Believing in Bradley

With KG behind him, young Celtic star emerges as a special player in Boston

Updated: April 20, 2012, 3:57 AM ET
By Chris Forsberg | ESPNBoston.cm

BOSTON -- After watching second-year guard Avery Bradley match his career high with 23 points in Wednesday's win over the Orlando Magic, teammate Keyon Dooling quipped how the Celtics might have to consider changing the nickname of their core to the Big Five.

Jest or not, let's stop and let that notion sink in for a minute.

Two months ago, that idea was utterly laughable. Sure, Bradley had shown glimpses of being a potential rotation player with his gritty defensive efforts while ...

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