Today, the Milwaukee Bucks added some frontcourt help by signing veteran center Brook Lopez to a one-year deal, according to Jordan Schultz of Yahoo Sports.
Schultz also announced that the contract is worth $3.382MM, which is the amount available that the Bucks can spend on their bi-annual exception.
With the addition of Brook Lopez, expect Tyler Zeller to be released as the team will most likely only keep three centers on the roster in newly-acquired Brook Lopez, former first-round pick Thon Maker, and Tampa native John Henson.
Tyler Zeller is on a one-year deal worth $1.93MM. It is not guaranteed for the upcoming season.
The 30-year old center has been one of the better offensive fives in the NBA and was the cornerstone of the Brooklyn Nets and when they use to be the New Jersey Nets too.
Lopez has averaged a career 17.9 points per game and 6.8 rebounds per game. He has appeared in 636 regular-season games. He also owns a 78.9 FT% and 33.5 3P%.
In addition to Lopez’s offensive game, the past two seasons (Nets and Lakers) he has improved his range behind the three-point line putting up an interesting 34.6 3P%.
Lastly, Lopez’s ability to stretch and space the floor will give the Greek Freak more driving lanes to score and make plays.