The safe assumption is the Nets will make strong offers to both Lopez and Young once they opt out of their current contracts and become free agents July 1. All signs point to Lopez, despite his worrisome injury history, declining his $16.74 million option for next season and heading to the open market after responding to a near-trade to Oklahoma City with a monster second half. Young, despite his status as a longtime King favorite, is likewise believed to be leaning toward bypassing the $10-ish million he is owed for 2015-16 to do the same.
November 26, 2015 | 8:39 am EST Update
Charles F Gardner: Wild finish at Bradley Center and security and police all over halls after game. Bucks players escorted O.J. Mayo to his car, source said.
Bucks guard Jerryd Bayless, who reportedly was involved in the postgame hallway exchange, would not say whether he was involved in the jawing with Cousins. “I don’t know,” Bayless said. “I wasn’t really paying any attention.” Bayless chalked it up to the heat of competition. “It happens. You move on,” Bayless said.