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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.
"One name from a buyout perspective that is kind of interesting is Brook Lopez. I have to think the Lakers are going to look long and hard at letting Brook go, just because it doesn't behoove them to win more games the rest of the season" @dg_riff pic.twitter.com/Og5c4z9EK7
— SiriusXM NBA Radio (@SiriusXMNBA) February 3, 2018
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.