Bradley plans to sign two-year deal with Lakers

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Host of The Woj PodFree-agent guard Avery Bradley plans to sign a two-year, $9.7 million deal with the Los Angeles Lakers, his agent Bill Duffy of BDA Sports tells ESPN.Bradley is expected to clear waivers Monday after Memphis waived him on Saturday, clearing the way for him to join a Lakers team that now includes the offseason additions of Anthony Davis and Danny Green.The deal will include a player option in the second year, Duffy said.The Lakers will use their room exception to sign Bradley.The 6-foot-2 guard is known for his defensive versatility, having been reared in Doc Rivers’ system. Noted offensive talent Kyrie Irving once said that Bradley guards him better than anyone in the league.Bradley started 49 games for the LA Clippers last season before being traded to the Memphis Grizzlies in February for forward JaMychal Green and guard/forward Garrett Temple.He then started 14 games in Memphis, averaging 16 points, 4 assists and 3.2 rebounds a game in that span after overcoming knee and shin injuries.The 28-year-old guard is a career 36.4 percent 3-point shooter. He will give Lakers coach Frank Vogel an additional switchable piece to use in a guards corps also featuring Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, Green, Quinn Cook, Rajon Rondo, Alex Caruso and Troy Daniels.Bradley has 39 playoff games to his credit, averaging 12.2 points, 3.1 rebounds, 1.6 assists and 1.2 steals in the postseason. He started at guard for the Boston Celtics in their run to the Eastern Conference finals in 2017.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. He was traded to the Clippers that same season in a deal highlighted by Blake Griffin being sent to the Pistons.The addition of Bradley will bring the Lakers roster to 14 players, with one open spot remaining.

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