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Rajon Rondo: Defensive Player of the Year?

Rajon Rondo: Defensive Player of the Year?

Chris Forsberg points out that Rondo is climbing ESPN's Award Watch.  He's up to 4th on their Defensive Player of the Year list. 4. Rajon Rondo, Celtics: It is easy to peg Rondo as a defender who simply jumps passing lanes, but he shuts down opposing point guards as well as anyone. (Last week: 5) [...]

December 17, 2009 RedsArmyAdmin Uncategorized 2

Your Morning Dump… Where sometimes you just gotta get away

Your Morning Dump… Where sometimes you just gotta get away

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. “If you hit a dry patch or a rough patch, it’s almost somewhat appropriate that you figure it out while you’re on the road because you’ve got to [...]

December 16, 2009 RedsArmyAdmin Uncategorized 1

KG, Pierce on “All Decade Team”

KG, Pierce on “All Decade Team”

I always expect Pierce to be overlooked in lists like this.  But he wasn't. Ian Thomsen has put together a nice little list. His starting 5:  Nash, Kobe, LeBron, Duncan and Shaq.  Hard to argue with that for an All Decade team. KG is a reserve… Though Garnett was the 2004 league MVP with Minnesota, [...]

December 15, 2009 RedsArmyAdmin Uncategorized 10

Looking for the Those Godforsaken Rebounds, and What Celtics Are Missing Under the Boards?

Looking for the Those Godforsaken Rebounds, and What Celtics Are Missing Under the Boards?

Please welcome Graham Brunell to the RedsArmy.com writing staff.  Graham will be contributing a regular Tuesday column to Red's Army.  You'll find Graham all over the Celtics web, and might recognize the name from his previous blog, Celtics 17. By Graham Brunell The Celtics are looking mighty good. Resting at 20-4 after a win over [...]

December 15, 2009 RedsArmyAdmin Uncategorized 9

The Morning Dump… Where sometimes you’re good and lucky

The Morning Dump… Where sometimes you’re good and lucky

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. “We didn’t play our best obviously. Our defense was not very good. We just kind of hung in there. We got some good execution down the stretch and [...]

December 15, 2009 Chuck - Red's Army Uncategorized 1

Your Morning Dump… Where the Wiz lost a dare

Your Morning Dump… Where the Wiz lost a dare

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. "Clearly their game plan was that they weren’t going to guard him," said Celtics coach Doc Rivers. "They were going to give him shots and he took them [...]

December 11, 2009 RedsArmyAdmin Uncategorized 6

Perk, Rondo Getting Little All-Star Love

Perk, Rondo Getting Little All-Star Love

The NBA just released the current tally of All-Star votes. Here's the Eastern Conference numbers: Forwards: LeBron James (Clev) 649,327; Kevin Garnett (Bos) 533,187; Chris Bosh (Tor) 303,550; Paul Pierce (Bos) 131,379; Josh Smith (Atl) 109,404; Danny Granger (Ind) 100,122; Andre Iguodala (Phi) 75,146; Michael Beasley (Mia) 58,461; Hedo Turkoglu (Tor) 55,416; Rashard Lewis (Orl) [...]

December 10, 2009 Chuck - Red's Army Uncategorized 9

Your Morning Dump… Where rebounding might not be a big problem

Your Morning Dump… Where rebounding might not be a big problem

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. “I thought there was one stretch in the fourth quarter where you could physically see bodies on bodies,’’ said Rivers. “And we got all the rebounds. And we’ve [...]

December 9, 2009 RedsArmyAdmin Uncategorized 4

Could we still see Oden in a Celtics jersey?

Could we still see Oden in a Celtics jersey?

It's hard not to feel bad for Greg Oden. Just when he was playing up to some of the hype that preceded him a few years ago, he went down with a fractured kneecap that will probably end his season.  Add it to the list.  Oden's getting hurt like a guy who got drafted by [...]

December 6, 2009 RedsArmyAdmin Uncategorized 5

Keep your eye on Austin Rivers

Keep your eye on Austin Rivers

Chris Forsberg shared this story on Doc's son Austin… where Austin, then a sophomore in high school, was playing Paul Pierce in a 1-on-1 game to 5.  Pierce, half-assing it, went down 4-2. His size notwithstanding, Austin goes up 4-2 in the first-to-five matchup. Pierce, who has built a Hall of Fame career with his [...]

December 6, 2009 RedsArmyAdmin Uncategorized 2