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Slim Perk is more nimble

Slim Perk is more nimble

The Celtics stormed out of the gates last night and made it clear in the first 8 minutes of the game that they're going to be pretty good this year.  KG looked like his same old self, minus a little bit of his explosion.  Pierce and Ray made some familiar looking strong plays on offense. [...]

October 8, 2009 RedsArmyAdmin Uncategorized 8

SLAM: Pierce 17th best in the NBA

SLAM: Pierce 17th best in the NBA

SLAM has been ranking the NBA's best players all summer.  They're up to 17… which is where we find Paul Pierce. Pierce remains one of the very few players who has stayed with the same team for the last ten plus years. The total? Six. Yup, only six guys: Kobe, Tim Duncan, Dirk, Zydrunas Ilgauskas [...]

October 6, 2009 RedsArmyAdmin Uncategorized 7

The new guys are fast learners

The new guys are fast learners

Ho hum… another day, another piece about how awesome the chemistry is on this team and how smart the new guys are. "We put in a few sets and we're playing off that so well right now," said Paul Pierce as the team returned to its Waltham practice facility yesterday following five days of workouts [...]

October 6, 2009 RedsArmyAdmin Uncategorized 3

Doc won’t limit starters’ minutes

Doc won’t limit starters’ minutes

Doc Rivers is an NBA coach… a former coach of the year and an NBA champion. I'm a slob who sometimes drinks alone, could stand to lose a few pounds, and uses terms like "we" and "us" when referring to his favorite pro teams. So I get why Doc Rivers doesn't want to listen to [...]

October 5, 2009 RedsArmyAdmin Uncategorized 10

Celtics letting Perk score a little

Celtics letting Perk score a little

The Celtics are throwing a few wrinkles into their out-of-bounds play selections… including an option for Perk.  instead of passing to a cutting teammate or someone on the perimeter, Perkins took two dribbles and dunked, the last thing second unit opponents expected. "That was almost a fun section of practice," coach Doc Rivers said. "We [...]

October 5, 2009 RedsArmyAdmin Uncategorized 2

“You’re on borrowed time”

“You’re on borrowed time”

That's Ray Allen's approach to appreciating whatever moments he's got left in the NBA… and tuning out talk of the contract extension he wants. “It’s interesting how I approach training camp as an older man in relation to my career,” Allen said. “I think Kevin (Garnett) takes the same mindset and Paul (Pierce) has the [...]

October 5, 2009 RedsArmyAdmin Uncategorized 10

Wicked early preview

Wicked early preview

Every year, Jeff at Celtics Blog gets everyone in the blog world together to do a quickie preview of their respective teams.  Today, we Celtics bloggers are kicking it off by taking a look at our squad.  Later today, I'll have links to the rest of the C's previews today so we can compare and [...]

October 1, 2009 RedsArmyAdmin Uncategorized 2

“The best first days of camp that I can remember”

“The best first days of camp that I can remember”

That's what Paul Pierce says. "These first two days have been the best first days of camp that I can remember." I know… I know… it's only been 2 days.  The ultimate goal is 9 months away.  But this is good stuff.  At least we're not prancing around with baseball masks on our heads. For [...]

September 30, 2009 RedsArmyAdmin Uncategorized 7

“I’ve never seen anything like this before”

“I’ve never seen anything like this before”

Buckle up kids.  This year is going to be a great one.  We're 1 day into the pre-season and everyone is walking around in amazement after seeing how well everyone is working together.  The quote in the headline comes from a guy who probably won't even be around much longer to see everything really come [...]

September 30, 2009 RedsArmyAdmin Uncategorized 4

“Marquis looked good, Rasheed looked good”

“Marquis looked good, Rasheed looked good”

Paul Pierce says so. “It is like first day of school," said Pierce. "You’re excited. You got your new lunch pail, new clothes, showing off. It’s the same thing. You come out here you got new teammates you’re excited about to get back on the court and show it off. It was good to see [...]

September 29, 2009 RedsArmyAdmin Uncategorized 5