Bradley had an injury-filled 2017/18 season after being dealt from the Celtics to the Pistons last offseason. He missed playing time with a groin injury after a strong first month, then was included in the Blake Griffin blockbuster in late January. He underwent season-ending sports hernia surgery in mid-March.
Bradley only appeared in six games with the Clippers after playing 40 games with Detroit. He averaged 14.3 PPG in 46 games last season.
He enjoyed a career year in Boston the previous season, his seventh and final with that organization. The 6’2” Bradley, 27, averaged a career-best 16.3 PPG, 6.1 RPG and 2.2 APG in 55 games.
Yea, I’m all in on Avery Bradley. He should be the first call made at midnight on July 1st.
— Cam Rose (@CamInTheWay) June 26, 2018
Hearing that the Grizzlies — who will be looking for wing upgrades with their mid-level exception — have Avery Bradley high among their free-agent targets
— Marc Stein (@TheSteinLine) June 27, 2018
In my opinion, there are two ways to look at this…
- He fits the Grit n Grind mold to a T as far as effort & defense , while at the same time addressing the needs of this team when it comes to the lack of 3pt shooting & scoring.
- He’s another guy that comes with an injury risk. Last season alone he missed playing time with a groin injury & underwent season-ending sports hernia surgery in mid-March