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Ainge takes a dig at Philly (I think), suggests a superstar might be here

Ainge takes a dig at Philly (I think), suggests a superstar might be here

Danny Ainge appeared on Toucher & Rich today… and among the topics discussed was the “lack of a superstar”… and whether the Celtics will be able to attract a premier free agent or find one through the draft. Part of his answer included a shot at what I assume is the Philadelphia 76’ers when he said…  [...]

October 29, 2015 John - Red's Army (@RedsArmy_John) Celtics News, Danny Ainge, Marcus Smart 33

The Grizzlies gave out the worst half-court-shot prize ever

The Grizzlies gave out the worst half-court-shot prize ever

This dude pulled off your dream last night. No, not that one with Hannah Davis. The one where you get picked to take the court at halftime and heave a half court shot. That one where you stand in front of 18,000 people and calmly drain a shot like you’re Steph MF’ing Curry. The one [...]

October 29, 2015 John - Red's Army (@RedsArmy_John) Around the NBA 2

Your Morning Dump… Where Sullinger seized his opportunity

Your Morning Dump… Where Sullinger seized his opportunity

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. just 5:13 into Wednesday’s season opener against the 76ers, with third overall pick Jahlil Okafor looking like the Rookie of the Year favorite, Sullinger entered the game and [...]

October 29, 2015 John - Red's Army (@RedsArmy_John) Isaiah Thomas, Jared Sullinger, The Morning Dump 4

Recap: “The Bench” propels Celtics past 76ers in opener

Recap: “The Bench” propels Celtics past 76ers in opener

If you had any doubts about the Celtics depth, tonight’s 112-95 victory over the 76ers should have changed your mind. Led by Isaiah Thomas’s 27 points and 7 assists, the Celtics bench outscored the starters, 67-45. The C’s overcame a sluggish start and a torrid 1st quarter by Sixers’ rookie Jahlil Okafor (26 points, 7 [...]

October 28, 2015 Chuck - Red's Army Isaiah Thomas, Jared Sullinger, Recaps 11

Introducing the new Red’s Army grading formula: The AUERBACH system

Introducing the new Red’s Army grading formula: The AUERBACH system

We’ve spent a significant amount of time looking at statistical projections for this season. One of them, FiveThirtyEight’s CARMELO system, predicts the Celtics will win nearly 50 games and be the second seed in the East.  Here, I’ll let them explain the system themselves: FiveThirtyEight’s Career-Arc Regression Model Estimator with Local Optimization (CARMELO) is a [...]

October 28, 2015 John - Red's Army (@RedsArmy_John) Around the NBA, AUERBACH system 7

18 things that will totally happen this Celtics season

18 things that will totally happen this Celtics season

Red’s Army turns 10 years old this season, which in blog years is way too old for me to even calculate. Let’s just say if we were a dog, we’d already be “playing on a farm upstate.” When we started, Chuck and I were on the cutting edge. We were the internet renegades… sticking it [...]

October 28, 2015 John - Red's Army (@RedsArmy_John) Celtics News 10

Your Morning Dump… Where it’s time to play actual basketball

Your Morning Dump… Where it’s time to play actual basketball

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. “I’ve never seen a team constructed like this where one through three, I’m not sure the Celtics are certainly in the top half of the league and maybe [...]

October 28, 2015 John - Red's Army (@RedsArmy_John) Jared Sullinger, Marcus Smart, The Morning Dump 16

When advanced stats go wrong…

When advanced stats go wrong…

538 just published a new list of The 53 Best Franchise Players in the NBA. Before we dive in, it’s critical to understand the premise: Specifically, we’ve projected the next six seasons of wins above replacement (WAR) for all 572 players in our database. Then we added the cumulative WAR totals over six seasons, with a [...]

October 27, 2015 Chuck - Red's Army Celtics News, Jared Sullinger, Marcus Smart 9

Your Morning Dump… Where Danny Ainge isn’t going anywhere

Your Morning Dump… Where Danny Ainge isn’t going anywhere

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. Ainge insists he is not fatigued by the process, nor is he looking to get this rebuilding completed to make his exit and leave the franchise [...]

October 27, 2015 Chuck - Red's Army Celtics News, Danny Ainge, The Morning Dump 12

Video: “We Are On the Come Up”

Video: “We Are On the Come Up”

Quick video from the great TK to get you pumped up for opening night.. [...]

October 26, 2015 KWAPT (@KWAPT) Red's Army Multimedia, Videos 5