Robin Lopez Traded to Hornets in Three-Team Deal

by July 27, 2012

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. 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.'”