Avery Bradley probably never thought that he had become a justified "wanderer" at the age of 29. After being traded by the Celtics for seven years in 2017, he changed four teams in just two years, from the Pistons to the Clippers, to the Grizzlies-He was in February this year In the Memphis Grizzlies played a career regular season scoring high 33 points, played 38 minutes, 15 of 21 shots, in addition to 6 rebounds, 6 assists and 1 steal.And this happened five days after he was traded to the Grizzlies.
In July, he was laid off by the Grizzlies and joined the Lakers for $9.7 million in two years.
Few people know that this combo guard who is only 1.88 meters tall was once an ESPN commentator. For the best high school student of the year, he is as famous as John Wall.
So far in his career, Bradley’s biggest label is defense. He was taken by the Green Army with the 19th overall pick in the first round of 10 years and forged under the Celtics’ iron-blood defense system for seven years. , And this system is strong enough to be compatible with bugs like Thomas.
By the 12-13 season, Avery Bradley has grown to the level of being selected for the second team of the best defensive team. Three years later, Bradley was selected as the first team of the All-Defensive Team in the 2015-16 season.
Bradley's career defensive contribution value is all positive, which means he always contributes on the defensive end. You can see him suffocating the ball-holding players in the first and second positions, using his impressive wingspan to interfere with effective shooting, and he is fastBoat coach Rivers once boasted that Bradley could defend any guard in the league. The Clippers offered him a two-year, $25 million contract.
But Bradley’s 1.88-meter height and a relatively thin body destined him to be a qualified blue-collar. You can’t expect him to defend Leonard or Small forwards like Paul George.
In fact, Bradley has always been a classic combo guard, almost not in the first four seasons of his career. How to shoot three-pointers.
In the small ball era, he began to improve his three-point ability. 15 years later, his three-point shooting rate is over 35% every year, the peak of 16 -17 season reached 39%, almost the level of a good shooter. Bradley does not like to take the initiative to shoot three-pointers, his three-pointers are almost all open spaces with good shooting opportunities.
Bradley used to kill the Cavaliers on three-pointers away in 16 years. He also had a record of 8 of 11 three-pointers, setting a career record for rebounds and three-pointers.
Limited At a height of 1.88 meters, his shooting is easily disturbed, and his three-point shooting is not stable, but he goes outOne stop on the line is definitely a point that opponents dare not let go.
Bradley is more stable in his mid-range shooting, and his career long-range two-point shooting percentage has reached an impressive 47.2%.
Bradley is not a player who started offensively. Defense is his ability to settle down, but in terms of offense, he is Billundo. A defender like Tony Allen without a basket is much better. He is good at air cuts, good shot selection, and his distinctive feature is stability.Jian, able to contribute more than ten points of firepower per game, is definitely a member of the "bench gangster".
Bradley has a certain ability to connect teams and can be used as a second offensive starting point, but he has never been a good organizer, so although he can relieve James to a certain extent Holding the ball pressure, but can not expect him to do more.
James has announced that he will play the point guard position next season. Many, elixir, Caruso and others are not weak.
After the Lakers failed to chase Leonard, they signed McGee, Rondo, Danny Green, Cousins and other players successively to stop losses in time and strengthen the team's strength. But these players all have distinct advantages and disadvantages or potential injuries, such as McGee’s embarrassing qualities,Rondo's shooting ability, Green's three-point stability, Cousins' injury potential, etc.
The Lakers' signing of Bradley was a very successful operation. His defensive ability is currently very much needed by the Lakers. At the same time, whether Bradley is a starter or a substitute, Can provide very stable firepower, in a nutshell, he will make achievements on both offense and defense. A mid-class contract to win such a high-quality blue-collar will undoubtedly increase the depth of the Lakers' lineup.