On the back of a horrific game six performance, Gary Washburn of the Globe piled on with more bad news: Avery Bradley is almost certainly done for the season. Washburn:
A source close to Bradley told the Globe that it’s in the “high 90s” percentile that Bradley will be shut down and will perhaps need surgery. Bradley has missed the past two games with soreness in both shoulders and the team’s brass along with Bradley’s representatives have decided it’s too risky to play him for the remainder of the playoffs.
The Celtics are probably smart to shut him down. This year’s playoffs aren’t worth the accumulated effects of multiple shoulder dislocations, particularly for a player who figures prominently in Boston’s future plans. It’s a major problem for the C’s weak perimeter defense and should they escape game 7 with a win on Saturday, eliminates one of their key weapons to neutralize Dwayne Wade.
On the upside, at least Ray Allen is looking healthy and spry.