(1) Avery Bradley   Pistons   G    [Age: 26]    [Ht: 6'2' ]    [Wt: 180 ]    show: [Totals]
2017 (Projected)DET7533.
2016-17: Bradley played in 55 games for the Celtics and averaged 16.3 points, 6.1 rebounds, 2.2 assists, 1.2 steals and 2.0 3-pointers on 46 percent shooting. He is one of the best rebounding guards in the league and his effectiveness on both ends of the court makes him a very valuable player, in both reality and fantasy. The Celtics got their man in Gordon Hayward, but not having Bradley this season will leave a mark. He missed most of January and February with an achilles injury, but should be good to go for this year. What's New: Bradley was traded for Marcus Morris in order to clear cap room to sign Hayward and should be locked and loaded as the Pistons’ starting shooting guard. He’ll replace Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, who is now a Laker.
Bradley was worth a fifth-round pick on a per-game basis last season and Round 5 is exactly where he should be targeted this season. He was a key addition for the Pistons and coach Stan Van Gundy should love his play on both ends of the court. He should play a ton of minutes, have the ball in his hands a lot and be one of Detroit’s best players. If you want to reach on him in Round 4, it may not be a bad idea.
Updated Oct. 20: Avery Bradley scored 18 points with two rebounds, two assists, one steal and three 3-pointers in 33 minutes against the Wizards during a 115-111 loss on Friday. He only played 23 minutes on Wednesday because of foul trouble, but the playing time went back up to where it should be all year. Bradley's assists haven't been there yet, but he's been efficient from the field and has a decent 23.5 usage rate. He's still on track for a very good season as a must-start player.

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Avery Bradley scored 18 points with two rebounds, two assists, one steal and three 3-pointers in 33 minutes against the Wizards during a 115-111 loss on Friday.
He only played 23 minutes on Wednesday because of foul trouble, but the playing time went back up to where it should be all year. Bradley's assists haven't been there yet, but he's been efficient from the field and has a decent 23.5 usage rate. He's still on track for a very good season as a must-start player.
10/20/2017 11:58:00 PM


Avery Bradley had 15 points, two rebounds and one assist in 23 minutes during his Pistons debut on Wednesday.
Bradley picked up three quick fouls in the first half, so we're not reading anything into the low playing time tonight. Detroit doesn't have a ball-dominant scorer so there should be plenty of shots coming to Bradley this season -- he didn't even attempt a 3-pointer tonight, but that will change on Friday.
10/18/2017 10:40:00 PM


Stanley Johnson will start in Wednesday's season opener against the Hornets.
Joining him in the starting five will be Reggie Jackson, Avery Bradley, Tobias Harris and Andre Drummond. Stan Van Gundy has hinted that he'll be mixing and matching his starting five all year long, so while Johnson will get the call tonight, he could be replaced in the coming days based on the matchup.
10/18/2017 7:08:00 PM

Source:   Rod Beard on Twitter


Pistons rookie Luke Kennard hit 2-of-6 shots to score four points on Friday, adding one rebound with no other stats to his credit in 20 minutes.
Stan Van Gundy criticized Kennard's defense soon after the Pistons drafted him at No. 12 overall this summer, but his tune had changed by late September, when he said it would be "hard to keep Luke off the floor." It sounds like he'll have a spot in the rotation to begin the season, but his fantasy value is limited with Avery Bradley locked into big minutes at SG.
10/13/2017 11:51:00 PM


Avery Bradley went off during Friday's preseason finale, scoring a game-high 26 points on 11-of-17 shooting in 30 minutes.
Bradley added two 3-pointers, three assists and three steals, and this is quite a way to sign-off on the preseason. He hasn't received much hype in fantasy circles, but he probably should get more -- Detroit lacks a ball-dominant scorer, and coach Stan Van Gundy isn't shy about playing his key guys huge minutes, especially if (like Bradley) they can make 3-pointers and play solid defense.
10/13/2017 11:51:00 PM


Avery Bradley (ankle) practiced on Wednesday and head coach Stan Van Gundy is hopeful to have him available for Friday's preseason finale against the Bucks.
Whether or not Bradley plays in Friday's meaningless games, there's little doubt regarding his availability for the regular-season opener, so this minor injury shouldn't affect his draft stock. Bradley is going to be a focal point in Detroit's attack and is one of the more attractive value picks towards the middle rounds as a guy who has the potential to flirt with top-20 value.
10/12/2017 12:32:00 PM

Source:   Keith Langlois on Twitter


Avery Bradley (ankle) will not suit up for Tuesday's preseason game against the Raptors.
The Pistons will continue to play it safe with Bradley given these games are irrelevant, but Stan Van Gundy acknowledged that he'd be out there if this were the regular season. Bradley could be in for a career-season as one of the primary creators in Detroit's offense, so he'll be one of the better value picks towards the middle rounds on draft day.
10/10/2017 5:42:00 PM

Source:   Keith Langlois on Twitter


Stan Van Gundy said that Avery Bradley (ankle) probably won't play in Tuesday's preseason game against the Raptors.
Bradley tweaked his ankle at practice on Sunday and he won't see the floor again during the preseason until he's clearly 100 percent. Detroit is describing this ankle issue as "minor," so he should be good for opening night, but there's no reason for him to risk a setback with the regular season right around the corner.
10/9/2017 6:45:00 PM

Source:   Keith Langlois on Twitter


Avery Bradley (ankle) will not play on Monday vs. the Pacers.
He has a "minor" ankle injury, but the Pistons won't take any chances in the preseason. He's day-to-day and should be considered questionable for Tuesday's game vs. Toronto. Luke Kennard and Stanley Johnson will likely get a lot of run Monday.
10/9/2017 11:54:00 AM

Source:   Jake Chapman on Twitter


Avery Bradley (ankle) is questionable to play in Monday's preseason game against the Pacers.
The Pistons are describing Bradley's ankle sprain as "minor," but if there's any doubt about the health of his ankle on Monday night, you can bet he'll be watching from the sidelines. In terms of fantasy hoops, Bradley figures to be one of the primary creators in the Pistons' offensive attack, so he could be in for a career-year under Stan Van Gundy making him a prime mid-round target.
10/8/2017 3:18:00 PM

Source:   Rod Beard on Twitter


Avery Bradley scored 18 points in 24 minutes against the Hawks on Friday, adding two rebounds, one assist, two steals and no turnovers in 24 minutes.
Before his Achilles injury overshadowed his quiet second half, Bradley was marvelous as a offensive producer both on and off the ball last year. Reggie Jackson has talked him up as a shooter and the early signs suggest Bradley will have ample opportunity to run the offense. We've seen him flirt with top-25 value over several weeks at a time, so Bradley's fantasy value could soar as a mid-round steal.
10/6/2017 10:23:00 PM


Stanley Johnson will be in the starting lineup for Wednesday's preseason matchup with the Hornets.
Johnson had a tough time finding consistent minutes last season, but with the departure of Marcus Morris, there's a decent chance he'll be able to open the year as Detroit's starting small forward giving him some appeal as a late-round target in deep leagues. Joining Johnson in the starting five for tonight's game will be Ish Smith, Avery Bradley, Tobias Harris and Andre Drummond.
10/4/2017 12:08:00 PM

Source:   Jake Chapman on Twitter


Pistons coach Stan Van Gundy said team owner Tom Gores is more than willing to wade into luxury tax territory to retain Avery Bradley.
"The finances will not inhibit our ability to re-sign Avery at whatever it takes," SVG said. "If we’re in a situation where we want Avery back and Avery wants to be here, we’ll be able to bring him back." Assuming Bradley commands a max deal as a free agent next summer, the Pistons will more than likely have to cross the projected tax line of $123 million to re-sign him. SVG loves his 3-and-D players and Bradley is one of the best in the NBA, so it's hard to imagine the Pistons letting him walk.
8/14/2017 11:58:00 AM

Source:   NBA.com


Reggie Jackson said the addition of Avery Bradley will "elevate" his own game.
"I expect him to hold me accountable," Jackson said. "Try to get the best out of him and I expect him to try to get the best out of me. Especially being around the same age, it's going to be fun to lead this team and continue to battle and try to get better every day in practice and [in games]." Bradley gives the Pistons another reliable ball handler, so that should take some pressure off R-Jax. He's had the full offseason to get his knee right and is looking to bounce back after a disappointing 2016-17 campaign. If you're targeting Jackson, there's no need to reach for him until the later rounds.
8/13/2017 12:39:00 PM

Source:   MLive.com


Reggie Jackson said he's expecting Avery Bradley to get even better as a shooter.
"I'll be a beneficiary," Jackson said of the improved Bradley shooting. "I get to play a little one-on-one, attack. I don't doubt he loves to shoot. He may not have come in as the most respected shooter but he's worked extremely hard on his game for him to be where he is now after seven seasons." Bradley had a career-high 2.0 treys last year while he had a career high in scoring, rebounds, and assists. If Bradley can avoid an injury, he could put up early-round value.
8/11/2017 8:44:00 PM

Source:   M Live


Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN is reporting that the Celtics are trading Avery Bradley and a 2019 second-round pick to the Pistons in exchange for Marcus Morris.
The Celtics had to clear approximately $3.8 million dollars in salary to sign Gordon Hayward to a max contract. This deal does the trick, as Bradley will make $8.8 million next season and Morris will make $5.0 million. The Pistons are getting a rising star, as Bradley is viewed as one of the best perimeter defenders in the entire league, with a blossoming offensive game to match. It will be interesting to see if the Pistons chose to bring back restricted free agent Kentavious Caldwell-Pope. If the Pistons let KCP leave, Bradley should put up similar fantasy numbers to the stats he posted last season in Boston
7/7/2017 10:02:00 AM

Source:   Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter


Avery Bradley, Jae Crowder and Marcus Smart have been mentioned in trade talks as the Celtics "aggressively" try to create sufficient cap space for Gordon Hayward, according to ESPN.com.
Boston has reportedly talked with "at least half a dozen teams" and it sounds like at least one of the aforementioned players will be dealt. Jae Crowder could be their preferred option due to Hayward's arrival and the presence of recent draft picks Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown. The fantasy implications hinge entirely on which teams get involved, and so far there are no specifics.
7/5/2017 7:10:00 PM

Source:   ESPN.com


The Celtics are reportedly shopping Marcus Smart.
In order for the Celtics to create the room necessary to sign Gordon Hayward, they will need to move either Smart or Terry Rozier in addition to shedding the contracts of Jordan Mickey and Demetrius Jackson. Boston will also likely be shopping Jae Crowder, as they already have a plethora of forwards on the roster with Jayson Tatum, Jaylen Brown and now Hayward; and they could also dangle Avery Bradley in trade talks.
7/5/2017 10:34:00 AM

Source:   Fred Katz on Twitter


Avery Bradley hit a game-winning 3-pointer with 0.1 seconds left on Sunday, finishing with 20 points in the Celtics' 111-108 Game 3 victory.
Bradley's final shot bounced around the rim a few times before dropping through the hoop, a fortuitous time-waster that prevented the Cavs from getting off another shot. He didn't shoot well overall, at 8-of-23 from the field, but he added four assists, three rebounds and two steals without any turnovers in 42 minutes. With Isaiah Thomas (hip) out of commission, Bradley's production is as critical as ever for the Celtics' playoff hopes.
5/21/2017 11:24:00 PM


Avery Bradley scored 27 points during a Game 6 loss to the Wizards on Friday, adding three rebounds, one assist, four steals and three 3-pointers in 42 minutes.
Usually, when Bradley goes off in the postseason, the Celtics have been winning those games, but not today. He played excellent defense on Bradley Beal for almost the entire night to go with the scoring. It seemed like coach Brad Stevens saw something in the Wizards defense because Bradley had several cuts to get some easy hoops to go with those three treys. He's clearly healthy and will be a very important piece on Monday.
5/12/2017 10:56:00 PM


Avery Bradley (hips) is still all set to play in Game 6 despite how his hip pointers are still bothering him.
He finally showed up in a big way in Game 5, scoring 29 points to help the Celtics dominate to get a 3-2 lead. Bradley was a big reason why the Celtics won four straight against the Bulls, so another strong game from him today could put the C's over the top today.
5/12/2017 2:37:00 PM

Source:   Celtics on Twitter


Avery Bradley said the two days off between Games 4 and 5 "were very important" to his health.
"I feel like our training staff is the best," Bradley said. "They made sure I was in [twice a day] icing my hips, taking care of myself, and I just wanted to come out and play as hard as I can, play through the pain." Bradley played through two hip pointers in Game 5, but it certainly didn't look like it as he racked up 29 points on 12-of-19 shooting with four 3-pointers, six rebounds and three assists in 30 minutes. The Celtics might be a little cautious and hold him out of Thursday's practice, but there's no reason to think he won't be ready to go for Game 6 on Friday as the Celtics look to finish off the Wizards on the road.
5/11/2017 9:52:00 AM

Source:   NBA.com


Avery Bradley (hip pointers) scored a playoff career-high 29 points during Wednesday's Game 5 victory, making 12-of-19 shots with four 3-pointers, six rebounds and three assists in 30 minutes.
Bradley was visibly refreshed after getting two days to rest before Game 5 -- in the first four games of the series, he averaged 11.0 points on 34.0 percent shooting, but he dropped 25 points in the first half alone tonight. His two-way play was instrumental to the Celtics' success as the No. 1 seed in the East this season, and there's no reason to think he'll be limited for Game 6 in D.C. on Friday.
5/10/2017 11:08:00 PM


Avery Bradley (hip) will start Game 5 on Wednesday, as expected.
Bradley joins Isaiah Thomas, Jae Crowder, Amir Johnson and Al Horford in the starting five tonight, but Brad Stevens said that he won't hesitate to yank a starter if needed. "We'll be on high alert if we need to make a change," he said. He also cautioned against turnovers, so a few careless passes could get a player benched tonight.
5/10/2017 8:03:00 PM

Source:   Celtics on Twitter


Amir Johnson will remain in the starting lineup for Wednesday's Game 5 against the Wizards.
Johnson should be able to flirt with around 12 minutes as a starter tonight, which obviously isn't enough time for him to bring any meaningful contributions to the stat sheet. Expect the Celtics to go with their standard starting five of Isaiah Thomas, Avery Bradley (hip), Jae Crowder, Johnson and Al Horford for Game 5.
5/10/2017 1:08:00 PM

Source:   Jay King on Twitter


Celtics head coach Brad Stevens said after Tuesday's practice that it "looks like Avery Bradley is all set to go for Game 5" on Wednesday vs. the Wizards.
Bradley injured his right hip pointer in Game 2 and his left hip pointer in Game 3, but it's not been something that's required him to spend any time on the sidelines, and he said he was feeling "a lot better" after Tuesday's practice. Stevens also implied that he'll stick with the same starting lineup he went with for Game 4, so for now, expect Isaiah Thomas, Bradley, Jae Crowder, Amir Johnson and Al Horford to be in the starting five for Game 5.
5/9/2017 2:16:00 PM

Source:   Scott Souza on Twitter


Brad Stevens said he's hopeful that Avery Bradley (left hip pointer) will be able to practice in full on Tuesday.
Bradley suffered the hip injury during Game 2, and he was noticeably inhibited by the injury during Games 3 and 4, but it doesn't seem likely that this will be an issue that forces him to spend any time on the sidelines. We'll have a better idea on his status based on his activity level during Tuesday's practice. Stay tuned.
5/8/2017 2:49:00 PM

Source:   Jared Weiss on Twitter


Avery Bradley favored his left hip during Sunday's game, which he finished with just five points on 2-of-9 shooting and four turnovers in 33 minutes.
Bradley tweaked his right hip in Game 2, and he was seen trying to loosen up his left hip multiple times while on the bench. The good news is that neither injury has cost him significant time and he should continue to play through any discomfort. We'll leave him off the injury report prior to Wednesday's Game 5.
5/7/2017 9:18:00 PM


Amir Johnson will replace Gerald Green in the starting lineup for Sunday's Game 4 in Washington.
The Celtics lost Game 3 with Green in the starting five, so they'll go back to the lineup that got them a win in Game 2 featuring Isiah Thomas, Avery Bradley, Jae Crowder, Johnson and Al Horford. Green could be headed for a DNP-CD, and although Johnson will be starting, it's unlikely he'll play much.
5/7/2017 5:06:00 PM

Source:   Jay King on Twitter


Avery Bradley (hip) scored seven points with two rebounds, three assists and one 3-pointer in 28 minutes against the Wizards on Thursday.
His hip wasn't a problem, but guarding Bradley Beal was in this loss. Bradley hasn't been quite as good as he was in the final four games of the Chicago series, and his usage has dropped off, as well. He'll have a couple days to get right before Sunday's Game 4.
5/4/2017 10:43:00 PM