Robin Lopez has made his mark during his first season with the Milwaukee Bucks, but it’s been in his spot starts where he’s been able to deliver some of his finest moments this year.
Filling the shoes of any starter for the Milwaukee Bucks on nights where they’re down a key contributor is no easy task, but doing so for your twin brother as Robin Lopez has done at times this season is a familiar proposition.
Playing in Milwaukee has given the Lopez brothers an opportunity to play with one another for the first time since their collective time at Stanford University more than a decade ago, and has subsequently given all Bucks fans a close look at their entertaining interplay with one another as the year has gone on.
Putting aside their ever-present sibling rivalry, Robin has fulfilled a solid role within a Bucks team that has its sights on crafting one of the best seasons in league history.
And the role that the younger Lopez brother has under head coach Mike Budenholzer can change from night to night, depending on the team’s performance, matching up against their opponent and so on. It’s also included making spot starts in place of Brook Lopez on nights where he’s sidelined.
Take Robin’s performance in the Bucks’ win over the Washington Wizards Monday night, for example.
The Bucks didn’t miss a beat with their usual reserve center on the floor more extensively…