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Avery Bradley Out for the Season

Barry Chin/The Boston Globe via Getty Images(WALTHAM, Mass.) -- Boston Celtics guard Avery Bradley will have surgery Friday to repair small tears in his left shoulder and will miss the rest of the season.

"It's disappointing," Celtics head coach Doc Rivers said. "Obviously when a player goes down, that's disappointing, especially on what Avery has given us this year. His growth this year has been terrific, and it's been great, and he's become a very valuable piece to our basketball team."

Bradley was drafted 19th by the Celtics in the 2010 NBA Draft. This year Bradley became a key ingredient in the Celtic's success. He averaged 21.4 minutes per-game, scoring 7.6 point-per-game while being noticed by some throughout the league for his defense (he earned some votes for the NBA's All-Defensive teams).

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