Just want I want to hear from the C’s first-round pick. That ”it’s been real good” because he can now walk. (ESPN Boston)
Celtics rookie Avery Bradley is walking again after undergoing a scope on his injured left ankle last month and has been working at the team’s practice facility in Waltham each day trying to get back on the court as quick as possible.
“I”m just trying to recover,” said Bradley, the Texas guard selected at No. 19 in this year’s draft. “I’m doing rehab, lifting weights, trying to get back as fast as possible. It’s been real good. I’m able to walk now. I’m getting better every single day.” [...]
“It’s real frustrating, just the injury itself,” said Bradley. “I’ve never been injured before, so having to sit out and not being able to play [in the summer league] was hard for me.”
Bradley doesn’t think he’s necessarily behind because of missing Boston’s five-game slate in Orlando, but admits he missed “getting a feel for the NBA game.” He’s watching extra film to learn the team’s offensive and defensive sets, and has been picking the brains of veterans Kendrick Perkins and Ray Allen, who he’s seen a lot of while working out in Waltham.
Cue the Bradley lovers talking about how he’ll be a huge piece off the bench. I just don’t see it. This guy wasn’t even ready for college basketball. I’m supposed to believe he’s ready to play minutes for a championship contender? Child please.
I hope I’m wrong. I really do. I just don’t see it. This injury won’t hold Bradley back, but his rawness will. And Doc’s unwillingness to play rookies. And the fact that he’s playing behind Rajon Rondo, Ray Allen and Nate Robinson. Sorry, Bradley. I’m still not sold.