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07:12 AM ET 09.27 | In the event Rajon Rondo may not return until December, as Danny Ainge suggested recently, Brad Stevens believes there's a candidate to fill the star point guard's shoes from within. Stevens said Avery Bradley may indeed see the bulk of the point guard duties until Rondo finds his way back from offseason knee surgery. "I don't think there is any doubt that Avery has elite ability in a lot of ways as a point guard," Stevens said at TD Garden [Thursday]. ... "He's an elite defender at the position. He's an elite athlete at the point guard position. I think he's a guy that's gotten better. I think he's a guy with more confidence, and I think he's excited about the challenge if Rajon is out." Bradley played well in flashes last season, but he also looked miscast as a point guard in Doc Rivers' system.

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September 27, 2013  07:26 AM ET

CELTICS RULE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!







CELTICS IN SEVEN !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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September 27, 2013  08:13 AM ET

LMAO. Avery has ability to be an elite ball handler.
The new coach is definitely smoking something nice ;)

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September 27, 2013  08:39 AM ET

Actually, Rondo is not part of the plan. They're just not saying it.

September 27, 2013  09:53 AM ET

Good Luck With That, Bro.

 
September 27, 2013  08:22 PM ET

I can't see were this is a bad idea because AB isn't a natural shooter. So to get a point guard who is going to concentrate on getting the ball to the real shooters and play hard defense, yeah I can see that. Nice first move Steve. Now all you have to do is figure out who is going to be your 2 guard & it better be a good one. Someone who wants to and can fill it up night in & night out! Otherwise this is going to go REALLY bad, REALLY quick.

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