It is not only just his best game in the Game One of the East Finals. Where he had a double double with a career high in playoff points with 29 and 11 boards. He led the Bucks comeback and made big plays down the stretch.
He got signed as bargain last off season for just 5 million with the Bucks. He is contributed more than his worth. Lopez made some room for Giannis Antetoukomnpo to operate in the lane and in the paint. With his 2 blocks per game he protect the rim so well.
Had a quick feet to defend the pick n’ roll and can switch on any player. Lopez was still effective playing on the post. In 10 playoff games with the Bucks he converted 70% of his two points attempts. Then he had the best defensive rating with a 98 as per basketball reference and 111 offensively.
Enter the Spurs that can make room for him. If they trade Davis Bertans for a second round pick or nothing. With the Spurs perimeter player not shooting well outside of the paint Lopez can upgrade their offense. This can make for DeRozan or Dejounte attack the lane.
This will make sense because the Bucks will need sign Kris Middleton in a near max contract. Next is Malcom Brogdon who was an important part the team success. They can make a little room for Lopez if they can waive Tony Snell money.
With the Spurs, he can give the frontcourt depth. Shooting, another scoring option and shot blocking. Imagine if the Spurs first five can find a way to put the ball in the bucket and can play defense from perimeter to the rim.
Aldridge burden in the paint offensively and defensively can be lessen. Which can help Aldridge contribute more on offensive side of the game.
Hopefully RC and Pop can notice this big man. Where he can bring everything for the team that will sign him.