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File Under: No Chance in Hell

File Under: No Chance in Hell

ESPN assigned a crew of writers/reporters/editors to forecast which team LeBron James would play for in 2010 and beyond. While a majority selected Cleveland, one idiot staffer picked the Celtics: And one hunch has King James in Celtic green, which is theoretically possible: Boston could give LeBron a max contract if Paul Pierce, Ray Allen and [...]

August 31, 2009 Chuck - Red's Army Uncategorized 4

NBA Owners making it rain

NBA Owners making it rain

Tucked away in Peter May's column today on John Kuester is an item on just how many teams are paying the dollar-for-dollar luxury tax this year.  12 teams have payrolls higher than $72 million.  The Lakers have the highest payroll at $91.3 million.  Utah is next at $84.6 million and then it's the C's at [...]

August 23, 2009 RedsArmyAdmin Uncategorized 1

Will the 2010 Cavs Be Better Than 2009 Cavs?

Will the 2010 Cavs Be Better Than 2009 Cavs?

It seemed like the Cavaliers added a new player to their roster every week of the off-season. But will they be able to improve on their 66 win regular season and appearance in the Eastern conference finals? Here's a look at the top ten players from the 2009 roster vs the 2010 roster: 2009                       [...]

August 18, 2009 Chuck - Red's Army Uncategorized 13

Leon: I Never Go Back on My Word

Leon: I Never Go Back on My Word

Via HoopsDaily: What happened with Boston?  Why did you decide to sign with the Cavs? There was no offer from Boston.  I waited a while, about a month or two, because I love Boston, I love the fans, I wanted to be there, but nothing happened.  Then Cleveland made their offer, and I had nowhere [...]

August 16, 2009 Chuck - Red's Army Uncategorized 7

Powe, Danny, talk about the split

Powe, Danny, talk about the split

I think we're just about done with the Leon Powe stories around here.  At least, until the Cavs and C's meet on February 25 (which I assume will be the first time he could play against us). But both sides spoke today, and the Herald has a ton of quotes. “I talked to [Celtics co-owner [...]

August 13, 2009 RedsArmyAdmin Uncategorized 8

Ainge: “It’s the Best Frontcourt That We’ve Had Maybe Ever… “

Ainge: “It’s the Best Frontcourt That We’ve Had Maybe Ever… “

Via the Providence Journal: “We feel like we have one of the best frontcourts in all of basketball,” Celtics director of basketball operations Danny Ainge said Monday in a news conference to introduce Williams and reintroduce Davis. “We have a great deal of depth.” In fact, Ainge said the frontcourt the Celtics will field this [...]

August 13, 2009 Chuck - Red's Army Uncategorized 20

Celtics tried to get Powe back

Celtics tried to get Powe back

This came in via the Cleveland Plain Dealer's beat writer Brian Windhorst on twitter (via CelticsBlog Twitter) Leon Powe signing should be official in morning. 2 years, $1.77 mil. Sources say Celtics tried to re-sign him after word got out about Cavs. UPDATE: Marc Spears just reported this on Comcast Sports Tonight: "Someone from Cleveland [...]

August 11, 2009 RedsArmyAdmin Uncategorized 8

Leon Looking for Revenge? Bring It

Leon Looking for Revenge? Bring It

ESPN.com is reporting that the Cavs and Leon Powe have reached agreement on a two-year deal. I'm guessing Leon's surgically repaired left knee passed extensive testing. Leon will likely sign a two-year, $1.77 million deal on Wednesday. According to Chris Sheridan, Leon wants to make the Celtics pay: Los Angeles, Portland, Dallas, Orlando and Miami [...]

August 11, 2009 Chuck - Red's Army Uncategorized 20

Powe close to signing with Cleveland

Powe close to signing with Cleveland

According to Adrian Wojnarowski on twitter. If Leon Powe's rehabbing knee checks out with team doctors Tuesday in Cleveland, he will sign a 2-year deal with Cavs, source tells Y! Spts I find it interesting that his knee would be healthy enough right now for a team to sign him.  Credit to Leon for working [...]

August 10, 2009 RedsArmyAdmin Uncategorized 12

LeBron Will Continue to Hold Cleveland Hostage

LeBron Will Continue to Hold Cleveland Hostage

Via ESPN.com: "I signed a contract in 2006 with an option," he said. "It would make no sense for me to sign that contract if I didn't keep my options open. I'll let you fill in the blanks." I get that this is a business decision. But I still think it's a dick move by [...]

August 7, 2009 Chuck - Red's Army Uncategorized 7