Bradley (illness) said that he would be available to play Sunday against the Heat, A. Sherrod Blakely of CSN New England reports. It wasn't looking promising that Bradley would suit up Sunday after he remained hospitalized due to the stomach flu as of Saturday morning, but he was present for the team's morning shootaround and seems to have made dramatic improvement over the last 24 hours. Given the brevity of his absence, Bradley figures to rejoin the starting five in place of Jaylen Brown, who spelled him at shooting guard during Friday's win over the Suns. However, it wouldn't be surprising if coach Brad Stevens was cautious with Bradley, who could see his minutes restricted on some level, making him a less-than-appealing DFS play.
Bradley (illness) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Heat. Bradley sat out Friday against the Suns while he was hospitalized with a stomach virus, and his hounding presence on the defensive end was missed, as Phoenix shooting guard Devin Booker exploded for an NBA-season-high 70 points. According to Adam Himmelsbach of The Boston Globe, Bradley wasn't discharged from the hospital Saturday morning, which suggests he may be more on the doubtful side for Sunday. If Bradley is indeed held out again, look for Jaylen Brown to start at shooting guard, with he and Marcus Smart both benefiting from bumps in playing time.
Bradley has been ruled out for Friday's game against the Suns due to an illness, Celtics radio play-by-play broadcaster Sean Grande reports. Bradley was hospitalized due to a case of the stomach flu and is still recovering, so the Celtics will give him the night off against the lowly Suns, who will be playing the second half of a back-to-back with only eight players expected to dress. Jaylen Brown will enter the starting lineup in Bradley's place and pick up some of his minutes, with Marcus Smart, Terry Rozier and perhaps even Gerald Green benefiting from enhanced workloads.
Bradley mustered 18 points (7-13 FG, 2-3 3Pt, 2-2 FT), eight rebounds, two assists and one steal across 39 big minutes in Wednesday's 109-100 home win over Indiana. Bradley's 39 minutes were his biggest total this season going back to late October. The Achilles injury that forced Bradley to miss most of January and February is clearly no longer an issue. The Celtics are peaking at the right time, with only 10 games left in the season and a fully healthy roster. Boston and Bradley hope to keep things rolling on Friday versus the Suns in game three of this six game home stand.
Bradley registered 20 points (8-16 FG, 4-8 3Pt), nine rebounds, four assists and one steal across 34 minutes in Monday's 110-102 victory over the Wizards. The 20-point, nine-rebound output marks a slight outlier in terms of Bradley's numbers as he's averaged 14.7 points and 3.8 rebounds consistently over the past nine contests. Playing in the backcourt with the NBA's second-leading scorer Isaiah Thomas makes it a little more difficult to be a prolific scorer, but Bradley shoots efficiently from the floor on a nightly basis, tallying at least six made field goals in each of the past six games. With a lot of attention shifted towards Thomas, Bradley can be a fantasy asset as he gets consistently open around the perimeter.
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