The Milwaukee Bucks made one of the more unheralded signings of the 2018 offseason, as they added center Brook Lopez on a 1-year, $3.4 million deal. Lopez will likely come in and start alongside Giannis Antetokounmpo and Khris Middleton, while splitting time with John Henson at the center position.
Lopez is still a gifted scorer, especially in the low post. He has also patented a three-point jump shot that has added versatility to his game. His light touch around the rim will provide an outlet for Antetokounmpo when faced with double-teams.
Lopez is the all-time leading scorer for the Brooklyn Nets franchise. For his career, he has averaged 17.9 points and 6.8 boards.
The veteran center, who is still only 30 years old, signed for Milwaukee’s biannual exception. A year ago, he averaged 13 PPG and 4 RPG for the Los Angeles Lakers. His role varied over the course of the season, but he showed excellent durability by appearing in 74 contests.
Lopez is the Bucks’ second addition of the offseason, as the team also added veteran forward Ersan Ilyasova. In June’s NBA Draft, the Bucks selected Villanova guard Donte DiVincenzo.
With the addition of new head coach Mike Budenholzer and several key free agents, the Bucks are expected to be a big player in the Eastern Conference–especially with LeBron James’ transition to the West.
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