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Friday, July 27th, 2012 at 2:01 pm  |  20 responses

Robin Lopez Traded to Hornets in Three-Team Deal


The Phoenix Suns have traded center Robin Lopez, forward Hakim Warrick and cash considerations to the New Orleans Hornets in exchange for Jerome Dyson, Brad Miller, two second-round draft picks and Wesley Johnson (via Minnesota). The move will reportedly clear way for the Timberwolves to sign forward Andrei Kirilenko. RealGM.com has the details: “Phoenix receives Brad Miller and Jerome Dyson from the Hornets, as well as Wesley Johnson and a 1st round pick from Minnesota. Minnesota receives Brooklyn’s 2013 second-round round pick and their own 2016 second-round round pick from New Orleans. ‘We are very excited about this trade that brings us two quality people and basketball players to help strengthen our foundation as a team,’ Hornets General Manager Dell Demps said. ‘This move gives us a true center in Robin Lopez who brings youth and is a tough, inside rebounder. In Hakim, we get an experienced, versatile forward who will bring a veteran presence to our team.’”

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  • RickyRude

    Good pick up for the Hornets

  • AyoMino

    Derick Williams is going to be traded before the deadline… Mark my words

  • http://slamonline.com LakeShow

    ^But to who?…

  • Basketball_iQ

    Now anthony davis doesn’t have to play center… To give way for his garnet-like predictions
    this is a good pickup

  • LA Huey

    ^Who’s going to play center in place of ‘Brow?

  • SacTownBaller#7

    i dont think tthe wolves need a sf dwill is raw enough just didnt get enough pt

  • http://thetroyblog.com Teddy-the-Bear

    @ Huey: Apparently J3w-fro.

  • K Dub

    Hornets will be the 7th seed in west now. Anthony Davis Eric Gordon Austin Rivers Robin Lopez Hakeem Warrick Jarret Jack solid team

  • slamfan4life

    Wes Johnson was suppose to be so good, so much promise….all gone

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xC03hmS1Brk Max

    Is it time to call Wesley Johnson a bust yet?

  • http://slamonline.com LakeShow

    ^Nash will probably make him into a pret….. Oh ya Nash is on the Lakers.
    Yeah, kids a bust.

  • suberzat

    if the hornets plan to make the playoffs this year then they will need to start ryan anderson at center. Last year Anderson had the second highest +/- playing center only behind d-howard….im just saying

  • LA Huey

    @ Teddy, so they signed Ryan Anderson as an expensive 6th man? I gave the Hornets front office too much credit then.

  • http://www.slamonline.com aman from arkansas

    So they have Hakim, Ryan, and Anthony Davis playing PF?

  • Al

    Ryan Anderson will start at SF, Davis PF, Lopez C, Gordon SG and Rivers/Vazquez at PG. much better bench than last year.

  • Bravo

    Dabs is a center Lopez will prob b back up

  • Bravo

    Davis

  • Kid Viscious

    Didnt Brad Miller retire???

  • http://www.kb24.com The Seed

    Hornets will be my NBA2K13 team, I already kill with the Pistons now.

  • Baller24

    Good deal for Hornets here is what their lineup should be.PG:Austin Rivers/SG:Eric Gordon:SF:Al Farique Aminu/PF:Anthony Davis/C:Robin Lopez

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