Lost amidst the hysteria of this Celtic offseason has been the spotlight on the C’s 1st Round pick Avery Bradley. It’s fair to point out that it’s tough to get any spotlight by Shaquille O’Neal, much less the C’s other countless acquisitions, but Bradley particularly has fallen through the cracks given his absence at C’s Summer League due to an ankle injury.
Fast forward to today, where ESPN has introduced a fun series over at the mothership entitled Welcome to the NBA, featuring short interviews with 13 of the NBA’s new rookies, including Bradley.
The most exciting part about this guy folks, is just one year ago he was rated the top High School prospect in America by multiple publications even ahead of John Wall. Danny Ainge has a fairly strong track record in the late 1st Round guard draft department (Rondo, TA, Delonte West) so despite there being virtually no expectations on the 19 year old to contribute this year, the talent is clearly there, making Bradley a nice chip to have in Doc’s back pocket.