Avery Bradley made his return to the court Wednesday in the 93-83 loss to Memphis, and he brought a little reality with him.
The team did show some flashes of confidence with number zero back and had more fight in them than the previous few games, but one thing became clear as the game progressed: Avery Bradley is not the savior of the Celtics.
Granted, he only played 20 minutes and was quoted in an article on WEEI.com that his jumper was a bit off. But the problem was never going to be Bradley's play, it was everyone else's.
There was plenty of hype (this site included) about Bradley's return all season long. And while getting a player of Bradley's talent back is important to the team's success, it just goes to show that this team has more pressing problems to address.
Bradley was not going to fix the team's rebounding issues, make Jason Terry the lights-out shooter he used to be, help Rajon Rondo's recent assist woes or make Jeff Green consistent.