The offseason is here for the Boston Celtics, and in just a couple of months, they will begin the process of putting next year’s team together. We will take a look at the current Celtics and try to figure out what to do with each of them. We continue today with Avery Bradley.
I want to sit Avery Bradley down and pull the Good Will Hunting “it’s not your fault” routine.
Bradley was asked to play a position he’s just not suited for after Rondo went down. As a result, his overall play suffered, especially in the playoffs. As more of his energy was spent trying to run a team mired in a half court offense that could no longer rely on a string of Paul Pierce takeover games, Bradley’s trademark defense suffered. By the end of the playoffs (minus an amazing fourth quarter in Game 6) Bradley was looked as the guy who couldn’t dribble, pass, or shoot while getting burned regularly by Raymond Felton.
It’s a far cry from how we viewed him earlier in the season, when he was the savior upon...