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Spurs trade rumors: Avery Bradley drawing interest

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LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 05: Avery Bradley #11 of the Los Angeles Clippers scores a basket against Dirk Nowitzki #41 of the Dallas Mavericks during the second half at Staples Center on February 5, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 05: Avery Bradley #11 of the Los Angeles Clippers scores a basket against Dirk Nowitzki #41 of the Dallas Mavericks during the second half at Staples Center on February 5, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
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Before the 2018 NBA Trade Deadline, the San Antonio Spurs reportedly have interest in Los Angeles Clippers guard Avery Bradley.

The San Antonio Spurs usually remain quiet at the NBA Trade Deadline, with their last move at 2014’s deadline day. It’s possible this changes in 2018, as with any of the 29 other teams that attempted to shake up their respective roster.

Well, the Silver and Black may be busy on Thursday after all. According to Marc Stein of the New York Times, the organization has interest in Los Angeles Clippers guard Avery Bradley, who was recently acquired from the Detroit Pistons in the Blake Griffin trade. This also brought Tobias Harris to Los Angeles.

Along with this report, Stein noted the Clippers want a first-round pick for Bradley. San Antonio owns all of its first-round picks.

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The Spurs have emerged as a trade suitor for the Clippers' Avery Bradley, according to league sources

— Marc Stein (@TheSteinLine) February 8, 2018

The Clippers are seeking a first-round pick to surrender Avery Bradley, who just arrived in LA via last week's Blake Griffin blockbuster

— Marc Stein (@TheSteinLine) February 8, 2018

If it’s Bradley for a first-round pick, the Clippers would likely land a selection between 20 and 30, given the Spurs’ placement in the Western Conference (No. 3 as of Wednesday night). It’s a price for a player that’s on an expiring contract, with the potential to cash in this summer.

Adding the former Boston Celtic would give the Spurs depth at point guard and shooting guard. It seems cluttered, however, with Tony Parker, Danny Green, Dejounte Murray, Bryn Forbes, Manu Ginobili and Patty Mills all receiving playing time. That’s unless one of these players moves in the same deal or a separate transaction. So, if the Spurs acquire the Texas product, the guard rotation would see a change near the top, if only for the next two months as a rental. That’s along with someone to guard the talented Western Conference guards, including James Harden and Stephen Curry.

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Through 42 games with the Pistons and Clippers, Bradley has averaged 14.8 points on 41.3 percent shooting and 37.4 percent from long range. He’s in his eighth year in the NBA after the Celtics selected him No. 19 overall in the 2010 Draft.

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