The Milwaukee Bucks will have reinforcements at the center position in the 2018-19 season.
First reported by Yahoo! Sports reporter Jordan Schultz
#Bucks are signing Brook Lopez, per source.
— Jordan Schultz (@Schultz_Report) July 8, 2018
and ESPN's Chris Haynes, the Bucks will welcome veteran free agent Brook Lopez into the fold.
Sources: Lopez agrees to a one-year deal at the bi-annual exception. https://t.co/MIKJKiP33L
— Chris Haynes (@ChrisBHaynes) July 8, 2018
Bucks beat writer Matt Velazquez has confirmed the reports and adds a number for the likely salary.
Source confirms to the @journalsentinel that the Bucks are signing center Brook Lopez. They’ll be using their bi-annual exception to bring him in on a one-year, approximately $3.4 million deal.
— Matt Velazquez (@Matt_Velazquez) July 8, 2018
Lopez, 30, spent 2017-18 with the Los Angeles Lakers averaging 13 points in 23.4 minutes per game. Before LA, Lopez - a 2006 top-10 draft pick - spent 9 seasons with the New Jersey/Brooklyn Nets. He put up 18.6 points per game and 7.1 rebounds.
The Bucks are currently participating in Las Vegas Summer League play, and have several roster decisions yet to be made. Among them: guard Brandon Jennings' $2.2 million contract becomes guaranteed on August 1st, and restricted free agent Jabari Parker remains without a contract.