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Avery Bradley Agrees to Deal with Los Angeles Lakers

Guard Avery Bradley agreed a two-year $9.7 million deal on Monday with the Los Angeles Lakers. The free agent cleared waivers earlier on Monday after the Memphis Grizzlies released him Saturday. That cleared the way for the point guard to sign with the Lakers.

The Lakers offseason additions include Anthony Davis, Danny Green and now Bradley. Los Angeles used is room exception to make the deal with Bradley.


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The 6-foot-2 Bradley is best known for the defensive skills he possesses. Kyrie Irving said once that Bradley’s defense against him was the best in the NBA.

Last season Avery Bradley started 49 games while with the Los Angeles Clippers before he was traded in February. He was sent to Memphis for Garrett Temple and JaMychal Green.

While with the Grizzlies, Bradley started 14 games and averaged 16 points, four assists and 3.3 rebounds per game over returning from shin and knee injuries.

Bradley, who is 28, has shot 36.4% from 3-point territory for his career and gives Lakers head coach Frank Vogel another piece at the guard position that also includes the recently signed Green, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, Quinn Cook, Alex Caruso, Troy Daniels and veteran Rajon Rondo.

Bradley has playoff experience having played 39 postseason games. He started with the Boston Celtics at guard during their 2017 postseason run that reached the Eastern Conference Finals.


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Bradley played his first 6-plus seasons with Boston prior to being traded during the 2017-2018 season to Detroit where he played just a few games before being dealt to the Clippers the same season, as part of the deal that included Blake Griffin becoming a Piston.

The Lakers could still add one more player to their roster as they attempt to find the nucleus to battle with cross-town rivals the Clippers after the Clippers agreed to terms with both Kawhi Leonard and Paul George.

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