On offense, Avery Bradley has had to focus more on playing point guard and not shooting guard, which is his natural position.
On defense, Bradley has had to learn to play more off the ball rather guard whoever had it, especially opposing point guards — and that goes against how the Celtics’ defensive ace has played for most of his life.
And Bradley, who is entering his fourth year with the Celtics, just completed the first preseason of his NBA career, as injuries hindered him in prior seasons.
All in all, it’s been a whirlwind for the former Texas standout and first-round draft pick, but coach Brad Stevens said Bradley has handled all the change well. Full story for BostonGlobe.com subscribers.