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Odds & Ends: C’s recall Bradley, Shaq out for a while

In all the madness surrounding the game and the Marquis Daniels injury, there are a couple of items that probably should have been highlighted earlier. 

First:  Doc says Shaq could be out for a while:

"He's not going to be out a long time, but I don't think he'll be back today, tomorrow, maybe not even until we go on break, but we'll see," Rivers said.

Second:  The Celtics have recalled Avery Bradley.

Bradley, a 6’2” guard, averaged 17.1 points, 4.8 rebounds, 5.2 assists and 3.0 steals in nine games with the Red Claws.  Bradley tied a D-League record with nine steals against Tulsa on January 30. While on assignment, he recorded 20 or more points in four games with a high of 25 against the Dakota Wizards on February 4..

Don't expect to see much of Bradley.  Von Wafer will probably get a bulk of Marquis' minutes.  Of course I know that as I type that, Bradley will probably be forced to play 25 minutes tonight, drop 15 points and 3 steals, and have everyone gushing about the future.

As for Shaq… this is more of the same:  Keep him on the shelf for stretches and make sure he's ready for the playoffs.  That's what happens when you're a 38 year old NBA player who is also 7 feet and 350 pounds.  You need a lot of time off.  

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  • Lakers4Life

    Shaq did this to the Lakers, just taking some time off! It’s his vacation time didn’t you guys know! What a lazy bum! I guess we should have warned you about that Celtic nation.

  • NorasHairyVaJayJay

    ya shaq stinks like i do after a gangbang

  • Mileke

    Cant wait to see Von tonight!

  • paul

    Shaq has given us exactly what we wanted and expected; in fact, he’s given us more. My favorite Shaq memory so far is from one of those games we were in the process of losing to a team we should beat; Shaq started throwing his body all over the floor, after loose balls, etc., determined to wake up the rest of the team. Because of Shaq, we did end up winning that game. I think Shaq knows something the Big Four don’t know: winning one championship is hard; winning more than one is harder.
    The second championship is the really hard one, and the games that don’t seem so important actually are very important, because you need homecourt advantage. I hope the Cs remember Shaq throwing himself after loose balls tonight, as they try to win tonights ‘trap game’. It may be a trap game, but we still need it in the W column.

  • tim

    good to see bradley has been doing good on the maine red claws

  • Lakers4Life

    Yeah, ONCE in a while he will show you the total package! The best Shaq moment I remember was in the 2004 Finals against Detroit, Shaq was DOMINATED by Ben Wallace. Shaq let a guy four inches shorter, maybe 40 pounds lighter get the best of him! It was an IMBARASEMENT to LA, and the Lakers team! We should have won it that year! Funny, I have a feeling history may repeat itself again, sorry it’s going to happen to you guys.