Bucks sign veteran big man Lopez

Brook Lopez signed a one-year deal with Milwaukee.

The Milwaukee Bucks officially signed Brook Lopez to a one-year deal Tuesday, the team announced.

Lopez played this past season with the Los Angeles Lakers after spending the first nine years of his career with the Brooklyn Nets.

“Brook is a proven NBA center who bolsters our front line with his size and skill set,” Bucks General Manager Jon Horst said. “He has demonstrated the ability to stretch the floor on offense, as well as anchor the defensive end of the court. He’s a great teammate and we know he will be a positive addition to our roster both on and off the court.”

Lopez, 30, averaged 13.0 points and 4.0 rebounds in 2017-18, shooting 46.5 percent from the field and 34.5 percent from three.

The 7-footer will help stretch the floor for the Bucks and create more driving lanes for Eric Bledsoe and Giannis Antetokounmpo.

For his career, Lopez has averages of 17.9 points and 6.8 rebounds in 636 games.