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Rainin’ J’s Ep. 23 with ESPN’s Tim Legler

Rainin’ J’s Ep. 23 with ESPN’s Tim Legler

It’s a bonus edition of the Rainin’ J’s Podcast as ESPN NBA Analyst Tim Legler joins John for a quick discussion about the Celtics, how attractive they are to free agents, what culture means in this world of analytics, and why Brad Stevens deserves his reputation as one of the NBA’s great coaches so soon [...]

March 9, 2016 John - Red's Army (@RedsArmy_John) Rainin' J's 1

Your Morning Dump… Where Bill Russell believes comparing eras is ‘just not practical’

Your Morning Dump… Where Bill Russell believes comparing eras is ‘just not practical’

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. Many of you probably saw this column from last weekend: Let’s start with the truth. The 3-point shot was created for people who couldn’t play basketball. [...]

March 9, 2016 Mike Dynon (@MikeDynon) Bill Russell, Isaiah Thomas, Marcus Smart, The Morning Dump 16

I’m starting to think people are underestimating the Cavs

I’m starting to think people are underestimating the Cavs

Yahoo’s Chris Mannix has a new story on the chemistry issues in Cleveland and how Toronto and Boston (somewhat) have narrowed the talent gap.: No, the sky is not falling in Cleveland. The Cavs remain atop the Eastern Conference standings and have the equalizer – James – that no team can account for. But teams [...]

March 8, 2016 Chuck - Red's Army Around the NBA 8

Your Morning Dump… Olynyk doesn’t sound overly confident about his shoulder

Your Morning Dump… Olynyk doesn’t sound overly confident about his shoulder

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. “We’ll see it how it goes,” Olynyk said after the shootaround. “It’s a little sore, a little stiff. I’d say it’s still not exactly where I [...]

March 8, 2016 Chuck - Red's Army Kelly Olynyk, Marcus Smart, The Morning Dump 5

Smart junk-grab costs him $15K

Smart junk-grab costs him $15K

The NBA today announced a $15,000 fine for Marcus Smart due to an obscene gesture. Boston Celtics guard Marcus Smart has been fined $15,000 for making an obscene gesture, it was announced today by Kiki VanDeWeghe, Executive Vice President, Basketball Operations. The incident occurred with 1:49 remaining in the third quarter of the Celtics’ 105-104 [...]

March 7, 2016 John - Red's Army (@RedsArmy_John) Celtics News, Marcus Smart 4

Olynyk returns to practice, C’s fill 15th roster spot

Olynyk returns to practice, C’s fill 15th roster spot

Kelly Olynyk is out on the court shooting during Celtics practice. Updates to come on his participation level. pic.twitter.com/dt0jl0N74h — Marc D’Amico (@Marc_DAmico) March 7, 2016 The Celtics got back to work today in preparation for Wednesday’s game against Memphis, and among the participants was Kelly Olynyk (whose impact we discussed a bunch in the [...]

March 7, 2016 John - Red's Army (@RedsArmy_John) Free Agency, Injuries, Kelly Olynyk Comments Off on Olynyk returns to practice, C’s fill 15th roster spot

Rainin J’s Ep. 22: Shimmying our way through a tough stretch

Rainin J’s Ep. 22: Shimmying our way through a tough stretch

The Paul Pierce & Antoine Walker of podcasting (you’ll get it when you listen) return after a tough loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers to discuss whether this loss is a hint of playoff troubles to come. Yes, the Celtics did just have a big win streak, and yes, Kelly Olynyk is still not back yet, [...]

March 7, 2016 John - Red's Army (@RedsArmy_John) Kelly Olynyk, Marcus Smart, Rainin' J's 3

Your morning dump… Where it’s a quiet next week and a half and KO is coming

Your morning dump… Where it’s a quiet next week and a half and KO is coming

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. The Boston Celtics play just two games over the next nine days, an impossibly quiet stretch at a time of year when teams are typically struggling [...]

March 7, 2016 Ben Mark Avery Bradley, Celtics News, Isaiah Thomas, Jae Crowder, Kelly Olynyk, The Morning Dump 6

Your Morning Dump… Where the C’s let the refs get under their skin

Your Morning Dump… Where the C’s let the refs get under their skin

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. “At certain points of the game it did,” Isaiah Thomas said. “When they went on their small runs we were still complaining at the refs and [...]

March 6, 2016 John - Red's Army (@RedsArmy_John) Marcus Smart 13

Recap: Scott Foster powers Cavs to win over Cs

Recap: Scott Foster powers Cavs to win over Cs

There are plenty of reasons the Celtics lost 120-103 to the Cavaliers tonight (3 quarters of poor defense, missed free throws, rebounding differential, 2nd chance points) but none bigger than the officiating. It was ATROCIOUS. Yes, I’m talking about you Scott Foster. You arrogant jerk. There was a sequence in the 3rd quarter where Marcus [...]

March 5, 2016 Chuck - Red's Army Recaps 28