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Robin Lopez


ABOUT

Full NameRobin Byron Lopez

BornApril 1, 1988

Height7 ft

NationalityAmerican

RoleCenter

ABOUT

Robin Lopez is an American professional basketball player who plays a center for the Chicago Bulls of the NBA. He was selected with the 15th pick in the 2008 NBA draft by the Phoenix Suns, He played college basketball for Stanford alongside. his twin brother Brook Lopez.


Lopez was one of just three players on the Stanford roster to start all 31 games in the 2006–07 season. 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. Robin also had two double-doubles in that season.


Lopez joined a Suns team which already featured one of the all-time great centers in Shaquille O'Neal, and thus his minutes were limited 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.


During 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, O'Neal was traded to the Cleveland Cavaliers, which made Lopez the expected starting center heading into next season.


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During the 2009–10 regular season, Lopez averaged 8.4 points, 4.9 rebounds, and 1.0 block per game, after that season his career went downhill, until he was acquired by the Hornets in 2012 where he had a short yet successful stint, he later played for the Trail Blazers and the Knicks and now plays for the Chicago Bulls who traded for him in 2016.


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