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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 Spurs on Monday night at the Moda Center. Yahoo! Sports

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Blazers’ big man Robin Lopez has a history of not getting along with opposing teams’ mascots. Those in Houston, Orlando, Toronto and Detroit have all felt Lopez’s wrath, and Tuesday night, Lopez was ready for round two with Hooper of the Pistons. NBCSports.com

November 26, 2014 Updates

If Lopez had his way, he'd enjoy this view for the foreseeable future. He will be a free agent after this season, but he has no desire to leave Portland. "I really love it here," Lopez said. "I fee like I've really found a niche. Nothing is set in stone, but I'm comfortable here, I'm happy here." Oregonian

When the sunny summer skies transition into the gloomy gray months of winter, Lopez, a native of Fresno, Calif., doesn't sit around and daydream about warmer, brighter days. "I know a lot of people hate it, but I've always loved the rain," he says, smiling and shaking his head. "I just, I don't know, I love the rain. I love gray days where the rain's just pouring down." As the mist drops across Portland, Lopez, who lives on the 27th floor of a high-rise, lounges among the clouds, drawing or reading, and finds comfort. It's not for everybody. But for Lopez, it feels like home. "I love it right now," he said. "Sitting around, watching it rain -- especially on the 27th floor -- it's like watching it from above, almost." Oregonian

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Lot of surprises there, including Lopez' teammate Mason Plumlee ahead of Tim Duncan. Then again, Hollins is mostly using Plumlee only against bench players so he's boosting numbers that way. Same might be true of Gobert. Omer Asik, Roy Hibbert, Gasol, those are all established. Maybe most impressive is Robin Lopez and Chris Kaman's numbers together. That's a big deal for Portand, who was atrocious last year at defense. They finished 16th in defensive efficiency, but had outlier performances against the West that were much worse. They've ticked up to 10th this season. CBSSports.com

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It only took three days for Robin Lopez to fall in love with the Philippines, so much so that the American NBA center has presented himself as another naturalization candidate for the country's basketball team. “If the whole Andray Blatche thing doesn’t work out, I’m here for Gilas,” Lopez said on Thursday after conducting a training camp organized by Gatorade and NBA Philippines at the Hoops Center in Mandaluyong. “I don’t wish any harm to come to Dray because obviously he’s played his heart out for that team and he’s a great fit,” the Portland Trail Blazer said, referring to Blatche, who reinforced Gilas as a naturalized Filipino in the recent Fiba World Cup. Sports Interactive Network Philippines

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It’s hard to make sense of it considering four players I spoke with — LaMarcus Aldridge, Damian Lillard, Wesley Matthews and Nicolas Batum — all say they want Stotts back. It’s hard to fathom there’s danger for the guy who has coached the league’s best offense, and has guided the marked development of Joel Freeland, Will Barton, and Lillard while igniting career-best seasons from Aldridge, Robin Lopez, Batum and Matthews. Yet, from all appearances, Stotts is dangling in the wind. Oregonian

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