Avery Bradley

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    Two blocks that turned into fast break points in the fourth quarter. Bradley is a very good player.
    Posted by Kirk6


     those blocks, especially the second one were such good plays.  
     
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    In Response to Re: Avery Bradley : Avery Bradley at 21-YO has already been called "the best on ball defender in the NBA" by several coaches, players, analysts, etc. His shooting is exceptional and only deteriorated in efectiveness due to the gravity of the play-off's atmosphere and youthful nerves. We saw what he can do near the end of the regular season once he got over the first time starting NBA games nerves. 3's, ooops!, drives, D, and good court vision. His speed and athleticism is unmatched by any other Celtic, including Rondo who is second on the team in this category. He is proving to be the perfect compliment to RR, and once he gets his play-off jitters behind him, he is gonna be a monster! We will have the best 1-2 guard combo in the league, by far. The future is very, very bright.............AB and RR will be perennial all-stars together in short order. Book-it!
    Posted by RallyC

     it's definitely something to build around going into the future.  AB's jumper will continue to improve over these next couple of years, and it seems like rondo really enjoys playing with him.  

     Another thing I want to point out is AB's work ethic/approach to the game.  As a young guy who came in and found out what the team needed in order to earn court time, in order to develope more, he'll be a good influance on other young guys.  Maybe even a guy like Williams, if it's not too late for him.  The vets say AB puts in the work.

     
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    I'm shocked how much he's improved, especially offensively. His back door cuts are slick and his jumper is way better than I had hoped for. (I thought he was Tub Bradley for a while.)
     
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    I didn't miss Rondo one bit last night. I love it when Bradley leads the team

    Wrong - Bradley didn't lead the team, Pierce led the team, and he said after the game he cannot do that every game. They went all out to win this to stay in the series and to have Rondo's back. Bradley stepped up as well with super lock down D, but Pierce led the team and the offense largely ran through him because Bradley is not a point guard per se. 

    FYI the reason Bradley scores so much on the back doors is he and Rondo know how to play together. Most of us are going to have a lot of fun watching those guys together. A handful of haters will not. Their loss. 
     
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       AB not only has a different offensive game than RR, but also defensively.   AB is a stay w/ your man D player, RR a trying to get steals.   They can both jump, but AB has a quicker jump (prob also higher vertical).   RR is a pg, AB can't run an offense for all 5 offensive players.   RR is triple-double guy, AB doesn't have the instincts to rebound in great numbers.   RR still isn't a reliable jump shooter.   AB is not better than average at this stage of his career.   Most of his points still come from layups or dunks.
     
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    Bradley may be better than Rondo.
    Posted by Kirk6


    Apples to oranges comparison in my opinion.  Rondo is a pass first 1 and Bradley is an undersized 2.  I think they actually complement one another quite well and if both stay it will be an interesting back court for years.   
     
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    Bradley made two blocks on the point guard that led to fast breaks in the fourth quarter last night. Does anyone really think Rondo could have done that? Point guards blow by Rondo all the time.
    Posted by Kirk6

    I don't get what your point is.  Bradley is the Celtics starting 2 guard. He can fill in at the point but that isn't where he is best.

     He isn't in competition with Rondo.  Do you think Bradley/Pietrus is better than Bradley/Rondo?  If so I am scared for you.

     
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    Two blocks that turned into fast break points in the fourth quarter. Bradley is a very good player.
    Posted by Kirk6


    *3 blocks  + 3 steals + he had more assists and less turnovers than teague
     js
     
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    I didn't miss Rondo one bit last night. I love it when Bradley leads the team Wrong - Bradley didn't lead the team, Pierce led the team, and he said after the game he cannot do that every game. They went all out to win this to stay in the series and to have Rondo's back. Bradley stepped up as well with super lock down D, but Pierce led the team and the offense largely ran through him because Bradley is not a point guard per se.  FYI the reason Bradley scores so much on the back doors is he and Rondo know how to play together. Most of us are going to have a lot of fun watching those guys together. A handful of haters will not. Their loss. 
    Posted by BostonTrollSpanker

      +1

     
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    I didn't miss Rondo one bit last night. I love it when Bradley leads the team
    Posted by BostonBruinss

      

    Its posts like this where you've lost sight of the big picture.  When we win a game without Rondo or without a key player, it doesn't mean you don't need that player.  So we won without Rondo......it won't happen throughout the playoffs because Pierce isn't going to have that kind of superman night every night and neither is KG.  When you don't, Bradley isn't going to carry the team......but Rondo might - especially with passing and rebounds and setting up his teammates.

    You will miss him as soon as we lose without him!
     
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    When Tony emerged as an elite defender late in '10 (he had to struggle through overcoming knee surgery and being stuck behind Marquis on the bench prior to that) we were all very exited and people here were frustrated to see him go But he was 29 already... not 21.... Bradley can do to PG/SG's what Tony did to SG/SF's only with a slightly better offensive game already and the upside to be a great player
    Posted by rameakap


    I'd have to disagree about Bradley being compared to TA..

    Offensively, AB offers much more than TA ever did. AB has the jumper that TA never had... Ball handling wise, AB isnt very good but still light years ahead of TA, who was a TO waiting to happen with the ball.

    Defensively, AB isnt at the level TA was... AB is a great on ball hawk and a pest... but dont forget how TA could take stretches of games and just plain shut down superstars 1on1... you realize just how difficult that is to do against even a good nba player??   ... TA may have been in a league all by himself defensively
     
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    I'd probably try to keep Rondo and Bradley together. They lack some in size, but they compensate for that in other areas.
    Posted by basketbert


    +1

    As Always,


     
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    In Response to Re: Avery Bradley : The only thing I compared between the two of them was defense. I said Bradley's D on PG/SG's was similar to Tony's on SG/SF's Then I said Bradley was a superior offensive player, even at age 21, and has upside Tony clearly didn't have at age 29 when DA let him walk, and that is why we are all so excited about the kid
    Posted by rameakap


    Isn't that comparing the two offensively?

    Id agree with your post other than AB could do defensively what TA could. He was something else defensively on the perimeter and the post. Purely judgement call...
     
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    I really see AB as our third guard next year.  He can play 2 positions, and will help the second unit keep the intensity.  Rondo could play 35 mins, leaving 13 for AB at the "1".  Then, if we get a Mayo, keep Pietrus (or draft Waiters), he could get an additional 20 or so at the "2".  This can all change if his offense improves, but I really think in the long run he will be too small to successfully guard the other SG's in the league.
     
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    Bradley does things defensively that I have never seen any player do....ever. He is incredibly quick.
    Posted by Kirk6


    I love the waY he comes across and take the ball away from a player dribbling downcourt on a "fastbreak", and then turns into a Celtic fastbreak.in the opposite direction they never knew what hit him..unbelievable...
     
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    In Response to Re: Avery Bradley : Avery Bradley at 21-YO has already been called "the best on ball defender in the NBA" by several coaches, players, analysts, etc. His shooting is exceptional and only deteriorated in efectiveness due to the gravity of the play-off's atmosphere and youthful nerves. We saw what he can do near the end of the regular season once he got over the first time starting NBA games nerves. 3's, ooops!, drives, D, and good court vision. His speed and athleticism is unmatched by any other Celtic, including Rondo who is second on the team in this category. He is proving to be the perfect compliment to RR, and once he gets his play-off jitters behind him, he is gonna be a monster! We will have the best 1-2 guard combo in the league, by far. The future is very, very bright.............AB and RR will be perennial all-stars together in short order. Book-it!
    Posted by RallyC



    Yep, tend to agree, but realistically needs a couple of years under the belt to become an all star...would love it if he grows up quickly in the playoffs..already showing signs of that...but it gets tougher...
     
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    In Response to Re: Avery Bradley : Yeah, it was not a big miss with RR being out, but Bradley wasn't leading the team either. PP took over as both the facillitator and scorer. Bradley is an exceptionally talented 2-guard who has great speed, atleticism, and above average shooting ability, but he simply was bringing the ball up, and deferring to the free man on the pick and roll to start the plays. RR is truly the floor general of this team and our long term success requires that he plays, and consistantly well at that.
    Posted by RallyC


    Yeah the offense was out of sync all night...Bradley just is not the same facilitator that Rondo is..but i agree, theri talents are complimentary..
     
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    Bradley made two blocks on the point guard that led to fast breaks in the fourth quarter last night. Does anyone really think Rondo could have done that? Point guards blow by Rondo all the time.
    Posted by Kirk6

    Because Rondo gambles and they blow by him..and quits on the play..
    .AB stays with his man, even as he get beat..and then makes plays at the last minute. as if waiting for the guy to make his second move..incredible instincts..never seen anything like it...even TA can't do that...he's more of stay in your grill type of player....serously how many players (guards) can say they blocked Wade's shot???not many...
     
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    AB exceded (almost) everyones expectations by far. Although his shooting streak seems to be over. I love his defense and his effort on the floor, which helped to save our season, but he still has some major flaws.
    Some might be fixable like his ball handling. Can he actually dribble with his left hand or with the head up? Honestly, for his size, is there a worse ball handler in the league right now?

    Whats worse: Some flaws can't be fixed: He is small for a starting 2 guard and in the first two games against the Hawks this became obvious cause the Hawks have big guards.

    Still funny how people blame Ray for his ball handling and see AB in the HOF already.
     
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     these last two posts are killing the mood.

      rkarp, a lot of folks buried AB early this year and have since acknowledged it and are moving on with what is.  the fact that you are referencing a post from 3 months ago in order to blind side someone and kill the mood here for something that has already been conceded is a quite ornery of you.  

      Gasthoerer, what's your problem!  the kids on his way.  He'll come back next year with a better handle and his shot will continue to improve.  He knocked down a big shot down the stretch on Tuesday.  And it doesn't seem like his 6'2 build prevented him from containing Wade.  I said, it doesn't seem like his 6'2 build prevented him from making Wade look like the smaller guard on a few occasions.


       
     
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    In Response to Re: Avery Bradley : I don't get what your point is.  Bradley is the Celtics starting 2 guard. He can fill in at the point but that isn't where he is best.  He isn't in competition with Rondo.  Do you think Bradley/Pietrus is better than Bradley/Rondo?  If so I am scared for you.
    Posted by snakeoil123


    just more stupid Rondo hating.It`s astonishing how little some of thr regular posters on here actually know about basketball.
     
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