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Avery Bradley
Avery Bradley
Position: G
Born: 11/26/90
Height: 6-2 / 1.88
Weight:179 lbs. / 81.6 kg.
Salary: $8,808,989
B/R: With the Celtics’ flexibility, there were rumors going into the draft and free agency involving big names to Boston. Did you think it was a possibility they might move you? Avery Bradley: Yeah, I knew it would be a hard decision. I was open to it, though. I knew if I didn’t sign this summer that it was going to be a possibility that I could be moved because it’s beneficial for both parties, you know, for Avery Bradley and the Celtics. At the end of the day, I want to do what’s best for me, and they have to do what’s best for them. They felt like it would be a better opportunity for me somewhere else to give me a chance to not only continue to grow my game but for me to have an opportunity to take care of my family.
B/R: How did you find out? AB: (Pause) I actually think it was a text from my wife. I was actually on the plane going to my friend’s wedding. I had like an hour left in my flight and I’m like, ‘Let me check my phone and make sure my wife and family are OK.’ Because I had an early flight, I left at like 5 a.m. from Austin[, Texas], and I turned it on and my phone went crazy. So, I’m like, ‘Ah man.’ I knew exactly what was going on.
B/R: So, it didn’t hurt a little bit? It didn’t change your perception of loyalty in the NBA? AB: Not from me because you know, I’m eight years in the NBA and it’s the business, man. Anything is possible, anything can happen at any time. … I wasn’t shocked that it happened, you know what I mean? I knew it was a possibility; it was something that we spoke about. Obviously, you can’t read the future and know what team, but I knew I was going somewhere.