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Need for Sheed?

Need for Sheed?

Via Marc Stein of ESPN.com: Boston has emerged as the hot new entrant in the race for 'Sheed, with my colleague Ric Bucher from ESPN The Magazine crediting Kevin Garnett for not only convincing Celtics personnel chief Danny Ainge to enter the bidding but leading the Celtics' lobbying efforts. Orlando, San Antonio and Dallas all [...]

July 1, 2009 Chuck - Red's Army Uncategorized 5

Baby gets offer, Powe doesn’t, & Sheed news

Baby gets offer, Powe doesn’t, & Sheed news

Scott Souza has the scoop. While the Celtics did retain the right to match any contract offer to Glen Davis through the qualifying offer, Ainge said the injury status of Leon Powe – who had reconstructive left knee surgery after tearing his ACL in the playoff series vs. the Bulls – was a determining factor [...]

June 30, 2009 RedsArmyAdmin Uncategorized 20

Eddie House is coming back!

Eddie House is coming back!

Eddie House won't opt out of his deal.  He has chosen to come back to Boston for the last year of his deal. "It was a tough decision," Bartelstein said. "We went back and forth the last couple of weeks. But, when it was all said and done, Eddie loved his time in Boston, he [...]

June 30, 2009 RedsArmyAdmin Uncategorized 13

Introducing… The 8th Seed Podcast

Introducing… The 8th Seed Podcast

I'm beyond excited to introduce The 8th Seed… a new, 8-man podcast that was born from the big "Blogs with Balls" weekend.  I joined Michael De Leon and Jeff Garcia from ProjectSpurs.com, Rey Moralde from The No Look Pass, Jared Wade of Both Teams Played Hard, Adam Best of Fansided and Glenn Moore of the [...]

June 30, 2009 RedsArmyAdmin Uncategorized 7

Celtics playing the pick 3

Celtics playing the pick 3

The Celtics essentially have 3 open roster spots to play with this summer.  They've got $5.6 million in mid-level money to play with… assuming they spend the whole thing.  So let's start looking at ways to get 3 guys in here who can fill the voids we have.  I'm trying to use realistic salary expectations. [...]

June 30, 2009 RedsArmyAdmin Uncategorized 17

Stephon Marbury Really, Really Likes Us

Stephon Marbury Really, Really Likes Us

Via the Boston Globe: “I’m not trying to get a bunch of money,’’ Marbury said. “I know Boston doesn’t have a bunch of money. I’m not seeking out teams with more money. I want to play for a championship-contending team. I can’t play for a young team that’s not in a position to compete for [...]

June 30, 2009 Chuck - Red's Army Uncategorized 29

Charlie Villanueva will be available

Charlie Villanueva will be available

The Milwaukee Bucks are not going to make a qualifying offer to Charlie Villanueva.  That means that a 6-11 guy who averaged 16 points and almost 7 boards will be available.  I think it's a no brainer to pursue him… and hopefully we can afford him.  But I think this is one of those deals [...]

June 29, 2009 RedsArmyAdmin Uncategorized 22

Ainge Updates Us on Free Agents, BBD and Eddie House

Ainge Updates Us on Free Agents, BBD and Eddie House

Danny Ainge held a conference call with the media today to discuss the new affiliation with the Maine Red Claws. He also answered questions regarding potential free agents, BBD, and Eddie House. On the free agent front, are there one or two guys we should pay attention to? "There's the July 1st type free agents [...]

June 29, 2009 Chuck - Red's Army Uncategorized 5

Free agent bargain hunting

Free agent bargain hunting

We are about to enter a flurry of free agent action.  On Wednesday morning, we'll know how the restricted/unrestricted free agent pool shakes out and the offers will start rolling.  By the time our next call in show comes around (Wednesday, July 8 at 9pm with Jeff Clark of CelticsBlog.com) players will start to sign [...]

June 29, 2009 RedsArmyAdmin Uncategorized 7

Celtics prospects will be travelling a lot less

Celtics prospects will be travelling a lot less

That's because instead of going about 2,400 miles between Boston and Utah… they'll be going about 100 miles north to Portland, Maine.  Today, the Maine Red Claws announced, officially, that they'll be affiliated with the Celtics and the Charlotte Bobcats.  I think this is great news because it allows fans much easier access to some [...]

June 29, 2009 RedsArmyAdmin Uncategorized 4