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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) is likely out for the upcoming week.
It makes a lot of sense for Boston. If you've seen what happened to J.J. Barea (calf, Achilles) and Kristaps Porzingis with their multiple stints off due to Achilles/lower-calf issues, the Celtics clearly want to get Bradley back and keep him back. While he's out, we'll get Marcus Smart in the starting lineup while Terry Rozier gets some combo guard minutes. Jaylen Brown would also be in the rotation. Jan 21 - 3:28 PM

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Avery Bradley (Achilles) will not play Saturday vs. Portland.

According to coach Brad Stevens: "The Achilles is structurally fine, but he has a lot of soreness around it." This will be the second straight game Bradley has missed, and the sixth in the last seven. Returning for Monday's game earlier this week has led to the setback. "Maybe he came back too soon," Stevens said on Wednesday. After Saturday, Boston's next game is Tuesday at Washington. Marcus Smart will likely remain the starter in place of Bradley. Terry Rozier and Jaylen Brown will see an additional minutes as well.
Jan 20 - 12:49 PM

Avery Bradley (Achilles) will likely miss Saturday's game vs. the Blazers, according to coach Brad Stevens.

The writing was on the wall here, as Stevens cautioned that Bradley could be looking at additional missed games when speaking with the media on Wednesday. Bradley has missed five of the Celtics last six contests. Marcus Smart is expected to start, with Terry Rozier and Jaylen Brown seeing an uptick in minutes off the Boston bench. Smart has struggled with his shot recently, averaging 6.0 points while shooting a frigid 20.0 percent from the floor and 8.3 percent from 3-point territory over Boston's last four games.
Jan 20 - 11:48 AM

Avery Bradley (Achilles) could miss more time, according to coach Brad Stevens.

"Maybe he came back too soon," Stevens said. The Celtics are usually very careful with their hurt players, so it sounds like Bradley could be looking at multiple games out of the lineup due to his sore Achilles. Until he can return, we'll see more Marcus Smart in the starting lineup while Terry Rozier and Jaylen Brown should get minutes. Smart should be owned in most leagues while Rozier is worth a look in deeper leagues.
Jan 18 - 10:08 PM

Avery Bradley (Achilles) will not play against the Knicks on Wednesday.

He returned to action on Monday, but the Celtics will hold him out. Presumably, this is more of a precaution than anything with the Celtics not on a back-to-back set. With him out, Marcus Smart figures to get the start while Terry Rozier, Gerald Green and Jaylen Brown could play more. Bradley was off to a fantastic start this season, but it may take him some time to get right with this nagging injury.
Jan 18 - 7:16 PM

Avery Bradley returned from a three-game absence with an Achilles injury on Monday and hit 2-of-9 shots for five points, three rebounds, three assists, two steals and a 3-pointer in 33 minutes.

Bradley was playing at an incredible level when he exited three games ago and showed some rust tonight. But the minutes were encouraging and he should be put back in fantasy lineups across the board. His five points were a season-low, but he should get back on track soon, as he only missed three games with the injury.
Jan 16 - 10:31 PM

Avery Bradley (Achilles) will start Monday vs. the Hornets, sending Marcus Smart back to the bench.

He'll be returning from a four-game stint on the sidelines, and there's no word of any sort of minutes limit, so his owners can feel free to get him active. Smart's value will take a decent sized hit with the return to the bench, and Isaiah Thomas' usage rate will take a slight hit.

RotoGrinders.com Daily Slant: The Celtics guards - namely Isaiah Thomas and Marcus Smart - have been very popular DFS targets in the time that Bradley has missed, but his presence leads to them both becoming less intriguing. Instead, this may be a good night to look to the Boston front-court. Al Horford will face off with a Charlotte defense that ranks 26th against centers, and while Kelly Olynyk will play, Horford is in a nice spot from a GPP perspective at a thin center position. DeAndre Jordan is still the safer cash game play.
Jan 16 - 6:01 PM

Avery Bradley (Achilles) is probable to play Monday vs. the Hornets.

Bradley was a full participant during Sunday's practice, and was active at shootaround, so all signs are pointing to him returning from a four-game absence tonight. With Bradley back in the lineup, Marcus Smart will return to the bench and Isaiah Thomas won't be quite as active on offense.
Jan 16 - 5:35 PM

Avery Bradley (Achilles) was a full participant during Sunday's practice, and barring a setback he should be able to return to action Monday vs. the Hornets.

Bradley has spent the past four games on the sidelines, but it's looking like owners can plan on having him back in their lineups next week. With Bradley back, Marcus Smart will return to the bench, and Isaiah Thomas won't be quite as busy on the offensive end. Check back for another update following Monday morning's shootaround.
Jan 15 - 3:04 PM

Avery Bradley (Achilles) will not play Friday night, but did text coach Brad Stevens Friday morning to tell him he is "feeling a lot better."

The Celtics don't play again until Monday, so we will see if there any additional encouraging news regarding Bradley's status over the weekend. As far as Friday night is concerned, Marcus Smart is expected to once again start and see major minutes in Atlanta.
Jan 13 - 11:32 AM

Avery Bradley (Achilles) will not play on Friday vs. the Hawks.

He's not even traveling with the team. Bradley was hoping to return for this one, so this is a buzzkill. On the bright side, he now has a few days to recover for Monday's game vs. the Hornets. Marcus Smart will continue to start in Bradley's absence.
Jan 12 - 1:05 PM

Avery Bradley (Achilles), Tyler Zeller (illness) and Jaylen Brown (ankle) have been ruled out for Wednesday's game against the Wizards.

Bradley is the most important missing piece here, and with him on the sidelines, it'll be the Isaiah Thomas and Al Horford doing the heavy lifting on offense, with IT4 offering a bit more upside. Marcus Smart will earn another start, and he's someone to consider throwing out there in DFS with the favorable matchup. Amir Johnson (ankle) will also be on the sidelines, leaving the Celtics pretty thin up front, so Kelly Olynyk and Jonas Jerebko should see some extra run.

RotoGrinders.com Daily Slant: The Celtics should be forced into relying heavily on Isaiah Thomas and Al Horford for offensive production this evening, with Marcus Smart also likely to play a large role yet again. Smart is priced out on some DFS outlets - he's a better target on sites where he's still priced as a value play. IT2 owns a massive 37.3 usage rate with Bradley off the floor, with Horford sitting at a healthy 27.5 percent clip.

Avery Bradley (Achilles) has already been ruled out of Tuesday's game, but Boston is hoping he can play the second half of the back-to-back Wednesday vs. Washington.

"He felt a lot better after treatment," coach Brad Stevens said. "The first time we looked at it that it’s most likely 5-7 days after the injury. It was Friday, so fifth day would be (Wednesday). So there’s a chance he’d play (Wednesday), but because of the travel, because of the late night, we’ll just leave him here and try to get him ready." We will have to wait for an update after Tuesday's game. Marcus Smart will continue to play heavy minutes in Bradley's absence.
Jan 10 - 11:37 AM

Avery Bradley (Achilles) will not play on Tuesday vs. the Raptors.

This will be his second game in a row on the shelf. Coach Brad Stevens said he will be cautious with Bradley, but the SG is targeting a return on Wednesday vs. the Wizards. Marcus Smart is a nice short-term pickup if you don't mind the anchor on your FG percentage, as he put up 22 points with six assists, five rebounds, two steals, one block and five 3-pointers in his last start.
Jan 9 - 12:57 PM

Avery Bradley (strained Achilles) is listed as doubtful for Tuesday's game vs. the Raptors.

He's in danger of missing his second straight game. This report comes from the team's game notes, so hopefully we'll know more later today. Coach Brad Stevens said that the team will be "appropriately conservative" with Bradley, so the doubtful tag isn't surprising. Marcus Smart started in his absence on Saturday and scored 22 points on 7-of-10 shooting with six assists, five rebounds, two steals, one block and five 3-pointers, and while he's a nice short-term pickup, fantasy owners can't realistically expect those numbers moving forward.
Source: NBA.com
Jan 9 - 10:53 AM

Depth Charts

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