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Avery Bradley Close To Deal In Israel

Boston Celtics point guard Avery Bradley is close to reaching a deal with Hapoel Jerusalem of the Israel of the Eurocup, Israeli Super League and Israeli Cup, according to Yahoo! Sports.

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. (via Yahoo! Sports)

Bradley, 20, played limited minutes in his first season with the Boston Celtics last season, averaging 1.7 points, 0.4 assists and 0.3 steals in 162 minutes played in 30 games. 

Hapoel Jerusalem originally tried to sign Greivis Vasquez of the Memphis Grizzlies, but the deal fell through. As Marc J. Spears and Adrian Wojnarowski wrote, the deal in Israel would allow Bradley to see many more minutes than he did in Boston. Bradley would be joined by former NBA guards Luke Jackson and D.J. Strawberry.

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