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Clippers trade Avery Bradley to Grizzlies
February 8, 2019


In a trade with the Memphis Grizzlies, the L.A. Clippers have acquired forward JaMychal Green and guard Garrett Temple. In return, the Grizzlies received guard Avery Bradley.

“Avery is a well-respected NBA player and true professional, and we are grateful for the contributions he made to the Clippers over the last year,” said Clippers President of Basketball Operations Lawrence Frank. “We wish Avery and his family the best of luck in Memphis.”

More from Frank: “Garrett is respected throughout the NBA as a veteran leader and a versatile defender. JaMychal is a high-energy big who has become an excellent outside shooter. We welcome both players to the Clippers and feel they will fit well with this group.”

Green played in 41 games for the Grizzlies this season, putting up an average of 9.8 points and 5.1 rebounds, on 48.5% FG.

Temple played in 49 games, as a starter in all of those games, for the Grizzlies this season, and averaged career-highs in points (9.4) and rebounds (3.1) per game. His NBA career average is 5.9 points, 2.1 rebounds and 1.6 assists in 20.3 minutes.

Bradley played in 49 games for L.A. this season, and put up averages of 8.2 points, 2.7 rebounds and 2.0 assists in 29.9 minutes. A 6-foot-2 defensive-minded player, he made the 2016 NBA All-Defensive First Team and 2013 NBA All-Defensive Second Team.

The Clippers are 30-26 this season and 8th in the Western conference. The Grizzlies are 22-34, and 14th in the same conference.