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Now that Rajon Rondo is out for the season with an ACL tear, Avery Bradley is running the point in Boston and doing a great job with guard Courtney Lee at his side. For the last 10 games, Bradley is averaging 9.1 points, three rebounds, 1.9 assists and 1.4 steals in 30.3 minutes of game play. He played particularly well during the Celtics’ 118-114 win against Denver in which the young guard grabbed 13 points, five rebounds, four assists and three steals.
The point guard position in Chicago has generated much chatter since Derrick Rose suffered an ACL injury last season. He underwent surgery on May 12 of last year and was expected to take eight to 12 months to recover. According to the International Business Times, head coach Tom Thibodeau said of Rose’s recovery and current practicing, "We just want to make sure he’s ready to go, but he’s right on schedule.” He continued, “This is what we had planned all along. Just want to be smart. He’s got to continue to focus on his rehab.”
If Rose returns as planned by the time the playoffs begin, he will likely make an impact. Just two years ago, the stellar point guard won the MVP award and helped the Bulls achieve the best record in the Central Conference.