Spurs Interested In Trading For Avery Bradley

FEBRUARY 8, 8:23am: According to Jake Fischer of SI.com (Twitter link), the Pistons discussed the possibility of trading Bradley or Stanley Johnson to San Antonio for Danny Green before including him in the Blake Griffin trade, so it makes sense that the Spurs would still have interest.

One potential deal the Spurs and Clippers have discussed is Green and a first-round pick in exchange for Bradley, league sources tell Stein (Twitter link). However, San Antonio would prefer not to part with a first-rounder, Stein adds (via Twitter).

FEBRUARY 7, 10:31pm: The Spurs have become a “trade suitor” for Clippers guard Avery Bradley, tweets Marc Stein of The New York Times.

Bradley was acquired from the Pistons last week in the deal that sent Blake Griffin to Detroit. He has an $8.8MM expiring contract and reportedly isn’t in the Clippers’ long-term plans. He has been productive in two games for L.A., playing 30 minutes per night and averaging 10.0 points.

The Spurs have been shorthanded on the wing with both Kawhi Leonard and Rudy Gay sidelined by injuries. It would take Gay, Danny Green or a combination of smaller salaries to match up with Bradley’s, and the Clippers will probably want some draft assets in return.

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11 thoughts on “Spurs Interested In Trading For Avery Bradley

  1. LonzoVision

    Would make the perfect Spur. Has grown his offensive game, and that would likely only improve more in SA. Glad to see the Spurs in the mix for trades. Wonder if they’ll pull it off!

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  2. the dude

    I always hope any former Celtic gets in a good situation, and Bradley with the spurs is something he deserves. That being said, clips are still intriguing and could potentially be a first round surprise. I say that cuz if Jordan, Lou, rivers, Dano g, Milos, Bradley, Tobi, Wes, Dekker, harrell and Boban align just right, they can make a nice run. Problem is they won’t take out g state, team harden, Oklahoma got their *poop* together or maybe the spurs but because I missed the comma and cuz not sure about kawhi.

    I hope the celtics pull off the smart for mudiay and maybe nab tyreke for a high first, Larkin and Nader. If they can keep that lineup with Hayward next year….

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    • the dude

      Sorry. Love basketball in general but tend to lose focus and talk about Boston. Blame the first kg trade.

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      • Detlef kempf

        Boston is a fascinating team and has been for a while now. 2008 team was one of my favorite teams ever to watch, so unselfish, passing, defense, and fun role players. Doc doesn’t get enough credit for making that work, they dominated all year that year and in my eyes they would have won 09 without kg injury and 2010 they beat lakers in game 7 until the refs gave the lakers like 30 free throws in the 4th quarter to bring them back, more free throws in 1 quarter than celtics had in the whole game!

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  3. acarneglia

    I don’t see Rudy going anywhere. I’d say Green and a first for Bradley and a second.

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  4. Loyo675

    I wouldn’t understand the exchange between Verde and 1st for Bradley, which is a rental and also a worse defender than Green himself.

    Also considering that Spurs have been historically good in finding values in late picks, plus Green having made progress this years in terms of putting the ball to the ground, I’d stay pat.

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    • Bradley is the best on ball defender in the league…Locks Down the opposing teams top perimeter players every single night…LOCKS THEM DOWN

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      • Loyo675

        Well, advanced defensive metrics don’t sit to well with him, but of course they don’t tell the whole story. For sure is considerably shorter than Green which is also a better shot blocker.

        To be clear: i have no objections for Bradley in himself, I just think Spurs shouldn’t give away Green or a 1st for him…

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  5. Danny Green has been playing great recently. I wouldn’t move him for a 6’2″ version of himself.
    I see Danny being like Manu, once Manu retires. He should be a Spur for life.
    The problem with the Spurs is the Gasol contract – he’s not giving them anything and is looking very old. It’s odd, seeing as he had such an excellent season in Chicago a few years back. He’s the wrong Gasol for the Spurs. Right now I’d even pass on Marc.
    LA should get over the whole PF/Centre nomenclature and realise that most centres these days are smaller than him, and be happy being the Big along a stretch 4 and three wings…
    I’d be trading Pau Gasol for another guard and maybe a PF with range or a big happy being a bench player…
    I honestly thought Dedmon was better for them than Gasol.
    I’d be seeing if I could unload some expiring contracts/dead weight for Dedmon/Belinelli/Baze for example…

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    • Sheldon Bowen

      Pau gasol has played really well. He is the best distributor right now and they run a lot of offense through him. He also has protected the rim well. He is kinda that jack of all trades master at nothing guy. He is well worth 16 million. I would say Patty Mills is the most expendable. With the emergence of Murray. Forbes is similar and quite a bit cheaper. Also Bradley is better overall than green. He can dribble and pass better, shooting is close but Bradley shot is more fluid. Defense green is great and so is Bradley but I will say Bradley defense probably a little more versatile and he is 3 years cheaper. I would like Bradley. Time to get guys around kawhi age and build this team around him.

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  6. I like the Bradley interest, but think the Spurs need to go after someone like Marc Gasol, or even Jordan if possible. Defensive presence down low in the paint has been missing since Duncan retired.

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