News: Bradley informed the Lakers on Tuesday that he won't join the team when the NBA resumes its season in Orlando in late July, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports. "As committed to my Lakers teammates and the organization as I am, I ultimately play basketball for my family," Bradley told Wojnarowski. "And so, at a time like this, I can't imagine making any decision that might put my family's health and well-being at even the slightest risk. As promised also, I will use this time away to focus on the formation of projects to help strengthen my communities."
Impact: While Bradley has been among the players to speak up about his concerns with the league's return-to-play plan, Wojnarowski notes that the guard's most pressing concern is the well-being of one of his children, who has a history of respiratory issues. As such, Bradley will opt out of playing in Orlando, which leaves the Lakers without their starting shooting guard and one of their best defensive players. His absence will be a major blow for a team with title aspirations.