Milwaukee Bucks Daily: The outsized influence of Brook Lopez

MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN - JANUARY 21: Jalen Brunson #13 of the Dallas Mavericks is defended by Brook Lopez #11 of the Milwaukee Bucks during a game at Fiserv Forum on January 21, 2019 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)
MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN - JANUARY 21: Jalen Brunson #13 of the Dallas Mavericks is defended by Brook Lopez #11 of the Milwaukee Bucks during a game at Fiserv Forum on January 21, 2019 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images) /
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The latest Milwaukee Bucks Daily is here as we look at how veteran big man Brook Lopez has helped unlock the Bucks on both ends of the floor throughout the season.

In today’s edition of Milwaukee Bucks Daily, we read about how instrumental Brook Lopez has been to the Bucks’ success this season, the Wisconsin Herd continue to shake up their roster with yet another trade and much more.

The addition of Lopez was lauded by some outlets as the free agent steal of the summer before the season, but that honestly may not due to him justice at this point, considering just how pivotal the former Stanford Cardinal has been in solidifying the Bucks on both ends of the floor.

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Back to the present, let’s look at today’s Bucks stories.

Best of Behind the Buck Pass From 1/22/19

Milwaukee Bucks: 3 takeaways from 116-106 win over Dallas Mavericks (read here): I highlighted on the three biggest things that stood out in the Bucks’ win over the Dallas Mavericks Monday afternoon.

Milwaukee Bucks: Player grades from 116-106 win over Dallas Mavericks (read here): Theo Konstantellos handed out grades for the Bucks’ individual performances, head coach Mike Budenholzer and what the Mavericks had to offer in the Bucks’ 34th win of the season.

Best of Bucks Around the Internet From 1/22/19

Many factors played into the Bucks’ impressive turnaround, but one player stands out (read here): On the one-year anniversary of when the Bucks fired former head coach Jason Kidd, Matt Velazquez of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel wrote on how the Bucks have been unlocked and the part Brook Lopez has played in doing that this season.

With the NBA trade deadline looming, don’t expect much from the Bucks ($) (read here): Eric Nehm detailed the various hurdles and options regarding the Bucks’ plans ahead of this year’s NBA trade deadline for The Athletic.

Lowe’s All-Stars: 24 players plus those who missed the cut (read here): ESPN’s Zach Lowe released his All-Star ballot Tuesday, which obviously includes superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo as well as a surprise inclusion relating to the Bucks.

Herd acquire Elijah Stewart in exchange for Ike Nwamu and Jordan Barnett (read here): The Wisconsin Herd announced Tuesday morning that they have acquired Elijah Stewart as well as the returning rights to Alex Hamilton from the Fort Wayne Mad Ants in exchange for Jordan Barnett and Ike Nwamu.

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That’s it for today’s roundup, but we’ll be back to do it all again tomorrow.