Bulls’ Robin Lopez finds a way to troll brother Brook after Nikola Mirotic trade to Bucks
The New Orleans Pelicans have traded Nikola Mirotic to the Milwaukee Bucks. Upon hearing the news, Chicago Bulls center Robin Lopez immediately trolled his former teammate, who will be playing with his brother Brook Lopez.
Here is full RoLo quote. And it's spectacular: "I feel bad for Niko. He has to play with Brookie. You know what’s even worse? He already got the superior experience of playing w/ me. And now he has to go and play w/ Brook. It’s like living in Fresno and having to move to Clovis."
— K.C. Johnson (@KCJHoop) February 7, 2019
Great job there, Robin. However it is pretty obvious that Mirotic is going to be in a better situation than you are. Still great quote.
Robin Lopez and Nikola Mirotic were teammates with the Bulls a few years ago, before the latter was traded to the Pelicans last year. Mirotic missed a significant amount of time this season due to injuries, but he was ultimately dealt not because of that.
The Pelicans were informed by All-Star forward Anthony Davis last week that he no longer wants to play in New Orleans. This prompted the team to begin planning for a rebuild. They immediately put Mirotic, along with Julius Randle and E’Twaun Moore, on the trading block in hopes of getting some picks in return.
Among the four, only Mirotic was traded by the Pelicans. In return, the Bucks sent Jason Smith and Stanley Johnson to New Orleans. However, this was reportedly a three-team deal that also involved the Detroit Pistons, although up to this point, there’s still no report of what they got in the trade.
Mirotic will be joining a Bucks team that is preparing for a deep run in the playoffs. When healthy, he can provide Milwaukee with an additional option on offense. He’s currently averaging 16.7 points per game this season while shooting 36.8 percent from deep.
Imagine him and Brook Lopez on the floor at the same time, with Giannis Antetokounmpo at the small forward spot. That trio can hurt opposing teams both inside and outside the paint.