The Milwaukee Bucks took a bit of time before they were able to secure the services of Brook Lopez. This certainly took longer than their deal for Khris Middleton, which hit NBA news almost immediately after free agency opened. Be that as it may, Milwaukee still got the job done, signing the starting center to a $58 million extension for the next two years.
Milwaukee kept it going on Monday as they added none other than Brook’s twin brother, Robin Lopez to a new deal. Robin returns to his former stomping ground on a single-season deal worth $2.9 million. It’s a far cry from what his brother will be earning, but I’m pretty sure both of them are delighted to have the chance to play alongside each other again.
NBA Twitter Hyped Over Lopez Twins Reunion In Milwaukee
It’s not just the Lopez twins and their families who are rejoicing with this news. Apparently, NBA Twitter is also loving every bit of this development:
— Suns Geek (@sunsgeek) July 3, 2023
I’m so happy Brook Lopez & his twin Robin are back together again on the same team. Those dudes are hilarious and love clowning each other. pic.twitter.com/8MItO247Lo
— Flippy (@sillyflippy) July 3, 2023
— GabberWaukee (@GabberWaukee) July 3, 2023
League isn’t ready for the Antetokounmbros and Lopez Twins. 💪🏾 pic.twitter.com/ZSUnA8ozZO
— Bucks Nation (@BucksNationCP) July 4, 2023
There’s a lot more where that came from, but you get the gist. That last one about the Lopez twins and the Antetokounmpo brothers has to take the cake (although the Lopez twins wrestling meme comes as a close second). Then again, you have to note that Milwaukee has yet to make a decision on Thanasis’ future with the team. The 30-year-old became a free agent at the end of the 2022-23 season, and he has not agreed to a new deal just yet. It is unclear if the Bucks have already extended an offer or not. However, Giannis will probably have a thing or two to say about that.
Did Bucks Make Right Decision In Signing Robin Lopez?
Robin Lopez is not exactly a walking bucket. He’s not a double-double machine either, and he won’t give you two blocks per game. There’s no denying that he isn’t his brother, and this is why there is a significant disparity in their pay.
Nevertheless, given how much Milwaukee had to pay to acquire Lopez’s services, this move can still be considered a sound decision. This team doesn’t have a lot of cap space available (they can thank Brook for that as well) so signing Robin at the veteran’s minimum is a low-risk decision for them. There are a handful of other options on the market, but you can’t really go completely wrong with Robin Lopez.
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