Celtics guard makes bold prediction about his three-point shot

Bradley's three-point shot could be much better this season.
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Avery Bradley is known for his pesky defense. The 6'2″ shooting guard has carved out a decent career for himself by harassing opposing ball-handlers and establishing himself as one of the league's best perimeter defenders. 

But offense has been a problem over the years, and Bradley knows it. This year, he wants to improve a few areas of his game on that side of the ball. The most important? His three-point shot. Here's MassLive's Jay King with more:

Bradley's three-point shot is a big part of Boston's offensive success. If he can space the floor within the Celtics' starting lineup (particularly so Marcus Smart will have more room to operate), it could have a dramatic effect on the team's overall offensive rating.

“I want to be one of the better shooters in the NBA,” he said after Monday's practice. “Not just on our team. I'm just going to continue to work on my 3-point shooting game, and all-around game, but that's my focus this year: I want to shoot like 40 percent from three, nothing less. I just have to continue to put that work in.”

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