 44: We pitch KD on Boston

Locked On Celtics Ep. 43: Inside Kevin Durant’s free agency

Locked On Celtics Ep. 43: Inside Kevin Durant’s free agency

The Celtics are reportedly on Kevin Durant’s short list of teams able to personally pitch him on joining their team this summer. Today, the Locked on Celtics podcast joined up with Locked on Thunder host and Thunder beat writer Fred Katz from the Norman Transcript to discuss what Durant might be thinking. From the mood [...]

June 28, 2016 John - Red's Army (@RedsArmy_John) Rainin' J's 1

Locked On Celtics podcast Ep. 42: The Free Agency Primer

Locked On Celtics podcast Ep. 42: The Free Agency Primer

Free Agency is only a few days away. Danny Ainge has said he wasn’t going to make moves on draft night that ruined the Celtics’ free agency plans… but the decisions he made in the draft will certainly have some impact. So for our latest Locked On Celtics W/The Rainin’ J’s show, Jay King and I [...]

June 27, 2016 John - Red's Army (@RedsArmy_John) Rainin' J's Comments Off on Locked On Celtics podcast Ep. 42: The Free Agency Primer

Your Morning Dump… Where we explore the Jimmy Butler rumors

Your Morning Dump… Where we explore the Jimmy Butler rumors

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. With most of the writers taking a day off to breathe before we launch into the July 1 free agency, we’re taking this morning in a [...]

June 26, 2016 John - Red's Army (@RedsArmy_John) Rainin' J's, The Morning Dump 26

Locked On Celtics w/The Rainin’ J’s: The draft reaction show

Locked On Celtics w/The Rainin’ J’s: The draft reaction show

So… that happened. The Boston Celtics were dared to make all of their draft picks and they did… making 6 picks and combining two of their second rounders into a future first. Yes, it was underwhelming, especially after ALLLLL those rumors leading up to the draft. But how bad was it really? The #RaininJs John [...]

June 24, 2016 John - Red's Army (@RedsArmy_John) Draft, Rainin' J's 3

Rainin’ J’s Ep. 39: Narrowing down the 3rd pick & dream scenarios

Rainin’ J’s Ep. 39: Narrowing down the 3rd pick & dream scenarios

It’s our last pre-draft show and we’re narrowing our choices for the third pick down just like the Celtics are. What’s our dream scenario? Who do we wish would drop to 16? And what if we could package some picks and get into the top 10 a second time? All that plus some NBA Finals [...]

June 19, 2016 John - Red's Army (@RedsArmy_John) Draft News, Rainin' J's 1

Rainin’ J’s Ep. 38: Sifting through 3rd picks, Kevin Love, & recruiting Durant

Rainin’ J’s Ep. 38: Sifting through 3rd picks, Kevin Love, & recruiting Durant

The Celtics are working out every basketball player under the sun to figure out who to draft, and no one can come to a consensus on who that third pick will be. We discuss that, whether the team should draft based on need vs. best player available, and we figure out the one question we’d [...]

June 12, 2016 John - Red's Army (@RedsArmy_John) Rainin' J's 2

Rainin J’s Ep. 37: Draft Preview with Kevin O’Connor

Rainin J’s Ep. 37: Draft Preview with Kevin O’Connor

The NBA draft is about a month away and the Celtics have a 8 picks to play with. So… what do they do with them all? We brought in NBA draft expert Kevin O’Connor to get his take on who to take at 3, 16, and 23. We also re-draft the draft that hasn’t happened [...]

May 28, 2016 John - Red's Army (@RedsArmy_John) Draft, Rainin' J's 4