He’s the reigning sixth man of the year, helping cure a Lakers bench that struggled to score for long stretches. He also, though, was a defensive liability, with Denver exploiting it in the NBA playoffs. Doc Rivers’ trust in Harrell kept him on the court and, according to sources, was a factor in the Clippers’ decision to make a change on their bench. Things could be different with the Lakers, a team with stronger locker room leadership and with Anthony Davis around to help clean up any mistakes.
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Avery Bradley is coming off a couple of down seasons but was one of the league’s stingiest individual defenders earlier in his career, and he’s only 30. He’s been given the impression, per a source, that he will have a real chance to make the roster and, with Thompson out early in the season, there’s a clear path to playing time if he rediscovers his old form, which would catapult him back onto the market next summer.