Breaking: Spurs Eyeing Trade for Bucks’ Brook Lopez…

The San Antonio Spurs are reportedly interested in acquiring Milwaukee Bucks center Brook Lopez, as noted by NBA insider Matt Moore of The Action Network. The Bucks are open to trading Lopez, who is frequently mentioned in trade discussions, with the Spurs among the interested teams.

Lopez is set to earn $23 million next season, the final year of his contract. The Bucks were eliminated by the Indiana Pacers in the first round of the 2024 playoffs, while the Spurs did not make the playoffs. In the 2023-24 season, Lopez played in 79 games, averaging 12.5 points, 5.2 rebounds, 1.6 assists, 0.5 steals, and 2.4 blocks per game, with shooting percentages of 48.5% from the field, 36.6% from three-point range, and 82.1% from the free-throw line.

Lopez, a former All-Star, was instrumental in the Bucks’ 2021 NBA Championship win over the Phoenix Suns and has career averages of 16.1 points, 6.2 rebounds, 1.4 assists, 0.6 steals, and 1.9 blocks per game, having played for the Brooklyn Nets, Los Angeles Lakers, and Bucks.

According to NBA insider Jake Fischer of Yahoo Sports, the Houston Rockets, who attempted to sign Lopez last summer, warned him that re-signing with the Bucks could result in a trade. Fischer reported that the Bucks are considering roster changes and are evaluating Lopez’s trade value.

The Spurs are looking forward to a promising future led by Victor Wembanyama, the 20-year-old Rookie of the Year who led the league in blocks. Wembanyama averaged 21.4 points, 10.6 rebounds, 3.9 assists, 1.2 steals, and 3.6 blocks per game in his rookie season, with shooting percentages of 46.5% from the field, 32.5% from beyond the arc, and 79.6% from the free-throw line.

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