Milwaukee Bucks: Grades for Robin Lopez’s two-year, $9.7 million deal

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With Robin Lopez having reportedly agreed to a two-year deal to join the Milwaukee Bucks, how does he fit in, and how does the deal grade overall?

As free agency opened for teams around the NBA on Sunday, the early news for the Milwaukee Bucks was largely focused on the comings and goings of familiar faces.

Khris Middleton, Brook Lopez and George Hill all signed deals to return to Milwaukee, while Nikola Mirotic and Malcolm Brogdon moved on to Barcelona and Indiana respectively.

With the final reported deal of their busy free agency opener, though, word came through that the Bucks had added a new face to the roster, albeit one that’s also technically familiar to Milwaukee’s fans.

Robin Lopez, twin brother of Brook, has reportedly agreed to a two-year deal with the Bucks at the room exception amount of $4.7 million. The second year of the deal will be a player option valued at $5 million.

The Bucks found themselves short of depth at center last season after trading away John Henson and Thon Maker, and an attempt to fill that gap by signing Pau Gasol after he was bought out amounted to very little when Gasol suffered an injury after just three games, bringing an end to his season.

With both Lopez brothers now wearing Bucks colors, there should be no such issues for Milwaukee this year.

Still, does the deal make sense for the Bucks, what role will Robin play, and how will he fit in? Let’s take a closer look at all of those questions, before offering up a final grade for the deal.

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