Griffin: Lakers’ Lopez a buyout candidate

Brook Lopez signed a one-year deal with Milwaukee.

Brook Lopez is someone to keep an eye on as the NBA’s trade deadline approaches, according to former Cleveland Cavaliers General Manager David Griffin.

Appearing on SiriusXM NBA Radio, Griffin said the veteran center of the Los Angeles Lakers could be on the move soon on a buyout. The 29-year-old out of Stanford is making $22,642,350 this season and will be an unrestricted free agent after this season.

The 7-foot, 275-pound center is averaging 11.8 points, 3.8 rebounds, 1.5 assists and 1.4 blocked shots in only 20.8 minutes in 43 games (41 starts) for the Lakers this season, shooting 43.9 percent from the field and 70.8 percent from the free-throw line.

However, projected over 36 minutes per game, Lopez’s numbers jump to 20.4 points, 6.6 rebounds, 2.5 assists and 2.4 blocks per game.

1 Comment on "Griffin: Lakers’ Lopez a buyout candidate"

  1. LakerSuperior24 | February 3, 2018 at 6:49 pm |

    That reasoning shows he knows nothing about the Lakers. You repeating it shows you know nothing either or you are using the Lakers as click bait. The Lakers do NOT have their 1st round pick this year meaning they have 0 incentive to lose. Also the more they win the better they look to FAs.

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