Avery Bradley discusses one of the biggest reasons he’s excited to join Grizzlies
The Memphis Grizzlies acquired guard Avery Bradley from the Los Angeles Clippers prior to the trade deadline on Thursday, sending big man JaMychal Green and guard Garrett Temple back to the Clippers in return.
This will mark Bradley’s fourth team in less than two years, as he was originally traded from the Boston Celtics to the Detroit Pistons during the summer of 2017 and was then dealt by the Pistons to the Clippers in the Blake Griffin deal early last season.
However, in spite of the constant shuffling, Bradley is excited to join a rebuilding Grizzlies team:
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Bradley cites having a lot of family in Memphis as a big reason as to why he is happy about being a member of the Grizzlies, as his family members used to all go to his games whenever he played in Memphis.
Now, it will be convenient, as Bradley’s home arena will be just up the road.
In 49 games with the Clippers this season, the 28-year-old averaged 8.2 points, 2.7 rebounds and two assists over 29.9 minutes per game while shooting 38.3 percent from the floor, 33.7 percent from three-point range and 80 percent from the free-throw line.
Bradley was originally selected by the Celtics in the first round of the 2010 NBA Draft and proceeded to play his first seven years in Boston, developing into one of the game’s best perimeter defenders.
However, since leaving the C’s, Bradley has been a mere shell of the player he once was and was particularly disappointing during his brief stint in Los Angeles.