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C’s going bargain shopping?

C’s going bargain shopping?

“We are just going to keep looking,’’ Ainge said. “There are a lot of players out there this year, and so many with expiring contracts coming out. Already a couple have been bought out – such as [Marko] Jaric and Alston – and that trend could continue.’’ Globe: Celtics have room to maneuver now Ever [...]

January 8, 2010 RedsArmyAdmin Uncategorized 9

Your Morning Dump… Where Paul Pierce could write a book

Your Morning Dump… Where Paul Pierce could write a book

Every morning, we compile the links of the day and dump them here… highlighting the big storyline.  Because there's nothing quite as satisfying a good morning dump. “He’s an extension of Kevin [Garnett],” Pierce said with a laugh after Saturday’s practice. “Between the two you hear a lot of stories. It’s fun. I could write [...]

November 29, 2009 RedsArmyAdmin Uncategorized 1

Danny freaks out Celtics Nation

Danny freaks out Celtics Nation

“We have had internal discussions about (Iverson),” Ainge said yesterday, “but a decision like this has to be unanimous, and it wasn’t.” Among the questions surrounding Iverson are cost (not a problem after he was willing to go to the Grizzlies for $3.1 million), how much he could help a club and whether, in the [...]

November 25, 2009 RedsArmyAdmin Uncategorized 17

Celtics MVP? How about Wyc Grousbeck?

Celtics MVP?  How about Wyc Grousbeck?

Take a look at great pro sports franchises… and take a look at crappy ones.  Chances are you'll find one common thread:  The success of a franchise usually hinges on good ownership. And good ownership usually means (a) the willingness to spend money and (b) the willingness to hold players accountable for their actions. We've [...]

November 2, 2009 RedsArmyAdmin Uncategorized 8

Extension might not lead to an extension

Extension might not lead to an extension

This may simply be posturing on both sides… because it often is. But Mark Murphy is reporting that the NBA's decision to push the deadline for getting Rondo's contract done to Monday night might not help much Danny Ainge, who said this morning he knew about the extension, sounded decidedly unmoved about having extra time [...]

October 30, 2009 RedsArmyAdmin Uncategorized Comments Off

This Week’s Big 3 Things

This Week’s Big 3 Things

We're unveiling yet another new feature on Red's Army.  Every week, we look at the Big Three things happening in Celtics-land, good and bad, and we rank them… because everyone else is doing it and we're very easily swayed by peer pressure.On the way up 1:  Our expectations - We all talked a big game, [...]

October 30, 2009 RedsArmyAdmin Uncategorized 3

Newsflash: Rondo Talks Are Not Dead

Newsflash: Rondo Talks Are Not Dead

Via Marc Spears of Yahoo! Sports: Agent Bill Duffy said Celtics president Danny Ainge restarted talks by expressing a willingness to improve a possible offer to Rondo during a meeting at halftime of Boston’s 95-89 win in Cleveland on Tuesday. On Monday, Duffy told Yahoo! Sports that Rondo would not sign a contract extension with [...]

October 28, 2009 Chuck - Red's Army Uncategorized 11

Danny admits to reading blogs… sort of

Danny admits to reading blogs… sort of

In a long, detailed interview (via Celtics Blog) in which Danny discusses things like KG's knee (there are no staples in there), his heart attack (he's feeling pretty good), and Rondo's attitude (the guys really like him)… we self-centered pricks here at the Red's Army office focused on this: "People were trying to read between [...]

October 6, 2009 RedsArmyAdmin Uncategorized 1

(Old But New to Us) Rumor: Rondo for Devin Harris

(Old But New to Us) Rumor: Rondo for Devin Harris

Via Chris Sheridan's ESPN Insider column: General manager Danny Ainge has acknowledged discussing possible Rondo trades with other teams early in the offseason (one proposal that was floated but never gained traction was a multiplayer deal that would have included Devin Harris of the New Jersey Nets),… A Rondo-for-Harris swap is one deal I would [...]

October 5, 2009 Chuck - Red's Army Uncategorized 9

KG gushes about Rondo

KG gushes about Rondo

That's it.  I'm hooked. Rajon Rondo is having a gigantic year this year.  Just look at what KG is saying “I’m telling you, man, he’s looking great. To me he’s the best looking person in here, and we have some (good looking) people from Ray (Allen) to Rasheed (Wallace) to Big Baby. Lester (Hudson) looks [...]

September 30, 2009 RedsArmyAdmin Uncategorized 3