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Bucks sign Lopez and Matthews

WASHINGTON, July 13 (Xinhua) — The Milwaukee Bucks have signed free agents center Robin Lopez and guard Wesley Matthews, the NBA club confirmed on Friday.

“Robin is an inside presence who will provide important depth for us at center,” said Bucks general manager Jon Horst. “While bringing great experience to the Bucks, Robin is also a high-character person on and off the court and we are excited to welcome him to the team.”

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“Wes is an experienced guard who will bring great depth to our backcourt,” Horst said. “He’s a versatile player who will help our perimeter shooting in addition to being a high-quality person. We’re excited to have him back in Wisconsin with the Bucks.”

Lopez, 31, appeared in 74 games with the Chicago Bulls last season and averaged 9.5 points, 3.9 rebounds and 1.2 assists per game while shooting 56.8 percent from the field.

Entering his 12th season in the NBA, Lopez holds career averages of 9.1 points, 5.3 rebounds and 1.2 blocks in 766 games with Phoenix, New Orleans, Portland, New York and Chicago.

A 10-year NBA veteran, Matthews averaged 12.2 points, 2.5 rebounds and 2.3 assists in 69 games with Dallas, New York and Indiana last season. He finished the 2018-19 season with the Pacers, starting 23 games and averaging 10.9 points in 31.5 minutes per contest.

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