Avery Bradley is done with Lakers, will sign with Heat

Avery Bradley is done with Lakers, will sign with Heat

Veteran guard Avery Bradley, once the pulse of the Lakers’ defense last season who opted out of the final year of his contract, has agreed to sign with the Miami Heat, according to a person with knowledge of the deal.

Bradley, who turns 30 next week, averaged 8.6 points while shooting 36.1% from three-point range in 24 minutes a game. He opted to sit out the NBA restart because of family health concerns as the Lakes went on to win the NBA title.

The Heat also agreed to terms with free-agent forward Maurice Harkless, a day after re-signing veteran guard Goran Dragic and center Meyers Leonard.

In other NBA developments Saturday:

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— Forward Gordon Hayward and the Charlotte Hornets have reached agreement on a four-year, $120-million contract. Hayward, who declined a $34-million player option with Boston, had agreed to a four-year offer sheet worth about $63 million with the Hornets in 2014, a deal that was matched by the Utah Jazz, Hayward’s original team. He left the Jazz for Boston in 2017, saw his first season with the Celtics end on opening night of the 2017-18 season when he suffered a horrible lower leg injury, then averaged 14.0 points per game over the following two seasons.

— Guard Fred VanVleet has agreed to re-sign with the Toronto Raptors. The deal is worth $85 million over four years, with VanVleet holding an option for the final year. He was a key reserve on the Raptors’ 2019 championship team and averaged 17.6 points and 6.6 assists a game last season as a starter. He shot 39% from three-point range.

— The Atlanta Hawks agreed with guard Kris Dunn on a two-year contract worth $10 million, a day after landing forward Danilo Gallinari to a three-year contract.

Associated Press contributed to this report.

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