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Bradley Active vs. Grizzlies
Sunday, Jan. 10
The Celtics confirmed Bradley is active versus Memphis and will start at shooting guard.
Bradley Has Struggled With Injury in 2015-16
Bradley sat out two games earlier in the season with a leg injury and has played more than 70 contests in only one year of his career.
He will be missed on the offensive end because of his ability to stretch the floor with his three-point shooting, but Boston needs his defense if it hopes to reach the playoffs for the second straight year. Bradley is frequently asked to defend the opponent’s best guard and is versatile enough to defend the ball-handlers and scorers.
Fortunately for the Celtics and their fans, the team has a number of guards who can shoulder more of the load if Bradley is limited in his return or once again goes down due to injury.
Marcus Smart can fill into Bradley's defensive role as a perimeter disruptor, and Isaiah Thomas can serve as a primary scorer. Boston also has a number of young players, including James Young, R.J. Hunter and Terry Rozier, who would see more minutes.