Bucks center Brook Lopez making history — one 3-pointer at a time

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Roy Hibbert is the cautionary tale.

Brook Lopez is the shining example.

For Hibbert, the game zoomed right by him. There wasn’t much need for a 7-footer who couldn’t stretch the floor.

The 7-foot Lopez adapted, adding a 3-point shot to his game and making himself valuable to teams who wanted a big man who could shoot and defend.

Hibbert is no longer in the league, and Lopez, an 11-year veteran, is thriving in his first season with the Milwaukee Bucks.

Lopez is shooting 37.9 percent on 3-pointers, and he's a volume shooter, taking 6.6 per game (tied for 16th among all NBA players) and making 2.5 (tied for 14th).

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