Los Angeles Lakers Sign Defensive Star To Two-Year Deal

The Los Angeles Lakers are building a strong roster, and they added another defensive star.

ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski confirmed that the Lakers are signing Avery Bradley to a two-year deal worth $9.7 million.

“Once guard Avery Bradley clears waivers today, he plans to sign a two-year, $9.7M deal with the Los Angeles Lakers, his agent Bill Duffy of @BDA_Sports tells ESPN. Bradley will have a player option on the second season.”

Bradley has declined in several respects since leaving Boston. He was once the best man-to-man defensive guard in the league. However, he spent the past few years recovering from hip injuries that have limited his game and performance. Bradley missed 55 games over the past two season, and he wasn’t playing his best basketball when he was on the floor with the Detroit Pistons, Los Angeles Clippers and Memphis Grizzlies.

Brady is a good player, and he can definitely give opposing guards a headache. He is an excellent shooter that may help his team in terms of offense. Bradley’s 36.4 percent from long range make him an above-average marksman. He isn’t expected to run an offense for meaningful stretches, and he can’t be added to heavy schemes that have been established in the league in the past few years. If he is added to a team that will play to his strengths, Bradley may be of great help for the organization.

The Lakers made a huge move prior to the NBA Draft when they sent the entire roster away to get Anthony Davis. LeBron James, Kyle Kuzma and Davis was the only players they were left with. The Lakers’ greatest goal has been to gather stars, and they even tried to get Kawhi Leonard in Los Angeles. He came to Los Angeles, but signed a deal with the Clippers. The Lakers missed on Kawhi, and had to focus their attention to different players.

The Lakers need to finish completing team. They had limited finances, but needed starters at guard spots and an entire bench. LeBron James will become the team’s starter point guard, and that changes everything. Who is coming to LA?

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