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Robin Lopez - C, 7'0, 255
Chicago Bulls - Acquired via trade in June 2016
       Date of birth: 04/01/1988
       Country: USA
     Drafted (NBA): 15th pick, 2008
     Out of: Stanford
  NBA Experience: 9 years
  Hand: Right

Date
League
Transaction
2008 NBA Draft NBA Drafted 15th overall by New Jersey.
3rd July, 2008 NBA Signed four year, $8,099,162 rookie scale contract with Phoenix. Included team options for 2010/11 and 2011/12.
28th October, 2009 NBA Phoenix exercised 2010/11 team option.
21st October, 2010 NBA Phoenix exercised 2011/12 team option.
27th July, 2012 NBA As a part of a three team deal, signed and traded by Phoenix with a partially guaranteed three year, $15,359,283 contract to New Orleans, along with Hakim Warrick and cash, and along with a 2014 second round pick to Minnesota (#36, Johnny O'Bryant), in exchange for Brad Miller, Wesley Johnson and a 2014 first round pick from Minnesota (converted to 2016 and 2017 second round picks; #35, 2016, Rade Zagorac; #37, 2017, Semi Ojeleye) and Jerome Dyson from New Orleans.
10th July, 2013 NBA As a part of a three team deal, traded by New Orleans to Portland, along with Terrel Harris, and along with Grevis Vasquez and he right to swap 2016 second round picks (exercised; Sacramento moved from #40 and Diamond Stone to #36 and Malcolm Brogdon) in exchange for a signed-and-traded Tyreke Evans from Sacramento and the draft rights to Jeff Withey (#39, 2013) from Portland.
9th July, 2015 NBA Signed a four year, $54,015,500 contract with New York.
22nd June, 2016 NBA Traded by New York, along with Jerian Grant and Jose Calderon, to Chicago in exchange for Derrick Rose, Justin Holiday and a 2017 second pick (#44, Damyean Dotson).
When: Where:
2006 - 2008 Stanford (NCAA)
June 2008 - June 2012 Phoenix Suns (NBA)
July 2012 - July 2013 New Orleans Hornets (NBA)
July 2013 - June 2015 Portland Trail Blazers (NBA)
July 2015 - June 2016 New York Knicks (NBA)
June 2016 - present Chicago Bulls (NBA)
From blog:


   .....Third Prize Is You're Fired
2010-10-06

I've said it so many times that it's becoming kind of repetitive, yet it bears no less true - Phoenix really, really, really, really need rebounding help. Amongst their big men, the only average calibre rebounder is Robin Lopez, and even he's only been average for one season. He was a poor rebounder in both his rookie year and his college career.

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   New Jersey......Toronto.......London.
2011-03-10

(Brook is one of the best centre prospects we have had for many a year. This is proven by the way he walked into a 34/14/8 without using a huge amount of effort to do it. And he's already loafing his way to 20ppg. But he needs a little Humphries in him to realise his potential. So does Robin Lopez.)

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   2017 NBA Manifesto
2017-06-29

Robin Lopez
C, 7’0, 255lbs, 29 years old, 9 years of experience

Yet another remarkably solid season from a man who always has solid seasons. He may not have much explosion around the basket or be the most efficient finisher, yet his ability to make hook shots and flat-footed jump-shots from the mid-range areas gave the team an interior option that at least created a target to throw to, as well as an offensive rebounding presence and effective defender around the basket. Lopez is a pure centre who does not leave the paint on either end other than to screen, due to a lack of mobility which limits him, but he plays within those limitations and is effective when he does so. There is still a role for tradition-al centres if they are good, and Lopez is good.

Player Plan: Two years and circa. $28 million remaining. A good player for a good price who might be worthy of a first round pick in six months to a year’s time, albeit with no replacement for him immediately obvious.

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   NBA Fantasy Preview - 24th October 2017
2017-10-24

Given their serious lack of talent at the moment – partly due to injuries, partly due to deliberate rebuilding – Lopez might be the Bulls’ best player on both ends of the court at the moment. Always good for some rebounds and blocks, Lopez is enjoying an increased offensive role with the Bulls at present, aided by his backup Cristiano Felicio being ineffectual and both Nikola Mirotic and Bobby Portis being absent. Lopez costs less than the elite centres available yet should put up numbers that will compare with them, especially against a Cleveland team that does not match up with him favourably.

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