WEEI has a nice new piece on Avery Bradley where the young guard has used his time off to improve as a player. Considering he was nominated for NBA player of the month honors prior to his shoulder injury, and improved AB could be a pretty deadly thing.
"I think even though I'm not playing, you can definitely get better because I'm getting my body stronger," he said. "So, I'm definitely going to come back stronger and be a better player."
THE VALUE OF SITTING ON THE BENCH
Bradley is no longer worrying about minutes, roles or even bad passes and missed shots. He is simply observing, from a vantage point the likes of which he has never experienced.
"I look at it completely different now," he said. "Some things that Doc [Rivers] might see -- because he sees a lot of things that players don't see -- I'm starting to see. Being a back-up point guard you need to know where everybody has to be. You need to know certain plays. Now, sitting back watching, I can try and become like [Rajon] ...