NBA source said Avery Bradley will miss a "couple of weeks" with sprained right ankle. Time off also allows AB to heal sore rt hand #celticsFor the Celtics, however, Bradley's injury may not be bad news at all. Obviously I am never rooting for anyone to get hurt, but it is what it is, so just follow along. Firstly, while recovering from the ankle injury, Bradley will also have time to let a right hand injury he had been playing through do some healing as well.
— gary washburn (@GwashburnGlobe) January 22, 2014
Finally, subtracting Bradley from the lineup is going to open up both minutes and shots for someone. Avery Bradley has been attempting a team high 13.8 field goals per game. Chris Johnson and Vander Blue are now both going to be getting minutes in this time of crisis, but Jeff Green is the logical choice to pickup some extra slack.
No, this is not a pitch that this is Jeff Green's big chance, he has squandered enough of those. But with the trade deadline approaching on February 20th, and Green's name being heavily discussed, this could be a good last minute boost to Green's diminishing value. If Green can put together a hot stretch for these couple of weeks Bradley will miss, maybe Danny Ainge can find a way to dump his contract for an expiring contract - or even better, swap Green for an asset.
With all that said, Bradley could end up being a big part of the future in Boston if he re-signs. So lets hope he can remain healthy overall, but a couple weeks out of the lineup right now could be a blessing in disguise.
Fun fact: The Celtics started the season with what was thought to be an abundance of five shooting guards: Bradley, Jordan Crawford, Courtney Lee, MarShon Brooks and Keith Bogans. Currently they are all either injured, traded or crying about making $5 million dollars and got sent home. Even Jerryd Bayless who was acquired for Lee is injured. Yo Chris Johnson and Vander Blue - this is your big chance.
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