Found January 04, 2012 on Red's Army:
After each game, we'll be taking stock in each players... and maybe coach's... performance.  If we like what we see, we're buyin'.  If we don't, we're sellin'.  Or maybe we'll just hold onto our stock until we see more next game Rajon Rondo: He's here so much I'm going to make him part of the template.  The triple-double in game 1 earns the spot, though.  Remember, he's playing with a hurt ankle.  Bonus points for that too. Ray Allen: 61.1% from 3.  61.1% from 3. 61.1% from 3.  61.1% from 3. No matter how many times I type it... still kind of unbelievable. Paul Pierce: For a guy who's still at 80% and only one practice under his belt, dropping 21 points in the 2nd half of the back-to-back is pretty amazing.  They needed it in that second game too. All things considered, there's no one to sell after that series.     Avery Bradley: I'm upgrading him for one simple reason:  His on-ball defense was s...

Should the Boston Celtics Trade Rajon Rondo?

Can’t shoot; temperamental; thin-skinned; egotistical. These aren’t the most endearing descriptors, particularly when they’re attached to your starting point guard who, incidentally, also doubles as your best young player and the future of the team. Indeed, to even contemplate handing the reins of the most successful franchise in league history to a character as flawed as those...

Ray Allen may return to the Celtics lineup on Friday

Flannery also wrote in his piece on that Ray Allen was asked not to go to the team facility today to make sure that he didn't spread his illness around to his other teammates, but that he's feeling better. The Celtics could use Allen on Friday as the Pacers come to town. Indiana's better than Detroit, Washington and New Jersey, the three teams that the Celtics...

Ray Allen wants to re-sign long term with the Boston Celtics

Ray Allen is in the final year of his deal. Then again, it has been well documented that just about everyone on the Celtics roster is in the final year of their deals. Allen will turn 37 years old this summer and while most superstars his age would have started to fizzle out three or four years ago, Ray has continued to build his case as the greatest shooter the sport has ever...

Allen proving doubters wrong with longevity

If Ray Allen ever has an infomercial touting his workout secrets, it wouldn't be a surprise if LeBron James and Dwyane Wade are quickly on the phone to those operators standing by. The Miami stars have been observing Allen for years, and they're continually amazed at what they've seen. The Boston shooting guard is 36 but hardly seems to have lost anything. Allen is...

Ray Allen Out Against Nets, Dooling to Start

According to Kyle Draper of Comcast Sports New New England, Ray Allen will not be playing tonight against the Nets and Keyon Dooling will play in his place. NESN speculates that it's a lingering illness, as Ray stated Monday night that he was playing with a bad cold.

Celtics improve to .500, beat Wizards for the second straight night

(Editor's note: My apologies for the lack of updates or recaps on Sunday and Monday. It was a holiday weekend. You understand, don't you? Don't you?) I'm dying to give the Celtics all of the credit in the world. I really am. I just can't bring myself to do it. It has nothing to do with what the Celtics have or haven't done over the last two nights. There...

Allen Seeking Multi-Year Deal From Celtics

Ray Allen will be a free agent next summer.

Allen heats up in 4th to lead Celtics over Wizards

Ray Allen scored 11 of his 27 points in the fourth quarter and the Boston Celtics won for the second straight night over Washington, beating the winless Wizards 100-92 on Monday night.

Recap: Boston vs. Washington

Ray Allen scored 11 of his 27 points in the fourth quarter, and the Celtics kept the Wizards winless with a 100-92 victory in the back end of a home-and-home series.

Steam cleaned

After watching Greg Stiemsma block three more shots Sunday night in Washington, Paul Pierce began offering an unsolicited...

From the GreenLab: The Backstabber

One of the staple offensive sets that the Celtics run is called "Floppy."  We covered it quite extensively last season, but essentially the main play is to set a back screen (or two, or ten) on the baseline for Ray to curl or "flop" around and get open for a jumper.  But it also has several options on it as well, including a new wrinkle this season that I'...

Open thread: Game 5, Wizards at Celtics

The Wizards (0-4) are still the NBA’s only winless team as they conclude a home-and-home, back-to-back series against the Boston Celtics. John Wall played his best game of the season (19 points, eight assists and seven rebounds), but fellow Kentucky alum Rajon Rondo was much better, finishing with a triple-double (18 points, 14 assists and 11 rebounds) as the Wizards lost 94-86...

QuickVid: Kevin Garnett has lost his mind (again), thank god!

Well folks, for those of you (and me) questioning the Big Ticket’s intensity, here’s a video of Garnett throwing water all over himself [and Ray Allen] during the C’s recent matchup against the Washington Wizards. It’s been evident that Garnett has needed to get his legs under him. The condensced everything in 2011-12 has hurt [...]

Celtics beat depleted Nets for 4th straight win

The Celtics shook off a lackluster first half blowing out the Nets 89-70 in Boston .  New Jersey was without  Brook Lopez and Deron Williams yet hung with the Celtics in the first half. Boston took control in the 3rd quarter and never looked back in a blow out win. Paul Pierce led the Celtics with 24 points. In Ray Allen's absence Avery Bradley stepped in nicely with 11 points...
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