Beefed up Boston Celtics guard Avery Bradley said he's taking full advantage of his first true NBA offseason and despite a summer of changes for his team the fourth-year guard gushed with anticipation about the upcoming season.

Bradley who has spent much of the summer out of the public eye while immersing himself in basketball workouts emerged Tuesday for the first of three home court renovations this week in conjunction with RE/MAX of New England. Bradley and Celtics legend/broadcaster Cedric Maxwell unveiled the first of three driveway makeovers Tuesday with the Barker-Jobin family.

Looking fit and noting he's bulked up to 196 pounds Bradley admitted his body broke down at the end of the 2012-13 season one in which he missed the first two months while rehabbing from double shoulder surgery and he's utilized his first uninterrupted offseason as a pro to prepare his body for the 82-game grind.

"Every summer for me has been just watching film just going to watch people play" said Bradley whose rookie season was stunted by a chipped bone in his ankle from a pre-draft workout; he lost his sophomore offseason to the lockout; and last year he was recovering from surgery on both shoulders that had ended his 2011-12 season early.

"This whole summer I’ve bee playing every single day. I think I took like maybe three weeks off. My girlfriend kept telling me ‘You need to rest you need a break.’ But I was so excited to get back on the court and I’ve been here in Boston for maybe like two months working out everyday. Two a days. Me Jared [Sullinger] and a few of the younger guys."
It's funny to hear the 22-year-old Bradley refer to "younger" players but he'll be an elder statesman on next year's overhauled roster (only Rajon Rondo will be longer tenured in Boston). Bradley knows he'll have a bigger role and is ready to shoulder it.

"I feel a lot stronger sometimes even when I’m walking down the street in Boston people will say 'You look a lot bigger now.' And I laugh" said Bradley. "I’ve been eating a lot different I’ve been lifting every single day I weigh the most I ever weighed -- like 196 that's a lot for me and I’m hoping I can stay like 188 throughout the season. I feel a lot better. Towards the end of the season my body was kinda breaking down on me. I was getting a little sick and stuff so I wasn’t eating. But I feel a lot better now."

Bradley endured a lackluster postseason getting bullied at times by New York's Raymond Felton who proved to be the X-factor for the Knicks that Boston had hoped Bradley would be for the Celtics. It's clear the added bulk is designed at improving his ability to muscle up with his All-NBA defense but could also aid him on the offensive end.

"I feel like it makes me stronger. I feel stronger" said Bradley. "When I’m working out with my teammates they feel me. It’s a difference and I can tell because the coaches tell me that I look a lot bigger than I was last year."

Bradley said he doesn't ask Rondo about his health when they correspond during the offseason but acknowledged the team might not have its All-Star point guard at the start of the season. Bradley is willing to help with ball-handling duties if asked.

"I’m not sure what position I’m going to play whatever I can do to help our team out that’s what I’m going to be open to doing" said Bradley. "Rondo will still be there to play that leadership role and help everybody out. Even if I’m not playing point guard I’m pretty sure whoever is Rondo is going to be there in his ear trying to help us become the best team we can be."