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Celtics draft pick Avery Bradley not ready for start of camp

Sep 23, 2010, 1:12 PM EDT

Thumbnail image for Celtics_Logo.gifCeltics fans are going to have to wait a little longer to see what they got with draft pick Avery Bradley, as he will not be ready for the start of training camp.

Back in pre-draft workouts Bradley sprained his ankle, which never helps your stock. Boston took him anyway, seeing him as a long-term backup for Rajon Rondo.

Then a day after the draft the Celtics announced Bradley needed surgery on that ankle. Talking with the media Thursday Celtics GM Danny Ainge said that Bradley would be sidelined at the start of camp as he continues to recover from the surgery, as reported at

Ainge said Avery was day-to-day but that he would not be on the floor for a couple weeks.

  1. Zachariah Blott - Sep 23, 2010 at 2:31 PM

    I wish Bradley a speedy recovery, but realistically his presence won’t matter. He has the athleticism of an NBA point guard, but that’s it. His shot is poor at best (43% FG, 55% FT – yes, that’s fifty-five percent from the free throw line) and his decision-making is definitely bad for a PG (2.1-1.5 A-TO). His defense is good, but he’s 6-2 so he’s only able to guard little guys. Considering he was playing on a fairly stacked Texas squad, all of these numbers should have been better.

  2. johnmaine - Sep 23, 2010 at 3:31 PM

    MSNBC sports columnist Mike Celizic passed away. Great piece on him:

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