Robin Lopez Traded to Hornets in Three-Team Deal

by July 27, 2012
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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.'”