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Mar 20, 2013; New Orleans, LA, USA; Boston Celtics point guard Avery Bradley (0) shoots over New Orleans Hornets small forward Al-Farouq Aminu (0) during the second half of a game at the New Orleans Arena. The Hornets defeated the Celtics 87-86. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

Boston Celtics' coach Brad Stevens uses "Elite" to describe Avery Bradley

This season is definitely going to be different when it comes to the Boston Celtics.

During the off-season, the organization made some pretty much cleaned house after getting rid of Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce and Doc Rivers. With all-star point guard Rajon Rondo out until at least late December, back up point guard Avery Bradley is going to have to step it up.

With Bradley taking over at point for at least a month in a half, this could be an audition for other teams who may need a starting point guard either at the (or after) All-Star break or next season.

New head coach Brad Stevens appears to be a big fan of his back up point guard saying:

“I don’t think there is any doubt that Avery has elite ability in a lot of ways as a point guard. He’s an elite defender at the position. He’s an elite athlete at the point guard position.” Brad Stevens told the Boston Herald.

It has to feel good when a new coach is pumped up about you and your abilities on the court.

Now can Bradley live up to this “elite” status? Or will he crack under pressure? Tip off is slowly peaking it’s head around the corner.

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