NBA Restart: Lakers Set to Replace Bradley With Smith
According to multiple reports,Los Angeles guard Avery Bradley will not be part of his side’s plans when the NBA season gets back underway in Orlando, Florida, next month.
Bradley’s 6-year-old son has a history of respiratory issues and as such would not be likely to be cleared to join the ‘bubble’ where players and families of the 22 teams taking part in the remainder of the 2019-20 season and the 29-year-old former Boston Celtics man will therefore not take part.
On the matter Bradley stated;
“As committed to my Lakers teammates and the organization as I am, I ultimately play basketball for my family,” Avery Bradley said. “And so, at a time like this, I can’t imagine making any decision that might put my family’s health and well-being at even the slightest risk.
“As promised also, I will use this time away to focus on the formation of projects to help strengthen my communities.”The Los Angeles Lakers will certainly miss Bradley, who has started 44 games this season, and they are reportedly tracking free-agent JR Smith as a potential replacement.
Bradley has average 8.6 points and 2.3 rebounds per game thus far this term and would certainly have played a crucial part in the rest of the NBA championships and this could well therefore affect any potential NBA bet you may have been considering.
If they fail to bring in Smith then the Lakers are likely to turn to Kentatvious Caldwell-Pope as a replacement starter.
Bradley could lose as much as $650k if he sits out the rest of the campaign.