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Avery Bradley | Guard | #0

Team: Boston Celtics
Age / DOB:  (26) / 11/26/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 180
College: Texas
Drafted: 2010 / Rd. 1 (19) / BOS
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Avery Bradley (Achilles) said he's targeting a return on Feb. 24 against the Raptors, the first game after the All-Star break.
"I want to play and play through it," Bradley said of the Celtics' decision to shut him down until the break. "But the team advised me that it's just not the time to take that risk right now with something potentially happening with my Achilles, or a different injury." He added that he's been pain-free for a while, but he's going to ramp up his activities this week and his owners can look forward to having back in their lineups on Feb. 24. Feb 16 - 10:53 AM
Source: MetroWest

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Avery Bradley (Achilles) will not play in the Celtics final two games prior to the All-Star break.

He's going to miss both Wednesday's game vs. the 76ers as well as Thursday's matchup against the Bulls, but he's reportedly pain-free and has been going through two-a-day workouts since February 8, so he has a good shot of getting back on the court following the All-Star break. Marcus Smart will continue to start in his absence with Isaiah Thomas running the show on offense.
Feb 15 - 5:56 PM

Celtics coach Brad Stevens said Avery Bradley (Achilles) is feeling about as good as he's felt since before the injury.

To be clear, there's been no update to Bradley's timetable and he won't play on Monday vs. the Mavericks. The Celtics are expected to hold him out through the All-Star break, but we should know for sure when the Celtics return home after their game vs. Dallas. Marcus Smart will continue to benefit the most in his absence.
Feb 13 - 12:38 PM

Avery Bradley (Achilles) will not travel with the Celtics on their four-game road trip.

Wow. We keep hearing that the Celtics are just being cautious, but they are taking "cautious" to a whole new level. Bradley has been experiencing soreness after workouts and the Celtics don't want to take any chances. With this timetable, the earliest we would see Bradley back in action is on Feb. 15 vs. the 76ers, but coach Brad Stevens hinted that the Celtics could shut him down until the All-Star break. Jaylen Brown and Marcus Smart will benefit while Bradley is out, while the rest of the starters get a usage rate bump as well.
Feb 7 - 10:19 PM

Avery Bradley (Achilles) will not play against the Clippers on Sunday afternoon.

The Celtics want to get him ready for the West Coast trip starting on Wednesday in Sacramento -- it also starts with a back-to-back set. Bradley has played just one game since Jan. 7 and the Celtics continue to be very careful. This could be Jaylen Brown's last start while Marcus Smart should get added opportunity with minutes in the low 30s.
Feb 5 - 12:18 PM

Avery Bradley (Achilles) will not play Friday night vs. the Lakers.

Bradley has now missed nine consecutive games and 13 of the Celtics last 14, due to the Achilles injury. Fortunately, Bradley increased his participation in practice late this week. Hopefully, he can continue progressing in the right direction. Jaylen Brown will start in place of Bradley on Friday. Brown is averaging 8.6 points and 4.1 rebounds over 22.7 minutes in the eight games he has started this season. Marcus Smart is expected to see around 35 minutes off the bench.
Feb 3 - 5:59 PM

Avery Bradley (sore right Achilles) is listed as doubtful for Friday night's game vs. the Lakers.

Bradley has ramped up his activity in practice, but the Celtics are determined to play it safe. Bradley missed four games at the start of January after initially injuring his Achilles, but then played 32 minutes on Jan 16. He re-aggravated the injury in that game and has missed eight straight games since. Thus, Boston will err on the side of caution going forward in hopes of preventing another setback. Jaylen Brown will likely start on Friday, with Marcus Smart seeing around 35 minutes off the bench.
Source: NBA.com
Feb 3 - 11:01 AM

Avery Bradley (Achilles) is making progress but is also still dealing with soreness and the Celtics want to make sure they don't rush him back too early.

Bradley has missed 12 games due to the Achilles injury. "We want to make sure that we get him back so that when he’s back out on the court you’ve severely limited the chance of it happening again," said coach Brad Stevens. We will have an official update from the team on Bradley's status for Friday night's game vs. the Lakers this afternoon. If Bradley does not play, Marcus Smart, Terry Rozier and Jaylen Brown will continue to soak up his minutes.
Feb 3 - 10:02 AM

Avery Bradley (Achilles) remains out for Wednesday and is feeling sore after a practice session.

Coach Brad Stevens said one practice session wasn't enough to get Bradley back in the swing of things. The good news on Bradley is that he's only day-to-day and could play this weekend. For tonight, Marcus Smart will come off the bench and play around 30 minutes. Jaylen Brown could get minutes in the mid 20s, especially with Jae Crowder likely playing more power forward minutes tonight.
Feb 1 - 6:23 PM

Avery Bradley (Achilles) has been ruled out for Wednesday's game against the Raptors.

Wednesday will mark Bradley's eighth straight game on the sidelines, although he has returned to practice, so he is getting close. Jaylen Brown should be looking at another start tonight, with Marcus Smart seeing extended run with the second unit and Isaiah Thomas dominating the offense. For now, we'll be considering Bradley questionable for Friday's game against the Lakers.

Avery Bradley (Achilles) may be able to return to action Wednesday vs. the Raptors.

"I’m still taking it one day at a time but [Tuesday's practice] did go well," said Bradley. "I have to do whatever the medical staff thinks and what the smartest move is, that’s what I’m looking to do. I’m making the best decision for myself and the team." Bradley has missed 11 of Boston's past 12 games, and Brad Stevens acknowledged on Tuesday that if Bradley is cleared to play vs. the Raptors, he'll be working with a minutes limit. Check back closer to tip-off for another update.
Feb 1 - 10:54 AM

Avery Bradley (Achilles) practiced on Tuesday and he's hopeful to return to action for Wednesday's game against the Raptors.

Head coach Brad Stevens wouldn't commit to Bradley being ready to return to the court, but he did say that if Bradley does get back for Wednesday's game he'll be dealing with a minutes limit. Bradley's return will send either Jaylen Brown or Jonas Jerebko back to the bench, and Marcus Smart's minutes will take a hit. Bradley said he's planning on getting in another workout later tonight, but owners can expect to get another update following Wednesday morning's shootaround.

Avery Bradley (Achilles) said he's hoping to return on Wednesday vs. the Raptors.

"I feel great, really good," Bradley said. I’m practicing tomorrow and hoping I can play for Wednesday. That’s the game plan." This is great news and it's worth noting that he was getting up some shots on Monday. The Celtics have been very cautious with him, so he should be returning at 100 percent. Marcus Smart and Jaylen Brown will lose some value when Bradley is cleared.
Jan 30 - 7:40 PM

Avery Bradley (Achilles) has been ruled out for Monday's game against the Pistons.

Bradley was able to get up some shots at shootaround, and head coach Brad Stevens said that he would try to practice on Tuesday and then he'll be re-evaluated on Wednesday, so he is making progress. Depending on how he responds to the increased workload, he may be able to return to action either Wednesday vs. the Raptors or Friday vs. the Lakers. Jaylen Brown and Marcus Smart will pick up some extra minutes sans Bradley, with Isaiah Thomas running the show on offense.

Avery Bradley (Achilles) has been limited to pool conditioning and anti-gravity work.

He has yet to test his Achilles, so clearly the Celtics are taking it very, very slowly. Bradley obviously isn't going to travel for Saturday and is expected to miss another week. His owners should keep him stashed in the midst of his breakout season. Marcus Smart has value as long as you're fine with poor shooting.
Jan 27 - 7:28 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Isaiah Thomas
2Marcus Smart
3Demetrius Jackson
SG1Avery Bradley
2Terry Rozier
3Gerald Green
SF1Jae Crowder
2Jaylen Brown
3James Young
PF1Amir Johnson
2Jonas Jerebko
3Jordan Mickey
C1Al Horford
2Kelly Olynyk
3Tyler Zeller