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Tuesday, September 25th, 2012 at 11:00 am  |  55 responses

Doc Rivers Expects Avery Bradley to Return in January


Boston Celtics head coach Doc Rivers is preparing himself for life without Avery Bradley. According to Doc, Avery — who underwent offseason surgeries on both shoulders — might not return to the court until January. From ESPN: “Boston Celtics guard Avery Bradley is ‘nowhere near ready’ to participate in the team’s training camp, which opens on Friday, coach Doc Rivers said. ‘Not even close,’ Rivers said. ‘I don’t like to put a time limit on injuries, but I don’t think you’ll see him before December — and there’s a chance it could be closer to January.’ The 21-year-old Bradley gamely tried to fight through a series of dislocations of his left shoulder, but finally had to be shut down during the playoffs and had the left shoulder surgically repaired. He later had his right shoulder repaired in early July. [...] ‘For any athlete, especially me being a young athlete, it’s hard for me to not to be able to wake up every day and play the game of basketball,’ Bradley said. ‘It’s hard for me. I just have to take it day by day and let my body heal itself.’ The emergence of Bradley last season is one of the reasons Rivers felt comfortable moving veteran Ray Allen to the second unit to provide some pop off the bench.”

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  • zogs19994

    Jason Terry=48 minutes a game

  • spit hot fiyah

    wow january, rotator cuffs are no joke. they need him for the playoffs though, doc always plans for the playoffs, as long as they are like top 5 or win their division he knows they have a legit shot

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    they have Courtney Lee dude.

  • zogs19994

    FUCK YOU BITCH

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    You kiss Demar Derozan with that mouth?

  • GREEN$$

    Every1 talkin bout heat & lakers..blah blah blah. Once Avery is healthy with Courtney Lee, Jason Terry along with da best PG in the game Rondo, Truth & KG, We have a legit shot at winning the chip. Rmember Boston took Miami to 7 games, this year will be different with the new additioins.

  • GREEN$$

    The only reason why the heat won last year is cuz Avery didnt play in playoffs & Ray being useless with his injuries. Last time I saw Avery play, he blocked Wade’s shot n he fell like a BiiTccH

  • GREEN$$

    The only reason y heat won last year is cuz Avery didn’t play in the playoffs & Ray being useless with his injuries. Last time i say avery play, he blocked wade’s shot n he fell like a PSY

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    he fell like the guy who sings that Gangnam style song? you’ve seen that guy fall…that’s pretty cool i guess.

  • zogs19994

    I SUCK YOU MAMAS BOOTY HOLE WIT IT

  • GREEN$$

    hhahaa. After wade fallin backwards, its funny when wade got up after in disbelief & his ego was talkin with avery

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    Is that why you have such shitty thoughts?

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    You realize Wade wasn’t healthy either last year right? Both teams were injured. Miami is still considerably better than Boston.

  • GREEN$$

    If Miami is considerably better than Boston, Y did it take 7 games to beat dem. It was a close match. + game 7 was in Miami

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    well, considering Wade’s injury… – i mean, aren’t the last 2 games proof enough that Miami was clearly better?
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    And Miami has immensely improved this summer……Boston, might have even regressed. — And Miami’s best player is only getting better….and he’s already the best player on earth.
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    there is no logical reason to believe Boston is better than Miami.

  • GREEN$$

    wade got to play tho, avery didnt + miami had an advantage with the home court. The best player on earth cant just have 1 ring. He has to have multiple rings to prove that he is actually the best. PPl gettin too excited on miami just cuz lbron has 1 chip. MJ is still the best on earth cuz he has not 1,not 2, but 6rings & he aint cocky like miami is..

  • GREEN$$

    and as far as miami gettin better, they have an injured prone Ray, while we have Terry that beat Miami in the finals last time they met.

  • http://twitter.com/dma_pdx Marco Yolo

    When your title hopes rely on Avery Bradley..

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    i didn’t say best player ever. i said best player on earth. you won’t find a better basketball player at this very moment than LeBron James. -
    ANd Wade being hurt at all, hurts his team more than Boston not having Avery Bradley. Considering Wade is a top 5 player in the world, and Bradley is a good player/great defender.

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    if you think a 34 year old Terry is going to be a catalyst to beating Miami NOW, more power to you. Santa Clause probably going to treat you well this year. ;0)

  • def80s

    Look clearly no one was at full strength, that’s just the nature of a long season. i’m surprised no has mentioned bosh, he was carrying that injury when he came back and wade was pretty bad himself as well. Yes bradley and allen were pretty stuffed as well but considering both sides were dealing with injuries to key players, i’d say it was fair game

  • Anon

    Actually Bill Russell is the best on earth cause he has not 5, not 6 but 11 rings

  • GREEN$$

    Lebron is a great player but he aint da best. Kobe is better. Doesnt matter if wade is considerd top 5, bradley plays him well. Well only find out whos better when both teams are healthy facing each other. I like my chances with boston.

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    if you want to say Kobe is better than LeBron right now, I don’t want to have this conversation. That hasn’t been a logical thought for 3 years. Good luck with your Celtics. I hope they work out like things seem to in your brain. They won’t lose a game.

  • Max

    +1

  • Max

    Than you didn’t watch many Celtics games after like March..

  • GREEN$$

    Age is nuthin but a #. Jason kidd in dallas beat miami in finals, didnt they? Ppl always get fooled by age. As long as ur healthy, it dont matter son.

  • Max

    I’m cunfused by what’s the worst.
    Miami haters, Lakers fans or Raptor fans…

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    Yes Jason Kidd was on the Mavericks roster. He wasn’t, even a little bit, the main reason they won. — And this Miami team, is not that Miami team. You can keep living in the past tho, it is better for a Celtics fan back there.

  • GREEN$$

    Ppl have their own teams. Ur obviously uneducated with ur choice of words. Must still live wit ur mama. U obviously love miami & lebrons DCK sooo.. I wont talk bad about ur miami heat no more cuz it mite break ur heart lol.

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    i mean honestly, you are going to try and call out my education while you spell 50% of the words in your comment wrong….you can do better than that.
    .
    and i don’t have a team. there is no fanatical bias messing with my judgement. Like it obviously is with you.
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    and i wish i lived with my mom, life would be a lot cheaper without a mortgage. you got one of those big bad genius?

  • LakeShow

    lol, turn and walk away..
    U dnt spel goodz nbk.

  • LakeShow

    You guys should stop messin with zogs… He’ll skool you with his lyrical genius.

  • http://twitter.com/bjollz Björn Atli Davíðsson

    @nbk how on earth are you going to say Boston may have regressed? Jeff Green, Jason Terry, Courtney Lee, Jared Sullinger added to the rotation in stead of last year’s Ray Allen, Daniels, Stiemsma and Dooling. If that’s not improvement to you then you’re the one who’s not logical.

  • GREEN$$

    J kidd was only a lil main reason?? He was da PG. Watch da finals agen & den talk. Im not livin at da past, i jus keep provin u wrong wit facts. Heat fans are funny, dey think dey know it all.

  • RKJ92

    The fuck off the Raptors! I ride with my team till I die; you tiny dick fxck! 416!!!!

  • RKJ92

    ZOGS IS DOPEEEE TORONTO STAND UP!! VICTORIA PARK GET AT USSSSSS 416!!!!!

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    Kidd was about as important for Dallas as Chalmers was for Miami last year. They wouldn’t have won without him, but he wasn’t a catalyst or main reason they won. And I don’t think you know what a fact is, because they certainly aren’t the same as your opinion which is what you keep typing.

  • GREEN$$

    I need to spell it out for u so u can understand? Its called short abreviations. Its funny ur so defensive & u had to right an essay to explain. U dont have a mortgage, ur renting by da way u sound like.. U probably eatin cheetos in ur moms basement.

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    Simple, they may not be as good next year as they are this year. 2 of their top 3 players are regressing due simply to aging (Pierce and Garnett). So they will have to make up for that in the first place. Adding Sullinger for Stiemsma seems like it should be an upgrade, but that doesn’t mean it will be. For one, Sulliger is definitely a worse defender, so that takes from Boston’s hallmark right away. Jeff Green returning is a definite upgrade, but how will he fit to make the team better? Adding Terry and Lee for Allen and Daniels is also not a definite upgrade. Especially with Bradley out till January. There are simply too many question marks surrounding the team to think they will be better than last season, when they were a game from the finals.

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    Lol you’re the assumption master huh? You don’t sound ignorant or anything. Anyway, does questioning my education and living situation even really do anything for you and your basketball argument, in your opinion?

  • GREEN$$

    You’re da 1 dat makin urself sound like a big shot when u mentioned ur mortgage dat u dont even have lol. Jus sayin frum start, u makin smart ass replies dat sounds dumb. Dats y i sed ur uneducated & u obviously got offended.

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    you called out my living situation, i gave you factual information. i’m not makin myself sound like a bigshot. having a house doesn’t make anyone a bigshot anyway, it just means i don’t live with my mom, or rent her basement, or whatever you want to assume.
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    My “smart ass replies dat sounds dumb” are facts that are spoken with correct grammar….i think..certainly not bad enough sentence structure for you to call out my education for no reason.
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    And i’m not offended, i’m just replying to you. lol i don’t see how you being ignorant would offend me anyway.

  • Junior Taylor

    Better perimeter defender, Shrump or Bradley? I’m leaning towards Shrump due to his size/length/strength and quick hands.

  • GREEN$$

    Lol ur delusional & in ur own lil world. U didnt have to mention dat u have a mortgage. Ur smart ass replies are your facts, not real facts. Ur offended, ur jus indenial.

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk
  • LakeShow

    Bradley is better at the art of defending. (ie Shane Battier.)
    BUT
    Shump has more physicallity.
    I lean Shump also.

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    I’d say Bradley. Measured out better last season statistically, and didn’t tear his ACL in the playoffs.

  • http://twitter.com/bjollz Björn Atli Davíðsson

    I get what you’re saying, but there’s no guarantee that Ray Allen and Rashard Lewis are going to be better than Battier/Mike Miller/Norris Cole (or whoever’s minutes they get) either. The Heat will probably be better though, as will the Celtics.

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    LeBron will be better….that is enough almost by itself to assume as long as they don’t lose a key piece (let alone add some) that they will be better.

  • spit hot fiyah

    i would have to say bradley, he goes after the offensive player harder. i mean jamer nelson could hardly bring the ball past half court lol. but it’s nice to see two young guys like this come into the league as top defenders

  • zogs19994

    NAH, BUT TELL YO MAMA TO STOP EATING PEANUTS
    …….IM ALLERGIC

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    maybe stop swallowing shit stupid.

  • zogs19994

    BUT IT TASTES SOOOO GOOD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Max

    This is exactly what I mean.
    I dont have anything against the Raptors, but yall fans are crazy..

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