Celtics Announce Bradley Signing: ‘Ecstatic To Have Him Back’
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BOSTON (CBS) — The Boston Celtics officially announced the signing of guard Avery Bradley on Tuesday.
The Celtics signed Bradley, who was a restricted free agent this off-season, to a four-year, $32-million deal in early July.
“We see Avery as a key part of our chase of Banner 18,” Celtics president of Basketball Operations Danny Ainge said in a release. “He keeps getting better and is still far from reaching his ceiling. We’re ecstatic to have him back.”
The 23-year-old Bradley is coming off a strong season in which he averaged career-highs with 14.9 points, 3.8 rebounds per contest in 60 games. He shot 44 percent from the floor and 40 percent from three-point range last season. While the four-year veteran is best known for his tenacious defense, he led the Celtics in scoring in 17 games and recorded 20 or more points in 16 contests in 2013.
Bradley was Boston’s first-round pick, 19th overall, in the 2011 NBA draft.
Tuesday was a busy day for the Celtics, as they reportedly guaranteed the contract of guard Phil Pressey for the 2014-15 season, and are working to complete a sign-and-trade with the Washington Wizards for forward Kris Humphries.
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