Feb 12, 2014; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Los Angeles Clippers center DeAndre Jordan (6) dunks the ball as Portland Trail Blazers center Robin Lopez (42) defends at Staples Center. The Clippers defeated the Trail Blazers 122-117. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports
If you could (realistically) add any player to the Bucks in free agency, who would it be?
AMcG: If the Bucks have got a seat at the DeAndre Jordan table, they’ve got to do all they can to make it count. That doesn’t mean he’s guaranteed to transform the franchise with this current core, but he’s definitely a guy worth taking a punt at. Other than that, the team would be better off staying flexible rather than tying themselves up with a mediocre player on a big contract.
TW: I’m so sad Roy Hibbert opted in, I wanted the big man. Maybe they can still trade for him. Anyway, I’d like to see Robin Lopez. He’s youngish and a great defender, and might be cheaper than his brother Brook.
AL: Hell, now that Deandre Jordan is apparently (barely) realistic, him!
JT: It’s very encouraging to see the Bucks at least being considered by big man DeAndre Jordan for his upcoming free agency, but I think realistically Robin Lopez would be a likely option the team could bring in and is a good fit as well. He’s a solid rim protector, a very efficient scorer around the basket and most importantly a worthy option at a very attainable price.
BA: I’m all for throwing a ton of money at all the big name free agents out there, but don’t find any desirable ones ‘gettable’. Instead of a wish, I’ll throw in a veto for both Brook Lopez and Enes Kanter, whom the team has been linked to. The team could definitely do much more, but I’ll just be happy if neither of these guys come to Milwaukee.
PB: Lopez. No not Brook. Robin Lopez. He is the only realistic option the Bucks have outside breaking the bank for someone like Brook or sacrificing their defense with someone like Monroe. Robin is unrestricted and the only center that doesn’t feel like a long shot. He’s a polished defender and an underrated offensive player.
JW: I would love it if the Bucks were able to add Tyson Chandler in the middle. That is still a glaring weakness on this team. I would say Brook Lopez, but I feel he is very injury prone. Chandler is getting old, but he is not too old and he can still be a great rim protector.
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