Avery's done, so what about Sasha?


Avery's done, so what about Sasha?

Well, the news keeps getting worse for Avery Bradley. Although this time, I think we've finally hit the bottom of the barrel.

Over at ESPN Boston, Chris Forsberg is reporting that Bradley will undergo surgery on his left shoulder as soon as possible, miss the remainder of the playoffs and face four months of recovery.

Going with that four month window, that means that if Bradley had the surgery today, he'd be ready just in time for Training Camp. This is of course good because he won't miss Training Camp, but also pretty depressing in that it's the second time in three NBA offseasons that Bradley will spend the summer dealing with some sort of injury instead of busting his ass on the court.

But let's be honest, Bradley is the least of the Celtics worries for next season.

And why are we talking about next season?

More importantly, what are the Celtics going to do now that Bradley's officially down for the count?

Ray Allen can't give the team what they need. Mickael Pietrus is a legitimate option, but his knee is a mess and will need some rest. After that there's E'Twaun Moore? Keyon Dooling? Tyronn Lue?

Or how about Sasha Pavlovic?

Listen, Pavlovic is no one's first choice. But he's tough, he's strong, he can extend the defense and he can get to the rim. He even has some playoff experience. Now obviously I'm overstating every aspect of his game. He's still Sasha Pavlovic. And I'm not saying he should play 40 minutes a night.

But these are desperate times, and Pavlovic is a capable body.

Maybe Doc should have a look.

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Brown fires up Celtics teammates with tomahawk dunk over Vucevic

Brown fires up Celtics teammates with tomahawk dunk over Vucevic

Well it appears that Orlando’s Nikola Vucevic wasn’t the only one who didn’t see Jaylen Brown’s powerful dunk over him coming. 
Apparently, Brown didn’t see it coming either. 
“It caught me off-guard,” Brown said after Boston’s 117-87 thumping of the Magic. “I wasn’t even expecting it. It happens. It’s part of basketball. It’s two points.”
The play in question came early in the second quarter when Brown blew past Jodie Meeks into the lane and took off towards the rim. 
Vucevic jumped late, got dunked on and the Celtics bench went bananas!
“It gave our team a lot of energy,” Brown acknowledged.
Brown understands part of his job in coming off the bench is to make an impact with effort. 
And in doing so, he senses that his teammate’s confidence him in and his game can only grow.
“I feel like my teammates are trusting me more, getting more trust from the coaching staff,” said Brown who finished with 13 points. 
Avery Bradley likes what he’s seen from Brown, a young player who has shown tremendous promise. 
And that dunk over Vucevic?
“You’re going to see a lot more of those in his career,” Bradley said. “He gets us going.”