The Los Angeles Lakers will reportedly land wing Avery Bradley after he is bought out by the Memphis Grizzlies and clears waivers according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. Bradley was acquired by Memphis last season from the Los Angeles Clippers. Bradley will reportedly sign a two-year $9.7 million contract and head to Hollywood. The second year of that deal will also be a player option, according to ESPN.
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.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) July 8, 2019
Los Angeles continues to fill out its roster with wing players and guards who can shoot and defend the perimeter. Prior to suffering injuries in Detroit, Bradley was just that. The 28-year-old rounded into form a little more in his brief time with Memphis last season. In 14 games, Bradley averaged 16.1 points per game on 46.3% shooting, including 38.4% from behind the 3-point line. The Lakers were dreadful from deep last season with a team 3-point shooting percentage of 33.3%. That was good for 29th in the NBA. Bradley, assuming healthy, would provide a nice punch if he can maintain last season’s numbers.
Avery Bradley joins a series of others who have been added to the Lakers roster in the last few days like JaVale McGee, Quinn Cook, Rajon Rondo, and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope. After missing out on Kawhi Leonard, the Lakers are scrambling to add capable players around Lebron James and Anthony Davis. With a mixture of players who were on the Lakers last year and quality guards like Cook and Bradley, the roster is starting to take more shape.