Bradley informed the Lakers on Tuesday that he won't join the team when the NBA resumes its season in Orlando in late July, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports. "As committed to my Lakers teammates and the organization as I am, I ultimately play basketball for my family," Bradley told Wojnarowski. "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." While Bradley has been among the players to speak up about his concerns with the league's return-to-play plan, Wojnarowski notes that the guard's most pressing concern is the well-being of one of his children, who has a history of respiratory issues. As such, Bradley will opt out of playing in Orlando, which leaves the Lakers without their starting shooting guard and one of their best defensive players. His absence will be a major blow for a team with title aspirations.
Bradley scored a season-high 24 points (9-17 FG, 6-12 3Pt) while adding three rebounds, two steals and an assist in 33 minutes during Sunday's 112-103 win over the Clippers. The six made threes were also a season best for the veteran guard, who combined with LeBron James and Anthony Davis to account for nearly three-quarters of the Lakers' scoring on the afternoon. Bradley hadn't scored more than 14 points in any of his prior 10 games, so while Sunday's performance was impressive, it's unlikely to be repeated any time soon.
Bradley had zero points (0-8 FG, 0-7 3Pt), four rebounds, four assists, a steal and a block in 22 minutes during Tuesday's 118-109 win over the Pelicans. After sticking in double-figure scoring for five straight games, Bradley has crashed back to earth in his previous two contests, going 1-of-12 from the field including nine missed threes. A "starter" for his defense, Bradley is unlikely to experience the same late-season boom he supplied owners with last season.
Bradley totaled 21 points (7-11 FG, 5-7 3Pt, 2-2 FT), four assists, two assists and two steals across 30 minutes during a 125-120 win over the Warriors on Saturday. The Warriors' focus on LeBron James and Anthony Davis gave Bradley the open looks and confidence to score 11 of his 21 points in the first, which paved the way for how his game would ultimately go. Though it likely won't last, the 29-year-old has started off February hot by scoring 15-plus points in three out of four and shooting 60 percent from deep in that span.
Bradley amassed 19 points (7-13 FG, 5-9 3Pt) and two rebounds in 20 minutes during Saturday's 129-113 victory over the Kings. Bradley scored a season-high 19 points, summing up what a disappointing season it has been thus far. His supporting numbers were basically non-existent and given the fact he eclipsed 15 points only three times this season, he can be safely ignored in almost every format.
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