Milwaukee Bucks center Brook Lopez, who has been out since the opening night of the NBA season following back surgery, is set to return to the court on Monday night when the Bucks face the Utah Jazz, reports ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.
ESPN Sources: Three months after back surgery, Milwaukee Bucks center Brook Lopez will return to lineup vs. the Utah Jazz on Monday (ESPN, 10 PM ET). Lopez, out since opening night, should make an impact for a defense outside of top 10 for first time under coach Mike Budenholzer.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) March 14, 2022
ANALYSIS: Lopez had back surgery on Oct. 2 and was finally cleared for full contact practice a week ago. He should instantly help the defending NBA champions, especially on the defensive end of the court.
Last season, Lopez averaged 12.3 points and 5.0 rebounds along with 1.5 blocks.