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Avery Bradley could miss start of Celtics’ camp for personal reasons

Sep 19, 2013, 10:24 AM EDT

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Our heart goes out to Celtics’ two guard Avery Bradley, who recently had his mother pass away.

He is dealing with an emotional roller coaster with his child due soon as well. Because of all this he could miss the start of the Celtics training camp, reports A. Sherrod Blakely at CSNNE.com.

“He’s going through a very difficult time,” Danny Ainge, Boston’s president of basketball operations, told CSNNE.com. “His mother passed away and they were very close and he’s expecting a baby any day. He’s got a lot going on.”

When asked if Bradley might be late to training camp, Ainge responded, “I don’t know. We’re just taking it day-by-day right now.”

It’s less than ideal for the Celtics as Rajon Rondo, coming off an ACL injury, could also miss the start of camp — that’s the starting backcourt on the sidelines. That said, Bradley has been in Boston most of the summer working out at the team facilities, focusing on adding some muscle to his frame to help deal with the long grind of an NBA season.

There are plenty of things more important than your job and basketball, Bradley is dealing with a couple of those and if he’s a little late to camp the Celitcs should and will be understanding.

  1. kingwithringz - Sep 19, 2013 at 12:35 PM

    My God, does this guy ever play?

    • kingwithringz - Sep 19, 2013 at 12:36 PM

      Sorry about the comment. Glazed over the part about his Mom. condolences.

      • andyhr17 - Sep 19, 2013 at 1:52 PM

        By “glazed over the part about his mom” you mean that you read the title of the article and then scrolled straight down to the comments section to write something negative about him like a typical internet commenter?

  2. jcmeyer10 - Sep 19, 2013 at 1:07 PM

    Couldn’t imagine, take your time kid.

  3. 2016olympics - Sep 19, 2013 at 1:12 PM

    Getting back on the court is the best medicine though…

    • imakcds - Sep 19, 2013 at 7:49 PM

      “the best medicine’ for who?
      perhaps the family needs his strength and his presence.

  4. panchopolarbear - Sep 21, 2013 at 4:57 AM

    Man that’s horrible. Condolences to Bradley

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