Report: Lakers guard Avery Bradley switches agents, could decline $5M player option

Peter Dewey
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Los Angeles Lakers guard Avery Bradley reportedly is debating whether or not to decline his player option for next season.

Bradley, 29, is also planning to switch agents, according to The Athletic’s Shams Charania.

Bradley sat out the Lakers’ run in the NBA’s Orlando, Fla. bubble due to concerns over COVID-19.

Los Angeles went on to win the NBA Finals in six games over the Miami Heat.

However, before opting out, Bradley started 44 of the 49 games he appeared in for Los Angeles.

The Lakers certainly could use his defensive presence, especially at a reasonable $5 million next season.

Bradley averaged 8.6 points, 2.3 rebounds and 1.3 assists per game last season.

His biggest impact came on the defensive end. Bradley finished the season with 1.4 defensive win shares and a 0.5 defensive box plus/minus.

It will be interesting to see how the change of representation affects his decision for next season.

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Peter is a graduate of Quinnipiac University where he covered the MAAC and college basketball for three years. He has worked for NBC Sports, the Connecticut Sun and the Meriden Record-Journal covering basketball and other major sports. Follow him on Twitter @peterdewey2.