What happened to the Bradley factor?

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    What happened to the Bradley factor?

    Avery Bradley looks like the same player, but he is not having the impact we saw in the six game streak.  Is he still hurt or is this team just collapsing around him?

     
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    Re: What happened to the Bradley factor?

    it looks like the team is collapsing around him.

     
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    Re: What happened to the Bradley factor?

    And if you noticed teams are using a lot more picks on Bradley. He still has to go around the pick just like everybody else and by the time he gets back to the guy he is defending the ball has either been passed or shot.

     
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    Re: What happened to the Bradley factor?

    Bradley as Fierce said is a role player! A defensive specialist!!   In my opinion he is not a starter, but someone who can and will give you 15 to 20 minutes a game,a very good defensive effort. He is a 6ft. 2 in. shooting guard who doesn't have a very good offensive game. Rondo and Bradley are not suited to play together, both are on the smallish side, neither one of them has to be closely guarded. If Rondo is not traded we have to have a 2 guard who is taller and a much better scorer than AB. I'm not talking about Redick, either for the long haul. I believe getting a scoring 2 is almost as important as getting a good big!!

    Bradleys trade value may be as high now as it's ever going to be, if i were Ainge i would shop him to see what he might bring!!

     
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    "Bradley does his job but the vets are not doing theirs."

    Huh? first you only heard it from me. As I told you, his defense is overrated - add 4 more players  to defend and it matters. BOOoooooooo

     
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    Re: What happened to the Bradley factor?

    In response to Fierce34's comment:

    Bradley is a role player who specializes in being a shut down defender of opposing PGs.

    If Bradley does his job, forces the opposing PG to consume a lot of time on the shot-clock and the opposing team misses a shot, but the Celts end up giving back the ball because they can't secure the offensive rebound, then all of Bradley's hard work was all for naught.

    And Bradley can't hold the opposing team to 0 points. Sooner or later the opposing team will eventually get a basket. Right now scoring has been a problem for the Celtics. Pierce and KG are not getting it done. So again, Bradley does his job but the vets are not doing theirs.



    I believe the OP is referring to his lack of scoring which we saw last year before the injury.  After he replace Ray in the startong lineup late in the season, he produced a string of 20 something point games and helped propel us in the playoffs...then injured.  

    I don't see him getting nearly enough touches or plays called for him to produce points like that so far this season.  I have been anxious to see if his outside shot which was brilliant late last year was for real, but haven't had the chance.  Maybe Doc should try running the offense through him more now.  Anything is better than what we're seeing with Rondo pounding the ball out front and Pierce or Garnett throwing up those 20 foot fall aways.  

     
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    Re: What happened to the Bradley factor?

     Somebody posted that Bradley was the key to better rebounding. How exactly was that supposed to work?

     
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    Re: What happened to the Bradley factor?

    In response to trouts' comment:

     Somebody posted that Bradley was the key to better rebounding. How exactly was that supposed to work?



    The idea is Bradley stops penetration by the other teams guards, which stop our bigs from having to rotate over to stop that penetration when our guards get beat.  Having to  rotate over, in  this way, was getting our bigs out of position for rebounds.

    Our rebounds have improved by the way lately. We grabbed 49 against Celveland and 46 against the knicks.  And have been around league average the last 10 games or so, but in truth that is more Sullinger than anything.  Scoring is WAY down though and I think this more to do with being 27th in the league from three point land. 

    Bradley if you remeber was on a terror from 3 point land last season when put in the lineup.  

     

     
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    Re: What happened to the Bradley factor?

    Bradley seems to defend against the high pick & roll pretty well but usually a "big" has to come out to help keep the point guard from driving down the lane. What it looks like to me is all too often the "bigs" aren't putting a body on a man and blocking out which is why we've been giving up so many offensive rebounds. Rebounding is about hustle and intensity. When we have it we can keep things reasonably close, when we don't we're going to get dominated.

     You're right about our 3 point shooting. It's been abysmal and I've been waiting for Bradley to start lighting things up. With Rondo out I'm pretty certain he'll be getting his chances. I've been getting tired of seeing Terry and Pierce clanking one after another, especially in late game situations. We should defeinitely have another viable option..

     
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    Re: What happened to the Bradley factor?

    I told Fierce a zillion times, Bradley will not be the same after his injury - I got an HA HA HA HA reply!

     
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    Re: What happened to the Bradley factor?

    Bradley does more than what his stats show..he is a starter.

     
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    Re: What happened to the Bradley factor?

    Bradley is a very good guard and will continue to improve.  AB is not a problem.  Our problem is DA will not get a big man to rebound.  We have Melo in the D league and he is 7' tall.  I am sure he could grab a few rebounds and play hard D for 10 minutes a game until he grows up and becomes a good player.  

     
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