Who would have thought that come mid-April, Avery Bradley would be taking minutes away from future Hall of Famer Ray Allen?
Most would have never guessed it, as Bradley has come out and shown this team just how effective he can be. Defensively, he can full-court press for quarters at a time, wearing out opposing point guards and making life significantly easier for Rajon Rondo to run the offense.
Offensively, Bradley has continued to show improvement in his jump shot and does anything but shy away from looks. He has a confidence about his game that goes anything but unnoticed, as he is clearly the aggressor when he takes the court.
Meanwhile, rookie center Greg Stiemsma has put on quite the block-party since getting his chance to play significant minutes for the team. His 5.38 blocks per 48 minutes are No. 2 in the NBA behind Serge Ibaka, the league's known shot-blocking force. His 81 blocks are No. 17 in the league.
Talk about impressive numbers from the two talents. If they can continue to produce come postseason time, the Celtics chances of reeling in a title become all the more great.