Originally posted on Celtics Life  |  Last updated 11/20/12
There has been an air of negativity around the Celtics recently, due to their high expectations and slow start. The Celtics are currently 6-5, and 4th in the Atlantic Division, which we have ruled since the start of the Kevin Garnett era. We are ranked 22nd in defense, 30th in OREB%, and simply just look bad right now. But here is something I want to say: Do not forget we are missing one of our most important players, and a critical piece to our dreams of contention. What, or should I say who, is this critical piece? Why none other than our Avery Bradley. Avery Bradley was drafted by the Celtics in the 2010 NBA Draft at the 19th spot, to little fanfare. While Avery was one of the most highly touted HS prospects in the country, he struggled in college at Texas and his stock dropped. He had a very up-and-down rookie season, where he showed flashes of potential (Like this game). Nothing really came of it though, and he entered his sophomore season with reserved expectations. What hap...
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