Tony Bradley (basketball)

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Tony Bradley
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No. 13Oklahoma City Thunder
Position Center / Power forward
League NBA
Personal information
Born (1998-01-08) January 8, 1998 (age 23)
Bartow, Florida
NationalityAmerican
Listed height6 ft 10 in (2.08 m)
Listed weight248 lb (112 kg)
Career information
High school Bartow (Bartow, Florida)
College North Carolina (2016–2017)
NBA draft 2017 / Round: 1 / Pick: 28th overall
Selected by the Los Angeles Lakers
Playing career2017–present
Career history
20172020 Utah Jazz
2017–2019Salt Lake City Stars
2020–2021 Philadelphia 76ers
2021–present Oklahoma City Thunder
Career highlights and awards
Stats   OOjs UI icon edit-ltr-progressive.svg at NBA.com
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Tony Lee Bradley Jr. (born January 8, 1998) is an American professional basketball player for the Oklahoma City Thunder of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for the University of North Carolina (UNC). A 6'10 center, Bradley was a primary substitute for the Tar Heels' 2017 NCAA championship team. He was selected by the Los Angeles Lakers with the 28th overall pick in the 2017 NBA draft, but traded to the Utah Jazz.

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High school career

Born and raised in Bartow, Florida, Bradley played high school basketball for Bartow High School. He was named a McDonald's All-American in his senior year. [1] Bradley chose North Carolina over Kansas, Florida, Florida State, Vanderbilt, Alabama, Miami and NC State. [2] Bradley was rated as a five-star recruit and was ranked 17th in the ESPN 100 for the Class of 2016. [3] [4]

College career

In his freshman season, Bradley served as the primary substitute for senior Kennedy Meeks, averaging 7.5 points and 5.1 rebounds in 14.6 minutes per game and providing strong offensive rebounding for the Tar Heels. [5]

Following the Tar Heels' championship win over Gonzaga, Bradley announced that he would declare his eligibility for the 2017 NBA draft without signing an agent, leaving open the opportunity to return to UNC for his sophomore season. [6] Bradley ultimately chose to remain in the NBA Draft, becoming the third "one-and-done" player during Williams' tenure at UNC and the second among those to have won a national championship. [7]

Professional career

Utah Jazz (2017–2020)

Bradley was selected 28th overall by the Los Angeles Lakers in the 2017 NBA Draft with his draft rights traded to the Utah Jazz. On July 5, 2017, Bradley signed with the Jazz. [8] He made his NBA debut on November 5 against the Houston Rockets. He was assigned to the Jazz' G League affiliate, the Salt Lake City Stars on November 7, and made his G League debut the next night, scoring 20 points in a loss to the Wisconsin Herd. [9] [10]

Philadelphia 76ers (2020–2021)

On November 22, 2020, Bradley and the draft rights to Saben Lee were traded to the Detroit Pistons in exchange for cash considerations. [11] A day later, Bradley was traded to the Philadelphia 76ers in exchange for Zhaire Smith. [12]

Oklahoma City Thunder (2021–present)

On March 25, 2021, Bradley was traded to the Oklahoma City Thunder in a three-way trade involving the New York Knicks. [13]

Career statistics

Legend
  GPGames played  GS Games started MPG Minutes per game
 FG%  Field goal percentage 3P%  3-point field goal percentage FT%  Free throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game APG  Assists per game SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game PPG Points per game Bold Career high

NBA

Regular season

YearTeamGPGSMPGFG%3P%FT%RPGAPGSPGBPGPPG
2017–18 Utah 903.2.273.0001.0001.2.1.0.0.9
2018–19 Utah 3012.0.500.5005.0.3.7.75.7
2019–20 Utah 58311.4.6671.000.6524.6.4.2.64.9
2020–21 Philadelphia 20814.4.680.000.6365.2.9.3.75.5
Career901111.3.646.600.6564.4.5.2.54.7

Playoffs

YearTeamGPGSMPGFG%3P%FT%RPGAPGSPGBPGPPG
2018 Utah 102.0.5001.0.0.0.02.0
2020 Utah 608.1.222.7143.8.2.3.31.5
Career707.2.273.7143.4.1.3.31.6

NBA G League

Regular season

YearTeamGPGSMPGFG%3P%FT%RPGAPGSPGBPGPPG
2017–18 Salt Lake City 242429.6.581.000.81410.01.3.71.315.4
2018–19 Salt Lake City 202025.5.587.261.4527.01.2.41.013.5
Career444427.7.584.222.6638.71.3.61.214.5

College

YearTeamGPGSMPGFG%3P%FT%RPGAPGSPGBPGPPG
2016–17 North Carolina 38014.6.573.6195.1.6.3.67.1

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References

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