NBA free agency: OKC covets two-way players like Avery Bradley

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BOSTON, MA – FEBRUARY 14: Avery Bradley #11 of the LA Clippers brings the ball up court during the first quarter of the game against the Boston Celtics at TD Garden on February 14, 2018 in Boston, Massachusetts. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Omar Rawlings/Getty Images)

Sefolosha, Roberson, Martin… could the OKC Thunder finally find the two-way guard they have been seeking in Avery Bradley this NBA free agency season?

NBA free agency is heating up. Paul George is coming back, Carmelo Anthony has opted-in to his contract, and LeBron James was never going to happen. So what is left over for a team like the OKC Thunder?

A proven, backup center would be nice, but also that which OKC has been eyeing for years – a two-way guard. A 3-and-D guy has long been talked about in Oklahoma City. Andre Roberson and Thabo Sefolosha were more “D” than “3” and Kevin Martin and Anthony Morrow were the opposite.

Could Avery Bradley be the new OKC Thunder two-way guard this NBA free agency period?

Avery Bradley Specifics

  • Height: 6’2
  • Position: SG/PG
  • Age: 27
  • Years of experience in NBA: 8
  • Type of Free Agent: Unrestricted
  • Hometown: Tacoma, Washington
  • Previous salary: Four-year, $32 Million

Has Bradley really played eight seasons already? Kind of, yes. He did not have a bunch of playing time his first couple of seasons, but has been a Boston starter since 2012. Still, he has only played more than 58 games in a season twice (77 in 2014/15 and 72 in 2015/16).

Injury. History. It is one of the worst parts of sports, but it is a reality for NBA free agent Avery Bradley.

He has shown flashes in the past of being a knock-down shooter with the ability to be a premier perimeter defender. Someone will roll the dice on him – should the OKC Thunder?

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