10:22pm: The Lakers are also interested, reports Chris Broussard of ESPN (on Twitter).
4:04pm: The Pelicans and Bucks are among the interested suitors for free agent Robin Lopez, league sources told Shams Charania of RealGM. Other previously reported suitors include the Knicks and Celtics.
In seven years with the Suns, Pelicans, and Blazers, Lopez has averaged 8.2 PPG and 5.1 RPG for his career. In his lone season with New Orleans, he put up 11.3 PPG and 5.6 RPG. Clearly, that 2012/13 campaign is still fresh in their minds. That year also saw Lopez put up a career high PER of 18.9, well ahead of his career average of 16.7.
Lopez has said he’d prefer to re-sign with the Blazers, though Portland is obviously in flux at this time.
“Nothing’s 100% certain,” Lopez said. “Obviously I’ve loved my time here in Portland. I would love to come back. I’d be very open to coming back, but it’s hard to say 100%. You just never know what’s going to happen.“
The Pelicans also are likely to have an interest in Warriors free agent Leandro Barbosa, sources tell Charania. Alvin Gentry has previously coached the guard, just as he has previously coached Lopez.