Robin Lopez RUMORS & NEWS

  • Robin Lopez smacks Chris Paul in rebound tangle: 'Maybe I overreacted'

    ESPN "Robin Lopez was ejected from the New York Knicks' 28-point loss to the Los Angeles Clippers after smacking Chris Paul in the face. "Things were getting pretty chippy out there," Lopez said after the 116-88 defeat. "It happened so fast. Kind of hard to recall, but maybe I overreacted a little..." January 23

  • The shot that’s made Robin Lopez Knicks’ key offensive cog

    New York Post "Bigfoot. Howard Hughes late in life. And Robin Lopez’s hook shot being blocked. There are some things you just never see. “Can’t be blocked. Haven’t seen anybody block it yet,” teammate Carmelo Anthony said of Lopez’s go-to shot. Lopez has been a source of offensive production lately for the..." January 20

  • Knicks don’t know where to put their $54 million center

    New York Post "The riddle of RoLo continues. It’s little secret why the Knicks have lost two in a row during an 11-game stretch against winning teams. In both losses, to the Magic and Cavaliers, shooting guard Arron Afflalo was lousy (8 of 25). Carmelo Anthony missed Wednesday’s contest in Cleveland, and..." December 24

  • Kristaps Porzingis is legitimizing a Knicks’ starting 5 swap

    New York Post "Dirk Nowitzki was the first one to point it out Monday, saying how dangerous the Knicks are offensively when starting center Robin Lopez is out and 7-foot-3 rookie phenom Kristaps Porzingis is moved to the “5” position. Nowitzki said it stretches the floor and makes the Knicks harder to..." December 12

  • NBA twins can’t live together because their cats hate each other

    New York Post "Leading up to Friday’s Nets vs. Knicks face-off, two of the competing athletes are having a real catfight. The Knicks’ new 7-foot center, Robin Lopez, has harsh words about his twin brother, Brook, who plays for the crosstown competition. More specifically, he’s trash-talking his sibling’s..." November 29

  • Jason Kidd: Bucks made a run at Knicks’ Robin Lopez

    New York Post "If Greg Monroe joined the Knicks, there was a chance Bucks coach Jason Kidd would have coached his second Lopez twin. Kidd coached Brook Lopez with the Nets and revealed Milwaukee recruited Robin Lopez last July. The Bucks were desperate for a starting center as the missing piece to their young..." October 28

  • Robin Lopez dealing with undisclosed injury, Knicks center says ‘it’s nothing serious’

    New York Daily News "The player the Knicks committed the most money and years to over the summer was underwhelming during preseason, but there may be another reason for his struggles beyond the expected acclimation process. Robin Lopez acknowledged to the Daily News that he has been dealing with an undisclosed..." October 23

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    Marc Stein @ESPNSteinLine

    ESPN sources say Robin Lopez has chosen Knicks over Lakers and will join NYK as long as DeAndre Jordan, as expected, chooses Clips or Mavs

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    Adrian Wojnarowski @WojYahooNBA

    Free agent center Robin Lopez discussing deal with Knicks that would earn him in range of $12M-$13M per season, league sources tell Yahoo.

  • Sources: Robin Lopez agrees to four-year, $54 million deal with Knicks

    Yahoo! Sports "Free-agent center Robin Lopez has agreed in principle to a four-year, $54 million contract with the New York Knicks, league sources told Yahoo Sports. The agreement is contingent on the strong likelihood free agent DeAndre Jordan doesn't choose a max-contract offer from the Knicks, league..." July 03

  • Robin Lopez picks Knicks, as long as DeAndre Jordan goes elsewhere

    ESPN New York "Free agent center Robin Lopez has picked the New York Knicks over the Los Angeles Lakers, sources told's Marc Stein, and will sign with the Knicks as long as DeAndre Jordan, as expected, chooses the Los Angeles Clippers or Dallas Mavericks and not the Knicks. Lopez, 27, played the past..." July 03

  • Knicks, Robin Lopez discussing deal worth about $12 million, per report

    SB Nation "After missing out on signing Milwaukee-bound Greg Monroe, the New York Knicks are focusing on closing a deal with Robin Lopez, reports Yahoo Sports' Adrian Wojnarowski. New York is offering him about $12 to 13 million. The Lakers are also a serious candidate for Lopez, per Wojnarowski. Lopez..." July 03

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    Adrian Wojnarowski @WojYahooNBA

    Sources: With New York losing out on Greg Monroe, the process of the Knicks working to close on deal with Robin Lopez will gain momentum.

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    Bobby Marks @BobbyMarks42

    I am hearing that NYK met with Robin Lopez last night. Still good value for what you need.

  • Knicks, Robin Lopez Have Strong Mutual Interest

    Real GM Basketball "The New York Knicks have $19 million to spend in free agency and continue to pursue a big man. Robin Lopez met with the Knicks on Wednesday night and he came away with a positive impression." July 02

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    Ian Begley @IanBegley

    #Knicks have planned to meet with FA center Robin Lopez in Los Angeles while in town to meet with LaMarcus Aldridge, league sources say.

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    Chris Broussard @Chris_Broussard

    Sources: Lakers meeting w/Greg Monroe Wednesday. Also interested in Tyson Chandler & Robin Lopez

  • Pelicans, Bucks, Knicks Among Interested Teams For Robin Lopez

    Real GM Basketball "The New Orleans Pelicans, Milwaukee Bucks and New York Knicks are so far among the interested suitors for Portland Trail Blazers free agent Robin Lopez, league sources told RealGM. Beyond Portland, Lopez is expected to have a list of suitors on July 1, and his connection to Pelicans coach Alvin..." June 30

  • Celtics To Pursue Paul Pierce, Robin Lopez

    Hoops Rumors "The Celtics plan to pursue Paul Pierce and Robin Lopez as complementary players to sell Kevin Love on the idea of signing with Boston, reports Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports (Twitter link). The Celtics have about $40MM on the books against a projected $67.1MM cap already, and if they sign..." June 24

  • Brook & Robin Lopez's crazy night out... at McDonalds!

    Nets Daily "Brook Lopez and the Brooklyn Nets won their fifth straight game at home and helped their playoff chances with a 106-96 victory over the Portland Trail Blazers. Before the game, Robin Lopez, Brook's brother jokingly said, "It's amazing how far you can go with a crappy center." Lopez then scored..." April 07

  • Watch Robin Lopez forcefully push the Raptors mascot

    CBS Sports "One of the best running gags in the NBA is Robin Lopez's feud with every single mascot in the NBA. This feud has now gone international as with the Blazers traveling to Toronto tonight, Lopez had a run-in with the Raptor. Perhaps planning for his encounter with Lopez, the Raptor brought in..." March 16

  • Robin Lopez is a Master of Basketball Geometry

    Blazer's Edge "Not very many people are really, really big. Few of those truly understand the game of basketball. Robin Lopez uses both to alter the spacing on the court in positive and subtle ways. The NBA has changed a lot in the last ten years and nowhere is that more obvious than the power forward..." February 09

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    David Locke @Lockedonsports

    Robin Lopez is expected to play for Blazers. Portland allows 7.7 fewer points per 100 possessions with Lopez on the floor.

  • How Will Robin Lopez's Injury Affect His Contract Year Performance?

    Blazer's Edge "It didn't take a rocket scientist to surmise that when Robin Lopez went down this week, suffering a broken hand during the Trail Blazers' win Monday night over the San Antonio Spurs, it would be a disruption to a team that thrives on continuity. The Blazers were humming along at 19-6 at the time,..." December 20

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    Robin Lopez @rolopez42

    Thanks for all your thoughts & support! It'll be 6 or 7 weeks til I'm on the floor again thanks to this bum hand. Can't wait!!! #NeverSayDie

  • Robin Lopez expected to miss month with broken hand

    Yahoo! Sports "Portland Trail Blazers center Robin Lopez is expected to miss four weeks with a fractured right hand, league sources told Yahoo Sports. Lopez will meet with a hand specialist on Tuesday in Portland. Lopez suffered the injury pursuing a rebound in the Blazers victory over the San Antonio..." December 16

  • Robin Lopez wants to replace Andray Blatche as Philippines’ naturalized player

    Pro Basketball Talk "Andray Blatche lived up to the Philippines’ expectations in his first tournament as a naturalized citizen. Though the Philippines went just 1-4 in the World Cup, the team was competitive in every game – thanks to Blatche. He starred, averaging 21.1 points (second in the World Cup) and 13.8..." September 12

  • Robin Lopez really doesn’t like the Toronto Raptors mascot, for reasons only they know

    Yahoo! Sports "When the Toronto Raptors mascot — known as "the Raptor" — tore his (its?) Achilles tendon at a community event this October, the NBA world took the news pretty hard. While mascots are not a primary reason why fans buy tickets, they do add to the atmosphere and excitement of the live experience...." January 08

  • Lopez's willingness to be left on island for betterment of team wins over teammates

    CSN Northwest "Portland Trail Blazers’ center Robin Lopez does so many things that don’t get credit on the stat sheet. His vocal presence on the floor along with his defensive awareness has made a huge impression on his teammates. If you ask All-Star LaMarcus Aldridge, Lopez is the main reason why he has..." November 11

  • Tyreke Evans headed to Pelicans in three-team deal

    Yahoo! Sports "The New Orleans Pelicans have reached agreement on a three-way deal with Sacramento and Portland to acquire guard Tyreke Evans, league sources told Yahoo! Sports. As part of a sign-and-trade arrangement, Evans will come to the Pelicans on a four-year, $44 million contract. New Orleans will send..." July 04

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    John Reid @JohnReid64

    Three-team deal reportedly in the works that involves Pelicans center Robin Lopez going to Portland and Greivis Vasquez heading to Kings.

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    Adrian Wojnarowski @WojYahooNBA

    Portland is a possible destination for center Robin Lopez, with Indiana and others on a short list in pursuit, league sources tell Y!

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    John Reid @JohnReid64

    No confirmation from source Pelicans center Robin Lopez has been traded, but he definitely being shopped - Pacers interested.

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    Adrian Wojnarowski @WojYahooNBA

    To clear salary for Tyreke Evans or sign-and-trade w/ Kings, Pelicans expected to try and unload Robin Lopez, league source tells Y!

  • Oh, brother! Brook and Robin Lopez the center of attention

    New York Post "Before he went out and faced his twin Robin in New Orleans just over two weeks ago, Brook Lopez had a poignant observation about his brother. “Worst player in the league,” Brook proclaimed. Last night, with Barclays Center as the venue, Robin returned the favor. “That guy’s a jackass, so..." March 13

  • Hornets center Robin Lopez says mom will root for him in Tuesday's game against twin brother Brook

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "There's no doubt in the mind of New Orleans Hornets center Robin Lopez for whom his mother will be rooting Tuesday night when Robin faces older twin brother – by a minute – Brook and the Brooklyn Nets. "I've got the family in town; got my mom rooting for me," Robin said following Hornets'..." February 26

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