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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: $7,730,337
Pierce, 37, was reinvigorated in these NBA playoffs, helping the Wizards to the Eastern Conference semifinals. He has a player option with the Wizards next season, but could opt out and become a free agent. “Paul’s an amazing guy and an even more amazing player,” Bradley said. “I would love for him to be a part of the Celtics again. I mean, I don’t really know what’s going to happen. I’m pretty sure every team in the NBA would love to have Paul Pierce on their team. I just wish the best for him.”
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Pierce, 37, was reinvigorated in these NBA playoffs, helping the Wizards to the Eastern Conference semifinals. He has a player option with the Wizards next season, but could opt out and become a free agent. “Paul’s an amazing guy and an even more amazing player,” Bradley said. “I would love for him to be a part of the Celtics again. I mean, I don’t really know what’s going to happen. I’m pretty sure every team in the NBA would love to have Paul Pierce on their team. I just wish the best for him.”
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Count Boston Celtics guard Avery Bradley among those that wouldn’t be opposed to seeing Paul Pierce finish his career in green. Bradley said Monday during an interview on Boston sports radio 98.5 the Sports Hub that he’d very much embrace the chance to play alongside Pierce again if the opportunity presented itself. “I would love that,” Bradley said. “To me, Paul is always going to be a Boston Celtic. The things that he’s been able to accomplish in his time here, it was just amazing. And I’m pretty sure all the Boston fans would love that, too.”
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A Chicago-Boston deal involving Gibson and Avery Bradley would probably at least spark some initial talks. The Celtics need a little more force on defense from someone in their big-man rotation, and they’ll have a glut of perimeter players once James Young earns playing time. But Gibson’s age and Danny Ainge’s well-known love for Bradley — he turned down a first-round pick for Bradley at the trade deadline, per league sources — would likely scuttle any such deal.
Bradley hit one of his first six shots and never found a groove, shooting 3-for-10 with 1-for-6 from 3-point range and scoring seven points. Considering how he can stoke this offense with early baskets, the timing couldn’t have been worse. “They made it tough on me,” Bradley said of Cleveland’s defense. “I have to come out the next game and find ways to get myself easier shots. They did a good job trying to make it tough on me. At the same time, I took some shots I usually make, and tonight I wasn’t knocking them down. I have to shoot better, and I know I will Tuesday.”
As a small group of reporters gathered around, waiting only to ask how it felt to play his first game back in Boston, Jeff Green buttoned his shirt and left without saying a word, sucking the air out of a Garden locker room for the final time this season. Across the hallway, a larger media contingent circled Avery Bradley, one of many Celtics heroes on the night. “We’re like a family out there,” he said after scoring a team-high 17 points — including the dagger with 7.9 seconds left — in a 95-92 upset of Green’s Grizzlies. “We’re a lot closer than we were, and it shows on the court.”
As expected, Boston Celtics guard Avery Bradley will not join the Celtics for their final road game at Miami on Monday. But he is progressing to the point where a return to action appears to be sooner rather than later. “Avery feels better,” Boston head coach Brad Stevens told reporters. “From everything the doctor has said to him, we’re shooting for Wednesday to play. He will not join us on this trip.”