The NBA is getting set to return to action on July 30th at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida. With the NBA attempting to return normally, some players are still deciding whether or not to play with everything going on. One player who has already decided he will sit out is Avery Bradley of the Los Angeles Lakers. Avery Bradley has been the Lakers’ starter at the point guard position, but he has opted to stay with his family during the time the NBA will return in Orlando. So, who could the Lakers sign to fill Bradley’s spot? Jimmy Crowther, host of The Lakers Report, breaks down 2 targets for LA IN THE VIDEO ABOVE AND BELOW.
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JR Smith is the first name that has come out as an option to replace Avery Bradley in the Los Angeles Lakers’ rotation. Smith has not played in the NBA since the 2018-19 season when he was with the Cleveland Cavaliers. Smith would bring a jolt of energy off the bench for the Los Angeles Lakers as well as playoff experience. JR Smith worked out for the Lakers earlier this season when LA opted to sign Dion Waiters instead.
Another name that has popped up for the Los Angeles Lakers is Nick Young… aka Swaggy P. Nick Young responded to an Instagram post from Adrian Wojnarowski saying that he is ready to play again in the NBA. Nick Young last played for the Denver Nuggets during the 2018-19 NBA season, but only appeared in four games during his time there. The veteran has been a consistent three-point shooter throughout his career and could find his way back to Los Angeles now that there is an open roster spot.
Lakers News & Rumors Discussed:
Avery Bradley sitting out
JR Smith return to the NBA?
Swaggy P ready to play
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