Avery Bradley is going to be one of the more intriguing names to keep an eye on in free agency this year. While he is set to hit the open market, it appears that he would like to re-sign with the Los Angeles Lakers.
Ramona Shelburne of ESPN has reported that Bradley would prefer to stick with the Lakers. She also reported that if he doesn’t end up back in L.A., the Golden State Warriors, Milwaukee Bucks, and Charlotte Hornets would be potential destinations.
More than likely, the Lakers would have mutual interest in working out a new deal with Bradley as well. He is a top-notch perimeter defender and is a great supporting cast member. Depending on the price, it is very likely that he will stick with Los Angeles.
During the 2019-20 NBA season with the Lakers, Bradley ended up averaging 8.6 points, 2.3 rebounds, and 1.3 assists per game. He played in 49 games and started in 44 of those appearances. Bradley shot 44.4 percent from the floor and 36.4 percent from the three-point line.
At 29 years old, Bradley is the kind of player that all contenders would like to have on their roster. He works hard, doesn’t need the ball in his hands, and has great experience.
LeBron James and Anthony Davis are going to be a force to be reckoned with once again next season. The Lakers simply want to make sure that they are surrounding with a similar, but improved, supporting cast like they had last season.
Keeping Bradley should be a no-brainer for the Lakers. He is a quality player that can be had on a very reasonable contract.
Expect to see Avery Bradley end up back with the Lakers. However, if the two sides can’t end up working something out, the three teams listed above would all make sense.