According to multiple reports, guard Avery Bradley -- who hasn't played since Game 4 of the Eastern Conference semi-finals in May -- returned to take part in full practice in Chicago on Monday.
Bradley took part in a 90-minute full-contact practice session on Monday, with the team amidst a three-city road swing that has opened with consecutive defeats in Houston and San Antonio, without issue. There is still no timetable for his return to the Celtics, but clearly, he's getting closer, and coach Doc Rivers suggested that it would represent an upgrade if Bradley can play his way back into the starting guard spot, allowing both Jason Terry and Courtney Lee to come off the bench.
"[Bradley] will have to earn [a starting spot] and get it but I think on paper, it looks better," Rivers told reporters. "But you have to wait and see how it works once he gets back."
The Celtics went 14-4 down the stretch last year when Bradley entered the Celtics lineup.
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