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What happen to all the Avery Bradley lovers?
« on: January 25, 2013, 09:26:00 AM »

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Seriously. First he comes back and he is our "savior" and he is a god amongst Celtics legends. I remember hearing that this year or next year he is going to be playing like Russell Westbrook.

Im not bashing Avery in anyway but I just think its funny how the bandwagons work in beantown. Rondo can be bashed all day long but when he has one stellar game there is no talk of how bad he is but no talk of how good he is either. Avery comes back, the team does well and he is a Godsend... But then he doesnt do much and there is no talk about his play.

Anyway, after that rant. Is Bradley still a prime trade candidate or is he here for the long run... Personally I think Courtney Lee gives us almost as much as Bradley does on the defensive side plus give us better offense. If Bradley is the deal breaker for any center or big man then I am pulling the trigger. Im not shopping him, but for me he isnt untouchable... Thoughts?
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Re: What happen to all the Avery Bradley lovers?
« Reply #1 on: January 25, 2013, 09:28:48 AM »

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I thought Avery Bradley played great when he first came back. Then got hurt and hasn't had much of impact since returning. I am hoping it is just the injury.

If it's not, it's a major problem.

Re: What happen to all the Avery Bradley lovers?
« Reply #2 on: January 25, 2013, 09:30:03 AM »

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I thought Avery Bradley played great when he first came back. Then got hurt and hasn't had much of impact since returning. I am hoping it is just the injury.

If it's not, it's a major problem.

I think its the injury.  Though he is starting to become the Jacoby Ellsbury of the Celtics. 
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Re: What happen to all the Avery Bradley lovers?
« Reply #3 on: January 25, 2013, 09:32:40 AM »

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Anyway, after that rant. Is Bradley still a prime trade candidate or is he here for the long run... Personally I think Courtney Lee gives us almost as much as Bradley does on the defensive side plus give us better offense. If Bradley is the deal breaker for any center or big man then I am pulling the trigger. Im not shopping him, but for me he isnt untouchable... Thoughts?

If Bradley cannot reproduce his form of late last season between now and the trade deadline, his trade value is going to bottom out (short term). He is only a valued asset if he is playing well.

Bradley doesn't have enough of a track record to be given the benefit of the doubt. Especially as such an undersized two guard.

So Bradley's recent poor play is a major problem on both counts. Performance and trade value.

Re: What happen to all the Avery Bradley lovers?
« Reply #4 on: January 25, 2013, 09:34:04 AM »

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He is what he is.




A great on ball defender.  Limited offensive player (who is improving)  Still lacking in size.




He is a piece of the team.  He is not the savior.  He is not the switch. 


He, for right now, is a platoon SG.  The platoon of him and Ray last year worked.  A good mix of defense and offense.  Two completely different players that forced defenses to adjust strategies. 


And no, he is not a major trade piece right now.  He still needs a longer stretch of this improved play without injuries.  Until then, his trade value will likely be less then his on the court value. 

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Re: What happen to all the Avery Bradley lovers?
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