Veteran guard Bradley signs two-year deal with Lakers

Veteran guard Avery Bradley averaged 16.1 points in 14 games with the Grizzlies.

The Los Angeles Lakers have signed veteran guard Avery Bradley, the team announced in a news release.

The deal is for two years and $9.7 million, with a player option after the first season, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.

Bradley, 28, was waived by the Memphis Grizzlies earlier in the week.

He was acquired by the Grizzlies in a trade-deadline deal with the Los Angeles Clippers in February and impressed in 14 games with Memphis, showing his usual dose of strong perimeter defense and averaging 16.1 points.

But his salary of nearly $13 million for next season was to become guaranteed Monday. By being waived before that, Bradley was owed just $2 million of that.

He joins a veteran Lakers backcourt that includes Rajon Rondo, Danny Green and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope.

1 Comment on "Veteran guard Bradley signs two-year deal with Lakers"

  1. With all this talk of ‘lost opportunities’, what did the Lakers really sacrifice in waiting on Kawhi?

    Realistically, the Lakers could only have gotten these players, instead of the ones they did get:
    – Jimmy Butler (with what to trade to the 76ers??),
    – Patrick Beverly (would have had to convince him to leave the Clips),
    – Brook Lopez (could we have convinced him to come back?),
    – Seth Curry,
    – Terrance Ross (an obvious overpay to do this),
    – Reggie Bullock.

    The other free-agents + DeAngelo Russell weren’t really available to the Lakers and we should stop thinking they were. IMO, the Lakers weren’t risking a great deal in seeing if the Clippers could make a deal to bring in a 2nd star to pair with Kawhi. If they had failed, we were very likely to sign him, but they didn’t fail – and got their target player.

    The Lakers have recovered nicely. We weren’t going to have the youngsters the Clippers have retained, because we did need Anthony Davis. Now the teams are pretty equally staffed and I really like our chances.

    Avery Bradley was really the ‘cherry on top’. Perhaps we should have waited for Iggy, but Bradley would have been signed by that time and we still may be able to sign Iggy.

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