UPDATED 6:25 P.M. As NBA free agency officially began at 6 p.m. Eastern time, two of the Bucks free agents quickly have decided they will return to Milwaukee.
Khris Middleton wrote in a piece on ESPN that he will return to Milwaukee. ESPN reports that the contract will be for five years and $178 million, saving the Bucks around $12 million on the max-contract Middleton was eligible for.
ESPN also reports that Brook Lopez will also re-sign with the Bucks on a four-year $52 million contract. Lopez was a key three-point shooter and paint defender for the Bucks in his first season in Milwaukee.
Reports also say the Bucks have traded combo guard Malcolm Brogdon to the Indiana Pacers for a first-round pick and two second-round picks. Brogdon will sign a four-year $85 million deal with Indiana.