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Report: Robin Lopez declining $5 million player option with Bucks

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Robin Lopez is declining his $5,005,350 player option with the Milwaukee Bucks, per Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.

Lopez will become an unrestricted free agent.

Robin Lopez appeared in 66 games for the Bucks in 2019-20. He averaged 5.4 points and 2.4 rebounds while shooting 49.2 percent from the field, 33.3 percent from beyond the arc and 52.8 percent from the free-throw line.

In the 2020 playoffs, where the Bucks lost to the Miami Heat in the Eastern Conference Semifinals in five games, Lopez put up 2.0 points and 1.3 boards.

Since entering the NBA in 2008, Lopez has compiled averages of 8.8 points and 5.1 rebounds in 832 games with the Phoenix Suns, New Orleans Hornets, Portland Trail Blazers, New York Knicks, Chicago Bulls and Bucks. Robin played with his brother, Brook Lopez, in 2019-20 and it was fun to watch the two brothers interact on the court.

Milwaukee is going to offer two-time MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo the supermax extension once the free agency period opens. If the Greek Freak declines the extension, he’ll become a free agent in the offseason of 2021.

In 2019-20, Antetokounmpo averaged 29.5 points, 13.6 rebounds and 5.6 assists per game. He shot 55.3 percent from the field, 30.4 percent from beyond the arc and 63.3 percent from the free-throw line. The Bucks superstar joined Michael Jordan and Hakeem Olajuwon as the only players in NBA history to win MVP and DPOY in the same season.