Robin Lopez appears like he’ll be remaining with the Bulls.
The 30-year-old center is unlikely to receive a buyout from Chicago, according to a report from the Daily Herald. Players must be waived by Friday in order to maintain playoff eligibility if they sign with another team.
“I haven't even been thinking about it,” Lopez said. “We've been having a lot of fun out on the court right now and I'm relishing it."
Bulls coach Jim Boylen praised Lopez’s leadership Tuesday.
“It’s invaluable to have a guy who honors his role as an example to the team, a guy who speaks up when a situation needs to be addressed,” Boylen said, via the Chicago Tribune. “What I want is guys who take ownership of our play and mistakes and coach each other and help each other and hold each other accountable. RoLo has done that.”
Lopez is averaging 7.9 points and 3.2 rebounds for the Bulls this season. The Warriors reportedly would have been interested in him if he became a free agent.
The Bulls will face the Grizzlies in Memphis on Wednesday. They’ll enter that matchup with a 16-45 record.