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Report: Avery Bradley Should Be Ready For Training Camp

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This appears to be good news concerning Avery Bradley. While there was some talk of Bradley being out till mid December, it sounds like the Celtics will have him back much sooner.

Avery Bradley of the Boston Celtics is still targeting a training camp return, according to a source - ESPN Boston

Contrary to recent speculation that Avery Bradley might not be ready for the start of the 2012-13 season after undergoing shoulder surgery during the playoffs, a league source indicated Saturday that Bradley is still targeting a training camp return and, barring a setback, should be ready for the start of the new campaign.

The source indicated that Bradley's rehab from surgery thus far has "looked really good," and only a future setback would likely detour that original target date of being back on the floor for camp.

Here's hoping that he can recover quickly and provide us with the same defensive intensity and crafty offense that he did last year before going down for the season.

I would like to point out, however, that Danny Ainge still feels like we need another shooting guard.

Ainge, Celtics move on after Allen departure -Celtics blog - Boston Globe basketball news

"Obviously we need to fill the void, we need another shooting guard, of course," he said. "There are a lot of good players left. We're limited to what we can do with the biannual exception we need to wait and see."

Not sure if he's talking about Pietrus or some other free agent he might target with the $2M bi-annual exception. We'll see. Regardless, getting Bradley back for the whole year would be huge.