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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

Rainin’ J’s Episode 3: Marcus Smart’s ascension & potential trade partners

Rainin’ J’s Episode 3: Marcus Smart’s ascension & potential trade partners

Jay and I are back after a disgusting end to the preseason with a look at what’s been surprising going into the season. We also spend a lot of time talking about Marcus Smart’s star potential, and how Jared Sullinger can go from out of rotation to the starting line up. Plus, we answer your [...]

October 26, 2015 John - Red's Army (@RedsArmy_John) Jared Sullinger, Marcus Smart, Rainin' J's 7

Your Morning Dump… Where the “experts” weigh in on a lack of offense

Your Morning Dump… Where the “experts” weigh in on a lack of offense

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. NBA/TNT analysts Brent Barry and Reggie Miller were complimentary of the Celtics, but are wary of placing them in the upper echelon of the Eastern Conference. [...]

October 26, 2015 Ben Mark Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce, The Morning Dump 9

Your Morning Dump… Where Olynyk isn’t just making mac & cheese anymore

Your Morning Dump… Where Olynyk isn’t just making mac & cheese anymore

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. “I’m real comfortable,” he said. “You’re trying to get better each year. You’re always trying to get on that upper trend, that’s the goal for everything. [...]

October 25, 2015 John - Red's Army (@RedsArmy_John) Isaiah Thomas, Kelly Olynyk, The Morning Dump Comments Off on Your Morning Dump… Where Olynyk isn’t just making mac & cheese anymore

Your Afternoon Dump… Where Bob Ryan is worried about the Celtics roster

Your Afternoon Dump… Where Bob Ryan is worried about the Celtics roster

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. Time may prove me horribly wrong, but it appears to me that Brad Stevens has a complete roster of legit NBA players. There are no All-Stars, [...]

October 24, 2015 Chuck - Red's Army Kevin Garnett, The Morning Dump 15