Despite Ainge apparently being dissatisfied with the options at no. 19, he stayed there and picked up some back court help by selecting 19 year old Texas Guard, Avery Bradley.
The guard is billed as a great defender. He ranked second on Texas last year in steals (44) and recorded 18 blocks.
At Texas, he also ranked second in points per game with 11.6.
However, Bradley was only 37% from the three point line last year. So, he doesn't provide a solid replacement for Ray Allen - if he leaves.
However, he can also serve as a venerable back up Point Guard to Rondo.
The C's still have a need for a big and will likely look to free-agency or trade to fill the void.
Here's ESPNBoston's profile of Bradley:
Positives: Explosive scorer ... Very quick ... Long arms ... Wiry strong ... Big-time vertical leap ... Terrific first step ... Good midrange shooter ... Lockdown defender
Mike Saver 6/24/2010 09:31:00 PM Tweet