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Avery Bradley 2012-2013 Season Outlook

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They are too stacked at SG right now to really predict how many minutes he's going to be able to get. Though his defense is clearly better than Terry, his offense is still suspect. I can't see him playing more than 20-22 mpg. He's probably not on the radar unless youre in a deeper 14+ team leagues.

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I hear you on the stacked backcourt, but I could easily see Bradley getting close to 30 mpg. Remember, he had a mammoth impact on the C's defensive, and weirdly, offensive - numbers late last year (though his skills as a defender showed more on the real life court than in fantasy). Might not start straight away, but once he's up to speed health wise he'll play a big role.

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They are too stacked at SG right now to really predict how many minutes he's going to be able to get. Though his defense is clearly better than Terry, his offense is still suspect. I can't see him playing more than 20-22 mpg. He's probably not on the radar unless youre in a deeper 14+ team leagues.

Stacked at SG? Barbosa and C. Lee are garbage, and Jet is a career 6th man who will back up Rondo and Avery. Avery will be starting and getting 30+ minutes as soon as he's healthy and back in game shape.

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Expectations for Bradley this season? Looks like he'll be back first game of the New Year. I'm wondering about his minutes potential with Jet on the teqm

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He's going to be the starter, and is a lock for at least 20 minutes per game. However, as far as fantasy contributions go, I don't think he'll be on the radar.

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He's going to be the starter, and is a lock for at least 20 minutes per game. However, as far as fantasy contributions go, I don't think he'll be on the radar.

agreed, they have to many sg's on the roster right now...

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agreed, they have to many sg's on the roster right now...

I wouldn't be surprised if Lee is involved in a trade for a big man. I never understood his signing in the first place; Terry and Bradley are already firmly entrenched at SG, and Pierce and Green are already firmly entrenched at SF. Spending $5M on a 2+ month insurance option while Bradley is out didn't make sense to me, especially considering they were able to go out and get Barbosa soon after, and remain dangerously thin at the center position.

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To end the last month of last season, he delivered ~#93 rank value in 8-cat, and was universally extolled for delivering energy to a sagging team. Pluses in 3pm and stls. On his competitors for minutes, Terry is better suited to 6th man and backup PG, and Lee is better suited to collect splinters.

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To end the last month of last season, he delivered ~#93 rank value in 8-cat, and was universally extolled for delivering energy to a sagging team. Pluses in 3pm and stls. On his competitors for minutes, Terry is better suited to 6th man and backup PG, and Lee is better suited to collect splinters.

Yeah he was on fire toward season end but he also had monster minutes (looks like 35+ on average).

Not sure that is possible with the logjam in the BOS rotation--any additional thoughts here? He could be a more palatable Thabo Sefolosha/Tony Allen from a fantasy perspective if he had the minutes

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To end the last month of last season, he delivered ~#93 rank value in 8-cat, and was universally extolled for delivering energy to a sagging team. Pluses in 3pm and stls. On his competitors for minutes, Terry is better suited to 6th man and backup PG, and Lee is better suited to collect splinters.

Yeah he was on fire toward season end but he also had monster minutes (looks like 35+ on average).

Not sure that is possible with the logjam in the BOS rotation--any additional thoughts here? He could be a more palatable Thabo Sefolosha/Tony Allen from a fantasy perspective if he had the minutes

it will depends if he has worked on his 3 ball. Last year, he was hitting the corner 3 ball consistently (near the end of the year), something that Lee hasn't been doing. He could be a Tony Allen plus about a three a game, which is still pretty good. 16 teamers, it may be time to add to see what he can do and anything lower then that it would be better to see what his role is when he returns.

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Apparently he has a chance of playing tomorrow. What a wonderful Christmas present for the Celtics if that happens.

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How much minutes does he get if he returns healthy

Until a trade opens up, Bradley won't be seeing the run he saw at the end of last year. However, he should be a lock for 20 minutes, and depending on matchups he could see close to 30 on any given night.

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is he an add in a 20 teamer? what will his stats be going forward? I'm guessing 10/3 (rebounds)/1 assist/1.5 stls ??

Yes. He will certainly be getting enough minutes to be owned in a 20 teamer. I feel like his potential to start and possibly average close to 30 MPG makes him rosterable even in competitive 16 team leagues.

He will be a plus player in steals and probably in 3PM while scoring a little less than 10 PPG and chipping in minimal contributions in boards and assists. His percentages last year were .498% FG and .795% FT. I don't expect that type of shooting from the floor again, but he's proven to be able to maintain solid shooting numbers.

It will likely take at least a few games for him to really earn fantasy relevance, though, as he finds his role on Boston's roster.

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He's going to be the starter, and is a lock for at least 20 minutes per game. However, as far as fantasy contributions go, I don't think he'll be on the radar.

agreed, they have to many sg's on the roster right now...

How much minutes does he get if he returns healthy

Until a trade opens up, Bradley won't be seeing the run he saw at the end of last year. However, he should be a lock for 20 minutes, and depending on matchups he could see close to 30 on any given night.

I don't get the pessimism on this guy. To think the likes of Courtney Lee or Barbosa will threaten Avery's minutes is laughable. Even Ray Allen couldn't hold this guy back. Avery has elite value in real-life as one of the top perimeter defenders in the NBA, and proved to be a great complement to Rondo in the starting lineup. He will eventually start and get all the run he can handle, with Jet coming off the bench as the 6th man and Lee collecting DNPs.

Give him a few weeks to get his legs back under him, but I see no reason he won't eventually replicate last April's numbers: 32 minutes per game, 15 pts, 1.2 3PM, 1.2 STL, solid percentages low turnovers. I'll take those numbers in 14 or even 12 team leagues.

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I have to say that the scoring is a bit on the optimistic side... 15 pts!?

Why the question mark and explanation point? Again, look at games logs last season beginning from March 25 until he was shut down in the playoffs w/ shoulder injury. 15 points during 32 minutes/game during month of April.

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just dropped Aminu to pick up this guy in a 16 team league

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I don't get the pessimism on this guy. To think the likes of Courtney Lee or Barbosa will threaten Avery's minutes is laughable. Even Ray Allen couldn't hold this guy back. Avery has elite value in real-life as one of the top perimeter defenders in the NBA, and proved to be a great complement to Rondo in the starting lineup. He will eventually start and get all the run he can handle, with Jet coming off the bench as the 6th man and Lee collecting DNPs.

Give him a few weeks to get his legs back under him, but I see no reason he won't eventually replicate last April's numbers: 32 minutes per game, 15 pts, 1.2 3PM, 1.2 STL, solid percentages low turnovers. I'll take those numbers in 14 or even 12 team leagues.

Ray Allen was not a fit for the team. All he would do on the court is slow them down, because his skill sets simply didn't work with the rest of the guys. There's a reason his usage was the lowest of the original Big 3.

Bradley will certainly push Lee into less minutes, but he won't be threatening the Jet. Of course, after a few weeks he'll near 25-30 minutes, but even when everyone is at full strength, I don't see him getting the 32 minutes of bun he saw last season.

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He should get 25-30 minutes with the way this team has been playing! A hell of a lot better defender then anyone else on the team and he's young and will without a doubt provide a spark to a a lack luster group right now. I'm sure he won't be playing big minutes right away but I woudn't think that it would be long before he puts Lee on the bench for good and takes a lot of Terrys minutes also

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He should get 25-30 minutes with the way this team has been playing! A hell of a lot better defender then anyone else on the team and he's young and will without a doubt provide a spark to a a lack luster group right now. I'm sure he won't be playing big minutes right away but I woudn't think that it would be long before he puts Lee on the bench for good and takes a lot of Terrys minutes also

Spot on. Don't expect him to be rushed in, but you can count on his role slowly expanding; I don't think he'll approach the 32.9 minutes he saw last April though, unless a trade is made or if Lee implodes even further.

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I see him averaging 30+ minutes pretty soon, Celtics are just horrible defensivly this year and the only key good defensive player on that team right now is Kevin Garnett, Bradley gives em injury on that backcourt and locks offensive players down like no other, I remeber like today last year game's vs. Heat he absotutetly knocked Wade outta his game completetly, for this guy not to get 30+ min with this squad moving forward I dont see Celtics being a threat at all.

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