Report: Bulls preventing Lopez buyout to join Warriors

Robin Lopez wants to play meaningful basketball, but his current team has no intentions of allowing him to do so.

According to Chris Haynes of Yahoo Sports, the veteran big man is eager to secure a buyout from the Bulls in order to join two-time defending champion Golden State. Chicago, however, reportedly has no intentions of letting Lopez walk only to bolster the already formidable Warriors

Lopez’s representation has been in discussions with the Bulls’ front office about an exit strategy since late December, sources told Yahoo Sports, but the franchise intends to stand firm.

Lopez got an up-close look at his desired team when the Warriors embarrassed Chicago by 37 points on Friday. The former 15th overall pick is playing just 16.3 minutes per game for the Bulls, the fewest since his final season in Phoenix (2011-12).

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