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Avery Bradley's role in question

Bradley’s offense has gotten out-of-control bad. What should be done about that?

I believe we've reached the point where either:

(a) the team must change AB’s role (e.g., STOP relying on his corner 3, because the only "reliable" thing is that he’ll probably miss it); or...

(b) Avery might not have a role to play at all, as a starter. A team cannot live by defense alone. You gotta be able to score. If you can’t — then you’re a role player by definition. And a rather limited one, at that.

- Avery's FG% so far this year: 40%
- 3-Point FG% so far this year: 31%

- AB's FG% last 5 games = 39.1% (18/46)
- 3-Point FG% last 5 games = 27.8% (5/18)

(And if you take away the April 3 Pistons game, it's 34.2% and 23.5%. Ugh.)

Those numbers for last-5-games are not sustainable. And I'm not even talking about his non-existent rebounding. (I mean... come on!... get SOME, Avery. Not the ZERO you've had in your last 3 games -- or the ONE rebound you've gotten in your last 5 games! -- That's 1 rebound in 141 minutes!!) <<< I shouldn't put that in parentheses, should I.... I mean.... it's crazy!

AVERY BRADLEY HAS GOTTEN EXACTLY *1* REBOUND IN HIS PAST *141 MINUTES* ON THE COURT.

Yikes. (Just for a point of reference, Rondo - based on his numbers this season - would have grabbed ~21 rebounds in that amount of time.)

But getting back to his shooting.... he's been having these lousy stretches all year long. If he does this in the playoffs, this kid could end up shooting us dead.

Some tough decisions must be made.... now.

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