Robin Lopez
American basketball player
Robin Lopez
Robin Byron Lopez is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the New Orleans Hornets of the NBA. He was selected as the 15th pick in the 2008 NBA Draft. He played college basketball for Stanford, and is the twin brother of current Brooklyn Nets's player Brook Lopez.
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A Christmas gift? NBA declines to suspend Bulls' Robin Lopez
Chicago Times - 2 months
Robin Lopez's "passion" play will not cost him a game. As first reported by the Tribune, the NBA decided not to suspend the Bulls center for his flagrant-2 foul against the Hornets on Friday night in Charlotte, N.C. With 38 seconds to play, Hornets Marvin Williams and Cody Zeller both approached...
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Another dismal performance for Bulls in 108-97 loss to Bucks
Chicago Times - 2 months
Pick a low moment, any low moment. Jabari Parker put Robin Lopez on a poster with a fast-break dunk. Giannis Antetokounmpo routinely broke down the defense with little resistance. Heck, even Tony Snell dunked for his first points against his former team. The Bulls' 108-97 loss to the Bucks on Thursday...
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Robin Lopez has backstopped Bulls' defensive resurgence
Chicago Times - 3 months
After a slow start defensively, the Bulls had climbed to sixth in points allowed per game, ninth in defensive rating (101 points allowed per 100 possessions) and 10th in opponents' field-goal percentage through Thursday. While that's not elite, it had done the job well enough for the Bulls to climb...
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Bulls integrate new pieces before facing Pacers - Yahoo Sports
Google News - 4 months
ABC News Bulls integrate new pieces before facing Pacers Yahoo Sports CHICAGO -- Given the number of new faces on the roster, the Chicago Bulls are still feeling their way around the new season. The Bulls added veteran guards Dwyane Wade and Rajon Rondo along with center Robin Lopez in the offseason. More recently ... Wade sorry for throat-slash gesture, fined $25KESPN Dwyane Wade fined $25000 for throat-slash gestureSports Illustrated Dwyane Wade Apologizes for Throat-Slash Gesture in Game vs. CelticsBleacher Report NBA.com -USA TODAY -Comcast SportsNet Bay Area -UPI.com all 461 news articles »
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Robin Lopez unlikely catalyst in four major Bulls decisions in wild offseason
Chicago Times - 8 months
The Bulls significantly changed their roster this summer after their first non-playoff season since 2007-08. Now it's certain there will be at least three new starters in Rajon Rondo, Dwyane Wade and Robin Lopez. The thirst for definitive answers is immediate in this age of social media-fueled...
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Chicago Bulls send former MVP Rose to Knicks in six-man deal
Yahoo News - 8 months
Chicago Bulls playmaker Derrick Rose, a former NBA Most Valuable Player nagged by knee injuries for years, was traded to the New York Knicks on Wednesday in a six-player deal. The move came on the eve of the NBA Draft, when the Knicks will look for more help after missing the playoffs last season. Rose, fellow guard Justin Holiday and a second-round 2017 NBA Draft pick were sent to New York by the Bulls in exchange for center Robin Lopez and guards Jerian Grant and Jose Calderon.
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Clippers blow out the Knicks just before snowstorm blows into New York
LATimes - about 1 year
Escape from New York took on multiple meanings for the Clippers on Friday night. They survived a skirmish involving Chris Paul and Robin Lopez at Madison Square Garden while also getting out of the city before a massive snowstorm enveloped the region. Lopez was ejected as the result of the third-quarter...
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Clippers blow out the Knicks just before snowstorm blows into New York
LATimes - about 1 year
Escape from New York took on multiple meanings for the Clippers on Friday night. They survived a skirmish involving Chris Paul and Robin Lopez at Madison Square Garden while also getting out of the city before a massive snowstorm enveloped the region. Lopez was ejected as the result of the third-quarter...
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Clippers blow out the Knicks just before snowstorm blows into New York
LATimes - about 1 year
Escape from New York took on multiple meanings for the Clippers on Friday night. They survived a skirmish involving Chris Paul and Robin Lopez at Madison Square Garden while also getting out of the city before a massive snowstorm enveloped the region. Lopez was ejected as the result of the third-quarter...
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Clippers blow out the Knicks just before snowstorm blows into New York
LATimes - about 1 year
Escape from New York took on multiple meanings for the Clippers on Friday night. They survived a skirmish involving Chris Paul and Robin Lopez at Madison Square Garden while also getting out of the city before a massive snowstorm enveloped the region. Lopez was ejected as the result of the third-quarter...
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Robin Lopez
    FORTIES
  • 2016
    On June 22, 2016, Lopez was traded, along with José Calderón and Jerian Grant, to the Chicago Bulls in exchange for Derrick Rose, Justin Holiday and a 2017 second-round draft pick.
    More Details Hide Details Lopez is an avid comic book enthusiast and also participated in theater productions at Stanford.
    On March 20, 2016, he recored 23 points and a career-high 20 rebounds in an 88–80 loss to the Sacramento Kings.
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  • 2015
    On July 9, 2015, Lopez signed with the New York Knicks.
    More Details Hide Details He made his debut for the Knicks in the team's season opener against the Milwaukee Bucks on October 28, recording 8 points and 2 blocks in a 122–97 win.
  • 2014
    On December 16, 2014, Lopez was ruled out for a month after breaking his hand against San Antonio the night before.
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    Due to his presence in the Portland community, as well as his consistent and blue-collar style of play, Lopez was a fan favorite amongst the Portland faithful. He was honored with the Maurice Lucas Award in March 2014 for his efforts in his "Read Big" literacy campaign with Portland Public Schools.
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  • 2013
    On July 10, 2013, New Orleans traded Lopez to the Portland Trail Blazers as a part of a three-way trade that also involved the Sacramento Kings.
    More Details Hide Details In his first season with the Trail Blazers, he recorded 29 double-doubles and set the franchise single season record for offensive rebounds.
  • 2012
    On July 27, 2012, the New Orleans Hornets acquired Lopez in a sign-and-trade from the Phoenix Suns.
    More Details Hide Details It was during this time that Lopez would produce his best results yet, starting for every game of the season and gaining new career highs in almost every field in the process.
  • 2011
    In the shortened 2011–12 NBA season, Lopez wouldn't even produce a single start for the Suns.
    More Details Hide Details Because of Gortat's increased production at center, Lopez was forced to become a back-up center once again. He averaged 5.4 points with an average of 14 minutes per game there.
  • 2010
    During December 2010, he was injured again, and he was temporarily replaced by Earl Barron.
    More Details Hide Details This eventually resulted in decreased production from Lopez, which forced the Suns to trade for Marcin Gortat. While Lopez was still starting for the Suns, his stats were quickly declining, while Gortat's stats were improving. This forced Lopez to eventually become a bench player again. Robin Lopez would average 6.4 points and 3.2 rebounds at an average of 14.8 minutes per game.
  • THIRTIES
  • 2009
    After the 2009–10 season, Lopez went into a major decline, despite starting and playing more games.
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    During the 2009–10 regular season, Lopez averaged 8.4 points, 4.9 rebounds, and 1. block per game.
    More Details Hide Details During the end of the season, however, Lopez was injured, and was replaced by Jarron Collins until the Western Conference Finals against the Los Angeles Lakers, where the Suns eventually lost, 4 games to 2.
  • 2008
    Lopez joined a Suns team already featuring one of the all-time great centers in Shaquille O'Neal, and thus was not expected to get many minutes during his rookie season. He got the first start of his career on November 7, 2008, against the Chicago Bulls in place of the injured O'Neal; he played 30 minutes, scored 14 points, grabbed 7 rebounds and had 2 blocks.
    More Details Hide Details For his rookie season, Lopez only saw an average of 10.2 minutes per game, with 3.2 points and 2 rebounds. At the end of the season, Shaq was traded to the Cleveland Cavaliers, making Lopez the assumed starting center.
    Lopez was selected with the 15th overall pick by the Phoenix Suns in the 2008 NBA draft.
    More Details Hide Details After being drafted by the Suns, Lopez said: "I was hoping I'd drop. I think I was the only person in the draft that was hoping he'd drop."
    Lopez declared that he would enter the 2008 NBA draft on March 31, 2008 after just two seasons at Stanford.
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    He was selected with the 15th pick in the 2008 NBA draft by the Phoenix Suns, was traded to the New Orleans Hornets in 2012 and was traded to Portland in 2013.
    More Details Hide Details He played college basketball for Stanford University alongside his twin brother Brook Lopez, who currently plays for the Brooklyn Nets. Lopez was born in North Hollywood, California, to Heriberto Lopez, a Cuban baseball player, and Deborah Ledford, a swimmer. He was born into a life of basketball, as his grandfather played at the University of Colorado. Lopez moved from Hollywood, California, to Oak Harbor, Washington, while in second grade to be near his older brother, Alex, who was playing basketball at the University of Washington at the time. He moved to his current hometown of Fresno, California, a year later, where he attended San Joaquin Memorial High School. There he played with his twin brother, Brook, as well as future NBA forward, Quincy Pondexter. Both teammates played with Lopez on their successful AAU team, the Elite Basketball Organization (EBO), along with Derrick Jasper of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas and Tre'Von Willis of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.
  • 2007
    Lopez had his 100th career block in a game versus Santa Clara University on December 19, 2007.
    More Details Hide Details In his sophomore season, Lopez achieved All-Pac-10 Defensive Team honors while also being named an Honorable Mention to the All-Pac-10 team. He was second in the Pac-10 in blocks for the season. With 83 blocks in his second season, Lopez moved into second place all time for career blocks by a Stanford player.
  • 2006
    Lopez was one of just three players for the Cardinal team to start all 31 games in the 2006–07 season.
    More Details Hide Details He averaged 7.5 points and 5.5 rebounds per game, while averaging 24 minutes. He led the team with 73 blocked shots, breaking the Stanford record for a freshman and recording the second highest single season record in Stanford history. This mark also was the highest in the Pacific-10 conference. With his twin brother, Brook, the two blocked more shots than seven Pac-10 teams. Lopez also had two double-doubles on the season.
    Lopez was named MVP of the Adidas Superstar Camp Underclass All-Star game in his junior year, and to both the 2006 McDonald's All American team and the Parade All-American third team in his full senior year.
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  • TEENAGE
  • 1988
    Born on April 1, 1988.
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