Bradley set for shoulder surgery
Surgery to repair troubles in his often-dislocated left shoulder occurred in May, ending Bradley's season during Boston's playoff run. The team had to wait until he had sufficiently healed before going in for this anticipated right shoulder procedure. But because of the wait, Bradley might not be ready for the start of the season.
A source close to Bradley said Saturday that the third-year guard could still be ready for the start of camp, but the pessimism of the Celtics' front office suggests it's more likely he'll miss some time to start the year.
Asked about Bradley's return timeline, Celtics coach Doc Rivers told the Boston Herald: “It could be early in the season, it could be mid-December. We’re just not sure.”
With Ray Allen taking his talents to South Beach, the Celtics are left thin at shooting guard as they scramble to add depth to their roster (all without much to offer beyond the biannual exception as their biggest remaining chip).
For more on Boston's potential in-house options to carve out a role at shooting guard, hop HERE.
Play Podcast ESPN NBA Insider Marc Stein discusses the chances the Celtics and Clippers will be able to work out a deal, says Doc Rivers, Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce want to remain together and chats about the possibility that the Clippers and Lakers will make a trade.
Play Podcast ESPNLA.com's Ramona Shelburne says the Celtics and Clippers are in a stare-down over a deal that would send Doc Rivers and Kevin Garnett to L.A. Shelburne also discusses the possibility of a trade between the Clippers and Lakers and talks about where she feels Dwight Howard will be at the start of next season.
Play Podcast ESPN's Bill Simmons gives his take on Dwyane Wade's performance in Game 4, Manu Ginobili's struggles and Doc Rivers' future with the Celtics.