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Will the Celtics' defense improve next season?

Will the Celtics' defense improve next season?

On Avery Bradley Day at CelticsBlog, let's talk defense. Even though the Celtics finished a dismal 25-57 last season, Boston ranked 13th in points allowed. After adding Marcus Smart and seven-footer Tyler Zeller to the roster, can they keep their defense up? Blame Avery Bradley for setting the bar pretty high.  At his camp a few weeks ago, he said: "Everyone keeps telling me that Marcus is a great defender and ... I'm excited about that," said Bradley. "Because Rondo is a great defender as well. Last year, he still played great defense, but this year I feel like he's going to take it...
Celtics Today Sep 5, 2014
The Celtics have a solid defensive guard rotation, will it translate into wins?

The Celtics have a solid defensive guard rotation, will it translate into wins?

Avery Bradley is well known for his defensive pressure, and for his all around defensive skill set. Rondo is a former All-NBA defensive player, and if he wants that big deal. Rondo will need a renewed focus on the defensive end. Rondo, and Bradley could easily be the best defensive guard duo in the NBA. If Rondo goes back to his roots. Now with Marcus Smart in Boston, the guard rotation is pretty tight. Smart has also made a strong impression with his defensive game. So will that give an edge going into the season? ESPN BostonOn Wednesday, Sports Illustrated's Chris Mannix Tweeted how scouts...
Rotoworld Aug 24, 2014

Avery Bradley ready to be a leader for BOS - Avery Bradley (G) Boston Celtics

Avery Bradley is ready to step into a leadership role for the Celtics during his fifth NBA season.
Celtics Today Aug 22, 2014
Does Avery Bradley have a realistic view for the coming season?

Does Avery Bradley have a realistic view for the coming season?

It's normal to go into a season with some confidence. But, the Celtics haven't made big moves to feel like they can make the playoffs with ease. I think having Rondo back to start will put the Celtics in a good spot. But this team needs to remain healthy, and they need to hit an extra gear. That extra gear is Jeff Green scoring 2-3 more points a game, and Bradley playing over 70 games. Along with scoring 15-17 a night. So, if some that happens. Then perhaps the playoffs are possible. ESPN Boston"I can’t even [put it into words], you guys just have to see," said Bradley. "A lot of people...
CelticsBlog Aug 21, 2014
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Bradley: "we have a chance to be a top-10 defensive team"

Back in the Boston area for his basketball camp, Avery Bradley talks about his confidence in what could be a very good defensive team this year with he and Rajon Rondo healthy and the addition of Marcus Smart in the back court. In ESPN's Summer Forecast, I pegged Avery Bradley as next season's MVP.  With the comfort of his new 4-year deal and finally a season where he and Rondo could both be healthy, I've got a feeling he's going to make the jump.  Kevin covered his improved shooting from late last season and this afternoon at his basketball camp in Dartmouth, AB talked about the team's...
Green Street | WEEI Aug 21, 2014

Avery Bradley: Celtics have chance to make playoffs

Consider Avery Bradley the first to declare the Celtics a playoff team this season, and he won’t be the last. In all honesty, would you want a player who entered the season already resigned to the lottery? Of course you wouldn’t. “I feel like we have a chance to make the playoffs and make a […]
CelticsBlog Aug 21, 2014
Avery Bradley's step back to deep range could make him into a lethal three-point shooter

Avery Bradley's step back to deep range could make him into a lethal three-point shooter

Avery Bradley could become a lot better than you think. Last season was a disaster for the Boston Celtics, but positive player development occurred despite the horrific finish. The fire raining down onto the parquet floor in TD Garden was not part of the apocalypse; it was just Avery Bradley draining threes. Plenty of time has already been spent discussing Bradley's new four-year, $32 million contract, but ignore the dollar figure and instead focus on Avery the player. The important question to ask is: "What kind of player do the Celtics want Avery Bradley to become?" We got a glimpse of...

Bradley: Boston return was no-brainer

DARTMOUTH, Mass. -- Meeting with reporters on the eve of free agency in late June, Avery Bradley expressed some anxiousness about hitting the open market, but stressed a desire to be back in Boston. It took little more than 24 hours for the two sides to hammer out a four-year, $32 million agreement to keep Bradley in green. Reflecting on how quickly the deal came together on Thursday at his latest area youth basketball clinic, Bradley stressed again this is where he wanted to be.

Bradley: Celts could 'make a lot of noise'

DARTMOUTH, Mass. -- A smile creeps across the face of Boston Celtics guard Avery Bradley when asked about the potential for both him and Rajon Rondo to be healthy for the start of the 2014-15 season. Chris Forsberg/ESPN BostonCeltics guard Avery Bradley at his youth basketball camp in Dartmouth on Thursday."I can’t even [put it into words], you guys just have to see," said Bradley. "A lot of people might say that, 'We can’t be this, we can’t be that.

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