The Boston Celtics re-signed restricted free agent guard Avery Bradley to a four-year contract worth $32 million Wednesday.
Bradley is freshly removed from one of his best seasons with the green team. The defensive minded 23-year-old drastically improved his offensive repertoire this past season, averaging 14.9 points per game. Bradlley hauled down 3.8 boards per contest and knocked down 40% of his shots.
While the veteran two-guard exhibits relentless defense on a nightly basis, the Celtics do worry about his health. Bradley missed 22 games last season and was sidelined for another 31 the year prior, but his leadership and tenacity is applauded.
It’s clear the Celtics’ brass view Bradley as an essential piece to the puzzle that is the rebuilding process. He’ll be relied upon moving forward to help anchor what is now a youthful, dynamic back court.
Bradley, along with All-Star point-guard Rajon Rondo, will add to a highly competitive group of guards. Youngsters Marcus Smart and James Young were brought in via the draft to bolster the rotation.