Angeles Lakers are building a strong roster, and they added another defensive
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
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?