Originally written on Celtics Life  |  Last updated 12/31/12
The DeMarcus Cousins rumors continue to swirl, and it's getting to the point where the old "where there's smoke - there's fire" adage is coming into play. One name that is consistently popping up as a possible trade chip for the Celts is Avery Bradley. Bradley is ready to return from shoulder surgery (double shoulder surgery at that) as soon as Wednesday night against Memphis. His defense helped transform the C's from a team on the fringe of playoff contention at the All-Star break last season, to a team that nearly found themselves in the NBA Finals. So it's no surprise to hear today, that while the Green have a ton of interest in Cousins, they are in no rush to include Bradley in the package. Per David Aldridge. Still, the Celtics are willing to take the gamble, according to another league source, and embrace the challenge of keeping Cousins on the right path. But if Petrie can't add any payroll, it's hard to see a scenario with Boston that would be enticing for the Kings, unle...
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