Report: Heat, Avery Bradley agree to two-year deal worth $11.6M

Los Angeles Lakers guard Avery Bradley, left, drives against Sacramento Kings forward Nemanja Bjelica during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game in Sacramento, Calif., Saturday, Feb. 1, 2020. (Rich Pedroncelli/AP)

The Miami Heat and Avery Bradley have agreed to a two-year deal worth $11.6 million, according to Shams Charania of The Athletic.

The combination of Hall of Fame president Pat Riley, the Heat’s culture and a sales pitch from Jimmy Butler sold Bradley on heading to Miami, Charania reports.

Bradley, a two-time NBA All-Defensive Team member, was part of the NBA championship-winning Los Angeles Lakers last season — but he opted out of the NBA’s summer restart in Orlando, citing family reasons.

After seven seasons with the Celtics to begin his career, Bradley has played for four teams in the past three years (Pistons, Clippers, Grizzlies, Lakers). He averaged 8.6 points and 2.3 rebounds per game in 49 appearances (44 starts) with the Lakers in 2019-20.

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