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The Fab Melo challenge facing the Celtics

The Fab Melo challenge facing the Celtics

The Celtics face a bit of a challenge with Fab Melo this season. The second year center is still not ready to be a contributor at the NBA level.  His movements on the floor were often slow yesterday, especially laterally.  He had trouble catching the ball.  And while it wasn’t all bad for Melo yesterday, [...]

July 8, 2013 John - Red's Army (@RedsArmy_John) Fab Melo, Summer League 23

Your Morning Dump… Where it’s Summer League for Brad Stevens too

Your Morning Dump… Where it’s Summer League for Brad Stevens too

Every morning, we compile the links of the day and dump them here… highlighting the big storyline. Because there’s nothing quite as satisfying as a good morning dump. “A lot coaches are down here evaluating the players and I’m down here getting a feel for not only the players, but also the game, the discussion [...]

July 8, 2013 John - Red's Army (@RedsArmy_John) Brad Stevens, Summer League, The Morning Dump 10

Celtics Stuff Live, from Orlando Summer League, at 8pm

Celtics Stuff Live, from Orlando Summer League, at 8pm

By now you have been hit over the head with the fact that I’m here in Orlando for the Celtics Summer League.  Tonight at 8, Jon Duke (from CLS headquarters, deep under the sea off the coast of an undisclosed location in Maine) and I will talk a little bit about what I’ve seen in [...]

July 7, 2013 John - Red's Army (@RedsArmy_John) Celtics Stuff Live Comments Off

“Coach” Sullinger will have none of your tanking talk

“Coach” Sullinger will have none of your tanking talk

21-year-old Jared Sullinger’s NBA career has spanned 45 games.  He is, on a team that will already be young, one of its youngest players. But Sullinger doesn’t carry himself like some kid.  Here in Orlando, he’s setting up shop on the Celtics’ bench, and playing the role of mentor to guys like Kelly Olynyk, who [...]

July 7, 2013 John - Red's Army (@RedsArmy_John) Jared Sullinger, Summer League 6

Olynyk impresses in summer debut, but Celtics want more

Olynyk impresses in summer debut, but Celtics want more

Yes, it’s summer league, which is the caveat that should just be understood as we get into any of these pieces.  But Kelly Olynyk looked pretty good in his first game with “Boston” on his chest.  After nearly 27 minutes of play, the scouting report on him looked pretty accurate. He poured in a game-high [...]

July 7, 2013 John - Red's Army (@RedsArmy_John) Kelly Olynyk, Summer League 16

Sully is ready to prove the doubters wrong (again)

Sully is ready to prove the doubters wrong (again)

Hoopsworld’s Yannis Koutroupis caught-up with Celtics forward Jared Sullinger after today’s 95-88 loss to Orlando in Summer League play. Sullinger is not participating, but is with the green in O-Town. He told Koutroupis that Boston’s doubters may be in for a surprise this year, and that “Celtic pride” is still alive and well: “You got [...]

July 7, 2013 KWAPT Celtics News, Jared Sullinger 2

Your Morning Dump..Where Fan Interest Holds Strong

Your Morning Dump..Where Fan Interest Holds Strong

Every morning, we compile the links of the day and dump them here… highlighting the big storyline. Because there’s nothing quite as satisfying as a good morning dump. When the Boston Celtics acquired Kevin Garnett & Ray Allen in 2007, season ticket sales obviously went through the roof. Now that Garnett, Allen & Paul Pierce [...]

July 7, 2013 KWAPT The Morning Dump 2

Paul Pierce sighting at WSOP

Paul Pierce sighting at WSOP

ESPN’s A. Feldman tweeted this pic today of *gulp* former  current Celtic (until 7/10) Paul Pierce at the World Series of Poker in Vegas. Notice he’s rocking the ’08 Celtics bling. And according to CardPlayer.com, Truth is doing pretty well: Professional basketball player Paul Pierce was sparring with professional poker players on Saturday in Las [...]

July 6, 2013 KWAPT Celtics News, Paul Pierce 8

Your Morning Dump… Where Brad Stevens has talked with every one of his players

Your Morning Dump… Where Brad Stevens has talked with every one of his players

Every morning, we compile the links of the day and dump them here… highlighting the big storyline. Because there’s nothing quite as satisfying as a good morning dump. Stevens reached out to each player on the roster upon accepting the job and was pleased to receive responses from all of them. “I heard back from [...]

July 6, 2013 Chuck - Red's Army Brad Stevens, Celtics News, The Morning Dump 12

Dwight Howard is going to Houston

Dwight Howard is going to Houston

The Lakers apparently didn’t beg enough, because they just lost their big free-agent center to the Houston Rockets. After 20 months of twists and turns in the Dwight Howard saga, a person with knowledge of his decision told USA TODAY Sports he will join the Houston Rockets. The person spoke on the condition of anonymity [...]

July 5, 2013 John - Red's Army (@RedsArmy_John) Around the NBA, Free Agency 18