Originally posted on NESN.com  |  Last updated 1/1/13
The Celtics have struggled for much of the 2012 season, but the caveat has always been: wait until Avery Bradley returns. Well, that time has come. As NESN.com’s Ben Watanabe reports, the Celtics guard confirmed on Tuesday that he will play in the team’s game against the Memphis Grizzlies. Bradley confirms that he'll play vs Griz, but Sullinger says team will not put ton of pressure on him right away.— Ben Watanabe (@BenjeeBallgame) January 01, 2013 Bradley has been out of action all season long after he underwent double-shoulder surgery last spring. In 64 games last season, including 28 starts, Bradley, averaged 7.6 points for the Celtics and quickly earned himself a reputation as one of the league’s best perimeter defenders. With the Celtics’ defense struggling at times this season, he will certainly be a welcome addition to the team.

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