Robin Lopez Rumors

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Robin Lopez
Robin Lopez
Position: C
Born: 04/01/88
Height: 7-0 / 2.13
Weight:255 lbs. / 115.7 kg.
Salary: $13,219,250
Noah called Bulls Chairman Jerry Reinsdorf, President Michael Reinsdorf, executive vice president John Paxson, general manager Gar Forman and other organizational members when his nine-season run with the Bulls ended. But it’s also clear the Knicks leaped to the forefront of his free-agency choices as soon as the Bulls traded close friend Derrick Rose to the Knicks on June 22. “When the Derrick trade went down, it was for a center, for Robin (Lopez),” Noah said. “So I knew that there was going to be a (Knicks) need for a center. I remember my agent telling me this team was going to be an option and this team was going to be an option. And I couldn’t even think about anything but playing for New York. My mind was already set on where I wanted to play. It made too much sense — hometown, Derrick, Phil (Jackson), just everything. For me, it’s like a dream come true.”
Storyline: Joakim Noah Free Agency
Chicago Bulls head coach Fred Hoiberg is really excited to coach his new center named Lopez, whom the Bulls imported from New York in the trade that shipped out former NBA Most Valuable Player Derrick Rose, a deal that has received mixed reviews. There’s just one problem: he might not be entirely sure which Lopez he’s got. Let’s help Coach out with a clarification: the Bulls just traded for Robin Lopez, the wild-coiffed defensive-minded 7-footer most recently employed by the New York Knicks, rather than Brook Lopez, the more closely-cropped offense-first 7-footer employed by the Brooklyn Nets. They look similar — twins often do — but despite their features and shared love of comic books, they’re discrete individuals.