Los Angeles Lakers interested in bringing back Brook Lopez
The Los Angeles Lakers were finally able to agree to a deal with the New Orleans Pelicans that will bring superstar big man Anthony Davis to town. It cost them Brandon Ingram, Lonzo Ball, Josh Hart, and a plethora of first-round draft picks, but Davis and LeBron James are going to make a deadly duo.
Now, Rob Pelinka has to figure out how to build the rest of the roster around the two superstars. He may already have his eyes on one free agency in particular that would be an immediate help.
According to a report from ESPN’s Brian Windhorst on the The Hoop Collective podcast, shared by Silver Screen and Roll, the Lakers are interested in signing Brook Lopez in free agency.
“Also, Anthony Davis prefers to play the four, and LeBron prefers to play the three. You could bring in Brook and then align it the way you want to align it.”
Lopez is coming off a huge season with the Milwaukee Bucks. He was an integral part of their run to the Eastern Conference Finals, and showed off his ability to knock down the three-point shot and play defense. Los Angeles could use both of those skills alongside their two stars.
During the 2018-19 season with the Bucks, Lopez ended up averaging 12.5 points, 4.9 rebounds, and 2.2 blocks per game. He shot 45.2 percent from the field overall and knocked down 36.5 percent of his attempts from the three-point arc.
Those numbers show why the Lakers would be intrigued by the idea of signing Lopez. He would be able to help space the floor and his defensive presence alongside Davis would be lethal.
Expect to see the Lakers make some big moves in free agency. Players are going to take a discount for a chance to compete for a championship with James and Davis. Lopez may not end up in L.A., but he is certainly a good player to take a look at.