Brook Lopez is appreciative of the Milwaukee Bucks giving him a chance five years ago. It's gone so well, that Lopez hopes to stick around for a while longer.

“I love it here,” Lopez told HoopsHype. “I’m so thankful for the opportunity the Bucks gave me five years ago to come here and be a part of something special. We’ve had a great time. I can’t imagine being anywhere else.”

Lopez is scheduled for unrestricted free agency this summer. He's making $13.9 million in the final year of his contract. That's a figure that makes the veteran center a logical extension candidate. Milwaukee and Lopez have until June 30th to reach agreement on an extension before the center becomes a free agent.