Avery Bradley says he’s circling Lakers’ game vs. Clippers on calendar
New Los Angeles Lakers guard Avery Bradley is looking forward to suiting up for the purple and gold. Already, the scrappy guard has his eye on a particular opponent: his STAPLES Center neighbors, the Los Angeles Clippers.
Avery Bradley says the game against the Clippers will be "circled on the calendar" for him after playing there before.
— Harrison Faigen (@hmfaigen) July 12, 2019
Besides being able to play against two of the best players in the league in Kawhi Leonard and Paul George, Bradley has personal reasons to look forward to the Clippers matchup.
Bradley played for the Clippers for two seasons, from 2017-2019. His tenure there was unimpressive, and he posted some of the lowest numbers of his career while playing for the Clippers. He played only 55 games for the team over the two years. Bradley ended his Clippers career with averages of 8.2 points, 2.7 rebounds, and two assists per game, all below his career averages.
Now, Bradley will get the chance to prove to the Clippers that he is a better player than what he showed while they employed him. He joins a stacked team that includes stars LeBron James and Anthony Davis as well as Kyle Kuzma and DeMarcus Cousins. Bradley should slide in perfectly as a tough perimeter defender who can hit the open three.
Bradley isn’t the only one looking forward to the Lakers-Clipper matchup. The whole NBA will be on high alert when the two championship favorites first face off in STAPLES Center.