Breaking Down the Lakers' In-House Options to Replace Avery Bradley

I would assume Caldwell-Pope gets the nod with the starting five given his shooting and familiarity with the group. However the team’s best bet in filling Bradley’s void will likely have to be by committee with an uptick in minutes for Caruso, Caldwell-Pope and Green alike.

The burden of one less guard and option on the roster will ultimately lay on head coach Frank Vogel’s shoulders, who will again need to maneuver the pieces together to make it all fit.

Although Bradley probably was never going to be the determining factor if the Lakers ended up winning or not winning a championship this season, downplaying the loss of a key contributor and tone-setter at this stage is misguided.

Fortunately for the Lakers, they are a team who have shown a keen ability and enough resiliency to hurdle past on-and-off the court challenges all year.

And in order to reach the finishing line, they’ll need to do it once more.