Robin Lopez was drafted 15th overall by the Phoenix Suns in 2008. He hasn't been horrible in Phoenix, but he hasn't looked like a guy taken 15th overall either. Maybe some of that was the system. Maybe he's been developing as a player. Maybe he's not that good. We'll find out shortly.
Lopez was dealt yesterday in a three-team deal that landed him to New Orleans. The idea is that Lopez will now start at center for the Hornets, alongside Anthony Davis who's slotted to play Power Forward. Amongst the compensation the Suns received for Lopez is a first-round draft pick.
Here's the details on Wednesday's trade via the AP: The Hornets, Suns and Timberwolves have agreed to a multiplayer trade sending 7-foot center Robin Lopez and forward Hakim Warrick from Phoenix to New Orleans, while moving forward Wesley Johnson and a first-round draft pick from Minnesota to Phoenix, a person familiar with the deal said.
The person told The Associated Press about the...