Lopez is averaging 17.2 points per game, and King believes that teams have given him special attention.
He told The AP: "Without Brook Lopez, there's no way we even get to where we go to this year. What you saw in the playoffs, teams are double-teaming, game-planning how to stop him.
"And so that to me, when you've got a guy that can average 20 and is rebounding the basketball and getting double-doubles, there's not a lot of guys that can do that."
Lopez is out of contract at the end of the season.