REPORT: LA Clippers officially sign Avery Bradley, Mike Scott
LAS VEGAS – On Monday afternoon, the LA Clippers announced that they’ve officially re-signed guard Avery Bradley. Yahoo Sports’ Shams Charania reports that Bradley’s deal is a two-year, $25 million contract.
Bradley came over to the Clippers alongside Tobias Harris and Boban Marjanovic in a late January trade that saw franchise cornerstone Blake Griffin sent to the Detroit Pistons. He was only able to play six games for the Clippers before underdoing season ending sports hernia surgery. He averaged 9.2 points, 3.7 rebounds, 1.8 assists, and 0.8 steals per game on 47 percent shooting.
President of Basketball Operations Lawrence Frank put out this statement about the signing of defensive minded guard Bradley.
“We are very excited to bring Avery back to the Clippers,” Frank said. “He is an elite competitor, tenacious defender, and a very effective offensive player, who fits the identity of our organization and the profile of a tough, serious player that is committed to winning. Avery’s intensity and proven work ethic will have a direct impact on the performance and personality of this team.”
The Clippers also announced that they’ve signed forward Mike Scott to a deal as well. According to ESPN’s Zach Lowe, Scott’s one-year deal is worth around $4.3 million. The former Washington Wizards power forward played well in his limited 18.5 minutes of action last season, averaging 8.8 points, 3.3 rebounds, and 1.1 assists.
He scored in double figures 31 times in the 2018-19 season, with his second and third highest scoring outputs of the year coming against the Clippers themselves (22 points and six rebounds in 25 minutes per game on 86 percent shooting).
Here’s Frank’s statement about the addition of Scott, who has taken on a role as a stretch four over the last couple of seasons.
“Mike is the type of player we will be proud to have representing the Clippers, through his play and his commitment to the team,” Frank said. “He has earned the reputation as a tough, hard-playing guy and a versatile offensive talent who is dedicated to improving his game and helping his team. We are thrilled to welcome Mike to the Clippers.”