The Thunder need to do something in the wake of losing forward Andre Roberson for the season, and it looks like their short-term plans include pursuing Clippers guard Avery Bradley who Los Angeles recently acquired in the Blake Griffin trade.
According to the Washington Post, the Thunder have expressed interest in acquiring Bradley who would give Oklahoma City a very similar player to Roberson.
According the the Boston Herald, the Celtics are actively pursuing trades for Clippers guard Lou Williams and Grizzlies guard/forward Tyreke Evans.
Williams, who is averaging 23.5 points and 5.2 assists per game, has been linked to multiple teams as the NBA trade deadline looms on Feb. 8.
The sophomore appears capable of providing the requisite shooting needed to space the floor after struggling from the foul line during his freshman season. At this point, Bridges is a career 37.9 percent 3-point shooter on 285 attempts. He hoists more than seven 3s per 40 minutes and is shooting an impressive 88.8 percent from the foul line. That’s up from 68.5 percent last season and drastically swings his projected NBA 3-point numbers from league average to the high 30s. Bridges has converted 36.4 percent of his NBA range 3s this season.
Jordan, 29, is averaging 11.6 points and 14.9 rebounds per contest in 46 games this season.
The second start of his NBA career was not going to be easy for guard Terry Rozier, not after wowing in his first start on Wednesday, in which he posted a 17-point, 11-rebound, 10-assist triple-double. But, on Friday, he handled himself well against the Hawks: 31 points on 11-for-18 shooting to go with seven rebounds in a Boston win without injured point guards Kyrie Irving or Marcus Smart.
“When you come off the bench you don’t know exactly the timing,” Rozier said. “You should come out aggressive and the same mindset and be ready no matter if you’re starting or not. But like I said, if you are starting you can just think about it all day and know you’re starting so it’s just a little different.”
For an added bonus, the Celtics got a big day from rookie forward Jayson Tatum, who scored a career-high 27 points on 11-for-19 shooting. Tatum’s last three performances (he had 20 points two games ago and 15 on Wednesday) have helped alleviate some concerns about his flagging production in January.