Three small moves that will yield big time results for the LA Clippers

Kawhi Leonard, LA Clippers. Mandatory Credit: Ashley Landis/Pool Photo-USA TODAY Sports
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Avery Bradley, Los Angeles Lakers
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Avery Bradley

2021 Stats: 6.4 ppg, 2.2 rpg, 39 3p%

Don’t expect to see Avery Bradley in a Los Angeles Lakers uniform next season, but that doesn’t mean he won’t be in the LA area. Laker fans have grown acrimonious over Bradley and his time with their squad. He failed to contribute on a Lakers squad that won it all in 2020 in the bubble, opting to instead spend time with his ailing son.

After playing in both Houston and Miami, Laker fans are wishing he never returned. Bradley averaged just 6.4 points per game and wasn’t quite the lockdown defender he was in the past.

The market for Bradley at the moment isn’t exactly booming. But remaining in LA and simply taking a trip down the hall to the Clippers locker room could be exactly what the doctor ordered. While he isn’t the same defender, Bradley is still capable. With Paul George and Kawhi Leonard guarding opposing team’s best player, Bradley can easily clamp down on some of their ancillary parts.

Outside of just his defense, Bradley’s 3-point shooting is still deadly. This past season, even with all the drama surrounding the Lakers, Bradley nailed 39% of his shots from behind the arc. Bradley won’t come in and ruffle any feathers, he’s a defensive first guy who can knock down open 3-pointers, pretty similar to the sort of player coach Ty Lue used to be. Adding Bradley can pay off big time for an already stacked defensive squad on the perimeter.

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