AP source: Knicks agree to deal with center Robin Lopez

Jul 3, 2015 5:46 PM by Ross Field

NEW YORK (AP) - A person with knowledge of the details says center Robin Lopez has agreed to sign with the New York Knicks.

Lopez will leave the Portland Trail Blazers to fill the open spot in the middle for the Knicks, the person says Friday on condition of anonymity because contracts can't yet be signed. Yahoo Sports reported Lopez would receive a four-year deal worth $54 million.

The Knicks have been seeking a center since trading Tyson Chandler last summer. They had also spoken to DeAndre Jordan and Greg Monroe before those players chose to go elsewhere.

Lopez would join his twin brother Brook in New York, picking the Knicks just days after Brook Lopez agreed to stay with the Brooklyn Nets for a reported $60 million over three years.

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