Oklahoma City is struggling on the defensive side of the ball since losing Andre Roberson for the remainder of the season. It appears they’re interested in Tony Allen and now they’ve reached out about the L.A. Clippers’ Avery Bradley according to the Washington Post.
Bradley can be a lock-down defender and has been known to be a high energy type of guy that bodes well in the locker room and for team chemistry. He also can be a quality three-point shooter. His short stature at only 6-2 doesn’t help his 7-0 wingspan. It’s tough to keep in front of a 6-6 player even though you’re almost a half-foot shorter.
The only holdup would be Bradley’s health. Bradley, 26, is averaging 15.0 points per game and has shot 38.1 percent from three this season. However, he’s missed nine games this season due to injury. Bradley was named to the NBA’s All-Defensive first team in 2015-16 with the Boston Celtics.
Bradley is making $8.8 million this season and is set to be a free agent this year. Which, can make him a nice fit for the Thunder. You can offload some scholarships, like Kyle Singler and Josh Huestis for a player’s expiring deal when you’re trying to re-sign Paul George. You’re going to need to use two players (see the two I mentioned). It just depends on what the Clippers are really to move Bradley.
Thunder Digest has made the stance of saying stay away from Bradley. In December, it was reporter Bradley paid off a woman to avoid going to the police about a sexual assault allegation. When you agree to a settlement of this topic, you’re admitting guilt.
The NBA trade deadline is Thursday, Feb. 8 at 2 p.m. The Thunder are known for their last second dealings. We’ll see what they cook up.We invite you to follow Thunder Digest on Twitter and like Thunder Digest on Facebook. Our Podcast is on iTunes. We also have a Thunder Digest Instagram account if you love fun Thunder photography!