Just minutes after reportedly acquiring Dwight Howard, the Memphis Grizzlies reportedly plan to make another cap-clearing move by waiving shooting guard Avery Bradley.
According to The Athletic’s David Aldridge, Memphis waived Bradley before his 2019-’20 salary of $12.9 million became fully guaranteed. According to the report, Memphis will still be responsible for $2 million owed to him next season.
Bradley appeared in 63 games last season, with 14 of his games playing for the Grizzlies. He played fairly well during his limited run in Memphis, averaging 16.1 points, 3.1 rebounds, four assists and one steal per game.
According to Marc Stein of The New York Times, Bradley is expected to draw immediate interest from a number of clubs once he becomes a free agent.
Bradley will likely appeal to a number of contenders, including the Los Angeles Lakers, as a defender who could potentially be signed to a veteran’s minimum contract. It might not be long before he is back on an NBA roster and finds himself on a team with a good shot at competing for a championship next season.