Where this current Celtics squad will end up at the conclusion of the season, either making the playoffs or throwing their hat in the ring in the Andrew Wiggins sweepstakes, is a topic of debate.
What's less speculative is Avery Bradley needs to take the next step in his professional career if he is to be the starting guard of the future for Boston. Many are talking about how this is the year Rajon Rondo proves what kind of player he is as he will be the lone superstar for the first time in his career with the trade of Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce to Brooklyn, but it's just as important a season for Bradley.
Bradley is entering his fourth NBA season and while still quite young at 22, he is coming into a contract year that will decide how he is paid for the next few seasons. This from Chris Forsberg at ESPN:
The 22-year-old guard is scheduled to earn $2.5 million next season in the fourth year of his rookie pact. A $3.6 million qualifying offer looms next offseason, but he will b...