The Boston Celtics have been without Avery Bradley for all of the preseason and the first few games of the regular season. He underwent surgery on his right shoulder in May and missed the postseason. The Celtics hope to get him back as soon as possible, and while there have been no setbacks, his return is still far off.
According to Steve Bullpet of the Boston Herald, Coach Doc Rivers believes Bradley is about six weeks away from returning. That's the timeframe given by doctors at least. However, Bradley has yet to be cleared for contact. It seems Bradley understands six weeks is nothing more than a best-guess.
“We’ve got a timetable, but at the end of the day it comes down to how I feel.”Avery averaged 7.6 points per game last season. In his career, he has averaged 5.6 points per game. When he returns this season, he will be entering just his third NBA season. As a bench player, he does a little bit of everything. He can dish the ball, crash the boards, and pick up steals.
Bradley played one season of college ball at the University of Texas. In college, he averaged 11.6 points per game and 2.1 assists per game.
The Celtics are off to a 1-2 start in this young season. They are adjusting to being without one of their big three - Ray Allen. Allen agreed to sign a free agent contract with the Miami Heat during the offseason.