The 30-year-old middle signed a one-year, $3.four million contract with the Bucks in early July. He stated Milwaukee has excessive expectations for 2018-19.
“I feel we’re very assured that we are able to, no query, win the East,” Lopez stated in an interview with USA At the moment’s HoopsHype.
“I’m undoubtedly completely happy to be in Milwaukee as a result of I feel we’ve an amazing alternative to do one thing particular as a group.”
The Cavaliers, led by LeBron James, superior to the final 4 NBA Finals. However, James left Cleveland and signed a four-year, $154 million contract with the Lakers final month.
Lopez stated the Bucks assume the East is now “extensive open.”
“There are numerous groups that may do (large) issues,” Lopez stated. “From Toronto to Boston to Philly — you simply go down the listing and it’s clear that the East is as thrilling because it’s been in a very long time.”
Lopez averaged 13 factors and 4 rebounds for the Lakers in 2017-18. He additionally shot 34.5 p.c from 3-point vary.