With a host of guards already under contract for next season, the LA Clippers decided to bring back another one from last year’s roster. According to the LA Times, the Clippers agreed to terms with Avery Bradley, a key piece in the Blake Griffin trade with the Detroit Pistons.
Bradley inked a deal worth $25 million over the next two seasons.
When healthy, Bradley is regarded as one of the best perimeter defenders in the league–a valuable asset in a tough Western Conference. Bradley was limited to just six games, as he needed surgery to repair his adductor and rectus abdominal muscles.
Bradley is a valuable piece, especially playing alongside Patrick Beverley. Both players can guard their opponents exceedingly well and are considered 3-and-D players. Bradley’s ability to shoot three-pointers will also help him in Doc Rivers’ offense.
In addition to Bradley, the Clippers brought in veteran power forward Mike Scott. At 6-foot-8, Scott can stretch the floor shooting three-pointers, but he has the ability to go inside and score around the rim.
Scott had a rebound season with the Washington Wizards last season. He converted on 40.5 percent of his three-point attempts, which will make him a valuable piece on offense. Defensively, he has the ability to switch and guard several positions.
The Clippers are filling their roster with one- and two-year deals to remain competitive during the 2018-19 season while retaining maximum cap flexibility going forward.
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