The Los Angeles Lakers will be without shooting guard Avery Bradley when the regular season resumes at Disney World next month. ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reports that the veteran will sit out to minimize the risk of his family.
Bradley’s son has struggled to recover from respiratory illnesses in the past which would have made it unlikely for him to be cleared to join the established bubble in Orlando.
Bradley signed a two-year, $10M deal with the Lakers last July and has started 44 games for the team since. The 29-year-old averaged 8.6 points per game while shooting .364 from beyond the arc for the team this season.
As a result of opting out, Bradley will forfeit a portion of his contract.
While sidelined, Bradley intends to focus on community projects. Bradley has been a vocal proponent of using his platform to address social justice and racial equality issues.