first_img Lakers plan to start LeBron James at point guard, report says Johnson also praised Bradley’s defense and perimeter shooting, calling the 28-year-old guard an “outstanding pick.”Bradley is heading to LA on a two-year, $9.7 million contract once he clears waivers, his agent, Bill Duffy, told ESPN. Related News Magic Johnson is a fan of the Lakers’ newest addition.The former Lakers executive said getting Avery Bradley will make Los Angeles “almost unbeatable.” Avery Bradley is an outstanding pick up for the Lakers with his incredible defense and ability to hit the three point shot.— Earvin Magic Johnson (@MagicJohnson) July 8, 2019Laker Nation, I’m dreaming about the 4th quarter Lakers team with LeBron, AD, Danny Green, Avery Bradley, and Kyle Kuzma. That’s almost unbeatable!— Earvin Magic Johnson (@MagicJohnson) July 8, 2019Bradley was waived by the Grizzlies on Saturday after he started the 2018-19 season with the Clippers. He was traded to Memphis in February for JaMychal Green and Garrett Temple.While with the Grizzlies, Bradley averaged 16.1 points and four assists per game. He shot 40.8% from the field and 35.1% from 3-point range on the season.He will join a number of newly acquired stars the Lakers landed including Anthony Davis and DeMarcus Cousins among others.The Lakers went after multiple players since missing out on Kawhi Leonard. LA signed Danny Green, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, JaVale McGee, Quinn Cook,  Rajon Rondo and Alex Caruso.center_img NBA free agency rumors: Avery Bradley signing with Lakers, agent says Leonard announced he was joining the Clippers over the weekend after long speculation he would return to LA, however rumors originally placed him with the Lakers. His move, along with Paul George who helped sway Leonard to chose the Clippers, makes the city the new basketball powerhouse, according to Johnson.”LA has just become the king of basketball,” Johnson tweeted Saturday. “It’s going to be awesome to watch NBA basketball in LA this season!”LA has just become the king of basketball with the Lakers adding AD, Cousins, Danny Green, JaVale McGee, and KCP and Kawhi Leonard and Paul George joining the Clippers. It’s going to be awesome to watch NBA basketball in LA this season!— Earvin Magic Johnson (@MagicJohnson) July 6, 2019last_img