Report: Warriors, Bucks among contenders pursuing Avery Bradley in free agency

LOS ANGELES, CA – OCTOBER 27: Avery Bradley #11 of the Los Angeles Lakers handles the ball against the Charlotte Hornets on October 27, 2019 at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2019 NBAE (Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images)

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.

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.

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