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Coming down the home stretch in our "Camp questions" series. This is the 13th edition, and today we're focusing on Avery Bradley.
About Avery Bradley:
Believe it or not, Bradley was the top ranked player in the 2009 High School class, ahead of future #1 pick (and $80 million man) John Wall. But a pedestrian Freshman season at Texas (11.6 PPG, 2.9 RPG, 2.1 APG) caused his draft stock to plummet, as he fell to #16 in the 2010 draft before the Celtics pounced.
Bradley was stapled to the bench for nearly all of his rookie season, playing a grand total of 162 minutes during the 2010-11 campaign. It wasn't until about halfway through the 2011-12 season that he really got his opportunity — and boy did he capitalize.
Bradley shot 50% from the field and 41% from three in '11-12, and began displaying elite defensive abilities as he locked up opposing guards. Unfortunately injuries to both shoulders derailed his breakout season. He averaged ...