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Doc speaks about Bradley's tough defense on Toronto

Posted by shawn cassidy on March 14, 2013 at 5:20 PM

Doc's weekly radio interview on WEEI

On if he can recall a better on-ball defender than Avery Bradley: "No ... Derek Harper would be the first guy that comes to mind for me. Alvin Robertson was pretty good. Scottie Pippen was great, but he was a three. But as far as a point guard up pressuring the ball, you haven't seen guys get ripped at half court the way Avery has done. He has a list of guys now. I mean, it's almost every single -- he got Westbrook, he did it (Wednesday) night to Lowry. You really haven't seen that since maybe Walt Frazier used to get guys, if you remember, with that strip at half court. But to do it as consistent as Avery does it, I don't know if I've ever seen it."

* On bothering Toronto point guards Kyle Lowry and Sebastian Telfair: "Both of them. I just thought they got to the point where it became so personal with Avery that they forgot about their team and it changed the game and that's what Avery does."

Bradley got the best out of those two guards. He bothered them so much that Telfair was ejected for yapping at the ref about Bradley's tough defense. Bradley is slowly creating a legend with his on-ball defensive. I worry a bit that Bradley's defense may cause him to sit out in certain games, because refs seem to call him incorrectly. Bradley shouldn't change, but the refs need to adapt to him, and honestly as of late it seems like some have.



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Reply paul
7:55 AM on March 15, 2013 
Bradley has been amazing, but I don't think the refs are unfair to him. The kid is a barracuda.