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The Los Angeles Lakers shooting guard Avery Bradley, who signed a two-year, $9.7 million deal with L.A. this offseason, shared thoughts on his relationship with former Celtics teammate Rajon Rondo and his decision to join the Lakers:

“There were some, but ultimately it was going to come down to me, my wife, and my family. But Rondo being here, Rondo has always been like a brother to me.

We always said that we can try to play with each other again with our mentality, our dog mentality, we would try to take advantage of that opportunity, and the opportunity was there, it presented itself. So I’m here and I’m happy to be here and to have the opportunity to play with my brother again. Because I think we can both push each other, make each other better people off the court and on the court. So I’m looking forward to it,” Bradley said during Lakers Media Day.

Last season, Bradley averaged 8.2 points, 2.7 rebounds and 2.0 assists per game for the Clippers. After being shipped to the Grizzlies, he averaged 16.1 points, 3.1 boards and 4.0 assists. Rondo, meanwhile, in his debut season with the Lakers averaged nine points, five boards and eight assists per contest.