I really liked the article linked below on the Detroit Pistons’ biggest off-season acquisition. The Pistons front office coveted Bradley so badly this summer not just for his defense and shot-making, but also for his work ethic. The hope was that Bradley’s demeanor would rub off on his younger teammates and reports out of training camp indicate that’s been the case.
Practice doesn’t always make perfect, but it does set a standard, and just a couple days into his first training camp with the Pistons, teammates already are taking notice. Actually, it started even before camp, with pickup games that felt more like playoff games, at times, with Bradley involved.
For more on NBA players that embody what it means to be a pro:
-Nick Collison: “What is my role in this league?” (LINK)
-How P.J. Tucker explains the modern NBA (LINK)
-Jameer Nelson: In the NBA at age 35 (LINK)
-Lance Thomas: Be a star in your role (LINK)