HoopsHype Avery Bradley rumors

March 20, 2014 Updates

Ideally, they’re a lethal combination. Defensively, Bradley locks down one opposing guard, allowing Rondo to thrive at what he does best, playing the passing lanes. Offensively, Rondo finds Bradley on the opposite end of those same passing lanes, where the latter thrives from the right corner (42.3 3P%) and elbow (46.9 FG%). “I would love it,” Bradley said of remaining the four-time All-Star’s backcourt mate. “I would love to play for Boston, and I would love to play with Rondo, so I wouldn’t mind it at all. I’m pretty sure any guard in the NBA would love to play with Rondo.” WEEI.com

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In a radio appearance on The Sports Hub Friday morning, Celtics coach Brad Stevens said guard Avery Bradley, who has missed 19 of the last 22 games with a right ankle injury, will return to the lineup against the Phoenix Suns at TD Garden tonight. Bradley started the first 43 games of the season before spraining his right ankle during a game against the Miami Heat in mid-January. He tried to return after a five-game absence, but he quickly aggravated his ankle and was forced to return to the bench. He has missed 13 consecutive games. Boston Globe

March 9, 2014 Updates

Bradley and the Celtics nearly reached an agreement on a four-year contract before the Oct. 31 deadline, but now his status will reach into the summer, when he could field offers from other clubs that the Celtics have the right to match. Or the sides could agree to allow Bradley to play out the final year of his contract and become an unrestricted free agent in 2015. Bradley said he believes he’s proven his worth and durability. “I think I’ve proved that throughout this year because you can’t really control something like [the ankle],” he said. “But the last 16 games or whatever that I come back, I am going to go out there and play hard. This is a game I love to play. We need to go out there and prove to our fans and to ourselves we’re going to fight no matter what.” Boston Globe

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On Boston sports radio Wednesday, SI.com reported that Celtics GM Danny Ainge wants a king's ransom for his players in trade offers, including asking for first-round picks in exchange for Jeff Green and Avery Bradley. From WEEI: "I've had conversations with a couple of different general managers last night, and we talked a little bit about Boston and what they were trying to do at the trade deadline, and the sense I got from them was that Boston is totally overvaluing some of the players they have. They're looking for first-round picks in return for guys like Jeff Green or a guy like Avery Bradley and others and they're just not going to get it.” CBSSports.com

February 12, 2014 Updates

Further testing on the ailing right ankle of Boston Celtics shooting guard Avery Bradley revealed a second sprain and his status to return after the All-Star break is uncertain. Bradley missed five games last month due to an initial sprain on Jan. 21 in Miami. He returned on Feb. 2, but the team believes Bradley suffered a second sprain three days later in Philadelphia. He sat out one game last week before attempting to return on Sunday against the Dallas Mavericks, but Bradley looked off and the team removed him from the game in the second half. ESPN.com

Chris Mannix: ”€œI’ve had conversations with a couple of different general managers last night, and we talked a little bit about Boston and what they were trying to do at the trade deadline, and the sense I got from them was that Boston is totally overvaluing some of the players they have. They’€™re looking for first-round picks in return for guys like Jeff Green or a guy like Avery Bradley and others and they’€™re just not going to get it.” WEEI.com

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Never mind. The Celtics won. Jeff Green put the team on his shoulders and scored a season-high 39 points, while the Wizards wilted with a display of selfish basketball. Boston blew a 19-point first-half lead, but Gerald Wallace made a driving layup with 2.5 seconds remaining in overtime Wednesday night for the 113-111 victory that snapped a 10-game road losing streak. ‘‘Lot of reasons to give up,’’ Celtics coach Brad Stevens said. ‘‘And they didn’t do that.’’ Green shot early and often, finishing with career-highs in 3-pointers attempted (16) and made (8). Rookie Phil Pressey added a career-high 20 points. The Celtics played without Rajon Rando, Avery Bradley and Jerryd Bayless and at one point had Chris Johnson and Vander Blue, both on 10-day contracts, on the floor together in the second quarter. ‘‘I just put myself in the position where I had to be the man to carry the team and shoot the ball,’’ Green said. ‘‘So that’s what I did.’’ Boston Globe

January 22, 2014 Updates

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