Report: Avery Bradley Could Miss Start of Celtics Training Camp After Death of Mother


Sep 19, 2013

Avery Bradley, Norris ColeAvery Bradley recently lost his mother, and he is expecting a baby “any day.” Things are pretty hectic for the fourth-year guard, which is why he could miss the start of training camp with the Celtics.

Bradley is “day-by-day” and uncertain for the start of camp, which opens with media day on Sept. 30, CSNNE reports. Rajon Rondo is already expected to be sidelined as he rehabs from surgery on his right ACL, which means the Celtics could be without their starting backcourt when they begin camp.

“He’s going through a very difficult time,” Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge told A. Sherrod Blakely. “His mother passed away and they were very close and he’s expecting a baby any day. He’s got a lot going on.”

“I don’t know” if Bradley will start camp on time, Ainge said. “We’re just taking it day-by-day right now.”

Lisa Jones, Bradley’s mother, died last week. She was just 46 years old.

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