Pistons open door for possible Bradley trade

Sam Amico

The Detroit Pistons have made shooting guard Avery Bradley available in trade talks leading up to the Feb. 8 deadline, according to ESPN.

Bradley is among the Pistons said to be available, with teams also reportedly asking about small forward Stanley Johnson and rookie shooting guard Luke Kennard.

But of those three, Bradley would be the most enticing and a trade with him at the center would command the most in return.


So far, Detroit's asking price for Bradley, who is scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent this summer, is significant, league sources said.

Bradley, 27, is among the NBA's top two-way backcourt players, averaging 15 points and offering strong defense -- two traits he brought over from the Boston Celtics, who traded Bradley to Detroit in the offseason, creating room for free-agent signee Gordon Hayward.

A groin injury has sidelined Bradly off and on throughout the season. He missed the Pistons' 121-104 loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers on Sunday. He spent the first seven years of his career with the Celtics.

The Cavs and Washington Wizards are among the teams that are likely to at least make a phone call on Bradley, if they haven't already.