Bracing doesn't affect deflection, only column stability. You should see a reduction in the axial compression % or the combined bending and compression % as a result of lateral bracing on the respective axes, but typical engineering assumption for bracing is that it is insufficiently stiff to prevent deflection and only provides the minimal support required to prevent buckling.
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