LA Lakers’ Avery Bradley Reportedly Caught Golden State Warriors’ Interest

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According to Yahoo Sports reporter Chris Haynes, Milwaukee Bucks and the Golden State Warriors basketball teams are interested in LA Lakers’ guard Avery Bradley. Despite not playing a game for a long time, Bradley still proves to be an in-demand player within the NBA industry.

Due to the coronavirus outbreak, 29-year-old Bradley chose not to participate in the Orlando bubble’s NBA restart. Additionally, he opted not to join the games to look out for one of his kids who suffers from respiratory problems. However, fans expect him to pitch in the upcoming new season, but his return to the Los Angeles Lakers team remains undecided.

During his time as LA Lakers’ guards, Bradley is infamous for his overaggressive and powerful gameplay styles on the basketball court. If he decides to join the Warriors, he could provide them with an additional ball-handler and could also play the group’s guard role. However, Bradley’s offensive power is questionable at best. During the previous season’s 49 games he played, Bradley scored at least 44 percent from the field and 36 percent from three-point range. From the previously mentioned statistics, 44 of those plays were starts. He isn’t primarily a reliable threatening player, but he is an asset when it comes to guarding.

Throughout his entire basketball career, Bradley played a total of 571 games, sporting averages of 11.8 points, 2.9 boards, and 1.8 assists with the Memphis Grizzlies, Detroit Pistons, Boston Celtics, Los Angeles Clippers, and LA Lakers.

The biggest mystery lies in how much Bradley would request from the free organization. If he declined the Lakers’ proposal of roughly $5 million, then he most probably thinks that he could earn more money than that. Moreover, there is a possibility that he wishes to gain $5 million for straight consecutive years.

To persuade him to join, the Golden State Warriors could increase their $5.7 million to sign him in with the team successfully. However, this could result in the basketball team’s offseason finale. Not to mention, would Bradley decide to play a reduced role and accept a $700,000 increase in his salary?

One of the Warriors’ main reasons for taking an interest in recruiting Bradley is to secure the use of their starting guard spots. Additionally, the team could use extra backcourt depth if they mainly choose to use their number 2 overall pick in the nearing NBA Draft to grab a wing or a big shot. However, given Bradley’s sustained injuries from the sport since 2016, the Warriors might look for their next possible asset somewhere else. 

The Warriors are not the only ones interested in the Lakers’ sentinel. Milwaukee Bucks may not use Bradley as their scoring point, but they’ll most probably utilize his defensive capabilities in the court.

All of the previously stated information are only rumors so far. Who knows – the Golden States Warriors and the Milwaukee Bucks do sport their heed to recruit Bradley to their ranks. One thing might be accurate for sure: it’s either the gossips are correct, or this is only sparking publicity initiated by Bradley’s agent before he ultimately reunites with the Los Angeles Lakers for the upcoming new season.

The Golden State Warriors grabbed the worst record in the NBA 2019-2020 season. However, they will rise again with the help of their star players such as Draymond Green, Klay Thompson, Andrew Wiggins, and Stephen Curry.

Meanwhile, the Milwaukee Bucks achieved the best record in the 2019-2020 season of the NBA for two consecutive years. However, the Miami Heat defeated them in the second round of the playoffs in five games that they played against each other.