Since Kawhi Leonard signed with the Los Angeles Clippers, the Los Angeles Lakers have recovered in free agency. Now, they're adding another solid 3-and-D defender in Avery Bradley, who plans to sign with L.A. after clearing waivers.
Bradley, 28, is getting waived by the Memphis Grizzlies, making him a free agent.
The Lakers will use their room exception to sign Bradley.
Guard Avery Bradley will sign a two-year deal with the Los Angeles Lakers once he clears waivers, per Adrian Wojnarowski. Bradley was ranked as one of the top high school basketball players in his class of 2009 and even led Findlay College Prep to the National High School Basketball championship. The former Texas guard has been one of the league's top defenders since entering the National Basketball Association, making two All-Defensive teams.
However, LeBron James and Co. have added several players this offseason, including DeMarcus Cousins, Jared Dudley, Danny Green and JaVale McGee, among others. The 26-year-old averaged 16.1 points and 5.0 assists per game during his time with the Grizz and could be a valuable addition to the Lakers. His move, along with Paul George who helped sway Leonard to chose the Clippers, makes the city the new basketball powerhouse, according to Johnson.
The Lakers will now boast a roster that features several notable players around LeBron and Anthony Davis.