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Bradley makes All defensive second team

Posted by shawn cassidy on May 13, 2013 at 7:45 PM




He did it! He finished 12th in defensive player of the year honors, and now he's made his first All-NBA defensive team. Hopefully this is the first step into making a first team.


ESPN

"Bradley earned 10 first-team votes and five second-team votes, for a total of 25 points. He shared the second-team backcourt with Memphis' Mike Conley (19 points). Tony Allen (53 points) and Chris Paul (37 points) comprised the first-team backcourt.

The voting panel is made up of the NBA’s 30 head coaches, who selected first and second teamers by position (coaches cannot vote for their own players). Two points were awarded for a first-team vote and one point for a second-team vote. Bradley outscored both of the first-team centers.

Bradley, a 22-year-old guard in his third season, has developed a reputation as one of the league's most tenacious on-ball defenders. According to individual defensive statistics logged by Synergy Sports, Bradley limited opponents to 0.697 points per play, the lowest in the league among those with at least 475 total defensive possessions. Opponents shot just 30.8 percent against Bradley and scored just 31.8 percent of the time (also a league low using that 475 possession total).

Bradley was the only Celtics player to receive votes in the All-Defensive balloting (Kevin Garnett, a mainstay of these teams, was surprisingly shut out). Previously, Bradley finished 12th in the media-voted Defensive Player of the Year award (landing on five of 121 ballots)."

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8 Comments

Reply celtsfan
7:56 PM on May 13, 2013 
Nice job!
Reply paul
1:10 AM on May 14, 2013 
Why is this a big deal to so many fans and writers, but Rondo winning another assist title was not?
Reply shawn cassidy
1:40 AM on May 14, 2013 
paul says...
Why is this a big deal to so many fans and writers, but Rondo winning another assist title was not?


Bradley is the best to ever play the game Paul. I have finally realized it.
Reply shawn cassidy
1:46 AM on May 14, 2013 
I wrote about Rondo winning his assist crown, for the others I don't know why they didn't,or if they did. Fans were upset about Bradley finishing 12th in voting, but I wasn't.
Reply paul
7:36 AM on May 14, 2013 
shawn cassidy says...
Bradley is the best to ever play the game Paul. I have finally realized it.


Lol!! But you forget one Jeff Green, Shawn!
Reply paul
7:40 AM on May 14, 2013 
shawn cassidy says...
I wrote about Rondo winning his assist crown, for the others I don't know why they didn't,or if they did. Fans were upset about Bradley finishing 12th in voting, but I wasn't.


I think it's a really nice achievement for Bradley, a very nice step for him. Rondo winning an assist crown was a fantastic achievement, and there was very little acknowledgement of this that I saw anywhere. The anti-Rondo double standard is just so fantastically stupid.
Reply Franklin
12:07 PM on May 14, 2013 
Don't forget Rondo also led the league in triple-doubles.
Reply paul
4:58 PM on May 14, 2013 
Franklin says...
Don't forget Rondo also led the league in triple-doubles.


Right on, Franklin - I remember seeing that all over twitter. Nobody seemed to mention it on the Celtics blogs, etc., though. Can you imagine if Bradley had even one triple double, or - God help us - Green? My god. they'd give a parade.

Those two guys have talent, but the orgy of love for them is freaking insane. Meanwhile we got a guy leading the team deep into the playoffs year after year, leading the league in assists and triple doubles, etc., etc., all sort of invisible...