Found March 15, 2013 on Beyond The Buzzer:
In just his third year, Avery Bradley is one of the NBA’s best on-ball defenders. He’s impressed Doc Rivers so much that the Celtics head coach compares Bradley’s persistent defense to going up against one of the best defensive players of all time, Scottie Pippen. According to ESPN: Rivers has taken to comparing Bradley to the likes of Scottie Pippen, Derek Harper, and Alvin Robertson, with Michael Jordan’s former running mate his favorite parallel. “It’s like Scottie Pippen — when you played the Bulls, you were praying that, ‘I hope he guards the other guy tonight,’ ” explained Rivers. “Because [Pippen] was one of those guys that could guard the 1, 2, or 3. And you were hoping, ‘OK, I hope [he guards the other guy].’ I mean, how rare is it that you want Michael to guard you? Over Scottie. …Among those with at least 300 plays defended this season, Bradley ranks first in the league allowing a minuscule 0.669 points per play, according to Synergy Sports data (Milwaukee’s Larry
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