Report: Celtics' Bradley could be out until January

713578.jpg

Report: Celtics' Bradley could be out until January

The Celtics did a lot to revamp their backcourt, and could possibly have one of the deepest backcourts in the game Doc Rivers certainly thinks so anyways.

Rajon Rondo and Avery Bradley are joined by newcomers Jason Terry and Courtney Lee, with Ray Allen heading to South Beach. But Bradley won't be able to compete with the rest of the team when training camp kicks off in about a week.

In fact, he won't be able to compete for a few months.

Rivers tells ESPNBoston.com that Bradley is "not even close" to returning, and won't be back before December. "There's a chance it could be closer to January," he said.

Bradley had surgery on both of his shoulders one during the postseason, the other over the summer and as you can imagine, hasn't been able to do much. Bradley dislocated his shoulder on numerous occasions over last season, but tried his best to overcome the pain.

At just 21 years old, Bradley looks to have a big part in the Celtics backcourt plans down the road once he's healthy. Assuming Rondo, Lee, and Terry stay healthy, the C's can afford to take their time with Bradley.

Bulpett: 'Now it's all on Danny Ainge' after making no trades

Bulpett: 'Now it's all on Danny Ainge' after making no trades

Steve Bulpett believes Danny Ainge needs to have a great draft, and sign great free agents this offseason in order for the Celtics to compete for a championship next year after making no trades.

Paul George on trade talks: 'Thought I’d be in the loop a little more'

Paul George on trade talks: 'Thought I’d be in the loop a little more'

After a lot of speculation ahead of the trade deadline, Paul George is still a member of the Indiana Pacers.

Meeting with the media at Thursday's practice, George addressed the rumors, but sounded a bit frustrated about not being “in the loop” in regards to trade talks. 

“I was kind of on the ropes just like you guys were on what was about to happen,” George told reporters, per Clark Wade of the Indianapolis Star. “It’s kind of a dark moment, a lot of uncertainty. That was the frustrating part. You want me to be your guy here, thought I’d be in the loop a little more.”

The Celtics were one of the teams who were reportedly interested in George, but on the CSN Trade Deadline Special, Chris Mannix said the C's “weren’t really close” to landing the All-Star.

George, 26, will be a free agent after the 2017-18 season.