Robin Lopez to Join Twin Brother Brook Lopez & the Milwaukee Bucks

It looks like it’ll be a family affairnext season for Robin Lopez

The 31-year-old half-Cuban American professional basketball player has reportedly reached a deal with his twin brother Brook Lopez’s team, the Milwaukee Bucks, according to ESPN.

Robin Lopez

Lopez’s deal will put the siblings on the same team for the first time in the NBA.

Lopez, a 7-foot center, saw his playing time decrease in each of his three seasons with the Chicago Bulls, and he averaged just 21.7 minutes in 2018-19 as Chicago increasingly gave its younger players more of a run.

Though Bulls coach Jim Boylenpraised Lopez for his professionalism and willingness to help Chicago’s young core while sacrificing his own stats, the Bulls had a roster crunch with big men, as 2018 lottery pick Wendell Carter Jr., Lauri Markkanen and Cristiano Felicio previously had signed multi-year deals.

Lopez is entering his 12th NBA season, with previous stops with the Phoenix SunsNew Orleans HornetsPortland Trail Blazers and the New York Knicks. He holds career averages 9.1 points, 5.3 assists and 1.2 blocks while shooting 53.1% from the field.

Brook Lopez Reportedly Agrees to Lucrative Four-Year Deal with the Milwaukee Bucks

Brook Lopez will be making big bucks

The 31-year-old half-Cuban American professional basketball player has agreed to a new four-year, $52 million deal with the Milwaukee Bucks, according to ESPN.

Brook Lopez

It’s possible that no single player changed his future more over the course of the last year than Lopez did by signing with the Bucks.

After the 2015-16 season — Lopez’s eighth in the NBA— he had gone a combined 3-for-21 from 3-point range. Since then, though, he has shot a staggering 1,224 three-pointers — including taking almost twice as many triples (512) as 2s (274) this past season with the Bucks.

And after signing with Milwaukee last year for their biannual exception, worth $3.4 million, Lopez became an essential part of the team’s remarkable turnaround this season and its elite units at both ends of the court.

That allowed Lopez to enter free agency this summer as one of the top free-agent centers on the market, and put him back in line for the kind of payday he received with his prior contract — a three-year, $60 million deal with the Brooklyn Nets in 2015.

In addition to setting career highs in 3-point makes, attempts and percentage (36.5) this past season, Lopez also averaged 12.5 points and a career-high 2.2 blocks per game.

Lopez Passes Buck Williams as Brooklyn Nets’ Career Leading Scorer

Brook Lopez is celebrating the swish smell of success…

The 29-year-old half-Cuban American NBA player has passed Buck Williams to become Brooklyn Nets‘ career leading scorer.

Brook Lopez

Lopez, the team’s center, surpassed Williams with a jumper late in the fourth quarter of a 114-105 loss to the Boston Celtics.

Lopez, who finished with 25 points, started slowly but passed Williams with a turnaround jumper on the baseline with just over 4 minutes left in the game.

Williams’ career spanned 17 seasons from 1981 to ’98, the first eight of which were with the New Jersey Nets.

Lopez, was drafted by the then-New Jersey Nets in the first round in 2008, said he didn’t take moving to the top of the Nets’ record books with his 10,441st point lightly.

“It’s a great honor, obviously a lot of amazing players have played here,” Lopez said. “I’m just proud to have my name up there with those guys.”

Lopez, the NBA All-Rookie First Team selection in 2009, was an NBA All-Star in 2013.

Lopez: A Late Addition to the 2013 NBA All-Star Team

Then there were two…

Brook Lopez will be joining Carmelo Anthony in Houston this month.

Brook Lopez

The 24-year-old half-Cuban American Brooklyn Nets center has been named as an Eastern Conference All-Star reserve by NBA Commissioner David Stern.

Stern picked Lopez to replace Boston Celtics point guard Rajon Rondo, who was voted in by the fans as a starter but will have to miss the rest of the season due to a right ACL tear last month.

Lopez, initially passed over for an All-Star spot, will now make his debut in that NBA mid-season showcase on February 17 at the Toyota Center in Houston. He will be Brooklyn’s lone representative.

“It’s a huge honor,” Lopez said in a statement after the Nets’ 105-85 home loss this week to the Miami Heat.

“First and foremost, I couldn’t have done it without my teammates. They make my job 100 times easier, playing with Deron (Williams), Joe (Johnson), Gerald (Wallace), they gift wrap me buckets and take a lot of attention away from me on the court. It is something I have been working towards and it’s been a goal of mine and it will definitely be an exciting weekend.”

This season, Lopez is averaging 18.6 points, 7.3 rebounds and 2.2 blocked shots per game – tops for his team in all three categories.

Lopez Re-Signs with the Brooklyn Nets

It looks like Brook Lopez will be center stage once again in Brooklyn…

The 24-year-old Cuban-American basketball player has reportedly agreed to a new contract with the Brooklyn Nets, where he’ll continue as the team’s center.

Brook Lopez

Terms of the contract haven’t been disclosed, but a league source told ESPNNewYork.com‘s Mike Mazzeo that Lopez, a restricted free agent, agreed to a four-year, $60 million max deal.

Nets general manager Billy King was in Los Angeles negotiating with Lopez’s agent, Arn Tellem, on Wednesday.

“Brook Lopez is one of the top young centers in the NBA,” King said. “We have witnessed his growth as a player over the past four years, and are very pleased that he will remain in a Nets uniform as we begin our new era in Brooklyn.”

Lopez played just five games last season because of foot and ankle injuries, averaging 19.2 points. He owns career averages of 17.4 points and 7.5 rebounds in 251 career contests over five seasons — all with the Nets.