2. Avery Bradley – 29 years old – PG/SG
2019-20 stats – 49 GP – 8.6 PPG – 2.3 RPG – 1.3 APG – .444 FG% – .364 3P% – .833 FT%
Career stats – 571 GP – 11.8 PPG – 2.9 RPG – 1.8 APG – .436 FG% – .364 3P% – .780 FT%
At my number two spot on this list, I have veteran and recent NBA champion, Avery Bradley. Bradley just like Burks won’t be flashy and put up an insane number of points on the board along with rebounds and assists, however, he will get the job done nicely and he’s a better defender than Alec Burks as well.
Bradley who has been in the league for 10 seasons now has been on some great teams and has gone on some deep playoff runs including this year’s Lakers team although he wasn’t in the NBA restart to the playoffs.
Like I was saying about his offensive and defensive abilities, it would be a great addition to this Toronto Raptors lineup and he would be a great piece coming off the bench for them. In 49 games this past season he averaged 8.6/2.3/1.3 with great shooting as well, and just like Burks, his defensive game was pretty good during the season averaging 0.9 SPG and 1.6 DPG.
A guy like Bradley on this Raptors team wouldn’t be just an extra body, it would add another veteran piece along with experience and still some skill on the offensive side and defensive side of the ball despite Bradley declining in production compared to years prior.
Bradley used to be that guy who would average 14-16 points a season while shooting the ball consistently from the field and three from his days in Boston, however, he isn’t that guy anymore. He’ll still shoot the ball well from the field don’t get me wrong but he’ll give you around 8-10 points off the bench while playing good defense.
He is currently on a two-year deal with the Lakers which is paying him on average $4.8M and is now entering his second year of the deal with a player option. If he decides to opt-in then it’ll be a different story for the Raptors to target him, however, if he opts out and wants a slight raise or somewhere near that same amount while testing the market, I think the Toronto Raptors should look at him. (Stats from Basketball-Reference.com)