With Avery Bradley entering free agency, there are a couple title contenders gunning to pick him up.
The Lakers guard has reportedly garnered interest from Golden State, Milwaukee and others, according to NBA insider Chris Haynes.
The 2019-20 season was the 10-year pro’s first year with the Lakers. Los Angeles signed Bradley as a defensive specialist and guard complement to veteran PG Rajon Rondo.
While staying with the defending champions is certainly an enticing option, Bradley likely didn’t get too attached to this Lakers team. The former Boston Celtic only played in 49 games for Los Angeles last season, opting out of the team’s championship run in the bubble.
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
With Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson both returning from injury next season, Bradley would make a great fit as a backup PG/SG. The two-time All-Defensive player would serve as a valuable asset on a team rife with scoring threats.
Though the Bucks are championship contenders in their own right, Bradley’s fit makes much less sense in Milwaukee. Defensive Player of the Year Giannis Antetokounmpo and his squad had the best defense in the league last year, allowing 102.5 points per 100 possessions.
The Bucks’ issue has always been scoring, especially in the offseason. With the brunt of the scoring load falling on the Greek Freak and Khris Middleton, Milwaukee would be better served landing an offensive specialist.
Whether Bradley stays with the Lakers or goes to one of these teams, he’ll likely be contending for another championship.
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