Splash Mountain riders, rejoice! Brook Lopez, everyone’s favorite seven-foot three-point bomber, has agreed to terms to return to the Milwaukee Bucks.
Once free agency opens at 6 PM ET, Brook Lopez is planning to sign a four-year, $52M deal to stay with the Milwaukee Bucks, league sources tell ESPN.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) June 30, 2019
Lopez, 31, was a key contributor to the Bucks last season, on both ends of the floor. On offense, he provided ample spacing as a stretch-5 alongside Giannis Antetokounmpo, and on defense he zone-dropped and sealed off the rim for one of the league’s top defenses. Tony Snell was
sacrificed traded to create the cap space that enabled Brook’s return at this rate, but the Bucks will ultimately benefit from the specifically-elite production Lopez can provide.
Lopez is the first domino of the Bucks to fall. Stick to Brew Hoop for more news as free agency unfolds.
UPDATE: Here’s a quick guess at what the Bucks’ current (as of this deal becoming “official”) cap sheet looks like, with an estimated ABV for Lopez at $13M/year: