Avery Bradley has been recalled from the D-League, and will rejoin the Celtics in Charlotte today. (Boston Globe)
After the bruised spinal cord sustained by Marquis Daniels that will keep him out at least one month and maybe more, the Celtics recalled Avery Bradley from NBDL Maine and will join the club [today] in Charlotte.
Bradley’s already able to defend at an NBA level. We know that. On defense, he’s a great white shark who smells blood. By the end of the game, he knows what flavor of gum his opponent is chewing. He lives inside his opponent’s shirt. Any other defensive cliches I’m missing? Because I could use those, too — Bradley can already play lockdown defense. (Unless he’s playing against a guy named Jeff Teague, who, oddly enough, was the one guard who really made Bradley look like a rookie.)
It’s still to be seen whether Bradley can offer anything offensively, which is currently the side of his game holding him back. But with Nate Robinson struggling, Delonte West still injured, and Marquis Daniels out for at least a month, Bradley might soon get another chance to prove his worth.