How long will hip injury keep Avery Bradley out?
Boston Celtics guard Avery Bradley injured his hip during Saturday's disappointing loss to the Brooklyn Nets. It didn't look too serious at the time, but he left that game and didn't return. Now, it'll also keep him out of Monday's matchup in Brooklyn.
Bradley didn't travel with the team, per MassLive's Jay King, who has more on the starting shooting guard's health:
Forget about his widely respected on-ball defense, Bradley is one of Boston's better offensive players, and losing him really hurts.
He's shooting 38.2 percent from beyond the arc on 5.7 attempts per game. He's also posting the highest PER of his career. The Celtics need him on the floor if they're to reach their potential, and this is definitely an injury to monitor.
The Celtics announced Sunday that Avery Bradley did not accompany his teammates to Brooklyn for Monday night's meeting with the Nets. The shooting guard suffered a bruised left hip during Saturday's 100-97 loss to the same opponent. Head coach Brad Stevens has repeatedly stated a desire to go small more often, but hasn't had a full complement of backcourt depth for more than a month. After two straight bad defeats, he vowed to “reassess” things, and could take a long look at the rotation.