What’s the buzz on Twitter?
Chris Biderman @TheWarriorsWire
Steph Curry and Draymond Green were reportedly part of a group of strong advocates for the Warriors keeping veteran Avery Bradley on the roster. warriorswire.usatoday.com/2021/10/17/rep… – 4:00 PM
Marcus Thompson @ThompsonScribe
#SundayRandomness The lessons from RG3 || Why the Warriors’ cutting Avery Bradley is an issue || The Squid Game disappointment and more
theathletic.com/2892947/2021/1… pic.twitter.com/jLtjRFgKx1 – 5:03 PM
Marc Stein @TheSteinLine
Houston has just announced the release of Dante Exum on a day numerous established NBA names (including Kris Dunn, Marquese Chriss, Patrick Patterson and Harry Giles … after Avery Bradley last night) have lost out on NBA roster spots.
More NBA from me: marcstein.Substack.com – 4:56 PM
Bobby Marks @BobbyMarks42
Expect a heavy dose of waivers on Saturday.
Today is the last day (by 5PM EST.) to waive a player on a non-guaranteed contract and not incur a per day cap.
Ex: Avery Bradley would have cost GSW $15K in salary and $108K toward the luxury tax if he was not waived today. – 8:15 AM
More on this storyline
In releasing Avery Bradley, the Warriors had to thwart the wishes of their best players, according to team sources. Stephen Curry and Draymond Green were among a group of strong advocates for keeping Bradley. The almost 31-year-old entering his 12th season didn’t look especially impactful in his preseason run. But those who favored Bradley weren’t at all concerned about how a proven veteran looked in preseason. Instead, they saw Bradley as someone with the credibility to help their hopes for a deep playoff run. -via The Athletic / October 18, 2021
The Golden State Warriors have waived forward/center Jordan Bell, along with guards Avery Bradley, Mychal Mulder and Gary Payton II, the team announced today. -via NBA.com / October 16, 2021
Avery Bradley is coming off a couple of down seasons but was one of the league’s stingiest individual defenders earlier in his career, and he’s only 30. He’s been given the impression, per a source, that he will have a real chance to make the roster and, with Thompson out early in the season, there’s a clear path to playing time if he rediscovers his old form, which would catapult him back onto the market next summer. -via The Athletic / September 24, 2021