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Bucks make Brook Lopez signing, Malcolm Brogdon trade official

On the first day that NBA offseason transactions could be official, the Milwaukee Bucks announced the re-signing of Brook Lopez and the trade of Malcolm Brogdon to Indiana for three draft picks.

Here's the official release on Brook Lopez re-signing via the Milwaukee Bucks:

The Milwaukee Bucks have re-signed free agent center Brook Lopez to a multi-year contract.

“Brook was a valuable part of our team last season and was a key focus for us to re-sign,” said Bucks General Manager Jon Horst. “His ability to shoot the three and defend at an elite level makes us better on both ends of the floor. But just as important, Brook is a great teammate and representative of the Bucks and the city. We’re excited to have Brook remain in Milwaukee.”

Lopez, 31, averaged 12.5 points, 4.9 rebounds, a career-high 2.2 blocks (4th in the NBA) and 1.2 assists in 81 games (all starts) in a record-setting first season with the Bucks in 2018-19. The 7-footer shot 45.2% overall and 36.5% from three, setting the NBA record for threes made by a center in a single season (187) while becoming the first player in league history to average 2.0 threes made and 2.0 blocks per game over the course of a season. Lopez also became the first player in NBA history to block 150+ shots and make 150+ threes in the same season.

An 11-year NBA veteran, Lopez came to Milwaukee after one season with the Lakers and nine seasons with the Nets. He has played in 717 career games, making 680 starts, and holds career averages of 17.3 points, 6.5 rebounds, 1.7 blocks and 1.5 assists in his 11 seasons. An All-Star in 2013, Lopez has also played in 28 playoff games in his career and is averaging 15.8 points, 6.7 rebounds, 2.2 blocks and 1.3 assists in postseason action.

Here's the official release on the Malcolm Brogdon trade via the Milwaukee Bucks:

The Milwaukee Bucks have acquired a future first-round and two future second-round draft picks in exchange for guard Malcolm Brogdon as part of a sign-and-trade deal with the Indiana Pacers.

Brogdon appeared in 187 games (112 starts) in three seasons with the Bucks after being selected by Milwaukee with the 36th overall pick in the 2016 NBA Draft. He averaged 12.8 points, 3.6 assists and 3.5 rebounds per game with the Bucks, shooting 48.4% from the field and 40.8% from three.

Several other reported moves, including the signings of Robin Lopez and Wesley Matthews and the re-signing of Khris Middleton, have yet to be announced.

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