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.
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.