Celtics’ Bradley nears deal in Israel
A formal agreement could be reached as soon as this week that would allow Bradley to return to the NBA if the league-imposed lockout ends during Hapoel’s season.
After failing to complete a deal with Memphis Grizzlies guard Greivis Vasquez(notes) last week, Hapoel turned its attention to signing Bradley. For Bradley, a 20-year-old who turned pro after one season at the University of Texas, the chance to play meaningful minutes in the competitive Israel Premier League is a lure.
Bradley played sparingly on the veteran Celtics as a rookie last season, averaging five minutes in 31 games for Boston. Celtics general manager Danny Ainge has been extremely high on Bradley’s potential.
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