|Posted by shawn cassidy on January 15, 2013 at 7:00 AM|
Bradley is a hard working player. He's become one of the best defensive players in the NBA, and his reputation continues to grow. Without a doubt Bradley is aggressive. He continues to shot despite struggling since coming back from the two shoulder surgeries. Avery has been gaining ground with his scoring, and tonight he showed us what could be a sign of things to come.
Bradley made 4 three's Monday night, and the corner three seems to be the three-point shot that the Celtics want.
"It's a shot that we end up getting a lot," Bradley said prior to Monday's game, not knowing he would have his finest performance of the season from those spots. "Me, Jeff Green, Courtney [Lee], we end up getting that shot a lot, so it's a real important shot for us to knock down, because it's usually wide open."
"[Bradley's] big for us on both ends of the floor," Rondo said. "So we know what we have as a player in Avery."
Monday might be the latest sign that Bradley's making significant progress with his shot and his timing. He's been aggressive like I said, and he wants to have a big role on this potential title team.
“[Bradley] missed a lot of games," coach Doc Rivers said. "And when you miss games, you can play defense when you come back. Everything else is timing -- and he’s starting to get his timing. He’s getting point-blank looks. They still, in the league, don’t think he can shoot because the shots he’s getting are unbelievable. They’re wide open and it’s every night. And we want him to just keep shooting it. And now they’re going in.”
I've said it before. But Bradley reminds me of Bruce Bowen, but he's got a better skill set. What I liked Monday night was Bradley hitting a big three in the third to fend off the Bobcats. It's good to see him hit some pressure shots.