"His 2019-20 salary ($12.9M) would have been guaranteed last Thursday," Aldridge added of the Bradley move. "Memphis will have to pay Bradley his $2M guaranteed for next year. Grizz continue to get further below the cap line for more moves."
The Grizzlies traded C.J. Miles to the Washington Wizards in exchange for Howard, which saved Memphis $3.1 million, ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reported. Wojnarowski added, "Grizzlies will waive or trade Howard, per source."
Bradley is expected to have a healthy market as a free agent, as the New York Times' Marc Stein replied to Aldridge's report by saying the 28-year-old "will attract immediate interest.
Sports Illustrated's Chris Mannix underlined the guard's desirable strengths as "solid scorer, a terrific on-ball defender who will shoot mid-to-high 30 percent from three." Back on June 28, NBA reporter Michael Kaskey-Blomain identified the Philadelphia 76ers as a potential suitor, reporting the team "could look to sign Bradley if he's waived by the Grizzlies."
Bradley spent the bulk of his career with the Boston Celtics after the franchise selected him in the first round (No. 19) of the 2010 NBA draft out of Texas. His most statistically productive season came in 2016-17—his last full season in Boston—when he averaged 16.3 points, 6.1 rebounds, 2.2 assists and 1.2 steals on 46.3 percent shooting from the field and 39 percent from three.
Last season, across 63 starts for both the Clippers and Grizzlies, Bradley averaged 16.1 points, 4.0 assists, 3.1 rebounds and 1.0 steals on 40.8 percent shooting from the field and 35.1 percent shooting from three.
Seeing as Bradley was clearly a cap casualty for the rebuilding Grizzlies, his skill set would provide value to a contending team.