BOSTON The Boston Celtics continue to be ravaged by injuries, with Avery Bradley the latest victim.
The 6-foot-2 guard suffered a left shoulder injury in the third quarter of Boston's Game 2 matchup with the Atlanta Hawks.
After heading back to the trainer's room, the Celtics initially said that Bradley would return.
However, about five minutes later they said that he was done for the night.
This is not the first time Bradley has had a shoulder injury this season.
Bradley suffered a right shoulder injury at Charlotte on Feb. 7, and it sidelined him in Boston's 88-87 loss to the Los Angeles Lakers on Feb. 9.
It is unclear if his current shoulder injury will keep him out of Sunday's Game 4 matchup at the Garden. Bradley finished with five points and four rebounds while playing 25 minutes.
Kyrie Irving -- described by ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski as "the most unique player to reach the trade market in years" -- has drawn the interest of about 20 teams, according to a report by Wojnarowski. And, yes, the Celtics are one of them.
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But just how interested remains to be seen.
According to Woj:
The Celtics are monitoring, but it's unclear how aggressive they'll get -- and how motivated the Cavaliers would be to make a deal with their fiercest conference rival.
They are not one of the six teams that have already made trade offers to Cleveland; according to Wojnarowski, those six are the Spurs, Clippers, Suns, Timberwolves, Knicks and Heat. He says the Cavs "want a package that resembles the 2011 Denver Nuggets-New York Knicks deal for Carmelo Anthony -- young players, win-now veterans and draft picks, league sources said."
And, of course, the Celtics are one of the few teams with all those assets:
Several suitors contend there are two teams with the best ability to make deals for Irving: the Suns and Boston Celtics.
As for the moment, the Celtics appear to be keeping their powder dry.
But stay tuned,
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