HoopsHype Avery Bradley rumors

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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

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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

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Rondo’s teammates said he has done his best to keep them upbeat lately. “He’s one of the most positive guys in the locker room,” said Avery Bradley, who scored a game-high 25 points against Portland. It’s hard, not only being a young team, but going through adversity sometimes, guys can go their separate ways, but having veterans like him and Keith [Bogans] and Gerald [Wallace], they’ve been keeping us all together and letting us know that if we just keep working, we can turn this thing around. We lost eight in a row, we can turn it around and win eight in a row,” Bradley added. “We just have to stay positive and keep working.” Boston Globe

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Stevens said that Bradley has become more of an offensive threat than at any point in his career, an undeniable truth even if Bradley is only in his fourth NBA season. What excites Stevens most is that there is still plenty of room for Bradley to improve on offense. “I do think expanding and extending that range at the top of the key will be kind of the next step for him, to shoot those shots consistently, whether it’s off the bounce or off the pass,” Stevens said. “But he’s really picking his spots and shooting the ball exceptionally well.” Boston Globe

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