Avery Bradley played college basketball for the Texas Longhorns before being drafted 19th overall by the Boston Celtics in the 2010 NBA draft.
35 Facts About Avery Bradley
Avery Bradley has two older brothers, one older sister, and one younger brother.
Avery Bradley's mother worked in a welfare office, while his father had a 22-year military career.
Avery Bradley became a Texas Longhorns fan when he lived in Arlington from 2001 to 2004.
Avery Bradley played on the same AAU team as future Celtics teammate Isaiah Thomas.
Avery Bradley was ranked among the top high school basketball players in the class of 2009.
Avery Bradley played against the nation's best high school players at the 2009 McDonald's All-American Game and won the McDonald's All-American Dunk Contest.
Avery Bradley subsequently earned Big 12 All-Rookie Team and All-Big 12 Honorable Mention honors.
Avery Bradley was selected with the 19th overall pick in the 2010 NBA draft by the Boston Celtics.
Still just 19 years old, Avery Bradley joined a Celtics team that was one of the best in the Eastern Conference.
Avery Bradley did not see his first regular season action until the fourteenth game of the season, a 23-point win over the Atlanta Hawks in which Bradley scored two points and committed two turnovers.
In October 2011, Avery Bradley signed with Hapoel Jerusalem of the Israeli Basketball Premier League for the duration of the NBA lockout.
Avery Bradley received praise for his tremendous hustle and defense, including memorable blocks on Dwyane Wade and Russell Westbrook, among others.
However, Avery Bradley suffered a dislocated shoulder during the 2012 NBA Playoffs.
On January 2,2013, Avery Bradley returned to action against the Memphis Grizzlies, regaining his spot as the starting shooting guard and providing a significant boost to the team, evident by their winning six out of Avery Bradley's first seven games back.
The move worked brilliantly, as the Celtics immediately went on a four-game winning streak and the more comfortable Avery Bradley settled nicely into his role on the team.
When healthy, Avery Bradley played significant minutes and played effectively in the final stretch of the season, scoring at least 18 points in the team's last five games.
Avery Bradley continued to play harassing defense and scored in double digits in 13 of the team's first 15 games, including a career-high 32 points in a loss to the Dallas Mavericks.
Avery Bradley played 40 out of the 48 minutes in the last game of the series, but his 16 points was not enough to overcome LeBron James and the Cavaliers.
Avery Bradley provided a rare highlight throwing down a tremendous dunk on reigning Defensive Player of the Year Kawhi Leonard.
Avery Bradley excelled in his new role, improving his scoring, efficiency and defensive rating.
Avery Bradley's rebounding totals, meanwhile, saw a dramatic leap, as he averaged 6.1 for the season, nearly double what he ever had before.
Avery Bradley scored 24 and 23 points in Games 5 and 6, with the 24 points a playoff career high.
Avery Bradley had been the longest tenured Celtic on the team at the time.
Avery Bradley was ruled out for six to eight weeks.
On February 7,2019, Avery Bradley was traded to the Memphis Grizzlies in exchange for JaMychal Green and Garrett Temple.
On July 6,2019, Avery Bradley was waived by the Grizzlies.
In July 2019, Avery Bradley signed a two-year deal worth $9.77 million with the Los Angeles Lakers.
On November 23,2020, Avery Bradley signed with the Miami Heat.
On September 24,2021, Avery Bradley signed with the Golden State Warriors.
On October 18,2021, Avery Bradley was claimed off waivers by the Lakers.
Avery Bradley has outstanding athleticism and explosiveness, having won the Slam Dunk Contest at the 2009 McDonald's All-American Game.
Avery Bradley has nevertheless become an increasingly valuable offensive player, especially as a reliable three-point shooter.
Bradley has a son, Avery Bradley III, who was born just two weeks after Bradley's mother died, in September 2013.
Avery Bradley began hosting a basketball camp, the Avery Bradley Skills Academy, for Boston-area children in the summer of 2014.