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I’ve had the pleasure of being at a few Celtics home games this year, and one of the things I’ve enjoyed the most is watching AB shut opposing players down.
Mark Murphy-Avery Bradley Sets Himself Apart With Defense
His jump shot is improving, and he has a unique knack for back-cuts. But like Tony Allen before him, Avery Bradley gets his primary thrill from breaking down an offensive player.
Demoralizing him. Filling him with doubt.
Once the opposing point guard starts to grumble or panic at the thought of not reaching midcourt, Bradley gets a little thrill from the induced frustration.
But there is at least one plum left that has just been out of Bradley’s reach, and it remains the sweetest fruit still on the tree. He has never forced a backcourt (eight-second) violation in an NBA game.
In today’s NBA, with guys tryin...