NBA Rumors: Avery Bradley Expected to Be Ready for Boston Celtics Training Camp

July 7th, 2012 by Chris Lawrence Leave a reply »
According to ESPNBoston's Chris Forsberg, guard Avery Bradley, who was expected to be out until December while nursing a surgically repaired shoulder, may be ready for the beginning of the 2012-2013 season.

This comes as good news, as the Celtics would lack depth at the guard spot with Bradley's injury and Ray Allen's exodus to the Miami Heat. Forsberg writes:

"Without Allen, and Boston scrambling to add depth now at the shooting guard position, an extended Bradley absence might have put the Celtics in a tough spot.

But a league source indicated that Bradley's rehab from surgery thus far has 'looked really good,' and only a future setback would likely detour that original target date of being back on the floor for camp."

Though this is encouraging for the Celtics, GM Danny Ainge will undoubtedly have a contingency in place if Bradley is a no-go come October. Expect Ainge to attempt to use the team's bi-annual exception ($1.95 million) to retain swingman Mickael Pietrus.

Since the Celtics will be over the salary cap, they will not be able to sign Pietrus for more than the bi-annual exception because they don't have Bir ...

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