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Former Celtics Avery Bradley has agreed to a two-year, 25 million dollar contract with the Los Angeles Clippers.

Bradley spent his first seven seasons with the Boston Celtics before being traded being traded to the Detroit Pistons following the 2016-17 season. Avery was then traded once again, this time to the Los Angeles Clippers.

His best season thus far was his last season (2016-17) with Boston when he averaged 16.3 PPG, 6.1 RPG, 2.2 APG and 1.2 SPG. Bradley is the classic 3-and-D player, playing tenacious, in-your-shirt defense and hitting 39% of his three-pointers in 2016-17.


The 12.5 million/year is certainly less than Avery might have anticipated a year ago, but in the current free agent market it will suffice for now. This is CBSSports' Colin Ward-Henninger on Avery's fit with the Clippers:

Bradley averaged a career-high 16.3 points per game on 39 percent 3-point shooting while making the All-Defensive first team in 2016-17 with the Celtics, so the Clippers are clearly banking on the idea that he'll return to that form. He joins a guard-heavy Clippers rotation featuring Lou Williams, Patrick Beverley and their two lottery picks -- Shai Gilgeous-Alexander and Jerome Robinson.

Beyond Bradley's value as an NBA player is his value as a high-character individual. During his 7-year stint with the Celtics, he became a fan favorite, always doing his job with no complaining or fanfare. He is still sorely missed by many of us. I honestly cannot write about him without a feeling of sadness. His two-way play and veteran presence will be valuable for a Clippers team in rebuild mode. We wish him well.

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Tom Lane 7/03/2018 06:06:00 AM Edit
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