The Los Angeles Lakers have agreed to sign a two-year deal with Avery Bradley when the guard clears waivers, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports. Bradley is another acquisition that fits well with LeBron and Anthony Davis, as Pelinka continues to avoid the errors of the 2018 offseason that haunted the Lakers throughout last season.
The Los Angeles Lakers are reportedly making another notable move in free agency, adding a standout defensive guard to their roster for the 2019-20 season. Now, they're adding another solid 3-and-D defender in Avery Bradley, who plans to sign with L.A. after clearing waivers.
The Lakers have other options though, including DeMarcus Cousins, Davis' former teammate in New Orleans, center JaVale McGee and veteran stretch four Jared Dudley, among other players.
Bradley spent the first six and a half seasons of his career with the Celtics before being traded to the Detroit Pistons during the 2017-18 season. Noted offensive talent Kyrie Irving once said that Bradley guards him better than anyone in the league. He then played for the Clippers and Memphis Grizzlies last season, averaging 16.1 points in 14 games.
With the $4.7 million exception available, general manager Rob Pelinka and company were not finished improving their depth around LeBron James and Anthony Davis.