In a move that surprised no one (except maybe for the timing of the announcement), the Celtics have exercised the fourth year option on Avery Bradley’s contract.
From the press release:
Bradley, a 6’2” guard, had a breakout season during the 2011-12 season recording career highs in virtually every statistical category. Bradley averaged 7.6 points, 1.8 rebounds and 1.4 assists in 21.4 minutes in 64 games last season. He shot 49.8% from the field and shot 40.7% from three-point land. He set new career-high with 28 points against Atlanta on April 20 while also recording a career-high four steals. The former Texas Longhorn averaged 12.3 points, 2.9 rebounds, 2.0 assists and 1.07 steals in his 28 starts while improving his shooting to 50.4% from the field and 46.5% from three. He had 20 games in which he netted 10 or more points and four games in which he recorded 20 or more.
Bradley is on the books for $1.6 million this season and $2.5 million in 2013-14, according to Hoopsworld. He’ll be a restricted free-agent in 2014-15 with a $3.5 million qualifying offer.