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Avery Bradley sounds more like a Patriot every day

Chuck - Red's Army August 7, 2012 Avery Bradley, Celtics News 12 Comments

ESPN Boston’s Chris Forsberg caught up with Avery Bradley today at a promotional event:

“For any athlete, especially me being a young athlete, it’s hard for me to not to be able to wake up every day and play the game of basketball,” said Bradley, who visited the Dill family Tuesday to unveil the first of three home court makeover as part of a promotion with RE/MAX of New England. “It’s hard for me. I just have to take it day by day and let my body heal itself.”

But he patiently answers each question about his future and when exactly he’ll be ready, saying: “I’m just preparing to help my team. Whenever I need to be ready, I’ll be ready.”

“I’m just ready to do whatever my team needs me to do,” said Bradley. “I’m just going to be prepared and ready to go out there and do my role, and do whatever my team needs me to do to win games…

“I feel great,” said Bradley. “But I’m just taking it day by day. I’m trying to get healthy, so that I’m ready for my team.”

Pressed on his rehab, he said only, “I do whatever the trainers tell me I can do, and my doctors. I just take it day by day, don’t try to rush, and just let it heal.”

This is the second time this summer that Bradley has been asked for specifics about his injury and rehab time-table and responded with nothing.

It’s as if he enrolled in the New England Patriots school of dealing with the media.

While the lack of news is frustrating, Bradley is all-business. You gotta love this kid.

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  • Shane

    When are we able to sign him to an extension? I want him to be a lifelong Celtic.

  • Lee in Oregon

    I love this kid, and he’s only gonna get better offensivly. Defensivly, he can’t get much better than he already ism which is beastly. That block on DWade last year was my fave play of the year. I think he’ll react to the additions of Lee & Terry by coming back as soon as possible to reclaim his starting job. GO C’S!

  • Snoop Lawn Dawg

    “I’m just ready to do whatever my team needs me to do,” said Bradley.

    Ray Allen disagrees.

    • shak

      Ray would be lying if he disagrees, Bradley starting is EXACTLY what his team needed him to do, he was also TOLD (by Doc) to do it! AB has done exactly what is asked, and mostly he was asked to keep playing D no matter how his offense was… he did it and VERY well, that is how he “won” the starting job. Doc wanted Ray off the bench before he got injured, Doc said it many times before and after… first it was Green before his heart issues, and then Pietrus. Heck, if Doc had found anyone else who could do the job adequately he would have gone with them… no one stepped up/was healthy until AB did it!

  • Raoul

    If you were to ask me about a month ago where Bradley’s sense of “do what’s best for the team” and professionalism came from and which Celtic contributed to it most, I would say it was Ray Allen. Sad but happy that curtain was lifted at the beginning of what’s about the be an all or nothing run of one of the greatest assembly of leaders on any team, in any sport. Doc, KG, Pierce, Rondo, and Terry. Any player, at any level, would be blessed to attend a semester at such prestige institution of teachers.

  • Chris

    It’s great to see all the positive stuff being said about this kid. Amazing how sparking offensively changed peoples views. Even after tearing Jameer Nelson to shreds when Rondo was out, casual fans were demanding we trade him. Suddenly he drops 19 in a quarter and many changed their opinions. The way Rondo passes and Bradley cuts, it’s going to be fun watching our offense when Avery gets back.

  • Brian

    He is able to lift 20 pound weights at health point, but no shooting yet. Health Point is an overpriced but getting a glimpse of the C’s this summer here and there is totally worth it.

    • Gixr1

      How do you know how much he’s lifting? The training area for the players is not accessible to the patrons using the gym. You may be able to catch a glimpse of the players walking to the cafeteria but that’s it. As a matter of fact they use palm scanners for player access, and also use curtains to block off the view.

      So unless your name is Brian Doo, I’m not buying your inside scoop.

  • Kory

    Interesting how you make no mention of Bradley talking about how much Ray Allen helped him with his game — even after he was given the starting job.

    Who’s the “fraud” now, Chuck?

    • Chuck

      Simple explanation – the story I linked to made no mention of Ray Allen. It was strictly about Bradley and his shoulder injury.

      Forsberg’s story about AB and Ray published later.

      I hope that clears up any confusion.

  • Kristovar

    Speaking of the Patriots, any chance you guys will be launching a spinoff site ala TedsArmy for the Pats?

    • http://redsarmy.com John

      Not at the moment. We’re a bit over extended as it is at the moment. Maybe in the future, though