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    Bradley selected 2012-13 All-Defensive 2nd team

    I'm surprised nobody else posted, but here you go. Congrats to Avery for being recognized as an elite defender...hope the offense comes back

    http://www.nba.com/2013/news/05/13/a...s=iref:nbahpts

    2012-13 NBA ALL-DEFENSIVE FIRST TEAM

    LeBron James, Miami
    Serge Ibaka, Oklahoma
    Tyson Chandler, New York
    Joakim Noah, Chicago
    Tony Allen, Memphis
    Chris Paul, LA Clippers

    2012-13 NBA ALL-DEFENSIVE SECOND TEAM

    Tim Duncan, San Antonio
    Paul George, Indiana
    Marc Gasol, Memphis
    Avery Bradley, Boston
    Mike Conley, Memphis

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    Well deserved.


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    congrats to him, should have been a first team, he was better than Tony this year.

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    I didn't see it against NY thats forsure. Yeah I hope he can return strong next year. I have my questions on him (Bradley), I just don't think he gives you enough on the offensive end to count.

    He's gotta step up his scoring, shooting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bird Fan View Post
    I didn't see it against NY thats forsure. Yeah I hope he can return strong next year. I have my questions on him (Bradley), I just don't think he gives you enough on the offensive end to count.

    He's gotta step up his scoring, shooting.
    They were asking alot of him w/o Rondo and it was too much for him. The shooting I think has to due with not being able to pick up a basketball for a few months too.

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    Bradley was forced to bring the ball up/distribute and act as the PG during the playoffs. None of which are his forte.

    It came to me as no surprise that other parts of his game suffered as a result.

    You simply can't ask a guy to do something that he is not capable of doing...without expecting him to take a step back in other areas.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Celticsfan2007 View Post
    Bradley was forced to bring the ball up/distribute and act as the PG during the playoffs. None of which are his forte.
    He didn't have a good regular season either, worse on O and a bit worse/same on D than the year before IMO.

    It came to me as no surprise that other parts of his game suffered as a result.

    You simply can't ask a guy to do something that he is not capable of doing...without expecting him to take a step back in other areas.
    Well, since he can't shoot unless it's in transition, he better figure out how to be a back-up PG, because that's the only thing left. If he can't do either, then he's doomed to be an 11th man, 6 minute stop the hot guy player for his career.


    6/27/09: “We expect [Rondo] to play by the rules and be a leader as a point guard. We need him to be more of a leader,” Ainge said. “There were just a couple situations where he was late this year, I don’t know if he was sitting in his car, but showed up late and the rest of the team was there. We have team rules and you have to be on time. He was fined for being late, he said he was stuck in traffic, and it’s just unacceptable.”

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    Quote Originally Posted by bagwell368 View Post
    He didn't have a good regular season either, worse on O and a bit worse/same on D than the year before IMO.



    Well, since he can't shoot unless it's in transition, he better figure out how to be a back-up PG, because that's the only thing left. If he can't do either, then he's doomed to be an 11th man, 6 minute stop the hot guy player for his career.
    Agreed and good points. My question to others is, which is he. A guy with great value, a defensive stopper, a guy that can score, a NBA starter with great future and ability.

    Or a guy with limited range, can be exposed, lacks real scoring ability, can't create his own shot, lacks PG ability, only does well with on ball defense.

    I think its somewere in the middle. But he's looking more like the last statement than my first. I just don't think AB is a starter on a championship team, sorry.

    If he is that team better have three great All-Star players beside him.IMO

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    Quote Originally Posted by bagwell368 View Post
    He didn't have a good regular season either, worse on O and a bit worse/same on D than the year before IMO.



    Well, since he can't shoot unless it's in transition, he better figure out how to be a back-up PG, because that's the only thing left. If he can't do either, then he's doomed to be an 11th man, 6 minute stop the hot guy player for his career.
    He also came back mid-season from double shoulder surgery.

    AB has proved he's best suited to play off the ball on O, while cutting or spotting up to get his offense rolling. None of which he was allowed to display this season due to the teams lack of a natural PG.

    As for AB needing to figure out to be a back up PG? Stop. He's not a PG, he's a defensive specialist who can guard the 1 or 2. His defense is good enough to keep him in any teams rotation and he would be best suited as a stopper off the bench or starting at the 2 for defensive purposes while playing around 30mpg.

    Plenty of successful teams have historically started offensively limited 2's. for example just this year look at OKC or MEM. Both use this tactic. Bruce Bowen also come to mind with the spurs years back.

    Guys like AB have a place in this league, it's up to the coaching staff to make sure he is put into a position to play to his strengths, not his weaknesses.
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    Well deserved. I think if he stays healthy he could make the 1st team next season with increased playing time and games played.
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    I feel like his defense was a bit better than last season when it could barely get much better. I would think having double shoulder surgery would affect your shooting a bit which probably explains his bad offensive numbers. I don't expect him to be anything more than average on the offensive end though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bagwell368 View Post
    He didn't have a good regular season either, worse on O and a bit worse/same on D than the year before IMO.



    Well, since he can't shoot unless it's in transition, he better figure out how to be a back-up PG, because that's the only thing left. If he can't do either, then he's doomed to be an 11th man, 6 minute stop the hot guy player for his career.
    He shot well enough last year when he played SG. He had .555 TS% and .525 eFG%, while playing elite defense. He's better suited at the SG position playing next to Rondo. How is being a back-up PG the only thing left?

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    He's never gotten the chance to find his offensive game. He only played in college for a year and in the NBA he's never gotten a chance to be a focal point on offense. He needs to be given free reign to find his spots if developing him is the goal. That's why bringing young guys along on a team trying to contend is so tough. We can't afford to throw away games by giving a role player a chance to find himself offensively.


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    Bleacher Report had his 2012-13 shot chart. He really struggled close the basket, out to the free throw line. Aka the shots Rondo usually takes

    http://img.bleacherreport.net/img/ar...650&h=433&q=85

    Remember, he missed 3 Summer leagues (ankle, lockout, shoulders) and hasn't played a full season yet (rode the bench, lockout, shoulders+no point guard)

    We haven't seen the best of Avery yet. I don't usually make absolute statements but I believe that one

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