Well, bradley isn't just GOOD at defense, hes excellent, elite, superb, one of the best in the game. Sully is good at some things but he isnt great at anything or elite. He can be replaced alot easier than bradley can. Also, defensive players like AB do not just come and go i assure you lol.
To say Avery Bradley is one of best perimeter defenders is understatement of the century. With all due respect to Gary Payton...Avery Bradley will go down as THE greatest perimeter defender ever.
Did you actually see Payton play?
It's amazing how Bradley's legend grows the more he sits out.
Its also amazing how the longer he sits out the more of a bum he becomes that had little to do with our complete turn around in the second half of last year.
I don't see a single person on here calling him a bum. I think he's a good player. He has limitations however and still has to prove himself in many ways. He is nowhere near being a "franchise savior" or "greatest defender of all-time". That is crazy talk.
I'm glad you said that because that's how i feel when i read alot of your comments. If anybody is hyping up bradley its the people that are in favor of trading him lol. Who called him a franchise savior? You're being a hypocrite right now. He is the best defender on this team after KG. He was a huge part in us turning our season around last year. True or false?
False. Again, we made our playoff run without him. We were within 5 minutes in game 7 of the ECF of beating the eventual champs, without him. Most people who followed this team closely the last 3 years know that these guys, for better or worse, take many games off and play hard only when they need to, mostly only during the playoffs.
I like Bradley, he's a very good player, an excellent defender, and may get better. He has some limitations though. He needs to improve his ball handling, his passing, and his overall understanding of the game. He also needs to prove he can stay healthy for at least a whole season. Hopefully he will do all of those things. I just think it's very premature to say that we can't contend without him and that he will be the greatest defender of all-time, as highlighted in your post above.