New Orleans Pelicans
current status: Off season
#15 C | 7'0", 255 lbs. | New Orleans
Birth Date:April 1, 1988 (25 years old) Place of Birth:Fresno, CA From:Stanford
Drafted:Drafted by Phoenix in 2008 (1/15).
Acquired:Acquired in a trade with Phoenix in 2012.
Drafted:Drafted by Phoenix in 2008 (1/15).
Acquired:Acquired in a trade with Phoenix in 2012.
|Assets:||A good athlete at seven feet. Works hard, especially on the defensive end. Takes high-percentage shots and shows the hands to develop as a low-post scorer. Intense and fiery but mostly avoids foul trouble.|
|Flaws:||Somewhat injury-prone. Doesn't always make the most of his frame and mobility, particularly offensively.|
|Career Potential:||Good defensive center.|
Movements & Injuries
|7/25/2012||Re-signed as an unrestricted free agent by the Phoenix Suns.|
|7/25/2012||Acquired from the Phoenix Suns.|
|6/28/2012||Phoenix Suns tendered a qualifying offer.|
|1/28/2012||Missed 1 game (suspended by nba).|
|1/25/2012||Suspended by the NBA for 1 game.|
|12/15/2010||Missed 14 games (sprained left knee).|
|11/15/2010||Sprained left knee, sidelined indefinitely.|
|10/21/2010||Phoenix Suns exercised their contract option for the 2011-12 season.|
|5/17/2010||Missed the last 10 games of the regular season and 10 playoff games (bulging disc in lower back).|
|3/28/2010||Bulging disc in lower back, sidelined indefinitely.|
|11/27/2009||Missed 15 games (left foot injury).|
|10/30/2009||Phoenix Suns exercised their contract option for the 2010-11 season.|
|10/26/2009||Left foot injury, sidelined indefinitely.|
|7/10/2008||Signed by the Phoenix Suns.|
|7/25/2012||The New Orleans Hornets acquired Robin Lopez, Hakim Warrick, and cash from the Phoenix Suns for Jerome Dyson and Brad Miller. Phoenix acquired Wesley Johnson and a 2013 first-round pick from the Minnesota Timberwolves. Minnesota acquired second-round picks in 2013 and 2016 from New Orleans and a 2014 second-round pick from Phoenix.|
|6/26/2008||Drafted by the Phoenix Suns in the 1st round (15th overall) in 2008.|
Monty wants Lopez to improve on defense | 04/30/2013 10:01 AM
NewsMonty Williams wants Robin Lopez to improve defensively during the offseason.
New Orleans Times-Picayune
Impact"Defensively, I would like for him to be a force around the basket, blocking more shots and rebounding more," Williams said. "Defensively, I think he's got to become more of a force for us around the basket. I think he's more than capable athletically to do that." Lopez made some nice strides this season in his first full year as a starting center and should be solid again next year.
Lopez double-doubles against the Clippers | 04/13/2013 1:27 AM
NewsRobin Lopez double-doubled against the Clippers on Friday, scoring 19 points on 8-of-16 shooting with 12 rebounds and a block in 38 minutes.
ImpactWith Anthony Davis out for the year the window is open for Lopez to produce and he is worth adding in most formats.
Robin Lopez scores 20 points vs. Kings | 04/11/2013 12:35 AM
NewsRobin Lopez shot 7-of-8 from the field for 20 points with five boards and one block in just 22 minutes vs. Sacramento.
ImpactWith Anthony Davis going down due to a knee injury, Lopez could be an asset for owners in most leagues. Although, the Hornets only have three games left this year.
Robin Lopez very quiet in 18 minutes | 04/08/2013 12:01 AM
NewsRobin Lopez fell by the wayside vs. the Suns, scoring nine points with four rebounds and two blocks in 18 minutes.
ImpactIn the Hornets' previous two games, Lopez had averaged 14.5 points, 7.0 rebounds and 1.0 blocks in 34 minutes. Unfortunately, he came up against a small-ball Suns team without Marcin Gortat or Jermaine O'Neal tonight, and Monty Williams opted to go with smaller lineups.
Lopez scores 12 points with seven boards | 04/06/2013 1:04 AM
NewsRobin Lopez scored 12 points on 5-of-9 shooting with seven rebounds, one steal and one block in Friday's loss to the Jazz.
ImpactLopez has issues with consistency but if you need a very low-end big man then he's worth a look.
Robin Lopez leads New Orleans to big win | 03/23/2013 12:01 AM
NewsRobin Lopez shot 9-of-12 from the field for 23 points with 10 boards, one steal and four blocks in 30 minutes against the Grizzlies on Friday.
ImpactThe Hornets played great defense and held the Grizzlies to just 38 points in the paint compared to their 48. Lopez has been on a roller coaster for most of the season and scored just four points in each of his previous two games, so he's not that exciting of a pickup in the shallow leagues in which he's available.
Lopez turns invisible against the Warriors | 03/19/2013 1:42 AM
NewsRobin Lopez disappeared in the Hornets' 93-72 loss to the Warriors on Monday, scoring four points on 2-of-10 shooting with two rebounds and one assist in 22 minutes.
ImpactLopez didn't have a steal or block. He had a 20-point, 11-rebound game on Sunday, but he's a borderline player in 14-16 team leagues over the past month and that means owners in standards shouldn't chase his bigger nights.
Robin Lopez notches 20 & 11 in road loss | 03/17/2013 9:55 PM
NewsRobin Lopez recorded his fifth double-double of the season with 20 points and 11 rebounds, but the Hornets lost after blowing a late lead in Minnesota.
ImpactLopez shot 8-of-14 from the field and 4-of-4 from the FT line. He tends to do his best work against teams with bigger, slower centers, so he may have actually benefited from Nikola Pekovic's return after an eight-game absence. Start him at your own discretion, but note that his minutes will fluctuate as long as Anthony Davis and Ryan Anderson are healthy.
Robin Lopez has a quiet game vs. Wizards | 03/15/2013 10:07 PM
NewsRobin Lopez played 26 minutes in Friday's 96-87 loss to the Wizards, scoring six points with two boards and two assists.
ImpactHe'll have his bad game or two and this is pretty much what owners signed up for. Lopez was holding consistent value earlier, but with the Hornets having a sub-par schedule the rest of the way, he's only a borderline guy in standards.
Robin Lopez puts up some decent numbers | 03/12/2013 10:59 PM
NewsRobin Lopez scored 15 points in Tuesday's 108-98 loss to the Nets to go with eight boards and one block in 37 minutes.
ImpactHis brother Brook served up a facial on him and the Hornets were swept in the season series. Lopez didn't get much playing time in his previous two games, averaging 20.5 minutes for just 4.5 points. Ryan Anderson not playing may have been a factor in Lopez getting significant burn, so he's not quite worth picking up in shallower formats.
Robin Lopez very quiet in 22 minutes | 03/09/2013 10:58 PM
NewsRobin Lopez played 22 minutes but he finished Saturday's road loss with just three points, one rebound and zero blocks.
ImpactLopez has been somewhat feast-or-famine lately, and tonight fantasy owners went home hungry. The Grizzlies were missing Zach Randolph and Darrell Arthur, so presumably RoLo wasn't needed as often against smaller lineups, and he should fare better vs. the Blazers (Sunday) and Nets (Tuesday).
Robin Lopez double-doubles vs. LAL | 03/06/2013 11:42 PM
NewsRobin Lopez had a double-double in Wednesday's loss to the Lakers with 13 points and 11 boards, adding one steal and two blocks in 40 minutes.
ImpactConsistency has been the issue with him and over his previous seven games, Lopez played in 16 minutes or less in three of those contests. On the bright side, the loss of Jason Smith suggests that Ro-Lo will need to see plenty of action and he's worth owning in standard leagues for his production in blocks and field goal percentage.
Robin Lopez blocks five shots vs. DET | 03/02/2013 3:32 AM
NewsRobin Lopez scored 10 points with five rebounds and five blocks against the Pistons on Friday.
ImpactLopez hit 5-of-12 shots and played 31 minutes, and owners needing a big man should give him a look as long as Anthony Davis (shoulder) is out.
Robin Lopez scores 14 points with seven rebs. | 02/27/2013 12:10 AM
NewsRobin Lopez scored 14 points to go with seven boards, one assist, one steal and two blocks in 29 minutes against the Nets on Tuesday.
ImpactIt was his second productive game in a row with his 12-point, seven-board game against the Kings on Sunday. While's he's been quiet lately, Lopez did have an eight-game streak with at least 11 points with some blocks and boards that ended on February 13. He's starting to come around again and should be owned in standard leagues.
Robin Lopez scores 12 points w/ seven boards | 02/24/2013 10:04 PM
NewsRobin Lopez scored 12 points, grabbed seven rebounds and blocked two shots in 27 minutes on Sunday, helping the Hornets snap their three-game losing streak.
ImpactRoLo finished 6-of-11 from the field in his strongest game in two weeks. Unfortunately, his averages over the previous four games have made him anathema to fantasy owners, so he probably wasn't in many active lineups -- 6.3 points, 2.5 rebounds, 0.3 assists, 0.0 steals and 0.5 blocks. We'll reassess Robin's outlook if he plays well again vs. brother Brook on Tuesday.
Robin Lopez plays 15 minutes Wednesday | 02/21/2013 12:50 AM
NewsRobin Lopez got into some foul trouble on Wednesday against the Cavs, scoring 15 points with three rebounds in 16 minutes.
ImpactHe picked up three quick fouls and registered his first time fouling out all year. Despite the foul trouble, it's still nice to see him score a little. Lopez scored a combined six points in his previous two games and he doesn't have a track record for fouling, so he should be viewed as a hold in some formats.
Robin Lopez disappears in loss to Bulls | 02/20/2013 1:14 AM
NewsRobin Lopez had just one point, four rebounds and two blocks in 21 minutes of Tuesday's loss.
ImpactLopez had just five points and four rebounds against Portland on Wednesday, but was hot prior to that, scoring 23, 19, 17 and 11 points in four straight games, with a total of 30 boards in those games. He should bounce back in the next one, but his last two duds are definitely a concern.
Robin Lopez dominates Pistons w/ 23 & 10 | 02/12/2013 12:29 AM
NewsRobin Lopez racked up 23 points, 10 rebounds, one steal and two blocks in Monday's easy win, while shooting 9-of-13 from the field and 5-of-5 from the FT line.
ImpactLopez's rebounding is worthy of derision (this was his fourth double-digit game of the season) and his defense has glaring flaws, but fantasy owners won't argue with his numbers in the past two weeks -- 16.3 points on 65 percent shooting, with 6.5 rebounds, 0.6 steals and 1.8 blocks.
Robin Lopez scores 16 points in loss | 02/03/2013 12:52 AM
NewsRobin Lopez shot 7-of-10 from the field for 16 points in a 115-86 loss to the Wolves on Saturday, adding two boards and one steal in 25 minutes.
ImpactThe inability to rebound might be a genetic trait with Robin and his brother Brook both being sub-par on the glass. In his last two, Robin has just four rebounds combined and he has the third-lowest defensive rebounding rate this year among centers that play at least 20 minutes per game. However, in his last four games he's averaged 15.0 points and 1.5 blocks, which makes him worth owning in some standard formats.
Lopez scores 13 points with two boards | 02/02/2013 2:28 AM
NewsRobin Lopez scored 13 points on 5-of-6 shooting with two rebounds and two blocks in just 15 minutes on Friday against the Nuggets.
ImpactLopez is going to have a hard time holding value with Anthony Davis and Ryan Anderson humming, and this stalls his recent push to be owned in standard formats.
Robin Lopez heating up again for NOH | 01/31/2013 3:57 AM
NewsRobin Lopez had 15 points, nine rebounds and four blocks on 6-of-12 shooting in Wednesday's loss to the Jazz.
ImpactRo-Lo is heating up again, averaging 15.5 points, 9.0 rebounds, 1.0 steals and 2.0 blocks over his last two games. Prior to that, he was struggling, hitting single digits in points and rebounds in five straight games, with just two blocks over that stretch. And while his last two games have been rock solid, he somehow hasn't had a 10-rebound game since going for 11 on Dec. 22. He's got a nice matchup on Friday at Atlanta, so our guess is he'll keep it going.
Robin Lopez blows up for 16 & 9 in loss | 01/30/2013 2:57 AM
NewsRobin Lopez hit 7-of-10 shots for 16 points, nine rebounds, a steal and no blocks in Tuesday's loss to the Lakers.
ImpactRo-Lo had scored nine or fewer points in five straight games, and hasn't had nine or more rebounds in a game since Dec. 22. He's also blocked just a total of 10 shots in his last 15 games, and has just two blocks over his last seven. In other words, tonight looks like it might have been a fluke against the Lakers, who are more focused on passing than defense.
Robin Lopez exploited by Spurs on Wed. | 01/24/2013 12:48 AM
NewsRobin Lopez bottomed out in Wednesday's game, scoring seven points with one rebound in 15 minutes of action.
ImpactThe Spurs picked him apart in screen-and-rolls whenever he stepped on the court, and basically forced Monty Williams to bench him in favor of a more mobile and more aware lineup. He's going through a very rough stretch, averaging 6.0 points, 2.0 rebounds and 0.3 blocks in his past three games, which is grounds for benching him in average leagues.
Robin Lopez quiet in under 20 minutes | 01/20/2013 12:04 AM
NewsRobin Lopez played under 20 minutes in Saturday's defeat, scoring two points and failing to grab a rebound for the first time all season.
ImpactThe Warriors were playing without David Lee, which made them even smaller than usual, and Lopez fell by the wayside with Anthony Davis (20 points) and Ryan Anderson (19 points) both playing well. He remains a viable source of blocks and FG percentage, but he's a low-end option thanks to fluctuating minutes in January.
Robin Lopez scores 17 in win | 01/17/2013 1:02 AM
NewsRobin Lopez had 17 points, six rebounds and zero blocks in Wednesday's win over the Celtics.
ImpactLopez has been inconsistent lately, alternating good games with bad ones, while this was his first game without a block in his five. He's a serviceable fantasy center, but is tough to own in points leagues due to the inconsistent scoring.
Lopez struggles again on Friday | 01/12/2013 2:18 AM
NewsRobin Lopez scored four points on 2-of-3 shooting with six rebounds, two assists, and two blocks in 27 minutes on Friday.
ImpactLopez started to pick things back up (a little bit) on Wednesday after a week-long cold streak, so this is disappointing to say the least. It's possible that he's the odd man out with Eric Gordon back, and while it wouldn't be surprising if he was productive once again owners can certainly look at other options.
Robin Lopez scores 14 in Hornets win | 01/10/2013 1:04 AM
NewsRobin Lopez had 14 points, three rebounds, a steal and two blocks in 22 minutes of Wednesday's win.
ImpactThe Hornets went on a fourth quarter blitz as the reserves got hot, so guys like Lopez, Eric Gordon, Greivis Vasquez and Anthony Davis were all on the bench late. Lopez had cooled off recently, but showed signs of getting it turned around tonight.
Robin Lopez struggling lately | 01/08/2013 1:19 AM
NewsRobin Lopez scored eight points on 4-of-6 shooting with six rebounds in 20 minutes on Monday against the Spurs.
ImpactLopez has finished outside of the money in 12-team, 8- and 9-cat leagues over his past three games, but his body of work this year should buy him at least a little more time with owners in those formats.
Career Regular Season Statistics
Career Playoff Statistics
2012 Game Highs
|Minutes||41.5||at Phx||Nov 23||26.9|
|FG Made||11||vs. Ind||Dec 22||8|
|FG Attempts||17||at Ind||Nov 21||12|
|FT Made||15||at Ind||Nov 21||6|
|FT Attempts||17||at Ind||Nov 21||8|
|Total Rebounds||13||3 times-last:at Dal||last:Apr 17||12|
|Offensive Rebounds||8||2 times-last:vs. LAC||last:Apr 12||8|
|Defensive Rebounds||8||vs. Dal||Apr 14||9|
|Assists||3||4 times-last:at Atl||last:Feb 8||3|
|Steals||2||6 times-last:vs. Ind||last:Dec 22||2|
|Blocks||6||vs. Ind||Dec 22||4|
|Turnovers||5||2 times-last:at Sac||last:Apr 10||4|
|Points||29||at Orl||Dec 26||21|
Career Highs (SEASON)
|Games Started||56||2010-11 (Phx)|
|FG Made||179||2010-11 (Phx)|
|FG Attempts||357||2010-11 (Phx)|
|3Pts Attempts||1||2008-09 (Phx)|
|FT Made||100||2011-12 (Phx)|
|FT Attempts||140||2011-12 (Phx)|
|Total Rebounds||248||2009-10 (Phx)|
|Total Rebounds/Game||3.3||2011-12 (Phx)|
|Steals||18||2 times-last: 2011-12 (Phx)|