Originally posted on Celtics Life  |  Last updated 3/28/12
In last year's NBA Draft The Boston Celtics made their highest selection since picking Gerald Green 18th overall in 2005. Immediately after the draft Avery Bradley needed arthroscopic surgery on his sprained ankle, the injury set back his entire training camp and coincidentally set back his rookie season. Danny Ainge sold the fans on the fact that the 19 year old was a "lock down NBA defender right away". Obviously fans rolled their eyes at the statement, but after a 9 steal game during his stint in the D-League... people started to think that he may be the real deal. In the last game of the season Bradley got a chance to prove his skeptics wrong. Avery had 20 points in 26 minutes with 2 steals, he started and got the Celtics a 10 point win over their eventual first round opponent. This season Avery had really made a name for himself. With injuries to Rondo, Allen, and Pietrus, the 2nd year combo guard has made 11 starts and is averaging 9pts, 3reb, 2ast in those games. I'll be ...
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