Last week, a couple of players tweeted requests for prayers for Avery Bradley. This prompted concern from a host of Celtics fans on Twitter. The Celtics soon tweeted that he was physically fine but going through a family crisis. A couple of days later we found out that his mother, who was only 46, had passed away.
Avery was very close to his mother and is going through a very tough time right now. He is also expecting a baby any day now and so his emotions must be very conflicted between grief over his mother's death and excitement over the birth of his child. According to CSNNE, Celtics GM, Danny Ainge is just taking Bradley's status one day at a time.
When asked if Bradley might be late to training camp, Ainge responded, "I don't know. We're just taking it day-by-day right now."
Bradley has worked hard this summer. For the past 2 months, he has been in Boston doing 2 and 3 workout sessions a day. He has added 15 pounds of muscle and expects to be stronger and more durable this season. Whether he returns for the beginning of camp or by the beginning of the season, Avery Bradley is ready to do whatever it takes to succeed this season.
"Whatever my role is, whatever I can do to help our team out, that's what I'm going to be open to doing," said Bradley whose weight at one point this summer was 196 pounds, the heaviest he has ever weighed. "Even if I'm not playing point guard, whoever it is, I'm pretty sure whoever it is, Rondo is going to be there in his ear to try to help us be the best team we can be."
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