The first phase of Avery Bradley's shoulder issues may be complete, with the Celtics guard recovering from May 30 surgery on his left shoulder. The second phase - surgery on his right shoulder - is scheduled to begin "shortly," according to a league source. Though not as serious as the condition of the left, which popped out of joint four times during the playoffs, the right shoulder was damaged in part as a result of Bradley attempting to compensate for the pain in his left. The delay between surgeries is designed to ensure Bradley regains motion in his left shoulder before the right one goes under the knife.
The Celtics are "hoping" that he'll be ready in time for training camp in October. I hope so too. The guy went from being an afterthought at the end of the bench to a foundation building block for the next generation. Probably not a star, but definitely the kind of guy you can build with.
For more on Bradley, here's a "report card" on him. Hint, it is good.
As for the rest of the team news, just scan down hoopshype rumors page and you'll see that all our free agents want to come back and the Celtics still want to trade up. So no new news really. Just wait till the Finals wind down and we'll see a lot of action in a short period of time. Oh yeah, and we're still waiting to see smoke signals from KG's camp to see what his thoughts and feelings are. We'll keep you updated as usual.