Avery Bradley is not a championship starting guard.

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    Avery Bradley is not a championship starting guard.

    He has to improve his playmaking or shooting or both ideally.

    Until then he will always be a defensive specialist ONLY. Which means, bench player.

    I once suggested he was Joe Dumars on steroids but that only seems to be the case on one end of the court.

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    Re: Avery Bradley is not a championship starting guard.

    How did you come to that conclusion ? He played maybe 4-5 games after coming back from double shoulder surgery at SG. He played maybe 20 games last season at SG. AB was playing 90 % this year as our PG.  So what your saying is, that after watching AB start at SG for maybe 25 - 30 games you've establish that we'll never win a ring with AB starting at the SG. WOW and not a working NBA GM or scout, Oh the injustice of it all.

     
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    Re: Avery Bradley is not a championship starting guard.

    In response to Kirk6's comment:

    Bradley really regressed this year.

    The problem is he is, no one can keep that level of intensity up for 82 games. And other teams adjusted to him.

    But he and Rondo play well together, so maybe next year will be better.


    I agree.  I believe that Bradley will be much better next season with the return of Rondo. 

     
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    Re: Avery Bradley is not a championship starting guard.

    He didn't regress, he played out of position. He's always been a SG at best a combo G. With a revolving roster and line ups after double surgery that kept him out almost the first half of the season, he didn't regress I think he actually expanded his skills. Is AB going to be a perrenial all star PG, no way. Did he show he can be a servicable PG when called on,absolutely. I'm thinking that after playing the point most his time on the floor will make him better at the #2 going forward. He had to improve his ball handling and court vision,it hurt his shooting and scoring sure, learning to play PG on the fly while in the midst of a playoff run, I thought was pretty impressive.

     
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    I'm proud of Avery. I'm just saying he didn't play like shoot or make plays like a Derek Fisher or Nate Robinson. He played like a specialist off the bench. He still needs to work on his game to make more money in this league.

     
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    Re: Avery Bradley is not a championship starting guard.

    The Celtics can NOT compete with a starting backcourt comprised of two guards who both can't score from the outside.  

    Either Bradley needs to regain the offensive range he demonstrated in 2011-12 but mysteriously lost this year, or we need a point guard that has a jumpshot and can spread the floor, preferrably both

    The elite teams of the future, like the Warriors and Pacers, have balance.  I would rather build on a PG talent like Lilliard, Irving, Wall, Rose, or even Conley, than Rondo, who somehow lost ability to play defense as well.  

    By March of next year the roster will like this:

    Center - TBD  

    PG - TBD

    PF - Sully (and preferably Garnett as backup and new FA acquisitionTBD)

    SF - Green

    SG - Bradley (a new SG transitions into starting roll and Bradley becomes valuable 6th man)

     

     

     

     

     

     

     
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    Very true EL. We need a reliable outside threat at guard and some frontcourt shot blocking studs!!

    As of right now we need to start Rondo-Green(sg)-Pierce (sf)-Sullinger-Garnett. 

    Then key subs Terry-Bradley-Crawford-Williams-Bass.

     
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    Re: Avery Bradley is not a championship starting guard.

    i like bradley..he's a young solid G....but the guy can't shoot for s h i t. and he keeps on.

     
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    Re: Avery Bradley is not a championship starting guard.

    Thankfully Bradley is young and can actually work on his game this offseason.  He didn't have that chance last season with the surgery to both shoulders.  I really don't feel there is any mystery as to why his shooting had regressed.  The surgery prevented him from staying consistant in the least or improving.

    Do I think Bradley will be able to keep up his defensive intensity all game every game?  Certainly not out of position playing the point.  But as he gets older he will know where and when he can take his foot off the pedal.  It is good to know you have a player with that defensive ability come post season.

     
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    Re: Avery Bradley is not a championship starting guard.

    Cant really come down on AB... most everyone thought he was pure garbage when he was drafted by the C's and we saw him play... then he became a mini savior... now hes  not very good according to some..

    The kid hasnt made through a season the past two years and came off double shoulder surgery midway through this season...  not to mention Doc foolishly put him at PG to really mess him up..

    Id say the jury is still out on AB until he gets a healthy season in the books... the kid has shown stretches of good shooting last year and weak side cutting...  lets see him healthy, Id give him a pass on this season

     

     
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    Re: Avery Bradley is not a championship starting guard.

    HE'S 22!!!! 

     
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    Re: Avery Bradley is not a championship starting guard.

    In response to Rajon-Hondo's comment:

    He didn't regress, he played out of position. He's always been a SG at best a combo G. With a revolving roster and line ups after double surgery that kept him out almost the first half of the season, he didn't regress I think he actually expanded his skills. Is AB going to be a perrenial all star PG, no way. Did he show he can be a servicable PG when called on,absolutely. I'm thinking that after playing the point most his time on the floor will make him better at the #2 going forward. He had to improve his ball handling and court vision,it hurt his shooting and scoring sure, learning to play PG on the fly while in the midst of a playoff run, I thought was pretty impressive.




    Right.  I'd give AB a pass on this year.  He came back from DOUBLE shoulder surgery and was forced to play out of position when Rondo went down.  Having to take on the responsibility for running the team took away from his defensive focus.  He's not a point guard - we know that and the Celtics know that.  I think his shooting really improved in his second season, but regressed this year because of his injury - the guy couldn't shoot a basketball all summer.  I think he is a starting 2 guard in the NBA and if allowed to focus on that role is a potential defensive player of the year and a perennial all-defensive team player.  I'm not giving up on AB yet.

     
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    Re: Avery Bradley is not a championship starting guard.

    Don't forget he shot 40% from the three point line last season (11-12). Now that Sample size wasn't that big but I think his shooting will increase once he is paired up with a real PG. Also, like others said, he is very young, he is only going to get better.

     
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    This kid is improving and giving us more than we all expected.   Remember when we all wondered why he was getting minutes when we thought E'twan Moore should get the minutes?   He's proved better than we thought, although not a savior.  I think he'll get better with more time to work on his shot.  It was on for a while and he got worn down.

    Celtics do need, however, a bigger guard to play against other big guards.  Part of Danny's long shopping list!

     
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    Re: Avery Bradley is not a championship starting guard.

    In response to Celtsfan4life's comment:

    This kid is improving and giving us more than we all expected.   Remember when we all wondered why he was getting minutes when we thought E'twan Moore should get the minutes?   He's proved better than we thought, although not a savior.  I think he'll get better with more time to work on his shot.  It was on for a while and he got worn down.

    Celtics do need, however, a bigger guard to play against other big guards.  Part of Danny's long shopping list!




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    Re: Avery Bradley is not a championship starting guard.

    In response to breaktime's comment:

    In response to Celtsfan4life's comment:

     

    This kid is improving and giving us more than we all expected.   Remember when we all wondered why he was getting minutes when we thought E'twan Moore should get the minutes?   He's proved better than we thought, although not a savior.  I think he'll get better with more time to work on his shot.  It was on for a while and he got worn down.

    Celtics do need, however, a bigger guard to play against other big guards.  Part of Danny's long shopping list!

     




    Can't go shopping when your credit card is maxed out

     



    True.

     
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    Re: Avery Bradley is not a championship starting guard.

    In response to Fierce34's comment:

     

     

    Agree that Bradley is not a championship starting guard.

    He's just too small to be a starting SG.

     

     




    I'be been saying that all along. Bradley is a poor man's version of Tony Allen, a defensive off the bench stopper at best.  All of you that jumped on the Bradley band wagon (including the dude that posted above me) must feel foolish now.

    Was it really worth chasing away the greatest 3point shooter to start this jabroni, now look at him, he's back on the bench, where he belongs in the first place.  And that other Jabroni: Lee that you all, (including that dude above me), raved about is also now sitting his candy@$$ on the bench.

    Ha, it's karma...now all you Lee+Terry bandwagoners(like that dude above me) can't wait to get rid of them.  LOL

    Unbelievable...some of you ungrateful-what-are-you-doing-for-me-lately-celtic-fans drive me up the wall.  Show some loyalty for goodness sakes.

     
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    Re: Avery Bradley is not a championship starting guard.

    In response to Fierce34's comment:

    Agree that Bradley is not a championship starting guard.

    He's just too small to be a starting SG.




    AB can be a capable 5th option on a championship team.  For that to happen, the Celts must find a quality 5.  Wow!  That is a hard task.  So I don't mind if AB gets traded to help improve the odds of some of the bets that Danny will have to make.  And Danny will have to make some bets.  No question there.

     
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