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While the exact time of his return is uncertain, the Celtics have certainly approached the offseason as though they will be without their best perimeter defender.
“We know there’s a possibility that Avery won’t be able to play the first month of the season,” Danny Ainge, Boston’s president of basketball operations, told CSNNE.com. “So we have to be prepared for that. You never know how these things play out; will it be a month? Or two months? I don’t think it’ll be much longer than that, or he could be back sooner. You try to build a roster where you can get by with any injury, that can sustain you through a short period of time.”
Even if Bradley was healthy to start the season, he would still face stiff competition for the starting job at shooting guard. The Celtics acquired Courtney Lee this offseason, who, like Bradley, is also considered a better-than-average defender.
No time frame? C’mon Avery, there’s a time frame with every injury. You just don’t want to share.
The Celtics have enough depth so they won’t “miss” Bradley too much during the start of the season. But I view him as an integral part of this team’s rotation.
In other news, Jeff Green’s deal with the Celtics has yet to be finalized. The hang-up doesn’t appear to be money or years. Could there be an issue with insurance or language regarding Jeff’s heart condition?
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