Avery Bradley to sit out against 76ers, Pistons; Bayless to start

NESN has reported that Boston Celtics guard Avery Bradley will be sitting out tonight against the Philadelphia 76ers, and he will also miss Saturday's game against the Detroit Pistons.

However, coach Brad Stevens is hopeful that Bradley will be able to suit up on Wednesday against the Atlanta Hawks:

Bradley will miss his second straight game with a strained right Achilles, Celtics coach Brad Stevens said. The Achilles is in the same foot that has troubled Bradley all season, with a series of ankle issues limiting him to 55 of the team’s 75 games.

Bradley will also miss Saturday’s game in Detroit, Stevens said. Jerryd Bayless will start in his place.

“The expectation is, he will be day-to-day starting Monday,” Stevens said. “We’re hopeful that he plays Wednesday in Atlanta.”

Below is the list of players expected to start tonight. Noticeably missing is Nerlens Noel, who has yet to play for the Sixers this season:

Henry Sims
Thaddeus Young
Hollis Thompson
James Anderson
Michael Carter-Williams 

Kris Humphries
Brandon Bass
Jeff Green
Jerryd Bayless
Rajon Rondo

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