HoopsHype Robin Lopez rumors

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

April 11, 2014 Updates

What happens when "Portlandia" meets the Portland Trail Blazers? As Thursday's Season 4 episode demonstrated, there was plenty of opportunity for humor as Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein's feminist bookstore owner characters decided to raise the consciousness of the NBA team's Blazer Dancers. Blazer players LaMarcus Aldridge, Thomas Robinson, Robin Lopez and Damian Lillard also turned up. Blazers owner Paul Allen even made an appearance, though in a different sketch. Oregonian

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This is not verified, but there’s a solid chance that Robin Lopez’s high-school yearbook voted him “Most Likely Future NBA Player to Be Named a ComicCon Ambassador.” The Portland Trail Blazers center, like his twin brother Brook, is a huge comic nerd, and now Portland ComicCon has announced that he’ll be playing a major role in their convention this year. “This is so exciting for me,” Lopez said. “The great thing about basketball is that it’s a passion for people — and the same thing with comics. When you can get those two interests to unite in some way, that’s pretty indescribable for me. That’s a good feeling to have both of them come together.” For The Win

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It's going to be a very merry Christmas in the Trail Blazer family. A 110-107 victory over New Orleans Saturday night at the Moda Center means the Blazers will greet Santa Claus with a 23-5 record, percentage points behind Oklahoma City (22-4) for the NBA's best record. "I've been a little surprised," said center Robin Lopez, who played for the Pelicans a year ago. "I'm not going to lie. But the second I got here and started playing with the guys, I had a very positive feeling. Chemistry has come together very quickly." Portland Tribune

December 20, 2013 Updates

Scout No. 1: They're pretty good. The most underrated move in the offseason was getting Robin Lopez. Big-time substance guy, dirty work guy, rebounder, defender, and allows LaMarcus not to have to do any of that stuff so he can play mid-range. Plays a ton of minutes for them. He's a huge help. Last year their starters were really good but the bench was atrocious, and now those rotational guys are now overseas - they weren't even good enough to play in the NBA. Replace that with Mo Williams and Thomas Robinson and Dorrell Wright. Batum is one of the best on-ball defenders in the NBA, tremendous defensively. I think it'll be tough for them once the playoffs come around. These guys, where's their big-time winner? They're doing it with guys who haven't really won. Blazers Edge

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