Found April 19, 2012 on Celtics Town:
Very few people considered Avery Bradley a candidate to break out and help inspire a second-half Boston Celtics surge, but Kevin Garnett saw the potential a lot earlier than most. As soon as Garnett began playing pickup games with Bradley, he noticed the way the youngster played defense, the fast-twitch muscles that moved more quickly than most everyone else’s, the work ethic that would make such a drastic improvement possible. At some point shortly after the two met, Garnett took his then-rookie teammate aside.“I told him if he continued to work, he had the tools and the ability to be something special in our league,” Garnett said.Keep in mind, at this point last season Bradley was a shy young turtle who still hadn’t mustered the courage to emerge from his shell, who was actually afraid to enter practice drills at certain points. He played, at least offensively, with a debilitating hesitance which kept any of his talent from shining through. He could not shoot, could not run an o...
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