The Los Angeles Lakers look to be an entirely re-tooled team in 2019-20 after offloading a ton of youth in order to acquire Anthony Davis, and bolstering the roster elsewhere with seasoned veterans.
Well, AD had a pretty funny anecdote to share after Lakers' practice on Tuesday. AD revealed one instruction that was given to the team by new head coach Frank Vogel: don't dribble the ball anywhere near guard Avery Bradley.
Vogel's reasoning behind it is due to Bradley being the team's star in scrimmages. The Lakers head coach praised Bradley's "tenaciousness." In fact, Vogel urged his players to pass the ball if Bradley is defending them, because they're not going to go anywhere.
The Lakers signed Bradley this summer to a two-year, $9.8 million deal. Bradley started off last season with the Los Angeles Clippers, before being traded to the Memphis Grizzlies.
Between those two teams, Bradley averaged 9.9 points, 2.8 rebounds, and 2.4 assists, while shooting 40.8 percent from the field.
Based off the early rumblings in training camp, it sounds like the Los Angeles Lakers got an absolute steal in Avery Bradley, whose defensive prowess will help compliment the games of James and Davis.