Friday, July 2, 2010
Bradley taken No. 19 overall in draft
By Chris Forsberg
The Boston Celtics signed first-round draft pick Avery Bradley on Friday.
Terms of the deal were not disclosed, but the 2010-11 rookie scale suggests Bradley will earn $1.18 million in his first season. The scale escalates in years 2 ($1.27 million) and 3 ($1.36 million) before options kick in.
Bradley, who injured his left ankle while working out for Oklahoma City on June 13, saw his draft stock slide a bit and fell to the Celtics at No. 19. He will require a scope on the ankle and be sidelined for about six weeks as he recovers.
"As of right now, I'm just looking to get back and get ready so I can start training camp," Bradley said last week when he was introduced at the team's practice facility in Waltham.
The 6-foot-2 guard averaged 11.6 points, 2.1 assists, and 1.3 steals per game last season at Texas, while being named to the Big 12 All-Freshman team.
Chris Forsberg covers the Celtics for ESPNBoston.com