Avery Bradley did not get a chance to join the Los Angeles Lakers for their playoff run, but he still played a huge role for the team. He found his way as a steady defender and revitalized the franchise and his career. Bradley was courted last off-season and started 44 games for the Lakers before opting out of the Orlando bubble.
He finished the year averaging 8.6 points per game along with shooting 36.4 percent from three-point range. His role as a defender and shot-maker did not go unnoticed going into the upcoming season. Bradley is weighing if he will opt into his $5 million deal or explore the market where some of the league’s contenders may pursue his services, per Yahoo Sports NBA insider Chris Haynes.
Yahoo Sources: Potential free agent Avery Bradley to be courted by Golden State, Milwaukee and several contenders in attempt to lure him away from the Los Angeles Lakers.
— Chris Haynes (@ChrisBHaynes) November 16, 2020
Bradley’s departure will mean more work for the Lakers in free agency. The reported trade of Danny Green for Dennis Schroder will add to his absence and jumpstart a pursuit of perimeter depth that they will sorely need next season.